Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 23-25

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 23-25

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 23-25

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The big event this weekend is YpsiFest (formerly the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival). The YpsiFest runs from 2p Friday through Sunday evening. It has been a few years since we attended, but the Heritage Festival was always one of our favorites.

If you don’t head to Ypsi, check out the animals with An Evening with The Creature Conservancy for Teens & Adults at Malletts Creek Library or watch a Movie Under the Stars – LEGO Movie 2.

There are two theater groups performing this weekend: Mary Poppins The Musical presented by the FGRHS Dramalums and Miss Nelson is Missing presented by Dexter Community Players

Do you have a child who loves trains? This is the weekend for them! Thomas the Train rolls into Flint’s Crossroads Village for their last weekend. We loved Day Out with Thomas when my daughter was younger. 


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Check out these Sunflower Fields and Festivals.

Ann Arbor Sunflower Fields & Festivals

The weekend weather is on the cool side, but it’s one of the last weekends to take advantage of local pools. Sunday is currently looking like the warmer day. Be sure to check the article for updates. Blue Heron Bay is closed for the season, but Fuller Park Pool is extending their season.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet

Blueberry Picking is still available this weekend although Dexter Blueberry Farm expects their season to end on Sunday.

Ann Arbor Blueberry Picking

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-11:00am Zero Waste with Jeanie! at The Little Seedling
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Simple Instrument Craft at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-11:59pm YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment at Riverside Park
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm Movie in the Park - Night Under the Stars - LEGO Movie 2 at Lillie Park South
  • Saturday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Teacher Appreciation Day! at the Scrap Box
  • 10:00am-11:59pm YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment at Riverside Park
  • 11:00am-8:00pm DIYpsi Summer Festival at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery)
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Mommy & Me Event at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Parkridge Summer Festival at Parkridge Park
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Jungle Adventure Camp! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Mommy & Me Event at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 6:00pm S'mores at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Sunday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Zap Zone 25th Anniversary & World Record Attempt at Zap-Zone
  • 11:00am-6:00pm YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment at Riverside Park
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm DIYpsi Summer Festival at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery)
  • 1:30pm Summer Classic: La La Land at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-4:15pm Mary Poppins The Musical presented by the FGRHS Dramalums at Washtenaw Community College
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Abigail Stauffer & Kate Peterson at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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    Movies

    The summer movie season is over with no more kid friendly releases until next month. But, there are still several options in local theaters.

    Angry Birds 2 goes into its second weekend. They are certainly pushing it with TV show tie-ins. We saw a very difficult themed obstacle on American Ninja Warrior last week. And watched a Kids Baking Championship also had an Angry Birds theme this week.

    Blinded by the Light 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 two weeks ago. Also new that 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

    Spider-Man Far From Home is still in theaters. With the news this week of the breakdown of the relationship between Sony and Marvel over Spiderman, this may be Spidey’s last appearance in the MCU. Be sure to check our review if you haven’t seen it yet. Last weekend we watch Avengers Endgame which came out on BluRay/DVD last week. I got our copy at Target.

    Spider-Man: Far From Home - Spidey swings across London's Tower Bridge
    Spider-Man 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.

    Toy Story 4 - Road Trip - Buzz and other Toys
    ROAD TRIP – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Bonnie’s toys concoct a plan to find their friends when Woody and Forky go missing. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark and Jeff Garlin, “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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    Upcoming Sponsored Events

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    It’s the last week of summer vacation. Be sure to plan for increased traffic next week with UM & EMU students moving back into town. 

    Date/Time Event
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    08/26/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/26/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Balloon Animals
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/26/2019
    5:30pm-6:30pm
    Family Food Tasting: Explore the World of Chocolate
    at Zingerman’s Next Door, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/26/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
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    08/27/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Ultimate Design Challenge
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/27/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Back to School Bookmarks
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/27/2019
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Zero Waste with Jeanie!
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/28/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/28/2019
    7:00pm
    Summer Classic: La La Land
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/29/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/29/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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    08/29/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Musical Playdate
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/29/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm

    Pre-K Learning: Senses


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore the five senses - Can you see a sound? Smell a color? Explore sight, sound, smell, and touch. For ages 3-5. Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon
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    08/29/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas with special guest Jacob Sigman
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/29/2019
    2:00pm-6:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Pittsfield Charter Township Administration Building, Ann Arbor Michigan
    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 Pittsfield Farmers Market on August 29 Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet,...Read More
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    08/29/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Kid's Music Lab
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/30/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/30/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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    08/30/2019
    7:00pm-10:00pm
    Bike-in : Ice Cream
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/31/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/31/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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    08/31/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Back to School Bash
    at Prospect Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/31/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Summer Game 2018 GAME OVER Gala
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/31/2019
    4:00pm-11:00pm
    German Park Picnic
    at German Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/01/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Fair
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/01/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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    09/01/2019
    1:30pm-6:30pm
    Dancing in the Streets
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/01/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Seth Bernard & Jordan Hamilton
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/02/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm
    Michigan State Fair
    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
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    09/02/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Saline Fair - Rides Only
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    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

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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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
    08/23/2019
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Euchre Change a Life! - Ann Arbor
    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
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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

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/24/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/24/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙
    08/24/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Teacher Appreciation Day!
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙🆓
    08/24/2019
    10:00am-11:59pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/24/2019
    11:00am-8:00pm
    DIYpsi Summer Festival
    at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery), Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/24/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Mommy & Me Event
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/24/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm
    Parkridge Summer Festival
    at Parkridge Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/24/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Jungle Adventure Camp!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/24/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mommy & Me Event
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/24/2019
    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

    Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/25/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Zap Zone 25th Anniversary & World Record Attempt
    at Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    12:00pm-6:00pm
    DIYpsi Summer Festival
    at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery), Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Webster Farmers Market
    at Crossroads Community Center, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    08/25/2019
    1:30pm
    Summer Classic: La La Land
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/25/2019
    2:00pm-4:15pm
    Mary Poppins The Musical presented by the FGRHS Dramalums
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/25/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Abigail Stauffer & Kate Peterson
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan

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