Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks July 26-28

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 - July 26-28

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

It’s a great weekend to explore beyond Ann Arbor. Chelsea has their Sounds & Sights Festival, the Henry Ford Museum is hosting the Maker Faire, and the ACS Big Dig of Michigan at Southfield City Centre Plaza.

Be sure to check out our list of Local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. The weather looks great for Saturday and a chance of afternoon storms on Sunday. We’re planning some type of water activity for Saturday – maybe Rolling Hills or the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet

Health events this weekend are the Teddy Bear Clinic to ease kids anxiety about the doctor and the Free Mouthguard Clinic at University of Michigan School of Dentistry for athletes (student & adults).

Blueberry Picking kicked off last week. 


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 8:00am-9:00pm 4-H Youth Show at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 8:00am-10:00pm Sounds & Sights Festival at
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Amazing Astronomy at Dexter District Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm DIY Stick Mobiles at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Paper Bag Astronaut Helmets at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-11:00am Free Mouthguard Clinic at University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • 9:00am-10:00am Moms4Charity Specialty Class: Water Workout at County Farm Park
  • 9:00am-11:00pm Sounds & Sights Festival at
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Teddy Bear Clinic at Hope Clinic
  • 9:30am-6:00pm Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum
  • 10:00am-4:00pm 3rd Annual Rosie the Riveter Arts & Crafts Show at North Bay Park
  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Egg-pollo 11: Moon Lander Engineering at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Found Waldo at Nicola’s Books
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Big Dig of Michigan at Southfield City Centre Plaza
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Descendents 3 Event at Briarwood Mall
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm UMMA Pop Up at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make a Seed Mosaic at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 4:00pm-11:00pm German Park Picnic at German Park
  • 6:30pm Makeup Breakdown at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:30am-6:00pm Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Things with Wings at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 1:30pm Summer Classic: A Hard Day's Night at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Betsy Beckerman and the Ukulele Party at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Gemini (Gemily) - Concert in the Park at Burns Park
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Honey Monsoon with Rachael & Dominic John Davis at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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    Movies

    There are no new kid-friendly movies this weekend.

    The Lion King opened last weekend. 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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next week, the August event slump starts. Big events next weekend are the AADL LEGO Contest (which movies to a weekend) & Ann Arbor Pride. 

    Date/Time Event
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    07/29/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    07/29/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/29/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mo Willems Headbands
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/29/2019
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Splashy Stories!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/29/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/30/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    07/30/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Egg-pollo 11: Moon Lander Engineering


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing by creating a lander for an eggstronaut in a twist on the egg drop challenge. Workshop offered at 10:30a, 11:30a*, 12:30p*, 2p, 3p (*no 11:30a or 12:30p on July 23) This workshop is for...Read More
    💙
    07/30/2019
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Sherlock Gnomes
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/30/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Family Writing Lab with 826michigan
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/30/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game Mixer
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/31/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    07/31/2019
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - Minions
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🎟
    07/31/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Wonderful Wetlands
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    07/31/2019
    2:00pm
    Harry Potter Book Club
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    07/31/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make a Fairy Doll!
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/31/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Wall Art | Phases of the Moon
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/31/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Create Your Own Wizard Painting
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/31/2019
    7:00pm
    Summer Classic: A Hard Day's Night
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/01/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/01/2019
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - Minions
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙
    08/01/2019
    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
    💙🆓
    08/01/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - SHAED with special guest Ladysse
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/01/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/01/2019
    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
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    10:00am
    A Dog's Way Home - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Korean Games & Crafts
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/02/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens
    at Planet Rock, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/02/2019 - 08/04/2019
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout #1
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/02/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/03/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/03/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    2nd Annual Bike Rodeo
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/03/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride
    at Jim Toy Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/03/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Superhero Academy
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    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
    💙🆓
    08/04/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/04/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    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
    💙🆓
    08/04/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride Picnic
    at Wheeler Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/04/2019
    1:30pm-3:00pm
    Caden's Car Show
    at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    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 Contest 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, 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

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    8:00am-9:00pm
    4-H Youth Show
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    8:00am-10:00pm
    Sounds & Sights Festival
    07/26/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Camp Creativity - Sea Treasures
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/26/2019
    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
    💙
    07/26/2019
    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
    🆓
    07/26/2019
    10:00am-7:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    🆓
    07/26/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    10:00am
    The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Amazing Astronomy
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    07/26/2019
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Museum Highlights Tour
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    DIY Stick Mobiles
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/26/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Paper Bag Astronaut Helmets
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓🎟
    07/26/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Slime Buffet
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    07/26/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/26/2019
    4:30pm-7:00pm
    TGIF Date While We Make
    at MAKE ART STUDIO, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    07/26/2019
    6:30pm
    Dexter Summer Concerts: Surfs Zup
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    07/27/2019
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    8:00am-11:00am
    Free Mouthguard Clinic
    at University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    07/27/2019
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    💙
    07/27/2019
    9:00am-10:00am

    Moms4Charity Specialty Class: Water Workout


    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically.
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    9:00am-11:00pm
    Sounds & Sights Festival
    💙🆓🎟
    07/27/2019
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Teddy Bear Clinic
    at Hope Clinic, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    07/27/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market - LOCATION CHANGE
    at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    07/27/2019
    9:30am-6:00pm
    Maker Faire
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    3rd Annual Rosie the Riveter Arts & Crafts Show
    at North Bay Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/27/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Egg-pollo 11: Moon Lander Engineering


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing by creating a lander for an eggstronaut in a twist on the egg drop challenge. Workshop offered at 10:30a, 11:30a*, 12:30p*, 2p, 3p (*no 11:30a or 12:30p on July 23) This workshop is for...Read More
    🆓
    07/27/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    07/27/2019
    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.
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Found Waldo
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    07/27/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    07/27/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Big Dig of Michigan
    at Southfield City Centre Plaza, Southfield Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Descendents 3 Event
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    UMMA Pop Up
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/27/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make a Seed Mosaic
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    07/27/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/27/2019
    4:00pm-11:00pm
    German Park Picnic
    at German Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/27/2019
    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

    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    07/28/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    07/28/2019
    9:30am-6:00pm
    Maker Faire
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    💙
    07/28/2019
    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
    🆓
    07/28/2019
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    🆓
    07/28/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Webster Farmers Market
    at Crossroads Community Center, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    07/28/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/28/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Things with Wings
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/28/2019
    1:30pm
    Summer Classic: A Hard Day's Night
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    07/28/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Betsy Beckerman and the Ukulele Party
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    07/28/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Gemini (Gemily) - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    07/28/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    07/28/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Honey Monsoon with Rachael & Dominic John Davis
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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