Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 16-18

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 16-18

Are you wondering what to do this weekend? Arbor Annie has the best events and activity suggestions for the weekend. 

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 16-18

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

This weekend Ann Arbor Parks has several great events that are top picks including the 100th birthday of the Farmers Market. Plus, have a Day Out with Thomas in Flint, or check out the Fire Truck Muster on Saturday.

The weekend kicks off with Night Paddle on Gallup Pond. Celebrate the Ann Arbor Farmers Market’s 100th Birthday Bash on Saturday with Ice Cream from 10a-1p and the Symphony from 10a-2p. Then, Sunday night they have a Dive-In Movie – Jaws at Fuller Pool.

Do you have a child who loves trains or trucks? This is the weekend for them! Thomas the Train rolls into Flint’s Crossroads Village this weekend and next. We loved Day Out with Thomas when my daughter was younger. Closer to home is the Fire Truck Muster on Saturday at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park.

It’s Sunflower Season. Earlier this week, we shared places to find Sunflower Fields and Festivals. The Zilke Sunflower Festival runs through this weekend.

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It looks like a great weekend – upper 80s and mostly clear, perfect for Local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. We have plans to go tubing at Argo.

Argo Cascades - with Tube

Blueberry Picking is still available this weekend.

Ann Arbor Blueberry Picking

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 12:30pm-5:30pm Pioneer Field Hockey Car Wash at Pioneer High School
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make Forky at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Polymer Clay Cacti at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-10:29pm Movie in the Park: The Greatest Showman at Mill Pond Park
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm From Broadway with Love at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 7:00am-3:00pm 100th Birthday Bash at Ann Arbor Farmers Market at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 10:00am-2:00pm A2SO Taste of Music at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Fire Truck Muster at Riverside Park
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb at Montibeller Park
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Pompom Launchers at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-10:00am Annual Backyard Campout at YMCA Camp Birkett
  • 6:00pm S'mores at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Dive-In Movie - Jaws at Fuller Park Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 3:00pm-10:00am Annual Backyard Campout at YMCA Camp Birkett
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Paper Succulents at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:30pm Summer Classic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Butterfly Migration Celebration at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Rachel Mazer at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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    Movies

    Angry Birds 2 opened on Wednesday and continues through the weekend. They are certainly pushing it with TV show tie-ins. We saw a very difficult themed obstacle on American Ninja Warrior this week. Yesterday we saw that Kids Baking Championship also had an Angry Birds theme this week.

    New this weekend is Blinded by the Light. It might be a good choice for music-loving teens…or parents who love the music of Bruce Springsteen. I haven’t seen it so I can’t provide a review.

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold opened last weekend. Also new last weekend was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It is rated PG-13, but based on a series of kids books that is aimed to grades 3-7. 

    The Lion King has been in theaters since last month. I loved the original, and didn’t feel the need to rush out to see the new one.

    Lion King - Pride Rock

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    Spider-Man Far From Home is still in theaters. Be sure to check our review if you haven’t seen it yet. Our Marvel movie plan for the weekend is to watch Avengers Endgame which came out on BluRay/DVD this week. I got our copy at Target.

    Spiderman - Nick Fury & Happy Hogan
    Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Favreau in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME.

    Toy Story 4 is still in limited showings. Be sure to check our review and make plans to see it yourself. Speaking of Toy Story 4, RSVP to Learning Express for their Make Forky craft on Friday afternoon.

    Toy Story 4 - Woody & Forky walking on a dark road
    LEADING THE WAY — In Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself trash and not a toy, so Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. Featuring Tom Hanks as the voice of Woody, and Tony Hale as the voice of Forky, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    Other upcoming Family Friendly movies from fall until next spring:

    • September 27 – Abominable
    • October 4 – Joker
    • October 11 – The Addams Family
    • October 18 – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    • November 1 – Terminator: Dark Fate (rating not released yet)
    • November 22 – Frozen 2
    • November 22 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • December 6 – Playmobil: The Movie
    • December 13 – Jumanji: The Next Level
    • December 20 – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    • December 20 – Cats
    • December 25 – Little Women
    • December 25 – Spies in Disguise
    • January 17 – The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
    • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
    • March 6 – Onward
    • March 27 – Mulan
    • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
    • April 3 – The New Mutants
    • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    08/17/2019 - 08/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/19/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/19/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Lori Fithian | Drummunity Circle
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/19/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    08/20/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/20/2019
    5:30pm-6:30pm
    Just for Kids: Explore the World of Toast and Jam
    at Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/20/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game Mixer - NEW LOCATION
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/21/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/21/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    One-Act Pirate Play
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/21/2019
    7:00pm
    Summer Classic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/22/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/22/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm

    Pre-K Learning: Music


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore science and music and learn about pitch, tempo, beat, and dynamics. For ages 3-5. Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon
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    08/22/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Tiny Tots School Bus
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/22/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Michael Franti and Spearhead with special guest Abigail Stauffer
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Zero Waste with Jeanie!
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Simple Instrument Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    2:00pm-11:59pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    8:00pm-11:00pm
    Movie in the Park - Night Under the Stars - LEGO Movie 2
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    08/16/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙
    08/16/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    💙
    08/16/2019
    12:30pm-5:30pm
    Pioneer Field Hockey Car Wash
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/16/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make Forky
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/16/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Cacti
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/16/2019
    6:30pm-10:29pm
    Movie in the Park: The Greatest Showman
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    From Broadway with Love
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/17/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    100th Birthday Bash at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/17/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that “feeding the soul” through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. They will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on August 17 Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a...Read More
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    08/17/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/17/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Truck Muster
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/17/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Huron Field Hockey Car Wash
    at Busch’s Green Rd, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/17/2019
    10:00am-4:30pm
    Pioneer Men's Soccer Car Wash
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/17/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/17/2019 - 08/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    08/17/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Montibeller Park, Ypsilanti MI
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    08/17/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Pompom Launchers
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/17/2019 - 08/18/2019
    3:00pm-10:00am

    Annual Backyard Campout


    at YMCA Camp Birkett, Pinckney Michigan
    Leslie Science & Nature Center holds an annual Backyard Campout. This year due to site mainteance at LSNC, they will hold the event at YMCA's Camp Birkett. There will be nature programs and live animal presentations from LSNC. Ann Arbor YMCA staff will be there for boating and swimming. Bring...Read More
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    08/17/2019
    6:00pm

    S'mores


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Head to the museum for their special summer hours on Saturday Evenings and make some s'mores. While you make the s'mores learn about energy, chemistry, and why crispy marshmallows are the best (or not). Upcoming AAHOM Add-On Workshops
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    08/17/2019
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Dive-In Movie - Jaws
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/18/2019
    9:30am-5:00pm
    National Aviation Day - Free Admission
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    💙
    08/18/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙
    08/18/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/18/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Paper Succulents
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/18/2019
    1:30pm
    Summer Classic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/18/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Butterfly Migration Celebration
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/18/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Rachel Mazer
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan

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