Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks May 31-June 2

It’s a busy weekend with several downtown events – African American Festival and Treeverb on Saturday and on Sunday, my personal favorite, Taste of Ann Arbor.
Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks -May 31-June 2

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

When I look at this weekend, the big event on the calendar is Taste of Ann Arbor on Sunday. It is one of our favorite events every year. We love to make a lunch by sampling the various restaurants – especially new restaurants. Don’t worry if you have picky eaters, there are usually a few good options for them too. The forecast is for a cool day. Don’t forget to include Kerrytown in your Sunday downtown wanderings for Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Street Fair.

Taste of Ann Arbor

Other downtown events on Saturday are the African American Festival and the first Treeverb music festival. Right now the forecast has a 50% chance of thunderstorms, but hopefully the weather won’t impact the events too much.


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Summer Fairs continue this weekend with the Milan Fair. Their fireworks are Friday night – so be sure to check those out if your kid likes fireworks.

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

It is the second weekend for local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. Unfortunately the weather forecast is not great for swimming. There is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday temperatures are predicted to be under 70 so some pools may not open on Sunday.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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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, a number of communities are holding garage sales this weekend. Community Sales this weekend include:

  • Normal Park, Ypsilanti
  • Greene Farms Subdivision in Ypsilanti Township
  • Polo Fields, Scio Township
  • Inverness Woods, Chelsea (N Territorial E of Stofer)

Be sure to check the post for individual sales and any late additions.

Ann Arbor Garage Sales

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 4:00pm-11:00pm Milan Fair & Fireworks at Wilson Park
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm Sundae Social at Zingerman’s Deli
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Kickin' it with the Girls - NEW LOCATION at Bates Elementary
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:30am-12:00pm Careers in Flight: Teen Aviation Day at Yankee Air Museum
  • 9:00am-8:00pm African American Downtown Festival at N. Fourth Avenue between Ann & Catherine
  • 9:00am-10:00am Nature Storytime: For the Birds at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Fruit Canvas at Michaels
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam - Saturday Recycling Crafts at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Get Outside Group: Family Friendly Hike & Meetup at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 11:00am-11:30pm Milan Fair at Wilson Park
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Summer Reading Club Kick-Off at Nicola’s Books
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Touch a Truck Day at Fresh Thyme Market
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Bags for Change Bash at Lucky’s Market Ann Arbor
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo & Kids Race at Skyline High School
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Eid-al-Fitr Greeting Cards and Lantern Making at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MakeBreak: Fruit-abulous Mason Jar at Michaels
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Student Demo Day at Neutral Zone
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Summer Camp Craft at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-11:00pm Treeverb Music Festival at First & Huron Parking Lot
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Unicorn Princess Birthday Party at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 7:00pm Beauty and the Beast in Concert at Power Center
  • Sunday Picks

  • 11:00am-2:00pm Camp Bacon Street Fair at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Taste of Ann Arbor at Main Street Area
  • 1:00pm-1:40pm Dancing Babies with Denise Owens at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Family MAKE Week Toad House at Michaels
  • Movies

    New this weekend is Godzilla King of the Monsters. I’m not a big Godzilla fan, so we aren’t planning to see it. If we go see anything it will be Aladdin which opened last weekend.

    Disney's Aladdin - Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    If you haven’t seen Avengers Endgame, it now includes a post-credit scene that is basically a trailer for Spider-Man Far From Home.

    Avengers Endgame - Team walks through compound

    Last weekend we saw Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Pikachu  (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) reminds me of a G-rated Deadpool.

    Captain Marvel is actually in the unique position where you have your choice where to watch it – at home on digital download or at Quality 16. We’re planning an in home movie night to watch Captain Marvel courtesy of Allied Detroit. Be sure to check out our Captain Marvel review and parental guidance suggestions whether you plan to watch it at home or in the theaters.

    Captain Marvel - Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers


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    Other movies in theaters are:

    • A Dog’s Journey
    • Tolkien

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies are (updated from earlier this month since Disney/Fox/Marvel changed some dates after their merger):

    • June 7 – Dark Phoenix
    • June 7 – Secret Life of Pets 2
    • June 14 – Men in Black International
    • June 21 – Toy Story 4
    • July 2 – Spider-Man Far From Home
    • July 19 – The Lion King
    • August 2 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold
    • August 16 – The Angry Birds Movie 2
    • April 3, 2020 – The New Mutants (was August 2, 2019)
    • May 29, 2020 – Artemis Fowl (was August 9, 2019 )

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    This is a big week going forward! Malletts Creek Library reopens, Sonic Lunchstarts, Kids at the Market & First Wednesday Food Truck Rally, and Shakespeare in the Arb. Next weekend is the Ya’ssoo Greek Festival of Ann ArborAnn Arbor Airport Pancake BreakfastPublic Safety Open House, and Jackson Rd Cruise. Next Sunday is also the start of Restaurant Week.

