Arbor Annie’s Fourth of July Weekend Roundup – July 1-4, 2016

This summer seems to be flying by! I can’t believe it’s already the Fourth of July weekend. Of course with school letting out so late this year, there were only 2 weeks between the end of school and Independence Day compared to 3 weeks between them last year.

Arbor Annie's Fourth of July Weekend RoundupThis week, we finally made it to a Top of the Park movie (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) on Tuesday night. With movies the last week of school and my daughter playing softball, we hadn’t been able to make any of the other movies that interested us. We considered Jurassic World last night, but my daughter thought one midnight a week was enough. We probably will skip the last movie, West Side Story on Sunday, since we’ll be up early for the Jaycees Parade.

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Obviously the big events on this weekend’s calendar are Fourth of July events.

IMO, the Ann Arbor Jaycees Parade is a must! My daughter will be in the parade for the 8th year (with the Girl Scouts this year and previously with her preschool). As both a participant and a spectator over the years, I was able to compile some tips for the parade.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing Out Candy

Top of the Park concludes on Sunday. With music, food, kids activities, and movies, there is something for every family to enjoy.

Top of the Park

The weather is supposed be a great time to visit one of our 10 Places to Get Wet. In good pool news, Veterans Park has finally opened for the season and is holding a Grand Opening Celebration this weekend with free admission, activities, and more. Check the events calendar for more details. 

Ann Arbor Places to Get Wet

Don’t miss our complete events list below, or the Events Calendar on the website for all the events this week.

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Fourth of July Details

Fireworks are a classic part of any Fourth of July celebration. While there aren’t any local displays on Monday, there are a couple of options this weekend.

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

If you’re making plans for Monday, be sure to check out our Guide to Monday’s Events, What’s Open, and What’s Closed.

Fourth of July Events & Closures

Plus, don’t miss our Jaycees Parade Tips.Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade

 

Summer Series Posts:

Movie Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer Movies Inspire Summer Reading Recommendations

Montibeller Park - Balance Beam

Montibeller Park – Playground Profile

Rolling Hills Water Park - Zero Entry PoolRolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Penn's Cave Boat Tour- Descending Steps to the Tour

Penn’s Cave – Travel Thursday

Red Rock Barbecue - Ribs

Pretzel Bell Review – Saturday Restaurant Review

 

Summer Information

Still planning your summer? Be sure to check our Summer Camp Guide. The guide has information on all types of camps. Whether you’re looking for full day care all summer long, or just a couple of fun camps to entertain your kids for a half-day, there are plenty of options. 

Summer Camp Guide

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Weekend Events Calendar

July 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/01/2016
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/01/2016
10:00am
Dollar Movie - Horton Hears a Who
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
07/01/2016
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: Leslie Science & Nature Center
at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/01/2016
6:30pm
Dexter Summer Concert Series
at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan

July 2, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/02/2016
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
07/02/2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Home Depot Kids Club: Ice Age Bowling Game
at Home Depot, Ypsilanti Michigan
07/02/2016
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: Craft Stick Flag
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
11:00am-11:30am
Hands-On Demo: DIY DNA
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
11:00am
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn Storytime
at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
07/02/2016
11:00am
Patriotic TieDye T-Shirts
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
07/02/2016
11:00am
Storytime
at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
12:00pm-8:00pm
Grand Opening Celebration
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
12:00pm-2:00pm
July 4th Celebration
at Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Sloth!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
2:00pm-3:00pm
Firework Paintings
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
2:00pm
Patriotic TieDye T-Shirts
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
07/02/2016
3:00pm-3:30pm
Hands-on Demo: DIY DNA
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: Ann Arbor YMCA
at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/02/2016
7:00pm-11:00pm
Whitmore Lake Fireworks
at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
07/02/2016
8:15pm
Environmental Encroachment
at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

July 3, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/03/2016
12:00pm-8:00pm
Kids Swim Free
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Sloth!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
1:00pm-3:00pm
Summer Concert Series
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
2:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Jaws
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
07/03/2016
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming - Spell Creation
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
3:00pm-3:30pm
Hands-on Demo: DIY DNA
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: UM Psychology Department
at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/03/2016
7:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Jaws
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
07/03/2016
8:00pm
Manchester Fireworks
at Carr Park, Manchester Michigan
07/03/2016
10:00pm-11:59pm
West Side Story: Top of the Park Movie
at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

July 4, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/04/2016
10:00am
Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade
at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
07/04/2016
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/04/2016
10:00am
Dollar Movie - How to Train Your Dragon 2
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
07/04/2016
10:00am
Summer 2016 Children's Garden Pop-Up
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/04/2016
11:00am-12:00pm
Ypsilanti Jaycees Fourth of July Parade
at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
07/04/2016
12:00pm-4:00pm
4th of July Celebration
at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/04/2016
12:00pm-8:00pm
Fourth Of July Swim
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

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