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Arbor Annie's First Week of Summer Weekday Highlights - June 13-17

Arbor Annie’s First Week of Summer Weekday Highlights June 13-17

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With summer break here, we are resuming our Sunday night email highlighting weekday activities.

Over the summer, the weekly email (a version of this article) will be sent twice:

  • Weekend highlights on Thursday night
  • Weekday highlights Sunday evening

The content is added to the website 12 hours later. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the highlights early.



Arbor Annie’s Weekday Highlights

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival continues to be one of the biggest events this week. Movies start tonight with Encanto. Thursday is Pokemon night with Detective Pikachu as the movie. AADL will have Pokemon Gaming earlier in the evening. For older kids, Tuesday is Selma and Neutral Zone will have Music & Spoken Word at the Top annex earlier in the evening.

Top of the Park Vignette

Ann Arbor Summer Festival


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The weather this week is predicted to be hot!! I saw 98 in the forecast for Wednesday. Make sure to stay hydrated and cool whatever you do this week. Check out our lists of local poolswaterparkslakesplaygrounds for splashing, and tips for tubing the cascades.


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After a fairly quiet two years, the Ann Arbor District Library is back with a slate of activities…and not just for the big kids. Baby Playgroup returns for the first time since March 2020. Craft events for elementary age return this week with Caped CrusadersJurassic World Coloring PartyBubble Art Fun OutdoorsSlime Time, and more.

AADL Summer Game Sticker

In addition to Top of the Park, Summer Concert Series start or continue this week. On Wednesday, the Ann Arbor Civic Band kicks off their 2022 season in a new location (Burns Park) at a new time (7:30) with Movie Madness. The concert will include a parade for kids. Thursday is Sonic Lunch – Milky Chance followed in the evening with A2 Summer Streets with music and outdoor dining in the Main St area. Or head to Chelsea for Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

Closeup of guitar neck and fingers playing

Summer Concerts

  • Top of the Park
  • Ann Arbor Civic Band
  • Sonic Lunch
  • A2 Summer Streets
  • Sounds & Sights


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It’s summer strawberry season with u-pick farms open now. Be sure to check out our list of u-pick Strawberry Farms with their season information. The hot temperatures this week may make the season short so plan to pick soon.

Get opening dates, pricing, and more

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Ann Arbor Japan Week is this weekend and includes fun events throughout the week. Activities include Japanese StorytimeKiki’s Delivery Service Movie, Origami, and more.

Then, on Thursday the Canton Liberty Fest starts. They will have Fireworks on Friday, carnival rides, entertainment, and more.

Carnival Rides

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Top Weekday Events

Monday Highlights

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Caped Crusaders at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Japan Week: Origami at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Trivia Time! with Katie & Abbie: Harry Potter at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Tuesday Highlights

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tinkering for Tots at Henry Ford Museum
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Bubble Art Fun Outdoors at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Room 1078 Chamber Storytelling at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm Neutral Zone: Music & Spoken Word: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm Kamishibai of the Tanabata Festival at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:00pm Selma - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park

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    Wednesday Highlights

  • 10:00am The Boss Baby: Family Business - Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Movie Theater
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Face Painting Bubbles, & Balloon Animals at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm What's Your Type: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 7:30pm Movie Madness - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert at Burns Park
  • 10:00pm Minari - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park


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    Thursday Highlights

  • 11:30am-12:30pm Sonic Lunch - Milky Chance at Liberty Plaza
  • 1:00pm-10:00pm Canton Liberty Fest at Heritage Park
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Slime Time at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Traditional Japanese Toys at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Stone School Stick Puppets, Masks & Cherry Craft at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Festival Music of Japan at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Film Screening: The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm Pokemon Gaming Night with AADL: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights at Downtown Chelsea
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night at Main Street Area
  • 10:00pm Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park
  • Friday Highlights

  • 10:00am-11:00am Preschool Hike-Summer Berries at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 1:00pm-11:00pm Canton Liberty Fest & Fireworks at Heritage Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - UM Women of Color Task Force & Ann Arbor NAACP and History of Cake Walk at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Movie & Painting Night at Work & Play Cafe
  • 6:30pm-10:30pm Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm O Say Can You Hear - Author Event at Downtown Branch of AADL

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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Next weekend’s highlights include Juneteenth celebrations in Ann Arbor and YpsilantiGrievewell Kite Festival, and Father’s Day.

