Arbor Annie’s St Patrick’s Day Weekend Roundup – March 15-17

The weekend is highlighted by St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday and a rush of events before Spring Break starts after school next Friday.

Arbor Annie's St Patrick's Day Weekend Picks - march 15-17

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

This weekend is one of the busiest recent weekends for families in the Ann Arbor area. The calendar has tons of events on it. Plus, my daughter’s activities all seem to be trying to schedule an event before spring break next week.

The biggest event around town is the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Harry Potter concert with shows on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

A2SO Harry Potter ConcertSunday is also St Patrick’s Day. The top St Patrick’s Day event is Kerrytown’s Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment and Leprechaun Parade. It’s the perfect start to the Harry Potter matinee – just like the Leprechauns entertaining at the Quidditch World Cup at the start of Goblet of Fire.

Kid Friendly St Patrick's Day Activities

March is also time for maple syrup events like Journey to the Sugarbush. My daughter loved the maple syrup field trip she attended a few years ago.


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Be sure to check our Guide to Spring Mom2Mom Sales. There is another this weekend and more in coming weeks.

Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sales - Spring 2019

My daughter and many other Girl Scouts will be out selling Girl Scout Cookies again this weekend at Cookie Booths. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorites.

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:30am-1:00pm Kiddie Disco at Kidopolis
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Felt Coffee Sleeve at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 7:00pm Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building
  • 7:30pm "A Super Campy Musical": The Thurston Players’ 45th Annual Production at Clague Middle School
  • 7:30pm A Super Campy Musical - Thurston Players 45th Annual Production at Clague Middle School
  • 7:30pm Noises Off at Skyline High School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-12:30pm Mom2Mom Sale at Summit on the Park
  • 9:00am-1:00pm Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-11:00am Shamrock Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-1:00pm St Patrick's Day Parade at Main Street Pinckney
  • 10:30am-11:30am Hora de Cuento: Spanish/English Story Time at Nicola’s Books
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm DIY Robot Voice Transformer at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Family Reading & Science Program: Life in the Next Frontier at Saline Library
  • 7:00pm "A Super Campy Musical": The Thurston Players’ 45th Annual Production at Clague Middle School
  • 7:30pm A Super Campy Musical - Thurston Players 45th Annual Production at Clague Middle School
  • 7:30pm Noises Off at Skyline High School
  • 8:00pm The Music of Harry Potter at Michigan Theater
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-1:00pm Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm Leprechaun Parade at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 2:30pm Noises Off at Skyline High School
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Kids Care Fair at Washtenaw Community College
  • 3:00pm Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building
  • 4:00pm The Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinee at Michigan Theater
  • Movies

    New this week is Wonder Park. As a family of coaster enthusiasts, it looks like a fun movie. Our weekend is packed full this weekend, so it will have to wait until spring break.

    Captain Marvel opened last weekend. We saw it Friday night. Be sure to check out our review and parental guidance suggestions.

    Captain Marvel - Carol Danvers

    Quality 16’s Free Morning Movies series continues. This weekend’s move is Smallfoot.

    Free Morning Movies - Spring 2019 at Quality 16

    Other first run family-friendly movies include:

    Other upcoming releases are:

    • March 29: Dumbo
    • April 5: Shazam!
    • April 12: Missing Link
    • April 26: Avengers: Endgame

    Upcoming Sponsored Events

    Thank you to our advertisers for sponsoring these event listings:

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Spring officially starts next week on Wednesday. To celebrate, Dairy Queen is offering their Free Cone Day.

    Dairy Queen Free Cone Day

    Date/Time Event
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    03/19/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
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    03/19/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/19/2019
    5:15pm-6:45pm
    Meet the Providers
    at IHA Child Health West Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/19/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Recycled Accordion-Fold Artist's Book
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/20/2019
    10:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    03/21/2019
    10:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    03/21/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Preschool Hike- Earth Day Hike
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    03/21/2019
    11:00am
    Reading Time in the Enchanted Forest
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    03/21/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/21/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/21/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Intro to Web Page Coding
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/22/2019
    10:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/22/2019
    12:30pm
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    03/22/2019
    5:00pm-8:30pm
    Nerf Wars
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙
    03/23/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    03/23/2019
    10:00am
    Peter Rabbit: Easter Baking Party
    at Williams-Sonoma, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/23/2019
    11:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/23/2019
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Teddy Bear Care Fair
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙🆓🎟
    03/23/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    DIY Sticker Saver Book Workshop/Drop-In Sticker Swap
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/23/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    My Story Quilt Craft
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/24/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    03/24/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/24/2019
    10:00am

    Recycled Art for Families with Hanoch Piven


    at Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Families are invited to create their own masterpieces at this art event with Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven. Piven is known for his whimsical creations made from recycled materials. His art has appeared in major American magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Some materials will be provided...Read More
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    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building Part 2
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Springtime Cut Paper Animation for Families
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/24/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Make Bottle Cap Bugs
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    03/15/2019
    10:30am-1:00pm

    Kiddie Disco


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Join Kidopolis for a fun Kiddie Disco on select Friday mornings. Regular admission rates apply.
    🆓
    03/15/2019
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Ann Arbor Youth Chorale's 3rd Annual Silent Auction and Chorale Cabaret!
    at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    03/15/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Felt Coffee Sleeve
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/15/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/15/2019
    7:00pm
    Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr
    at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building, Chelsea MI
    💙
    03/15/2019
    7:30pm
    "A Super Campy Musical": The Thurston Players’ 45th Annual Production
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/15/2019
    7:30pm
    A Super Campy Musical - Thurston Players 45th Annual Production
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/15/2019
    7:30pm
    Noises Off
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    03/16/2019
    8:00am-12:30pm
    Mom2Mom Sale
    at Summit on the Park, Canton Michigan
    💙
    03/16/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    03/16/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Mom2Mom Sale
    at Livonia Elks Lodge, Livonia Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/16/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Shamrock Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/16/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    St Patrick's Day Parade
    at Main Street Pinckney, PInckney Michigan
    🎟
    03/16/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/16/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Hora de Cuento: Spanish/English Story Time
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    03/16/2019
    11:00am
    How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    03/16/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    DIY Robot Voice Transformer
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/16/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Family Reading & Science Program: Life in the Next Frontier
    at Saline Library, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    03/16/2019
    2:00pm
    Leprechauns and Limericks
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/16/2019
    7:00pm
    "A Super Campy Musical": The Thurston Players’ 45th Annual Production
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/16/2019
    7:30pm
    A Super Campy Musical - Thurston Players 45th Annual Production
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/16/2019
    7:30pm
    Noises Off
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/16/2019
    8:00pm

    The Music of Harry Potter


    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Disclosure: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has sponsored this event listing for The Music of Harry Potter. The Music of Harry Potter Journey through all the movie adventures of Harry Potter with these musical themes and more! My daughter and I loved the Harry Potter concert last year and can't wait...Read More

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    03/17/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    03/17/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/17/2019
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/17/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/17/2019
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Leprechaun Parade
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/17/2019
    2:30pm
    Noises Off
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/17/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Kids Care Fair
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/17/2019
    3:00pm
    Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr
    at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building, Chelsea MI
    💙
    03/17/2019
    4:00pm

    The Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinee


    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Disclosure: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has sponsored this event listing for The Music of Harry Potter. The Music of Harry Potter Journey through all the movie adventures of Harry Potter with these musical themes and more! This year's show includes music from the Harry Potter series including the two Fantastic Beasts...Read More
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