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

Friday, July 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/01/2016
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity
Michaels, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
10:00am
Dollar Movie - Horton Hears a Who
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
3:00pm-7:00pm
Dixboro Farmers Market
Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: Leslie Science & Nature Center
Top of the Park, Ann Arbor
07/01/2016
6:30pm
Dexter Summer Concert Series
Monument Park, Dexter
07/01/2016
7:00pm-8:00pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/03/2016
12:00pm-8:00pm
Kids Swim Free
Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Sloth!
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
1:00pm-3:00pm
Summer Concert Series
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
2:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Jaws
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming - Spell Creation
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
3:00pm-3:30pm
Hands-on Demo: DIY DNA
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: UM Psychology Department
Top of the Park, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
7:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Jaws
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
07/03/2016
8:00pm
Manchester Fireworks
Carr Park, Manchester
07/03/2016
10:00pm-11:59pm
West Side Story: Top of the Park Movie
Top of the Park, Ann Arbor

Monday, July 4, 2016

Date/Time Event
07/04/2016
10:00am
Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade
Main Street Area, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity
Michaels, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
10:00am
Dollar Movie - How to Train Your Dragon 2
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
10:00am
Summer 2016 Children's Garden Pop-Up
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
11:00am-12:00pm
Ypsilanti Jaycees Fourth of July Parade
Depot Town, Ypsilanti
07/04/2016
12:00pm-4:00pm
4th of July Celebration
Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
12:00pm-8:00pm
Fourth Of July Swim
Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor
07/04/2016
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor

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