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

  • 10:00am-6:00pm Dexter Daze at Mill Creek Park
  • 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
  • 7:00am-11:00pm Saline Summerfest at Downtown Saline
  • 10:00am-2:00pm 1st Annual Bike Rodeo at EMU Convocation Center
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Dexter Daze at Mill Creek Park
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb at Hickory Woods Park
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Back to School Event - Decorate a Pencil Case at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 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
  • 10:00pm Dexter Daze Fireworks at Mill Creek Park
  • 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
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Caden's Car Show at University of Michigan Hospital
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Creepy Crawly Creatures at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Kids' Scavenger Hunt at Nicola’s Books

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    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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    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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    08/14/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Boss Baby
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Abstract Printmaking
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    RESCHEDULED: National Night Out Safety Fair
    at Lillie Park, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Intermediate Hand Embroidery Skills
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/15/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/15/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Caterpillar Crawl
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Jet Pack Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/15/2018
    5:00pm
    Kelly Miller Circus
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/15/2018
    7:30pm
    Kelly Miller Circus
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Caitlyn Smith with special guest The Zindles
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/16/2018
    1:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that β€œfeeding the soul” through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments you see and...Read More
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    08/16/2018
    4:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Anything Goes Craft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/17/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    DAY OUT WITH THOMASβ„’: 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.
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Solar S'mores Oven
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/17/2018
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    6:30pm-10:29pm
    Movie in the Park: Ferdinand
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/17/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Night Paddle
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/10/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    DIY Dinosaur Tail
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    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
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/10/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/11/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/11/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    7:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Summerfest
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    10:00am-2:00pm
    1st Annual Bike Rodeo
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    08/11/2018
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    11:00am
    Storytime and Activities Featuring A is for Astronaut & A Place for Pluto
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/11/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Hickory Woods Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/11/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Back to School Event - Decorate a Pencil Case
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Kangaroos!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    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
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ghostbusters Day
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/11/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Splash Days
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    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
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/11/2018
    10:00pm
    Dexter Daze Fireworks
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/12/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/12/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Fairy Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    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
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/12/2018
    1:30pm-3:00pm
    Caden's Car Show
    at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Creepy Crawly Creatures
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Scavenger Hunt
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    08/12/2018
    3:00pm
    Guy Louis - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/12/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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