    Date/Time Event
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    06/03/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/03/2019
    11:00am-9:00pm
    Satchel's BBQ Food Fundraiser for the Eberwhite Playground
    at Satchel’s BBQ, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/03/2019
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Sparkling Dragonflies
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/04/2019
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Woven Turtles
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/04/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    A History of the English Language: Influences on American English
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/05/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Kids at the Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    06/05/2019
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Butterfly Garden Puppet
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/05/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Wednesday Food Truck Rally
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/06/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Laith Al-Saadi with special guest Sam Corbin
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/06/2019
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Bug Catcher Jar
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/06/2019
    6:30pm-7:00pm
    First Steps Chinese Storytime
    at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/06/2019
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/07/2019
    11:00am-11:59pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/07/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    A2 Tech Trek
    at Washington St, Ann ARbor Michigan
    💙
    06/07/2019
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Painted Rock Bugs
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/07/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/07/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti/Ypsi PRIDE
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/07/2019
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets & Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/07/2019
    6:30pm-11:00pm
    Movie in the Park: Ralph Breaks the Internet
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙
    06/07/2019
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/07/2019
    7:00pm
    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙
    06/08/2019
    9:00am-2:00pm
    Auditions for 2019-2020 Ann Arbor Youth Chorale
    at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    County Clean-Up Day Recycling Event
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Jackson Rd Cruise
    at Bel-Mark Lanes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    06/08/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Kids in the Creek
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Father's Day Craft
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Public Safety Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station 1, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Toy Story 4 Coloring Event
    at Joann Fabric, Ann Arbor Mcihigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Toy Story 4 Coloring Event
    at Joann Fabric, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    11:00am-11:59pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Father's Day Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/08/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Fishing for Beginners
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak: Fairy Garden Mushroom
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    1:00pm
    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Wool Gathering - Knit in Public Day
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Father's Day Craft
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    3:00pm-11:00pm
    LIVE on Washington
    at Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/08/2019
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/08/2019
    7:00pm-9:30pm

    River Sounds in the Key of A2


    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will be playing River Sounds in the Key of A2 as part of Concorcia Unviersity's Kreft Art Program. The concert features a mix of classic and pops tunes including Broadway favorites. There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo from 7-8p. The concert starts at 8p and is...Read More
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    06/08/2019
    7:00pm
    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙
    06/09/2019
    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 2019 Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 9. 2019 Ann Arbor Airport Pancake Breakfast Be sure to check out the static display aircraft. Tots will love the pedal planes! U-M Perceptual Development...Read More
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    06/09/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2019
    12:00pm-6:00pm
    Ya'ssoo Greek Festival of Ann Arbor
    at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    06/09/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Teen Writing Fetsival
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2019
    1:00pm
    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🎟
    06/09/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Montibeller Park, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    06/09/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Cargo Bike Demo/Rally/Ride
    at Community High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2019
    3:00pm-8:00pm

    30th Annual 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 14,500 meals/day. See the flyer & press release below for information on the event including fun family activities: Get all the details in their press release below: Grillin’ for Food Gatherers Returns for 30th Anniversary...Read More
    💙🆓
    06/09/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/09/2019
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    05/31/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/31/2019
    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.
    🆓
    05/31/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    05/31/2019
    4:00pm-11:00pm
    Milan Fair & Fireworks
    at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
    💙
    05/31/2019
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Sundae Social
    at Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/31/2019
    4:30pm-7:00pm
    TGIF Date While We Make
    at MAKE ART STUDIO, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    05/31/2019
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Kickin' it with the Girls - NEW LOCATION
    at Bates Elementary, Dexter Michigan
    05/31/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    💙🎟
    06/01/2019
    8:30am-12:00pm
    Careers in Flight: Teen Aviation Day
    at Yankee Air Museum, Belleville Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm
    African American Downtown Festival
    at N. Fourth Avenue between Ann & Catherine, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/01/2019
    9:00am-10:00am
    Nature Storytime: For the Birds
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    9:30am-11:00am
    MomShare Group
    at Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/01/2019
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/01/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fruit Canvas
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    06/01/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam - Saturday Recycling Crafts
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    06/01/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    06/01/2019
    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.
    💙
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Get Outside Group: Family Friendly Hike & Meetup
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-11:30pm
    Milan Fair
    at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
    🆓
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-11:30am
    Science Forum Demo: Fantastic Fluids
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Touch a Truck Day
    at Fresh Thyme Market, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Bags for Change Bash
    at Lucky’s Market Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/01/2019
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo & Kids Race
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Eid-al-Fitr Greeting Cards and Lantern Making
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/01/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MakeBreak: Fruit-abulous Mason Jar
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    06/01/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Student Demo Day
    at Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Camp Craft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    2:00pm-11:00pm
    Treeverb Music Festival
    at First & Huron Parking Lot, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    06/01/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Unicorn Princess Birthday Party
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
    06/01/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Strum & Drum
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    06/01/2019
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Kid's Open Stage
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    06/01/2019
    7:00pm
    Beauty and the Beast in Concert
    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    06/02/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Camp Bacon Street Fair
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/02/2019
    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 2019 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.
    💙🆓
    06/02/2019
    1:00pm-1:40pm
    Dancing Babies with Denise Owens
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    06/02/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Family MAKE Week Toad House
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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