    Saturday, June 18

  • 9:30am-9:00pm Motor Muster at Greenfield Village
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Ann Arbor Juneteenth at Fuller Park
  • 10:00am-11:00pm Canton Liberty Fest at Heritage Park
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Mud Day with Apple Playschools at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Summer Solstice Disc Golf Clinic and Mini-Tournament at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:30am-11:00am A2SO KinderConcert at Chelsea District Library
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings at Vault of Midnight
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Bushcraft Class - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning at Fjällräven
  • 11:00am-7:00pm Ypsilanti Juneteenth Celebration at S. Huron Parking Lot
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm A2SO KinderConcert at Dexter District Library
  • 12:00pm-8:00pm Art Sale for Ukraine - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning at Main Street Area
  • 12:00pm-6:30pm Grand Opening - Sylvan Factory Games at Sylvan Factory Games
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Little Cowboys & Cowgirls Horse Event at Sunrise Hill Farm
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Film Screening: Whisper of the Heart at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm GrieveWell 6th Annual Kite Festival at Lillie Park South
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Domino Days at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - OSUM Exploring Light Properties at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm Maker Works - Pewter Sand Casting: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park

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    Sunday, June 19

  • 9:30am-5:00pm Motor Muster at Greenfield Village
  • 11:00am-1:00pm A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch at Main Street Area
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Club Sprouts - Suncatchers at KBK Garden Center
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Grand Opening - Sylvan Factory Games at Sylvan Factory Games
  • 1:30pm-7:00pm Ypsilanti Juneteenth Celebration at S. Huron Parking Lot
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Clonlara School - From Ann Arbor to the World at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 10:00pm Soul - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park

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    All Weekday Events

    Monday, June 13

    Date/Time Event
    06/13/2022
    All Day
    Where to Get Wet - Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, River, Splash Pads & More
    🆓🎟
    06/13/2022
    9:30am-11:30am
    Rec on the Go
    at Canterbury Park, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    06/13/2022
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓🎟🖥
    06/13/2022
    12:00pm
    Growing Together - Young Moms Support Group
    Virtual Event - Enjoy at Home
    06/13/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/13/2022
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Caped Crusaders
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓🎟
    06/13/2022
    3:30pm-5:00pm
    SportPort from the Y
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Ave Branch, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/13/2022
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Japan Week: Origami
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/13/2022
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Trivia Time! with Katie & Abbie: Harry Potter
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan


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    Tuesday, June 14

    Date/Time Event
    06/14/2022
    All Day
    Where to Get Wet - Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, River, Splash Pads & More
    🆓🎟
    06/14/2022
    9:30am-11:30am
    Rec on the Go
    at Brecon Park, Saline Michigan
    💙
    06/14/2022
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Tinkering for Tots
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    🆓
    06/14/2022
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/14/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Bubble Art Fun Outdoors
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/14/2022
    2:00pm-6:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    06/14/2022
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    06/14/2022
    3:30pm-5:00pm
    SportPort from the Y
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Top of the Park Kids Zone - Room 1078 Chamber Storytelling
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    5:00pm-11:30pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/14/2022
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Top of the Park Retreat
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓🎟🖥
    06/14/2022
    6:00pm
    Finding the Balance - Working Moms Support Group
    Virtual Event - Enjoy at Home
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Neutral Zone: Music & Spoken Word: Top of the Park Annex
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    6:30pm-7:00pm
    Kamishibai of the Tanabata Festival
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/14/2022
    10:00pm
    Selma - Top of the Park Movie
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    Wednesday, June 15

