Category Archives: Summer

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? Don’t wait for the fourth (maybe not even for July), there are plenty of celebrations the week before the Fourth. Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Local fireworks displays are mostly this week (or have already happened). Last year Saline offered Fireworks on the Fourth of July. They are returning […]

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Escape the Big Kids – 7 Big Kid Free Activities

7 Big Kid Free Activities - Ann Arbor Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Today’s Activity Review changes things up and focuses on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big kids and the noise and activity level that they brought to her […]

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2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Ann Arbor 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Our 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide has information on all of the great family-friendly activities happening as part of the 2019 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs from June 14 through July 7. 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide Top of the Park is the free outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer […]

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2019 Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs (with Rides)

Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs

My daughter loves rides, so carnivals and fairs that bring rides to town are a big hit with her. Arbor Annie has compiled a list of Ann Arbor Carnivals (including those in nearby communities). Ann Arbor Carnivals Our list includes carnivals in communities surrounding Ann Arbor that have rides. Unfortunately this leaves out some great events like the Ypsilanti Heritage […]

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. Fortunately, there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. The 11 places to get wet below may include an admission charge, but do not […]

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Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade Tips

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing out Candy

We love the Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. I have had the experience of enjoying the parade both as a participant and as a spectator. General Parade Information Fourth of July Parade Route The Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade has a new route in 2019 due to construction on William St. The parade moves a block […]

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Free Movies at Quality 16 this Summer

Quality 16 Free Movies - Summer 2017

This summer Quality 16 is offering FREE* movies on weekday mornings. Movies are shown from June 10 through August 2. *Movies are FREE for members of their Frequent Moviegoers Rewards program (it is free to join). Each movie is $1 for non-members. Morning Movies The Weekday Morning Movies schedule starts on June 10 and runs through August 2. Unfortunately, Ann […]

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