Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 10-12

This weekend is highlighted by a couple of festivals and another I-94 closure.
Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 10-12

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

When planning your travels around town this weekend, be sure to factor in the closure of EB I-94. We live near I-94 and use it quite a bit. It’s a good weekend for us to stay home. I definitely suggest avoiding Michigan Avenue east on Sunday evening since there is also a race at Michigan International Speedway.

Ann Arbor I94 Repaving Summer 2018This is a weekend for summer festivals. Dexter Daze runs Friday and Saturday and wraps up with Saturday evening fireworks. Also on Saturday is Saline Summerfest.

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

It’s also a weekend for scavenger hunts with Wandering Washtenaw’s Scavenger Hunt at County Farm Park on Saturday and Kids’ Scavenger Hunt at Nicola’s Books on Sunday.

Other Saturday highlights are 1st Annual Bike Rodeo at EMU, Ghostbusters Day at AADL, and Meteors & S’Mores at Island Lake Recreation area.


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Sunday highlights include Fairy Day at the Artisan Market and Caden’s Car Show.

The weekend weather is hot and clear. To cool off, check out our 11 Places to Get Wet this Summer.

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm DIY Dinosaur Tail at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Young Scientist Presentations with the U of M Natural History Museum at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Family Fun Day with Acton Academy Ann Arbor at Kidopolis
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Ghostbusters Day at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Summer Splash Days at Fuller Park Pool
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Scavenger Hunt at County Farm Park
  • 7:00pm-11:00pm Meteors & S'Mores at Island Lake Recreation Area
  • Sunday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Fairy Day at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Creepy Crawly Creatures at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Kids' Scavenger Hunt at Nicola’s Books
  • Movies

    New in theaters this weekend is Christopher Robin. We loved the trailer and are really looking forward to the movie. I’m not sure it will fit our schedule this weekend, but maybe next weekend.

    Christopher Robin

    Continuing in theaters are the animated films Hotel Transylvania 3 and Teen Titans Go! Of course Incredibles 2 is our top animated pick.

    Incredibles 2 Review - ElastiGirl

    Of the blockbuster action films, Ant-Man and The Wasp is still our top pick. Don’t miss our review and parental guidance before buying your tickets.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues and is a good choice for tweens and teens. Check out our review and parental guidance.

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next Friday is the kickoff of Day Out with Thomas at Crossroads Village. Get your tickets now before your preferred day and time sell out! Get the details in the sponsored event listing here:
    2018 Day Out With ThomasPittsfield Township is also going to try again with their National Night Out for Safety which was cancelled last week due to weather.

    Date/Time Event
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    08/13/2018
    10:30am
    Story time and Food Tasting
    at Miss Kim, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Backyard Summer Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Jet Pack Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/16/2018
    1:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    4:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/17/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: Big Adventures Tour 2018


    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.
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    08/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Solar S'mores Oven
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/10/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
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    08/10/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    DIY Dinosaur Tail
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Young Scientist Presentations with the U of M Natural History Museum
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Kangaroos!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm

    Family Fun Day with Acton Academy Ann Arbor


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Acton Academy Ann Arbor is taking a field trip away from the studios! While the kids craft and play, parents will have the opportunity to meet our director and guide (teacher) as they share experiences from the Acton Academy Ann Arbor studio that turns education upside down, empowering young learners...Read More
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    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ghostbusters Day
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/11/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Splash Days
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/11/2018
    7:00pm-11:00pm
    Meteors & S'Mores
    at Island Lake Recreation Area, Brighton Michigan
    08/11/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Fairy Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/12/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/12/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Kangaroos!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Creepy Crawly Creatures
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Scavenger Hunt
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
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