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Kids sitting on the edge of the pool kicking their legs to splash - Arbor Annie's Highlights for June 24-28

The Best Kids Events This Week Near Ann Arbor

Each week Arbor Annie is bringing you the best events for families in the Ann Arbor area. Are you wondering what free events are near me this week? Be on the lookout for the FREE icon in the lists below. Are you looking for the best events this weekend? Find them here. Or check out our full calendar of events.

The weather this week is set to be more pleasant than last week! No days in the 90s!! Summer is so much more fun when we can enjoy outdoors.

Arbor Annie’s Highlights of Children’s Events Near You This Week

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Top of the Park runs through the week. Temperatures will be considerably more comfortable than last week. David Zinn will be there on Tuesday as will Nutmeg, the AFC Ann Arbor mascot. Thursday’s movie is the family-friendly Turning Red. I’m hoping for more enjoyable trips this week. We were there Thursday when they closed for a thunderstorm and again on Friday when it started raining.

Be sure to check the libraries for fun activities all week. For example, check out trace/play: interactive on Thursday and Friday at the Downtown Branch of AADL. And head to Summer Game Mixer on Thursday to collect lots of summer game codes.

LaFontaine Chevy in Dexter is having a Dog Days of Summer event on Wednesday. Bring your dog for photos, bring pet donations, and have hot dogs and ice cream.

Thursday bring the little ones to a Touch a Truck at Revel Run in Chelsea,

U-Pick Cherry season is starting this week. There are some options for picking tart cherries. But it looks like it will be farmers markets for fresh picked sweet cherries this year.

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There are plenty of concerts this week with Sonic Lunch, Ann Arbor Civic Band, Live from Tolan Square, and Sounds & Sights.

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Events for Kids In Ann Arbor on Monday, June 24

πŸ’™ 10:30am Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Summer Kids Series at Emagine Saline
πŸ’™ 11:00am-12:30pm Build a Bird at Traverwood Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Garden-To-Table at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:30pm Introduction to Parkour at Dexter District Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Paper Lantern Jellyfish at Westgate Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Slime Time at Pittsfield Branch Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Slime Time at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 4:30pm-6:00pm Noise Permit Workshop at Parkridge Community Center πŸ†“

Find all Events for Kids in Ann Arbor on Monday, June 24 here,

Ann Arbor Family Fun on Tuesday, June 25

πŸ’™ 10:00am-11:30am Nature Play PopUp at Matthaei Botanical Gardens πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 10:30am Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Summer Kids Series at Emagine Saline
πŸ’™ 11:00am-12:00pm Fairy Art: Enchanted Landscapes at Westgate Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 12:00pm-1:00pm Ann Arbor Bicentennial Display: Collaborative Paper Quilt at Pittsfield Branch Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Movement and More at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Superior STEM at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm David Zinn at Top of the Park at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-7:00pm Riso Lab at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Meet AFC Ann Arbor & Nutmeg at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 9:30pm-11:15pm Little Shop of Horrors - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park πŸ†“

Find all the Ann Arbor Family Fun on Tuesday, June 25 here,

Arbor Annie’s Highlights for Wednesday, June 26

πŸ’™ 10:00am-11:30am AADL @ the Ann Arbor Farmers Market at Ann Arbor Farmers Market πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 10:00am Shrek - Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Movie Theater
πŸ’™ 10:30am Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Summer Kids Series at Emagine Saline
πŸ’™ 1:00pm-2:00pm Dinosaur Art: Jurassic Landscapes at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 1:00pm-2:00pm Pikachu Puppets at Pittsfield Branch Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Makerspace at Dexter District Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-5:00pm Summer of HeART with Youth Arts Alliance at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 3:00pm-4:00pm Tween Scene at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 4:30pm-6:00pm Noise Permit Workshop at Parkridge Community Center πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-7:00pm Top of the Park Annex - The Teens are Alright: Live Music from A2's Neutral Zone at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - My Future Fund - WISD at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:30pm-7:30pm Batik Bandanas at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:30pm-7:30pm Dog Days of Summer at LaFontaine Chevrolet
πŸ’™ 5:30pm-7:00pm Nature Play PopUp at Matthaei Botanical Gardens πŸ†“

Find all Events for Kids in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, June 26 here,

The Best Events in Ann Arbor on Thursday, June 27

πŸ’™ 10:00am-5:00pm trace/play: interactive at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 10:30am-12:30pm Kids & Money at University Bank πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 10:30am Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Summer Kids Series at Emagine Saline
πŸ’™ 11:30am-12:30pm Sonic Lunch - Madison Cunningham with Kate Pillsbury at Liberty Plaza πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-11:00pm Michigan Challenge Balloonfest - Rides Only at Howell High School
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Paper Airplanes at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm STEMΒ Play! at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-5:00pm Summer of HeART with Youth Arts Alliance at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 4:30pm-5:30pm Read to Hugo the Library Dog at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 4:30pm-6:30pm Touch a Truck at Revel Run
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-7:00pm Garden questions? Ask The Master Gardener! at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone: Zero-Waste Zone- UM Campus of Sustainability at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:30pm-7:00pm Summer Game Mixer at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:30pm Top of the Park Annex: Printmaking with AADL at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:00pm-8:00pm Ypsilanti Zine Club at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-7:30pm KYLYN FestivalΒ Panel Discussion: The Fold of the Righteous at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-9:30pm Shakespeare in the Arb 2024: As You Like It at Nichols Arboretum
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-8:30pm Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights at Downtown Chelsea πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 9:30pm-11:15pm Turning Red - Top of the Park Movie at Top of the Park πŸ†“

Find all Events for Kids in Ann Arbor on Thursday, June 27 here,

Kid-Friendly Fun on Friday, June 28

πŸ’™ 10:00am-5:00pm trace/play: interactive at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 10:30am Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Summer Kids Series at Emagine Saline
πŸ’™ 11:00am-12:00pm Ming the Magician at Dexter District Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 11:00am-12:00pm Outdoor Sensory Stations: Nature Play for Little Ones at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-11:00pm Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival at Howell High School
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-3:00pm Nature STEAM at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 2:00pm-5:00pm Summer of HeART with Youth Arts Alliance at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 3:00pm-4:00pm DIY Yarn Wrapped Rainbows at Malletts Creek Branch Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 3:00pm-4:00pm Make Your Own Tutu! at Traverwood Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm David Zinn at Top of the Park at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-8:00pm Top of the Park Kids Zone - Computer Science for Early Elementary Kids - Books, Songs & Activities with Julie Darling at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:00pm-10:00pm Top of the Park Music at Top of the Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 5:30pm-8:00pm Live from Tolan Square at Tolan Square πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:00pm-7:00pm Electronics Lab: Physical Computing at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:00pm-8:00pm Magic: The Gathering at Dexter District Library πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:00pm-9:00pm Summer Party - Teen After Hours at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:00pm-7:30pm trace/play: plays with change at Downtown Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-9:00pm Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-9:30pm Shakespeare in the Arb 2024: As You Like It at Nichols Arboretum
πŸ’™ 6:30pm-7:30pm Trivia Time! with Katie & Abbie: Disney at Westgate Branch of AADL πŸ†“
πŸ’™ 7:00pm Top of the Park Annex - Spoken Word Night with Maddy Wildman at Top of the Park πŸ†“

Find all the Kid Friendly Fun near Ann Arbor on Friday, June 28 here,

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But, there are so many more great events in Ann Arbor that don’t make our highlights. Be sure to check out the full events calendar for the best events today and through the week.

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