Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks June 8-10

To some Memorial Day marks the start of summer. But for me, summer in Ann Arbor truly kicks off with the start of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park.
Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - June 8-10

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The biggest event this weekend is the start of Top of the Park on Friday. This is the first time in a couple of years that we won’t be at opening night. Sunday is the kid-friendly Acrobuffos’ Air Play with shows at 1p and 4p. If Sunday wasn’t a school night, we’d definitely be planning to see Wonder Woman: Top of the Park Movie Sunday night.

Top of the Park 2018 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Also this weekend is the Ya’ssoo Greek Festival (Friday-Sunday). I was hoping to visit on Saturday, but it’s going to be a rainy day. Hopefully the rain will end before dinner time.

Other big Friday night events are the Mayor’s Green Fair and Saline’s Movie in the Park: Despicable Me 3. Also Friday is Family Game Night at Learning Express & A2SO Instrument Petting Zoo at Cultivate in Ypsilanti.

Saturday is also the Jackson Road Cruise. If you have a child who loves cars, head over to check it out. There are lots of family friendly activities. If you’re not interested in checking it out, be warned there may be extra traffic on Jackson Rd.

Sunday is all about food. The day starts with the Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast from 8a-noon. We always had a great time. Sunday afternoon is also the annual Grillin’ for Food Gatherers benefit. Plus the Greek Festival wraps up. Sunday is also the kickoff to Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week - Summer 2018

This is also Free Fishing Weekend (no license required). There are events at Gallup (Red Fish Blue Fish Teach Kids to Fish), Rolling Hills, and Independence Lake.

Strawberry Season started earlier this week. Be sure to check with the farms for picking conditions before heading out.

Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking

The outdoor pools are still open this weekend. Check out our 11 Places to Get Wet this Summer – Ann Arbor Pools, Water Parks, Spray Grounds, and more. However, it isn’t a great weekend for swimming with cooler temperatures than Memorial Day weekend. 

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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Personally, my daughter has a middle school tennis tournament on Friday and a Girl Scout Camping Trip. She is very excited to try their ropes course Sunday morning. Then, Sunday afternoon Tuck’s Treetop Adventure Climb is hosting her at their event. We’ll have a review after the climb.

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 11:00am-11:59pm Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: Flipside Art Studio Felted Snakes at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm Mayor's Green Fair at Main Street Area
  • 6:30pm-11:00pm Movie in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at Mill Pond Park
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm A2SO Instrument Petting Zoo at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Ribbon Bookmark at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-6:00pm Jackson Rd Cruise at Bel-Mark Lanes
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Free Fishing at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 11:00am-11:59pm Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • 2:00pm-9:00pm Flow In Color: Kids Yoga Program at West Park
  • 2:00pm Kids’ Craft Hour & Story Time at Nicola’s Books
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: Michigan Light Project: Explorations of Light at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 5:30pm Live Graffiti Muraling at Top of the Park
  • Sunday Picks

  • 8:00am-12:00pm Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast at Ann Arbor Airport
  • 9:30am-11:00am Red Fish Blue Fish Teach Kids to Fish at Gallup Park
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Free Fishing at Independence Lake
  • 1:00pm Acrobuffos’ Air Play at Power Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb at Hickory Woods Park
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm Summertime Clay Animation for families at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm Grillin' for Food Gatherers at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 4:00pm Acrobuffos’ Air Play at Power Center
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: Ann Arbor Learning Community - Paint and Print at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 5:30pm Live Graffiti Muraling at Top of the Park
  • 10:00pm-11:59pm Wonder Woman: Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park
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    Movies

    Again there are no significant new family friendly releases. However, next weekend kicks off another stretch of new releases – Incredibles 2 (June 15), Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom (June 22), Ant-Man and The Wasp (July 6). We are planning see an advance screening of Incredibles 2 and will have a review before Friday.

    Solo: A Star Wars Story continues as the big movie release. Check out our review and Parental Guidance before buying your tickets. 

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story - Qi'ra & Han Solo

    Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

    If you still haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, we definitely recommend it. Check out our review and parental guidance. My daughter was actually contemplating a repeat viewing last weekend

    Avengers Infinity War - Doctor Strange, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner & Wong

    Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

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    06/11/2018
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/11/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm

    Ann Arbor Children's House Montessori Pre-school Open House


    at Ann Arbor Children’s House Montessori, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Ann Arbor Children's House Montessori Pre-school is holding an Open House on Monday, June 11 from 3-7pm to invite interested parents and students to come visit our school, meet our teachers and see what our traditional Montessori classroom has to offer their child. Additionally, interested parents are invited to schedule...Read More
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    06/12/2018
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/12/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: UM North Campus Children’s Center – Exploring Loose Parts
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/12/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/12/2018
    5:30pm
    Making Masks from Recycled Materials
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/12/2018
    10:00pm-11:59pm

    Dreamgirls: Top of the Park Movie


    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Tonight's top of the Park movie is Dreamgirls Ad: Don't forget to check out the full Top of the Park Movie Lineup. Also, don't miss the KidZone tents earlier in the evening. Each night's KidZone is sponsored by a different local business, organization, or non-profit and provides fun interactive activities for the...Read More
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    06/13/2018
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/13/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Wild Life
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    06/13/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Animal Homes
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/13/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/13/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Apple Playschools: Make Recycled Instruments
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/13/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/13/2018
    10:00pm-11:59pm

