Arbor Annie’s St Patrick’s Day Weekend Picks March 16-18

Saturday is St Patrick’s Day which brings a number of fun family-friendly celebrations around town. Plus, there are several other great events through the weekend. of course, we’ll also be watching our March Madness brackets – Go Blue! Michigan’s game isn’t until 9:40p on Saturday, so it shouldn’t interfere with family fun.

Arbor Annie's St Patrick's Day Weekend Picks - March 16-18

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Our top pick for the weekend is the Leprechaun Parade in Kerrytown on Saturday. Arrive early to make masks. It’s a new event this year, and has been drawing a lot of attention on our events calendar.

This weekend, kids can Meet Children’s Author Andy Griffiths of The 52 Story Treehouse at Nicola’s Books. Saturday is also the annual First Steps Kid Fest/ Stop in for music, fun, and to support First Steps.

Sunday, is a day to look forward with Festifools workshops.


Like last weekend, there are several theater performances this weekend:

Be on the lookout for Girl Scout Cookies this weekend. There won’t be any cookie booths next weekend, so be sure to shop this weekend. I know we’ll be out again the weekend of March 31/April 1. Check out our article for information on varieties, pricing, and how to find booths. 

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths



Friday Picks

No Events

Saturday Picks

  • 11:00am Meet Children's Author Andy Griffiths - The 52 Story Treehouse at
  • 1:30pm Family-Friendly Film Series - Howl's Moving Castle at State Theater
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm St Paddy's Day Sober Skate Party at Yost Ice Arena
  • Sunday Picks

    No Events


    The big movie in theaters is last weekend’s release, A Wrinkle in Time. I loved the book when I read it in middle school, but have to admit that I don’t really remember the story. Our weekends have been packed, so I think we’ll have to wait until next week.

    A Wrinkle in Time - Meg & Mrs. Whatsit

    Black Panther  continues with a strong showing at the Box Office. Have you checked out our Black Panther Review with Parental Guidance?

    Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHERL to R: Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)Ph: Film FrameΒ©Marvel Studios 2018


    Other movies in theaters include Tomb Raider, Love, Simon,  I Can Only ImaginePeter Rabbit and The Greatest Showman.

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees continues with The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

    Free Morning Movies at Quality 16

    State Theater continues their Toyota Family Friendly Film Series focusing on Studio Ghibli. This weekend’s movie is Howl’s Moving Castle showing at 1:30p on Saturday.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next Tuesday is Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day (3/20). 

    Dairy Queen Free Cone Day

    Date/Time Event
    Brunch with the Easter Bunny
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    Meet Children's Author Andy Griffiths - The 52 Story Treehouse
    Family-Friendly Film Series - Howl's Moving Castle
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
    St Paddy's Day Sober Skate Party
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Blue Cathedral

    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Higdon Blue Cathedral Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Schumann Symphony No. 1 "Spring Special Guest: Orion Weiss, piano Sponsor: Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    Celebrate Culture: 2018 Annual Campaign Fundraiser
    at Ann Arbor YMCA, Ann Arbor Michigan


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