Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks June 21-23

How was your first week of summer break? My daughter enjoyed taking it easy – in between swimming, softball, playgrounds, and the library.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - June 21-23

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Top of the Park continues this week and through July 7. Sunday is Family Night featuring family/kid music and a family-friendly movie – Paddington. Check out our Kids Guide for all the activities and our tips for attending.

Ann Arbor 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival runs through Sunday. Be sure to check out our review and live walkthrough before heading to the fair this weekend.
2019 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival


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It’s a movie weekend. Michigan Stadium is holding a Movie Night and showing Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. We had fun last year and are looking forward to this year’s movie. Toy Story 4 opened on Thursday evening. We can’t wait to see it and will have a review on Sunday night.

Michigan Stadium Movie Night - Selfie

Strawberry picking continues to be available. But I expect large crowds over the weekend.
Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am Smallfoot - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Summertime Flip Flops at Painting with a Twist
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Cancelled - How Do I Hover? An Exploration into How to Lift a Hovercraft at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Tropical Fruit & Plant Craft at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 4:00pm-11:00pm Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival at Pioneer High School
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: American Field Service - Around the World with AFS at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night at Nichols Arboretum
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Night Paddle at Gallup Park
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-12:00pm A2SO Instrument Petting Zoo at Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Depot Town
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Big Trucks & Emergency Vehicle Day at Dexter District Library
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Michigan Pez Convention - Free General Public Show at Wyndham Garden
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Mommy & Me Day on the Farm at Fusilier Farms
  • 11:00am-10:00pm Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival at Pioneer High School
  • 11:15am-12:00pm Japan Week: Storytime at the Museum at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Open House at Washtenaw County Sheriff Office
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MakeBreak: Patriotic Bird House at Michaels
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Japan Week: Taiko Drumming at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: Treasuring Christ Church - Feel the Beat at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night at Nichols Arboretum
  • 7:00pm Movie Night - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Michigan Stadium
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Coloring with Cats at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Wings & Wheels at Yankee Air Museum
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Light Up the Park at Ann Arbor Skate Park
  • 12:00pm-8:00pm Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival at Pioneer High School
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Courtyard Chalk Party with David Zinn at Nicola’s Books
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Go! and Let's Go! Pokemon Swap & Battle at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Hunters of the Sky at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 1:30pm Summer Classic: 2001: A Space Odyssey at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Flamingo Craft at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre Paper Bag at Robinsongs for Kids
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm KidZone: Spectrum Therapy Center - Bubbles, Boats & Buried Treasure at Top of the Park
  • 5:00pm-11:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Planet D Nonet at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm Shakespeare in the Arb 2019: Twelfth Night at Nichols Arboretum
  • 10:00pm-11:59pm Paddington: Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park
  • Movies

    Toy Story 4 is now in theaters. After a few weeks of deciding to skip the new releases, we are going to see Toy Story 4 on the weekend.

    Toy Story 4 - Woody, Buzz, Jesse, & Forky

    We are going to plan a return trip to see Avengers Endgame in a couple weeks. They are planning a re-release with added footage. If you haven’t seen it you may want to wait for the re-release.

    Avengers Endgame - Team walks through compound

    Still in theaters are:

    • Men in Black International
    • Secret Life of Pets 2
    • Dark Phoenix
    • Aladdin
    • Godzilla King of the Monsters

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies are:

    • 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

    Quality 16Cinemark, and Emagine continue their discounted Summer Movie series. Be sure to check out all the details.

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    06/25/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Balloon Critters
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/25/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Dragonflies, Butterflies and Caterpillars
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/26/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm

    Fit4Mom Grand Reopening


    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Time to celebrate FIT4MOM Ann Arbor grand re-opening! We are the country's largest fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Join us with your kids for fun, fitness, and friendship. And of course, food! Meet at County Farm Park at 10am for...Read More
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    06/26/2018
    6:00pm
    A Movie with Friends: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    06/27/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Guessing Jars
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/28/2018
    5:00pm
    Slam Poetry & DJs
    at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/28/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Nature Walk @ Bandemer Park
    at Bandemer Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/29/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fizzing PokeBalls
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/29/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fizzing PokeBalls
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/29/2018
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Fractured Fairytale Friday
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    06/29/2018
    7:00pm-11:00pm
    Fireworks
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

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    Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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