    Date/Time Event
    06/15/2022
    All Day
    Where to Get Wet - Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, River, Splash Pads & More
    🆓
    06/15/2022
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/15/2022
    9:00am-1:00pm
    White Lotus Farms Farmers Market
    at White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓🎟
    06/15/2022
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Summer Sandlot Baseball
    at Tefft Park, Saline MI
    💙
    06/15/2022
    10:00am
    The Boss Baby: Family Business - Summer Movie Clubhouse
    at Cinemark Movie Theater, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    06/15/2022
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/15/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/15/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/15/2022
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Chelsea Farmers Market
    at Chelsea State Bank, Chelsea Michigan
    06/15/2022
    4:00pm-11:30pm
    Hamburg Fun Fest
    at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    🆓
    06/15/2022
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    CANCELED - Top of the Park Retreat
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/15/2022
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Top of the Park Kids Zone - Face Painting Bubbles, & Balloon Animals
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/15/2022
    5:00pm-11:30pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/15/2022
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    CANCELED - Cruise Nights in Depot Town
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/15/2022
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    What's Your Type: Top of the Park Annex
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/15/2022
    7:30pm
    Movie Madness - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/15/2022
    10:00pm
    Minari - Top of the Park Movie
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    Thursday, June 16

    Date/Time Event
    06/16/2022
    All Day
    Where to Get Wet - Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, River, Splash Pads & More
    🆓🎟
    06/16/2022
    9:30am-11:30am
    Rec on the Go
    at Colony Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Sonic Lunch - Milky Chance
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/16/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/16/2022
    12:00pm-11:30pm
    Hamburg Fun Fest
    at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    🆓🎟🖥
    06/16/2022
    12:00pm
    Through the Months - Pregnancy Support Group
    Virtual Event - Enjoy at Home
    06/16/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓🎟🖥
    06/16/2022
    1:00pm
    Better Beginnings - Mothers Support Group
    Virtual Event - Enjoy at Home
    💙🎟
    06/16/2022
    1:00pm-10:00pm
    Canton Liberty Fest
    at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
    🆓
    06/16/2022
    2:00pm-6:00pm
    Pittsfield Township Farmers Market
    at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Slime Time
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Traditional Japanese Toys
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Top of the Park Kids Zone - Stone School Stick Puppets, Masks & Cherry Craft
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    5:00pm-11:30pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/16/2022
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Top of the Park Retreat
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    06/16/2022
    5:30pm-6:30pm
    Fun Time Sports - Elite Sports Training
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Festival Music of Japan
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Film Screening: The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Pokemon Gaming Night with AADL: Top of the Park Annex
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    💙
    06/16/2022
    7:00pm-9:00pm

    A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night


    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    There will be 4 stages throughout the Main Street Area with live music each Thursday night from 7-9p (No show July 21 during Art Fair). In addition to the Thursday night music, A2 Summer Streets will include Community Mornings on Fridays and Saturdays with activities from local businesses and organizations....Read More
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    06/16/2022
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Salty Summer Sounds
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/16/2022
    10:00pm
    Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Top of the Park Movie
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    Friday, June 17

    Date/Time Event
    06/17/2022
    All Day
    Where to Get Wet - Pools, Water Parks, Lakes, River, Splash Pads & More
    🆓🎟
    06/17/2022
    9:30am-11:30am
    Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/17/2022
    10:00am-11:00am
    Preschool Hike-Summer Berries
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    06/17/2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/17/2022
    1:00pm-11:00pm
    Canton Liberty Fest & Fireworks
    at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
    🆓
    06/17/2022
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    Preschool Storytimes
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/17/2022
    2:00pm-11:30pm
    Hamburg Fun Fest
    at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    🆓
    06/17/2022
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/17/2022
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Top of the Park Kids Zone - UM Women of Color Task Force & Ann Arbor NAACP and History of Cake Walk
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/17/2022
    5:00pm-11:30pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/17/2022
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Top of the Park Retreat
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/17/2022
    5:30pm-7:00pm
    Movie & Painting Night
    at Work & Play Cafe, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/17/2022
    6:30pm-10:30pm
    Dexter Summer Music Series
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/17/2022
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    O Say Can You Hear - Author Event
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/17/2022
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

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