Arbor Annie’s Labor Day Weekend Roundup – August 31-September 3

Summer officially ends this weekend with Labor Day and kids returning to school on Monday. Check out the weekend’s events and make your plans. 

I also want to note that we will just be publishing a weekend roundup since summer is over. We will not be publishing a weekly roundup (except maybe Halloween week) until next summer. Be sure to check the Looking Forward to Next Week section at the bottom.

Arbor Annie's Labor Day Weekend Picks - August 31-September 3

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

With the last week of summer, it’s time for a last trip for the year to your favorite pool or water park (but not Blue Heron Bay, they’re already closed). The weather looks good (warm temperatures and limited chance of storms during daytime hours – at least by the current forecast). For us, we are considering a trip to the Argo Cascades.

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools


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The big events of the weekend are two fairs – Saline Fair and the Michigan State Fair in Novi. Over the years we have had great times at the Saline Fair.

The other big event of the weekend is Sunday’s Dancing in the Streets in Downtown Ann Arbor.

With the holiday weekend, the I-94 Construction is taking a break from total closures. However, if you’re driving at night, be warned of ramp and lane closures.

Ann Arbor I94 Repaving Summer 2018


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 9:00am-11:00pm Saline Fair at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Summer Game 2018 GAME OVER Gala at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-11:00pm Saline Fair at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-10:45am Japanese Songs & Storytelling at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Hedgehog at Michaels
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 10:00am-10:45am Stories & Songs in Spanish with Yolanda BorrΓ‘s at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Storytime with Emily Siwek and Violin Monster at Literati Bookstore
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Superhero Popsicle Stick Bookmark at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-11:00pm Saline Fair at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace
  • 1:00pm-1:40pm Dancing Babies with Monica Higman at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 1:30pm-6:30pm Dancing in the Streets at Main Street Area
  • Monday Picks

    Ann Arbor Labor Day Closures

  • 9:00am-11:00pm Saline Fair at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-9:00pm Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace

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    Movies

    Our top pick for the movies this weekend is the 10th Anniversary Marvel Film Fest at Cinemark. Maybe we’ll take my daughter to see one she was too young to see on the big screen.

    Our second pick is an at home viewing. USA Network & SyFy are combining for a 4 day Harry Potter Marathon (USA on Friday and Saturday and SyFy on Sunday and Monday). We love the Harry Potter series.

    New last weekend was A.X.L. about a robotic dog. I don’t know much about the film, but it is rated PG.

    We saw Christopher Robin a couple of weeks ago. While we all enjoyed it, the movie is better for adults and older kids than younger kids.

    Christopher Robin - Trailer

    Continuing in theaters is the animated film Incredibles 2 which we loved.

    Incredibles 2 Movie - The Incredible family

    If you haven’t seen Ant-Man and The Wasp, we really enjoyed it. Be sure to check our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp - Cassie & Scott Lang

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues in limited showings. Check out our review and parental guidance.

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next week is the last week of summer. The events calendar is pretty light, but is highlighted by the Saline Fair.

    Date/Time Event
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    09/04/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/05/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Music Together With Japanese Demo Class
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/05/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Wednesday Food Truck Rally
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/06/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    First Steps Open House
    at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    09/06/2018
    11:00am-11:45am
    Music Together Demo Class
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/06/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/06/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Miniatures Painting Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/07/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/07/2018
    10:00am-10:45am
    Little Bear Open House at Wideworld Sports Center
    at WideWorld Sports Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/07/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/07/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti - Festival of the Honey Bee
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/08/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/08/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/08/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Grandparent Day Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/08/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fall Leaves
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    09/08/2018 - 09/09/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Independence Lake Family Campout
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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    09/08/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Rainbow Ribbon Dancer
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/09/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/09/2018
    10:30am-5:00pm
    Kerrytown BookFest
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/09/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    LEGO Connection
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/09/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/31/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/31/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/31/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    08/31/2018
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/31/2018
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/31/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/31/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/31/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game 2018 GAME OVER Gala
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/31/2018
    6:30pm
    Dexter Summer Concerts: Salmagundi
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    08/31/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/01/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/01/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ’™
    09/01/2018
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/01/2018
    10:00am-10:45am
    Japanese Songs & Storytelling
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Hedgehog
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/01/2018
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/01/2018
    10:00am-10:45am
    Stories & Songs in Spanish with Yolanda BorrΓ‘s
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/01/2018
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Storytime with Emily Siwek and Violin Monster
    at Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/01/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Jedi Academy
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/01/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/01/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    09/01/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Strum & Drum
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/01/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Superhero Popsicle Stick Bookmark
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/01/2018
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Kid's Open Stage
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    09/02/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/02/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/02/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    09/02/2018
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/02/2018
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
    09/02/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/02/2018
    1:00pm-1:40pm
    Dancing Babies with Monica Higman
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    09/02/2018
    1:30pm-6:30pm
    Dancing in the Streets
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    09/02/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/02/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    09/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/03/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    09/03/2018
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    09/03/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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