Arbor Annie’s Memorial Day Weekend Picks May 24-27

This weekend is Memorial Day which is the unofficial start of summer. Local pools open, school is starting to wind down, and temperatures are finally getting warmer.

Arbor Annie's Memorial Day Weekend Picks - May 24-27

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The weekend kicks off with the opening of 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 afternoon and cooler temperatures (low 70s) on Monday.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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It is also the start of the Summer Fair Schedule with the Sumpter Country Fest in Belleville – followed by the Milan Fair starting in the middle of next week. My daughter love rides, so we’ll probably visit a couple of fairs. (Note I am still updating the list and it should be completed by noon Friday).

Ann Arbor Carnivals and FairsBe sure to check out our Memorial Day article for parades, memorial ceremonies, and closures on Monday.
Ann Arbor Memorial Day Closures, Events, & parades

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 5:00pm-11:59pm Sumpter Country Fest at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Mullin & Friends LIVE! at the Riverside Arts Center at Riverside Arts Center
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:30am Autism Friendly Film: Pokemon Detective Pikachu at Emagine Saline
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Kids Paint at Paint and Pour
  • 12:00pm-11:59pm Sumpter Country Fest at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Scratch 3.0 at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Super Smash Bros. Ulitmate at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Sensory Friendly Saturday at Pease Auditorium
  • 2:00pm Pops in the Park at Riverside Park
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Saturday Sampler Tour: Read & Look "G is for Gladiator" at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm Board Game Afternoon at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm YA Author Talk and Signing with Tracy Richardson at Nicola’s Books
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Mullin & Friends LIVE! at the Riverside Arts Center at Riverside Arts Center
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Flower Day at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 12:00pm-11:59pm Sumpter Country Fest at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE Tournament at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Memorial Day Ceremony at Arborcrest Memorial Park
  • Monday Picks

  • 7:00am-10:00am Pancake Breakfast at Saline Firehouse
  • 10:00am Dexter Memorial Day Parade at Monument Park
  • 10:00am-11:30am Memorial Day Parade at Glacier Highlands Park
  • 10:00am Saline Memorial Day Parade at Downtown Saline
  • 12:00pm-10:00pm Sumpter Country Fest at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds

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    Garage Sales

    We’re trying our garage sale list on Facebook again. We don’t have any listings at the time of this article, but if you are having one be sure to add yours. And check back in case some get added. Next week we’ll try adding the garage sale list to Facebook earlier in the week.

    Last year our garage sale list was a big hit, so we're trying again this year. Are you having a yard sale this weekend? Add it to the comments so other readers can shop it.

    Posted by Ann Arbor with Kids on Friday, May 24, 2019

    Movies

    New this weekend is Aladdin. It would be my movie pick of the weekend, but we are going to see Pokemon Detective Pikachu with friends.

    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

    Captain Marvel is still playing at Quality 16 with limited showings. Be sure to check out our Captain Marvel review and parental guidance suggestions. And look for it on digital on Tuesday and home video in June.

    Captain Marvel - Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers

    Other movies in theaters are:

    • A Dog’s Journey
    • UglyDolls
    • Tolkien

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

    • May 31 – Godzilla King of the Monsters
    • 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 )

    Looking Forward to Next Week

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    05/24/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    05/24/2019
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    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.
    05/24/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    05/24/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/24/2019
    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.
    05/24/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/24/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/24/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    05/24/2019
    5:00pm-11:59pm
    Sumpter Country Fest
    at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
    05/24/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/24/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    05/24/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Mullin & Friends LIVE! at the Riverside Arts Center


    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    Join Mister Mullin and his magical house full of puppet critters in an adventure where the unique and unusual all belong! On a whimsical journey filled with songs and games, Mister Mullin leads the way, unlocking a world of imagination for kids and families to explore. As the story unfolds,...Read More

    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    05/25/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    05/25/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    05/25/2019
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    05/25/2019
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    05/25/2019
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    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.
    🆓
    05/25/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    05/25/2019
    10:30am
    Autism Friendly Film: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    🎟
    05/25/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    05/25/2019
    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.
    05/25/2019
    10:30am

    The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum offers The Little Scientists Club for toddlers and preschoolers. Each week has a different theme. The Little Scientists Club is held in the Green Room on the Lower Level. The Little Scientists Club is currently offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings Check the AAHOM Event...Read More
    🎟
    05/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    05/25/2019
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Kids Paint
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    12:00pm-11:59pm
    Sumpter Country Fest
    at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
    05/25/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Scratch 3.0
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Super Smash Bros. Ulitmate
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/25/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    1:30pm-3:00pm

    Sensory Friendly Saturday


    at Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti Michigan
    Join us on May 25th, 2019 for sensory-friendly programming with the Ann Arbor Symphony! “Sensory Friendly Saturday” offers accessible programming opportunities to patrons and their families needing special accommodations. The event starts at 1:30 pm and features a hands-on experience with brass instruments through our Instrument Petting Zoo program. Following...Read More
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    2:00pm
    Pops in the Park
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Saturday Sampler Tour: Read & Look "G is for Gladiator"
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    2:30pm-5:30pm
    Board Game Afternoon
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/25/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    YA Author Talk and Signing with Tracy Richardson
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    05/25/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Mullin & Friends LIVE! at the Riverside Arts Center


    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    Join Mister Mullin and his magical house full of puppet critters in an adventure where the unique and unusual all belong! On a whimsical journey filled with songs and games, Mister Mullin leads the way, unlocking a world of imagination for kids and families to explore. As the story unfolds,...Read More

    Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    05/26/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    💙🆓
    05/26/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Flower Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    05/26/2019
    12:00pm-11:59pm
    Sumpter Country Fest
    at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/26/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE Tournament
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    05/26/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/26/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/26/2019
    2:00pm
    Memorial Day Ceremony
    at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/26/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/26/2019
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    05/27/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    💙
    05/27/2019
    7:00am-10:00am
    Pancake Breakfast
    at Saline Firehouse, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/27/2019
    10:00am
    Dexter Memorial Day Parade
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/27/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Memorial Day Parade
    at Glacier Highlands Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/27/2019
    10:00am
    Saline Memorial Day Parade
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    05/27/2019
    12:00pm-10:00pm
    Sumpter Country Fest
    at Sumpter Township Fairgrounds, Belleville Michigan
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