3 ways to celebrate National Superhero Day in Ann Arbor

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Wednesday is National Superhero Day!

Whether they wear capes, surgical scrubs or rubber gloves, superheroes are all around us. For National Superhero Day, say “thank you” to the heroes in and around Ann Arbor or support local businesses who have been fighting to survive over the past year and a half.

Here are 3 ways to get you started:


Make a trip to Ann Arbor’s Vault of Midnight to browse comics, manga, graphic novels, tabletop games and superhero swag.

At-risk community members can shop between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays when the store is closed to others. For those not ready to venture out, the store offers online ordering and curbside pickup services.

Vault of Midnight is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Find it at 219 S. Main St.


Say “thank you” to local frontline and essential workers with a meal. With many Ann Arbor restaurants offering delivery, you can send hospital staff lunch from your favorite takeout joint, fuel up frontline workers with coffee or help save small businesses by purchasing and sending gift cards.

Not interested in sending food? You can buy tickets to Boylesque Michigan fundraiser shows for local pharmacy staff, essentials workers staff and community members in need.


Find your inner hero and help Washtenaw County children discover theirs with Hero Nation. The Ypsilanti-based organization works to empower underserved and marginalized youth through esports and gaming, reading programs and nerd culture.

Help support programs by making donations through the Hero Nation website.

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