    Lion: Top of the Park Movie


    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Tonight's top of the Park movie is Lion Ad: Don't forget to check out the full Top of the Park Movie Lineup. Also, don't miss the KidZone tents earlier in the evening. Each night's KidZone is sponsored by a different local business, organization, or non-profit and provides fun interactive activities for the...Read More
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    06/14/2018
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/14/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Wild Life
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - ZZ Ward with special guest Jill Jack
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    1:00pm-10:00pm
    Canton Liberty Fest
    at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Children's Center for Growth & Development - Garden Play Center
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Musical Coding with Sonic Pi
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/14/2018
    10:00pm-11:59pm

    The Sting: Top of the Park Movie


    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Tonight's top of the Park movie is The Sting. I've never seen this classic Robert Redford/Paul Newman movie. Maybe we'll try to make it. Ad: Don't forget to check out the full Top of the Park Movie Lineup. Also, don't miss the KidZone tents earlier in the evening. Each night's KidZone is...Read More
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    06/15/2018
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Belleville Strawberry Festival
    at Downtown Belleville, Belleville Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/15/2018
    1:00pm-11:00pm
    Canton Liberty Fest
    at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Mini Mastodon
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    A2 Tech Trek
    at SPARK Central, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    7:00pm
    AFC Ann Arbor vs Kalamazoo FC - Superheroes and Soccer Stars
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/15/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Artist Talk with Maris Wicks: Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods (A2CAF Opening Event)
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, June 8, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    06/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    06/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    06/08/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    06/08/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/08/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/08/2018
    11:00am-11:59pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/08/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Flipside Art Studio Felted Snakes
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/08/2018
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba for Tweenz
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/08/2018
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Mayor's Green Fair
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/08/2018
    6:30pm-11:00pm
    Movie in the Park: Despicable Me 3
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    A2SO Instrument Petting Zoo
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    06/08/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Ribbon Bookmark
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/08/2018
    7:30pm
    Buhr Park Sharks Swim Team Information Session
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    06/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    06/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    06/09/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    06/09/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/09/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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    06/09/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    06/09/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Auditions 2018-19 Season of Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!
    at NEW Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    06/09/2018
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Jackson Rd Cruise
    at Bel-Mark Lanes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/09/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/09/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Free Fishing
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2018
    11:00am-11:59pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/09/2018
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    DIY Hexagon Honeycomb Shelves
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/09/2018
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Wool Gathering - Knit in Public Day
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/09/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2018
    2:00pm-9:00pm
    Flow In Color: Kids Yoga Program
    at West Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/09/2018
    2:00pm
    Kids’ Craft Hour & Story Time
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/09/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    06/09/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Michigan Light Project: Explorations of Light
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/09/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/09/2018
    5:30pm
    Live Graffiti Muraling
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/09/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, June 10, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    06/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    06/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    06/10/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙
    06/10/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm

    Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast


    at Ann Arbor Airport, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast is held in June every year. The 2018 Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 10.  2018 Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast Be sure to check out the static display aircraft. Tots will love the pedal planes! MakerWorks and U-M...Read More
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    06/10/2018
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/10/2018
    9:30am-11:00am
    Red Fish Blue Fish Teach Kids to Fish
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/10/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Free Fishing
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    🆓
    06/10/2018
    12:00pm-8:00pm
    High School Exam Study Space
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/10/2018
    12:00pm-6:00pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    06/10/2018
    1:00pm

    Acrobuffos’ Air Play


    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Ride the wind and dream with this modern circus spectacle and poetic ode to childhood. “Making magic out of thin air” (The New York Times), the two siblings at the heart of the adventure journey through an enchanted world animated by the wind, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon...Read More
    06/10/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/10/2018
    1:00pm-1:40pm
    Dancing Babies with Monica Higman
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/10/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Make a Father's Day Card
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/10/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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    06/10/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Hickory Woods Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/10/2018
    1:30pm-4:30pm
    Summertime Clay Animation for families
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/10/2018
    3:00pm-8:00pm

    Grillin' for Food Gatherers


    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Food Gatherers hosts Grillin' for Food Gatherers, a fund raiser to help fund distribution of 14,000 meals/day. See the flyer & press release below for information on the event including fun family activities:  Grillin’ for Food Gatherers: A Picnic with a Purpose Mighty Tomato, Super Carrot and Wonder Corn: Super...Read More
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    06/10/2018
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Summer 2018 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/10/2018
    4:00pm

    Acrobuffos’ Air Play


    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Ride the wind and dream with this modern circus spectacle and poetic ode to childhood. “Making magic out of thin air” (The New York Times), the two siblings at the heart of the adventure journey through an enchanted world animated by the wind, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon...Read More
    💙🆓
    06/10/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    KidZone: Ann Arbor Learning Community - Paint and Print
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/10/2018
    5:00pm-11:00pm
    Top of the Park Music
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/10/2018
    5:30pm
    Live Graffiti Muraling
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/10/2018
    10:00pm-11:59pm

    Wonder Woman: Top of the Park Movie


    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    We loved Wonder Woman when we saw it in theaters. Be sure to check out our Wonder Women Review & Parental Guidance. Ad: Don't forget to check out the full Top of the Park Movie Lineup. Also, don't miss the KidZone tents earlier in the evening. Each night's KidZone is sponsored by a...Read More
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