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Arbor Annie's Weekend Highlights - June 3-5

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks June 3-5

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After a light weekend of events last weekend for Memorial Day, events are back in full-force this weekend with a couple of marquis events. I am thrilled to see Taste of Ann Arbor return on Sunday afternoon. It is one of my favorite annual events! Other big events this weekend are Milan Fair (fireworks on Friday), African American Festival on Saturday, Mayfly Day of Play, and the return of Michigan Theater’s Not Just for Kids series.

  • Arrive early to run or walk in Dexter=Ann Arbor Half Marathon (or shorter) or to cheer on the participants.
  • Sample Food from Restaurants around Ann Arbor
  • Be sure to stop by the AADL Table for the start of the Summer Game
  • Enjoy live music.
Taste of Ann Arbor - Sunday 11a-5p June - Eats & Live Music

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Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The weekend starts on Friday with First Friday events in Ypsilanti (their Pride event) and at Domino Farms.

The Milan Fair started on Thursday. Friday is a great night to visit with fireworks at 10p, or visit during the day on Saturday.

Carnival Rides

Listen to live music with A2SF Live Here Now at Recreation Park with Kate Stanley Band on Friday or Gabriel Brass Band at Fireman’s Park on Saturday.

Closeup of guitar neck and fingers playing

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Mark your calendars for the African American Downtown Festival on Saturday. 

This weekend is predicted to be peak bloom for the UM Peony Garden – and they’re having their 100 year celebration on Saturday.

It is the second weekend for local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. Unfortunately with highs in the mid 70s, it’s a bit cool for swimming – at least for me.



Elsewhere on Saturday, it is a big weekend for community garage sales! A friend mentioned the Normal Park Garage Sale to me on Wednesday. From the Facebook comments on this week’s garage sale post, we got a couple of lists for Yard Sales this weekend include:

Thank you yard sales. List yours below to help other people take out your garbage. 🤣

Posted by Ann Arbor with Kids on Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Normal Park, Ypsilanti
  • The Preserve in Ypsilanti Township off of Textile & Whittaker (plus other surrounding neighborhoods)
  • 8210 Hummingbird Dr


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Top Weekend Event Highlights

Friday Highlights

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Outdoor Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 4:00pm-11:00pm Milan Fair & Fireworks at Wilson Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at the Farm at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti - Pride Month at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm First Friday PrideZone at Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Ave Branch
  • 7:00pm A2SF Live Here Now - Katie Stanley Band at Recreation Park

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    Saturday Highlights

  • 9:00am-8:00pm African American Downtown Festival at N. Fourth Avenue between Ann & Catherine
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Open House: Ann Arbor Children's House Montessori at Ann Arbor Children’s House Montessori
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Bandemer Bike Park Event at Bandemer Park
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings at Vault of Midnight
  • 11:00am-11:30pm Milan Fair at Wilson Park
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall at Michigan Theater
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo & Kids Race at Creekside Intermediate School
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm 100 Years in Bloom: Peony Garden Centennial Celebration at Nichols Arboretum
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall at Michigan Theater
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm Mayfly: A Day of Play at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 5:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Mill Pond Park
  • 5:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at the Park at Mill Pond Park
  • 6:30pm-11:00pm Movie in the Park: Encanto at Mill Pond Park
  • 7:00pm A2SF Live Here Now - Gabriel Brass Band at Fireman’s Park

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    Sunday Highlights

    Sunday is the kickoff of Ann Arbor Zero Waste Challenge.

    Ann Arbor Zero Waste Challenge
  • 5:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Mill Pond Park
  • 5:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at the Park at Mill Pond Park
  • 7:50am-11:30am Dexter-Ann Arbor Run at Main Street & Kingsley
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Taste of Ann Arbor at Main Street Area
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Herps! Michigan's Amphibians and Reptiles at Eddy Discovery Center

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    It’s the last week of school and summer events are kicking off. First, check out our sponsors at the Cargo Bike Rally & Test Ride on Monday evening. 

    Bike Rally & Test Ride

    Cruise Night returns to Depot Town on Wednesday, Sonic Lunch is Thursday, and both A2 Summer Streets Music and Sounds & Sights on Thursday Night return for the summer.

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 6:00pm-9:00pm Cargo Bike Rally and Test Rides at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm Cruise Nights in Depot Town at Depot Town
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm Wild Wednesday Air Show at Willow Run Airport
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 11:30am-12:30pm Sonic Lunch - The Suffers at Liberty Plaza
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights at Downtown Chelsea
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:00pm-9:00pm A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night at Main Street Area
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:00pm Frozen at Riverside Arts Center


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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Next weekend’s highlight is the kickoff of Top of the Park. We can’t wait to meet up with friends again while listening to music, enjoying food, and hopefully catching a couple of movies. Next weekend closes out with Encanto as the Sunday night movie. 

    Top of the Park Vignette

    Ann Arbor Summer Festival

    The Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast also returns. When my daughter was younger she loved having pancakes and of course getting to see planes up close. Or, head to Yankee Air Museum for Wings & Wheels – a classic car show at the museum.


