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Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? While restrictions have been easing over the last month, the need for advanced planning has affected or canceled a number of events for 2021. We ask all our readers to still keep precautions in mind – get vaccinated, wear masks and keep social distance when …

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Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2021? Many firework displays are still cancelled for 2021. Despite being outdoors, fireworks typically draw large crowds. They also require advance planning to get prime dates. With local restrictions changing mid-June many communities didn’t have the chance to schedule a fireworks show around July 4. When …

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Dexter's Mill Creek North Playground

Dexter’s Mill Creek North Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Dexter’s Mill Creek North Playground is part of our Tuesday Playground Profiles Series. Are you interested in sponsoring the series? Contact us for details. After taking off the summer of 2020, we are resuming the Tuesday Playground Profile Series for Summer 2021. Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground …

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Ann Arbor Beckley Park Sign

Ann Arbor’s Beckley Park Playground – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Beckley Park is part of our Tuesday Playground Profiles Series. Are you interested in sponsoring the series? Contact us for details. After taking off the summer of 2020, we are resuming the Tuesday Playground Profile Series for Summer 2021. Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in …

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Putterz Ramp

Putterz – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Putterz is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Back in 2016, my daughter and I visited Putterz in Ypsilanti for an afternoon of Miniature Golf after school. They are open each year from spring through fall. They are open for 2021! As an outdoor activity which naturally includes spacing between parties, …

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Arb Peony Garden

Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum has been on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019 and was looking forward to a return trip in 2020 with my family. Sadly, they requested no visits in 2020 due to social distancing. Fortunately, for 2021 they are allowing visitors. …

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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

While there are plenty of great pool options in and around Ann Arbor, warm temperatures can happen before they open for the summer or after they close. Fortunately, there are several parks and playgrounds that have creeks, rivers, or lakes that can be visited year round. This list includes only locations without a vehicle admission …

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Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

Start A New Tradition At One Of These Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

For many families, cutting their own Christmas Tree is an annual tradition – or one they want to start. While there are no Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms, there are several options nearby. Many years December seems to be a whirlwind of events and everyone is so busy. With less activities in 2020, it is …

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