Arbor Annie’s Spring Game, FestiFools, Marathon & Spring Break Weekend Roundup

Wow, that title is quite a mouthful – but quite indicative of the craziness of this weekend.

Ordinarily the Big Event on Friday would be the start of Spring Break once school closes. But, Friday night is also the FoolMoon luminary procession. Then, Michigan Football went and added their Spring Game to the mix. I have to say I am not looking forward to trying to get home tomorrow after school. Although I’m sure that will be better than after the game when there are road closures for FoolMoon.

Sunday is equally crazy with the Ann Arbor Marathon and FestiFools both bringing road closures at different points during the day.

The other big event this weekend is Dance for Mother Earth Powwow at Skyline High School on both Saturday and Sunday. If you plan to attend, make sure to account for the M-14 closure near Skyline High School.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - April 1-3 - Spring Game, FestiFools, Dance for Mother Earth

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Don’t miss our complete events list at the bottom of the post, or the Events Calendar for all the events this weekend.

Michigan Spring Game

Michigan Football concludes their Spring Practice Season with the Spring Game on Friday evening. Whether you are planning to attend or not, get the details so you can plan your travels around town.

Michigan Football Spring Game 2010 In the Stands

2010 Michigan Spring Game

Festifools 

FestiFools is celebrating their 10th parade this year. The weekend will kick off with FoolMoon on Friday night and concludes with the FestiFools Parade on Sunday at 4p. My daughter and I had a great time at the 2015 FestiFools Parade and definitely recommend attending this year if you are in town over spring break.

FestiFools 2015

Movies

Quality 16’s free movies continue this weekend. This weekend’s movie is Hotel Transylvania 2

Batman v. Superman Movie Review

Did you see Batman v. Superman last weekend? We went last Thursday night to see it on pre-Opening Night. Definitely not on par with the Marvel movies – the Marvel Cinematic Universe films by Disney and the X-Men/Deadpool films. It was better than Fantastic 4.

Batman v Superman

(L-r) HENRY CAVILL as Superman, GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman and BEN AFFLECK as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ TM & © DC Comics

Zootopia Movie Review

If you didn’t get a chance to see Zootopia yet, we really enjoyed it. Are you wondering if you should see Zootopia? Check out our thoughts on the movie and who we recommend the movie for.

Zootopia-judy-hopps

Weekend Dining Options

Opening on Friday is Ann Arbor’s newest restaurant, Piada Italian Street Food. My husband and I had lunch at their VIP Grand Opening yesterday and can’t wait to bring our daughter back.

Piada Ann Arbor

Don’t forget to check out our Kids Eat Free Guide for free dining options on Sunday.

If you’re looking for a special dessert this weekend, my daughter loved creating this Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake.

Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake

All Weekend Events

Friday, April 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
04/01/2016
9:00am-3:00pm
$5 Friday Open Play
My Urban Toddler – Saline, Saline
04/01/2016
9:00am-10:00am
Toddler Time
Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
10:00am
Fabulous Friday Spring Stroll
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
10:00am
Morning Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
4:30pm-5:30pm
Fit Kids Conditioning
FitPoint, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
5:00pm-7:00pm
DJ Party!
ivivva Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi
04/01/2016
6:00pm-9:00pm
Kids Night Out
Toledo Zoo, Toledo
04/01/2016
6:00pm
Michigan Spring Game
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
7:00pm-8:00pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor
04/01/2016
8:15pm-11:59pm
FoolMoon
Washington & Ashley, Ann Arbor

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Date/Time Event
04/02/2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Home Depot Kids Club: Build a Butterfly House
Home Depot, Ypsilanti
04/02/2016
10:00am-11:00am
Managing Temper Tantrums
Plymouth District Library, Plymouth
04/02/2016
10:00am
Morning Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
10:00am-4:00pm
Spring Break Activities: Boing, Bounce, Splat
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
10:15am-11:15am
Family Yoga
Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
10:30am-10:30pm
44th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
10:30am
Amigurumi
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/02/2016
10:30am-11:30am
Little Peep PlayGround
Pointless Brewery & Theatre, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
11:00am
All About Owls
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
11:00am
I Wish You More Storytime
Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
11:00am
Storytime
Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
12:00pm-2:00pm
Pokémon Stack Your Deck
Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
1:00pm-3:00pm
All Ages Clay Fairy Doors
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
1:00pm-4:00pm
Mini Monster Stuffies
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Open Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
1:30pm-2:30pm
Fit & Creative Youth
FitPoint, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
2:00pm-4:00pm
DJ Party with Live Mannequins
ivivva Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi
04/02/2016
2:00pm-3:30pm
Get Ready for Festifools - Robots!
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
3:00pm-3:30pm
All About Owls
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/02/2016
4:45pm-5:45pm
Art with Casey
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
04/02/2016
5:00pm-6:30pm
Open Gym
Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Date/Time Event
04/03/2016
10:00am-11:00pm
Hip Hop Party
ivivva Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi
04/03/2016
10:00am
Morning Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
10:00am-11:30am
Sunday Stroll at Nichols Arboretum
Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
10:30am-3:00pm
44th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
12:00pm-4:00pm
Art Experience Presented by Camp Fire Southeast Michigan Council
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
12:00pm-4:00pm
Spring Break Activities: Boing, Bounce, Splat
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
1:00pm-2:00pm
Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Modding
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
3:00pm-3:30pm
All About Owls
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
4:00pm-5:00pm
FestiFools
Main Street Area, Ann Arbor
04/03/2016
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor

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