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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing - Barefoot child climbs across rocks in a creek

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 Water Parks - Slides coming out of rock formation at Rolling Hills Water Park - with a girl riding down the slide on the right in a tube

Splash the Day Away at an Ann Arbor Water Park

Your water-loving, adventure seeking kids will have a blast at these Ann Arbor Water Parks. These parks feature large water slides, spray playgrounds, lazy rivers, wave pools, and so much more. Outdoor Water Parks Outdoor water parks operate seasonally – typically Memorial Day to Labor Day. These are a great way to spend a summer

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Ann Arbor Jaycees 4th of July Parade 2024 - Photo of the Jaycees in the parade at its old downtown location

Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade Returns to Downtown

Tonight (May 10) the Ann Arbor Jaycees announced it is returning to Downtown Ann Arbor in 2024! Last month we had reported that it would be staying at Briarwood Mall based on information on their site that day. So we were excited to hear their new announcemnt of staing downtown. Ann Arbor July 4 Parade

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Ann Arbor Fuller Park Pool & Survival Flight Helicopter

Splashes, Slides, and Summer Delights at Fuller Pool

Fuller Park Pool is the first public outdoor pool to open each season and the last to close. It typically opens in mid-May and closes in mid-September. It opened for the 2024 season on May 12 Our Visit to Ann Arbor’s Fuller Pool We decided to visit Fuller Park Pool for the first time after

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Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool

Splash Away Summer at Buhr Park Pool

Our Visit to Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool Our article was originally based on a visit to Buhr Park Pool in 2018. However, we are most familiar with Buhr Park. We used to visit Tot Splash when my teen was young. She swam on the Buhr Park Sharks swim team for several years, and has

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Free Comic Book Day 2024 Near Ann Arbor - Selection of comics from a past Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2024 Near Ann Arbor

On Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) participating stores give away a selection of comic books. This year’s Free Comic Book Day is extra special since it falls on May the 4th – aka Star Wars Day (as in May the Fourth Be With You). I’ll be on the lookout for Star Wars Day activities as

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Unlock Adventures: The Secret to Tubing at Argo Cascades

For years I heard about the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. In 2017, friends took us on our first trip and taught us their secrets to a fun outing. Since then we’ve returned many times. I’ve had other

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2024 Sonic Lunch Lineup - Closeup of a hand strumming an electric guitar with drums int he background.

Sonic Lunch Ann Arbor – 2024 Lineup Announced

Each summer the Sonic Lunch series of lunchtime concerts are held on Thursdays. The Bank of Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch Concerts start on June 6th and runs through August 29. The concerts are designed to bring together all of Ann Arbor from people on their lunch break to tourists, from senior citizens to children. Sonic Lunch

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Ann Arbor Top of the Park Family Guide - Images clockwise from top left - Inflatable movie screen showing Minions, , Kids Zone tent, Instrument Petting Zoo, Culinary Row Food Tents, Tent setup on Ingalls Mall, Girl eating ice cream in front of Culinary Row

Summer Spectacular: Family Guide to Top of the Park

Get details on all of the great activities happening. as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park in our Family Guide. Ann Arbor Top of the Park 2023 includes movies, music, kids zone tents, food, Annex activities, retreat fitness classes, and more. Top of the Park 2023 starts on June 14,

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