Category Archives: tweens

Ann Arbor Back to School Events

Ann Arbor Back to School Events - Curriculum Nights, Registration & Welcome Events

There are several Ann Arbor Back to School events. Ann Arbor Public Schools typically releases a list of curriculum nights in the Back to School Guide. However, some schools have already added the dates to their website or school calendars. In addition, some elementary schools have fun events for the whole school or new students at the end of August. […]

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Putterz Batting Cages – Wednesday Activity Review

Putterz Batting Cages - Waiting for the Pitch

This review of Putterz Batting Cages is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. About Putterz Putterz offers batting cages, 3 miniature golf courses (18 holes each), and an arcade. Over the years we have played mini golf several times, but this year was the first time I brought my daughter to the batting cages. Previously, we have reviewed Miniature […]

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2019-2020 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar

2019-2020 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar

The 2019-2020 Ann Arbor Public Schools calendar is now on the district’s website. Check out the 2019-2020 calendar on the district’s website. Beyond 2019-2020, Winter and Spring Breaks have been announced through the 2021-2022 school year. Public School Calendar Highlights Start & End Dates Back to School Events Major Breaks Individual Days Off Early Release Days Late Start Days (High […]

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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? 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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Wild Swan Theater’s 2019-2020 Schedule

Wild Swan Theater has announced their 2019-2020 season. This season includes some classic shows that are part of their regular rotation for many years. It also includes a new show and others added in recent years. Wild Swan Theater Classic Series The Classic Series is for younger children – typically PreK-2nd Grade. Shows in the Classic Series are: Strega Nona – October 24-26 Frog […]

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2019 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival Review

2019 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival

The 2019 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival opened on Wednesday, June 19 and continues through Sunday, June 23 at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Jaycees hosted us at the Carnival so we could check it out and report back to you. Check out our thoughts and tips for visiting the carnival. Have you been to the Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival this year? Add your […]

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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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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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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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