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    Friday, June 10

  • 10:00am-9:00pm Last Day of School Fun at Booksweet
  • 11:00am-11:59pm CANCELLED - Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Mini Mastodon at Mill Pond Park
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm Feel Good Friday with UMMA: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Summers-Knoll Where Ideation Takes Flight at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm Mayor's Green Fair at Main Street Area
  • 6:30pm-10:30pm Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm How to Find Your Creative Style by Getting Totally Lost at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm Frozen at Riverside Arts Center

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    Saturday, June 11

  • 7:00am-5:00pm Reel Fish Reel Fun at Gallup Park
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Bridging 23 Unity Walk at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Car Seat Checks at Masjid Ibrahim – Islamic Association of Michigan
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Pollinator Garden Cleanup at Marsh View Meadows Park
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings at Vault of Midnight
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Brain Games with the Alzheimer's Association - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning at Palio
  • 11:00am-11:59pm CANCELLED - Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • 11:00am The Saturday Show LIVE at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Summer Challenge Kick Off at Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Ave Branch
  • 2:00pm Frozen at Riverside Arts Center
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Milan Pride Parade at Milan Library
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - A2Zero - Kids Go Zero Waste at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Zero Wast Extravaganza: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 7:00pm Frozen at Riverside Arts Center

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    Sunday, June 12

  • 8:00am-12:00pm Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast at Ann Arbor Airport
  • 9:00am-10:00am Zumba with the YMCA - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning at Main Street Area
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Wings & Wheels at Yankee Air Museum
  • 11:00am-1:00pm A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch at Main Street Area
  • 11:00am-11:59pm CANCELLED - Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm Acting Improvisation & Storytelling at Riverside Arts Center
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm Japanese Storytime at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Music at the Playground at Gallup Park
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm PizzaForno Grand Opening Event at PizzaForno
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Edible Wild Plants Foraging Walk at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 2:00pm Frozen at Riverside Arts Center
  • 3:00pm Kiki's Delivery Service at Michigan Theater
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Tie Dye Party at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm Telescopes with the Detroit Observatory: Top of the Park Annex at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - CS Mott Children's Hospital Band-aid & Medical Material Crafts at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:30pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 10:00pm Encanto - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park


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    Looking Beyond

    Farmers Markets

    Farmers Market excursions are tons of fun for kids. Check out our list of fun farmers markets in the Ann Arbor area.

    • Ann Arbor
    • Chelsea
    • Dexter
    • Dixboro
    • Pittsfield
    • Saline
    • Westside
    • White Lotus Farms
    • Ypsilanti

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, June 3

    Date/Time Event
    06/03/2022
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Tot Time
    at PAX Gymnastics, Chelsea Michigan
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    06/03/2022
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    Outdoor Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/03/2022
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    Preschool Storytimes
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    06/03/2022
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/03/2022
    4:00pm-11:00pm
    Milan Fair & Fireworks
    at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
    🆓🎟
    06/03/2022
    4:30pm-6:00pm
    Riot Youth
    at Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/03/2022
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/03/2022
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti - Pride Month
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/03/2022
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday PrideZone
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Ave Branch, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/03/2022
    7:00pm
    A2SF Live Here Now - Katie Stanley Band
    at Recreation Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    06/03/2022
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    Saturday, June 4

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Chelsea Farmers Market
    at Palmer Commons, Chelsea Michigan
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022
    9:00am-8:00pm
    African American Downtown Festival
    at N. Fourth Avenue between Ann & Catherine, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/04/2022
    9:00am-9:00pm
    Free Take It Home Kit
    at Joann Fabric, Ann Arbor Mcihigan
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    9:00am-2:00pm
    White Lotus Farms Farmers Market
    at White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/04/2022
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michian
    06/04/2022
    10:00am-9:00pm
    Free Take It Home Kit
    at Joann Fabric, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    06/04/2022
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Open House: Ann Arbor Children's House Montessori
    at Ann Arbor Children’s House Montessori, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    06/04/2022
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Bandemer Bike Park Event
    at Bandemer Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022
    11:00am-1:00pm

    Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings


    at Vault of Midnight, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Join Vault of Midnight for Board Game Demos every Saturday from June-August. Curtis will be there sharing some quick, casual games. All A2 Summer Street Activities
    💙
    06/04/2022
    11:00am-11:30pm
    Milan Fair
    at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/04/2022
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    06/04/2022
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo & Kids Race
    at Creekside Intermediate School, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    100 Years in Bloom: Peony Garden Centennial Celebration
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/04/2022
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    06/04/2022
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Mayfly: A Day of Play
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022 - 06/05/2022
    5:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022 - 06/05/2022
    5:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout at the Park
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022
    6:30pm-11:00pm
    Movie in the Park: Encanto
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022
    7:00pm
    A2SF Live Here Now - Gabriel Brass Band
    at Fireman’s Park, Ypsilanti Michigan

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    Sunday, June 5

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022 - 06/05/2022
    5:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2022 - 06/05/2022
    5:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout at the Park
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/05/2022
    7:50am-11:30am
    Dexter-Ann Arbor Run
    at Main Street & Kingsley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/05/2022
    11:00am-5:00pm

    Taste of Ann Arbor


    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    Head to Main St to sample fare from some favorite Ann Arbor restaurants at the 2022 Taste of Ann Arbor. This is one of our family's favorite Ann Arbor traditions. My daughter loves trying all the food now. However, even when she was younger and a picky eater there were options to please her including pizza, chicken on a stick, hot dogs, ice cream, and more.
    💙🎟
    06/05/2022
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Not Just For Kids: Mirror on the Wall
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    06/05/2022
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Herps! Michigan's Amphibians and Reptiles
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    06/05/2022
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Sunday MakeBreak: Pride Flag Paint Pour
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    06/05/2022
    4:15pm-5:15pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

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