Arbor Annie's 4th of July Week Picks - July 1-5

Arbor Annie’s Fourth of July Week Roundup – July 1-5

It’s Fourth of July Week. That means there are Fireworks, Parades, and lots more family fun this week.
Arbor Annie's 4th of July Week Picks - July 1-5

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

The big events this week are all about Fourth of July.

There are a couple of chances to see Fireworks this week. Tuesday night is the Hudson Mills Fireworks or Thursday in Saline.

Thursday morning is all about the Fourth of July parades. We love the Ann Arbor Jaycees Parade. It has a new route this year, so be sure to check out the details and get our tips for attending. After the parade stop in at the Firefighter’s Spray Park and Washtenaw Dairy’s 85th Year Celebration.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing out Candy

There are also parades in Whitmore Lake and Ypsilanti.

The hot temperatures continue throughout the week. However, there is a chance of storms every day. Still, if the weather holds out, it is a great time to check out local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. They are all open on the 4th, but it can get crowded on the holiday.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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Top of the Park continues this week. Be sure to check out our Top of the Park Kids Guide for the daily schedule, tips for attending, and more. Wednesday’s movie is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I showed it to my 13 year old daughter earlier this year and she loved it. And, yes Top of the Park is held on Fourth of July.

Ann Arbor 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Finally don’t miss our roundup of What is Open or Closed on Fourth of July.

What's Open in Ann Arbor on July 4th

Top Weekday Event Picks

Monday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:30am Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make a Jellyfish at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Silhouettes by Chris at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Family Night at Dexter A&W
  • Tuesday Picks

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Lion King Crafts at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Stranger Stitches at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-11:00pm Fireworks at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • Wednesday Picks

  • 10:30am-4:00pm Rockets at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Colorful Confetti Coasters at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 7:00pm Summer Classic: The Right Stuff at Michigan Theater
  • Thursday Picks – Independence Day

  • 10:00am Whitmore Lake Fourth of July Parade at Whitmore Lake
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Washtenaw Dairy's 85th Year Celebration at Washtenaw Dairy
  • 11:00am Ypsilanti Fourth of July Parade at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Firefighter's Spray Park at Maynard Parking Structure
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm Fireworks at Liberty School
  • Friday Picks

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make It in Metal! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Tic Tac Toe Rocks at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at the Farm at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 9:30pm Whitmore Lake Boat Parade of Lights at Whitmore Lake

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    Movies

    SpiderMan: Far From Home opens on Tuesday. We are trying to figure out the best time to see it with softball on Tuesday and still get ready for a Fourth of July barbecue on Thursday.

    Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME
    Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME

    Over the weekend, we saw Avengers Endgame again with the extra footage. It included a nice tribute to Stan Lee and a sneak peek of Spiderman: Far From Home.

    Avengers: Endgame - On the spaceship

    Toy Story 4 is still going strong. We saw it last weekend. Be sure to check our review and make plans to see it yourself.

    Toy Story 4 - Bo Peep at the Carnival


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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Date/Time Event
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    07/06/2019
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Booksilanti Readers Fair
    at Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    07/06/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Scratch Off Art
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/06/2019
    6:00pm

    S'mores


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Head to the museum for their special summer hours on Saturday Evenings and make some s'mores. While you make the s'mores learn about energy, chemistry, and why crispy marshmallows are the best (or not). Upcoming AAHOM Add-On Workshops
    💙🆓
    07/06/2019
    7:00pm-11:00pm
    Whitmore Lake Fireworks
    at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙
    07/07/2019
    5:30pm
    AAFC semi-pro women's soccer game -- help us set a record!
    at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/07/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: The Tone Farmers
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan

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    All Weekday Events

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/01/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/01/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make a Jellyfish
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    07/01/2019
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Silhouettes by Chris
    at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/01/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/02/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Lion King Crafts
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/02/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Stranger Stitches
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/02/2019
    7:00pm-11:00pm
    Fireworks
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    07/03/2019
    10:30am-4:00pm

    Rockets


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore the science of flight by designing and building different types of rockets. Workshop offered at 10:30a, 2p & 3p Upcoming AAHOM Add-On Workshops
    💙🆓
    07/03/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Colorful Confetti Coasters
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/03/2019
    7:00pm
    Summer Classic: The Right Stuff
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/04/2019
    10:00am
    Whitmore Lake Fourth of July Parade
    at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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    07/04/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Washtenaw Dairy's 85th Year Celebration
    at Washtenaw Dairy, Ann Arbor Mchigan
    💙🆓
    07/04/2019
    11:00am
    Ypsilanti Fourth of July Parade
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/04/2019
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Firefighter's Spray Park
    at Maynard Parking Structure, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/04/2019
    8:00pm-11:00pm
    Fireworks
    at Liberty School, Saline Michigan

    Friday, July 5, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/05/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make It in Metal!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/05/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Tic Tac Toe Rocks
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/05/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    07/05/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    07/05/2019
    9:30pm
    Whitmore Lake Boat Parade of Lights
    at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan

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