Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 2-4

Are you wondering what to do this weekend? Arbor Annie has the best events and activity suggestions for the weekend. Big events include Thunder Over Michigan, Ann Arbor Pride, and the AADL LEGO Contest

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 2-4

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The event calendar is in a bit of an August slump. I know for our family, August is the best time to travel since swim team and softball seasons are over. While there are a few big events, the overall list is fairly short.

The Ann Arbor District Library LEGO Contest moves to the weekend this year. There’s still time to finish your entry on Saturday before drop-off on Sunday. Then check out all the amazing creations on Sunday evening! 

This weekend is Thunder Over Michigan Air Show on Saturday and Sunday, a late add to the event calendar. I saw some of the planes circling overhead on Wednesday night.


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The first weekend is also Ann Arbor Pride. They have a kid-zone on Saturday and the family picnic on Sunday at Wheeler Park.

Be sure to check out our list of Local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. The weather looks great for water activities – warm and no rain. We had a great time kayaking the Cascades from Argo to Gallup last weekend.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet

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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-11:30am Korean Games & Crafts at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens at Planet Rock
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #1 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Sock Puppets at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Sock Puppets at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at the Farm at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • Saturday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #1 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 9:00am-5:00pm Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport
  • 10:00am-2:00pm 2nd Annual Bike Rodeo at EMU Convocation Center
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Ann Arbor Pride at Jim Toy Community Center
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Superhero Academy at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm Makeup Breakdown at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Dive-In Movie - LEGO Movie 2 at Fuller Park Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #1 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 9:00am-1:00pm AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off at Kensington Hotel
  • 9:00am-5:00pm Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Ann Arbor Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Caden's Car Show at University of Michigan Hospital
  • 4:00pm-6:30pm AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing at Kensington Hotel
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Hullabaloo at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • Movies

    Quality 16 concludes their summer free movies with a Dog’s Way Home on Friday.

    The Lion King opened a couple weekends ago. Did you see it? Let us know what you thought.

    Lion King - Pride Rock

    Spider-Man Far From Home opened earlier this month and is a great choice.

    Spiderman: Far From Home - Peter's Classmates
    Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: β„’ 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 - Woody, Buzz, Jesse, & Forky

    Aladdin is also still in theaters.
    Other upcoming Family Friendly movies through the summer are:

    • August 9 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold
    • August 16 – The Angry Birds Movie 2

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    Friday, August 2, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/02/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    08/02/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Hands-On Summer of Space!


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is celebrating Summer of Space! They will have space themed activities each weekday from June 17 through August 30. Themes: June - Fly Into Summer July - Race to the Moon August - Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures Activities are suitable for all ages and are...Read More
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    08/02/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Korean Games & Crafts
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    10:00am-7:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/02/2019
    10:30am-3:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. Starting in May they are open Thursday through Saturday. It's the perfect place for indoor fun on hot or rainy days.
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    08/02/2019
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Museum Highlights Tour
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens
    at Planet Rock, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019 - 08/04/2019
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout #1
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Wonderful World of Whales Tour
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/02/2019
    4:30pm-7:00pm
    TGIF Date While We Make
    at MAKE ART STUDIO, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/02/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/02/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/02/2019
    6:30pm
    Dexter Summer Concerts: Ranson Jones
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan

    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/03/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/03/2019
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
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    08/03/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    9:30am-11:00am
    MomShare Group
    at Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    2nd Annual Bike Rodeo
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride
    at Jim Toy Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    08/03/2019
    10:30am-5:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. Starting in May they are open Thursday through Saturday. It's the perfect place for indoor fun on hot or rainy days.
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    08/03/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Superhero Academy
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/03/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Strum & Drum
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/03/2019
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Kid's Open Stage
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    6:30pm

    Makeup Breakdown


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Learn though hands-on creation! Makeup Breakdown, an organization for youth education and empowerment, will be presenting a chapstick making event in partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Participants will be able to create their own chapstick from all natural...Read More
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    08/03/2019
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Dive-In Movie - LEGO Movie 2
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, August 4, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Slime Time


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Join them to investigate the states of matter with slime as you make your own Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, & 3p
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    08/04/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride Picnic
    at Wheeler Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    1:30pm-3:00pm
    Caden's Car Show
    at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/04/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Dan Hall - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    4:00pm-6:30pm

    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing


    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO ContestΒ will be held at Kensington Hotel near Briarwood Mall where it has been for the last couple of years. Note that the contest moves to a Sunday this year. Whether your child (or you) have submitted an entry,Β it is a lot of fun to check out...Read More
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    08/04/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Hullabaloo
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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