2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Our 2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide has information on all of the great family-friendly activities happening as part of the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs from June 6 through July 4.
Top of the Park 2017 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Top of the Park is the free outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. This Top of the Park Kids Guide lists all of the great family friendly activities happening at Top of the Park. Top of the Park starts on Friday, June 9 and runs through Sunday, July 2. It is held every night except for Mondays.

2017 Top of the Park KidZone Tents

Each night of Top of the Park, a local organization hosts activities in the KidZone Tent. The KidZone tent is open from 5-8p.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival - Top of the Park KidZone Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo (2009)

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  • Friday, June 9: KidZone: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo
  • Saturday, June 10: KidZone: Michigan Creativity Association Destination Imagination: Contraption Extraction
  • Sunday, June 11: KidZone: FUMCN Co-Op Preschool Kid Science
  • Tuesday, June 13: KidZone: Michigan Creativity Association Destination Imagination: Contraption Extraction
  • Wednesday, June 14: KidZone: UM Museum of Natural History Bug-Out!
  • Thursday, June 15: KidZone: UM Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Hands on Biology
  • Friday, June 16: KidZone: UM North Campus Children’s Center – Wonder of Learning Exploring Loose Parts
  • Saturday, June 17: KidZone: Flipside Art Studio ArtSplosions Lab
  • Sunday, June 18: KidZone: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
  • Tuesday, June 20: KidZone: UM Museum of Natural History: Ready for Launch
  • Wednesday, June 21: KidZone: International Alphabet Soup & Natsu Matsuri Games
  • Thursday, June 22: KidZone: Taiwanese American Community Culture Event
  • Friday, June 23: KidZone: Story Time Yoga
  • Saturday, June 24: KidZone: Apple Playschools: Make Recycled Instruments
  • Sunday, June 25: KidZone: Hebrew Day School Stained Glass Window Coloring Transparencies
  • Tuesday, June 27: KidZone: AAHOM: Inversion Goggles, Musclebound, and Oobleck
  • Wednesday, June 28: KidZone: Summers-Knoll School - Let's Go Fly a Kite
  • Thursday, June 29: KidZone: Keith Hafner's Karate - Healthy, Happy, Confident Kids
  • Friday, June 30: KidZone: LSNC All Walks of Life: Live Animal Exploration
  • Saturday, July 1: KidZone: FLY Children's Art Center - FLY Creativity Lab
  • Sunday, July 2: KidZone: UM Conceptual Development Lab: Make Your Own Jellyfish
  • 2017 Top of the Park Retreat

    Each night Top of the Park, kicks off with a wellness/fitness activity like yoga, martial arts, and more. While Retreat is not a kid-centric program, they are welcome to join in. Retreat activities happen on the Power Center Lawn.

    2017 Top of the Park Performances

    The big draw of Top of the Park is the nightly musical performances. There are two stages setup at Top of the Park. The larger stage is in front of Rackham and is the main stage for Top of the Park. The O&W Acoustic Stage is setup in the Grove near the Bell Tower. Music typically starts at 5p on the Acoustic Stage and at 7p on the Rackham Stage. The full performance schedule is included in each of the event listings below.

    Ann Arbor Summer Festival - Top of the Park - Rackham Stage

    Ann Arbor Summer Festival © Myra Klarman Photography.com

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  • Friday, June 9: Top of the Park Music
  • Saturday, June 10: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 11: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 11: Top of the Park: Kids Rock - Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards
  • Tuesday, June 13: Top of the Park Music
  • Wednesday, June 14: Top of the Park Music
  • Thursday, June 15: Top of the Park Music
  • Friday, June 16: Top of the Park Music
  • Saturday, June 17: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 18: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 18: Top of the Park: Kids Rock - The Shake Ups in Ponyville
  • Tuesday, June 20: Top of the Park Music
  • Wednesday, June 21: Top of the Park Music
  • Thursday, June 22: Top of the Park Music
  • Friday, June 23: Top of the Park Music
  • Saturday, June 24: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 25: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, June 25: Top of the Park: Kids Rock - Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band
  • Tuesday, June 27: Top of the Park Music
  • Wednesday, June 28: Top of the Park Music
  • Thursday, June 29: Top of the Park Music
  • Friday, June 30: Top of the Park Music
  • Saturday, July 1: Top of the Park Music
  • Sunday, July 2: Top of the Park Music
  • 2017 Top of the Park Movies

    As my daughter has gotten older, we love attending the Top of the Park movies. The movies are held Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday. The full movie schedule is listed below, although not all movies are appropriate for all ages.

    2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide - Movie Lineup

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  • Sunday, June 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Top of the Park Movie
  • Tuesday, June 13: Groundhog Day: Top of the Park Movie
  • Wednesday, June 14: Marvel's Doctor Strange: Top of the Park Movie
  • Thursday, June 15: Ghostbusters - Answer the Call: Top of the Park Movie
  • Sunday, June 18: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Top of the Park Movie
  • Tuesday, June 20: Hidden Figures: Top of the Park Movie
  • Wednesday, June 21: Good Morning, Vietnam: Top of the Park Movie
  • Thursday, June 22: Say Anything: Top of the Park Movie
  • Sunday, June 25: Secret Life of Pets: Top of the Park Movie
  • Tuesday, June 27: Men in Black: Top of the Park Movie
  • Wednesday, June 28: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Top of the Park Movie
  • Thursday, June 29: Beetlejuice: Top of the Park Movie
  • Sunday, July 2: La La Land: Top of the Park Movie
  • 2017 Top of the Park Food

    We make Culinary Row a part of many of our visits to Top the Park. Culinary row offers food booths and food trucks offering everything from drinks to dinner to dessert. Last year, we actually went to Opening Night of Top of the Park just for dinner. We had to take our daughter to Girl Scout Camp that evening and didn’t have time to stay for the music. Last year, Slows BBQ from Detroit had their food truck there on select nights.

     

    2017 Top of the Park Food Vendors are:

    • Chela’s
    • Hut-K Chaats
    • Noodles & Company
    • Oasis Grill
    • Pizza House
    • Ray’s Red Hots
    • Slow’s To Go
    • Stucchi’s
    • Sweetwater Cafe
    • Sugar Shack

    2017 Mainstage Program

    In addition to the free Top of the Park activities, the Ann Summer Festival includes the Mainstage performances. For the first time in several years, this year’s Mainstage program includes family-centric programming. Doktor Kaboom! will be bringing crazy fun science to the Power Center in two shows – It’s Just Rocket Science and Live Wire. Be sure to check our article on the show for more information and a ticket giveaway.Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire

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