Happy Father’s Day!

I’m wishing an early Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. It looks like the hot temperatures will take a bit of a break with the high only forecast to be around 80. However, there is a chance of storms at several points in the day, so you may want to factor that into your activity plans.

Happy Father's Day Activity Ideas

Doktor Kaboom!

In our family, we are really looking forward to seeing Doktor Kaboom! “Live Wire” at the Power Center (4p on Sunday). He is also performing “It’s Just Rocket Science” at 1:30p. The shows are part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Doktor Kaboom!

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival

Last year, my daughter and I attended the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival. We had a great time. It’s a busy weekend for us, otherwise we would definitely plan to return. Honestly, I was expecting to spend the day working on my iPad while my daughter listened to talks and learned to draw. It turns out that I was drawn into the activities as much as she was. The only work that I got done was sharing pictures on Instagram.

Brobot drawing lesson – not quite finished yet #a2caf

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Book signing! #a2caf @vaultofmidnight @tomangleberger @cecebellbooks

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Swimming with Dad

In 2015, my family celebrated Father’s Day at Rolling Hills Water Park. It was not as crowded as other Sundays. Just be sure to check the forecast for thunderstorms during your visit. Other options are any of the other pools in the area – Buhr, Fuller, Veterans, or Rutherford Pool. 

Rolling Hills Water Park - Old Slides

Movies

Is a movie your choice of a way to beat the heat?

I know my husband enjoys watching classic movies from our childhood with our daughter. Quality 16 is showing Flashback Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark. There are showings at 2&7p. Or you can wait until it cools off outside and check out Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as the Top of the Park movie. Plus, Michigan Theater has Three Stooges Shorts at 1:30p on Father’s Day.

Cars 3 opens this weekend and is a great option for a family movie. We were not able to attend the screening, so I am sharing a glowing review from Week99er, a friend who was at the screening. Be sure to check out our reviews of recent movies. 

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Other Adventures with Dad

The Toledo Zoo is offering free admission to Dads on Sunday when they arrive with their child(ren).

We always have fun at Greenfield Village. Their historic baseball games have started for the year. 

Kids Eat Free

We also have made plans to have dinner with my parents on Sunday. Our first thought was Mac’s Acadian Seafood in Saline. Unfortunately, they are now closed on Sundays.

If you are planning to each out, consider these places where Kids Eat Free on Sundays.

  • Pretzel Bell – 226 S. Main St, Ann Arbor – Kids under 12 eat free on Sunday  (Max of 2 free kids per full-price adult entree, must order from Junior Varsity menu, beverage and dessert not included) (Verified 5/2017)Pretzel Bell Kids Mac & Cheese with Fruit
  • Maiz Cantina – 36 E. Cross St, Ypsilanti – Kids Eat Free all day on Sunday noon-10p. – Check out our review (Max of 2 kids per adult, must order from kids menu – ages 10 & under.) (Verified 1/2017)
    Maiz - Chips & Drinks
  • Bagger Dave’s 859 W. Eisenhower Parkway. Kids Meals $2.95 – Check out our review of Bagger Dave’s(Dine In Only, Kids 12 & Under) (Updated 1/2017) 
    Bagger Dave's Review - Ann Arbor mural
  • Steak & Shake – 4120 Ellsworth Rd, Ypsilanti – All Day Every Day – One Dine In Kids Plate per $9/spent. (Verified 2/2017)

All Father’s Day Events

Date/Time Event
06/18/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Pop-Up Makerspace
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
12:30pm-5:30pm
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
1:00pm
Doktor Kaboom! "It's Just Rocket Science"

Doktor Kaboom! "It's Just Rocket Science"

at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
For the first time in several years, the Main Stage series at Ann Arbor Summer Festival includes a family-friendly act. Doktor Kaboom will be bringing crazy, entertaining science experiments to audiences.
06/18/2017
1:30pm
Three Stooges Shorts
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
2:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Life - How Do We Find It?
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
4:00pm
Doktor Kaboom! "Live Wire"

Doktor Kaboom! "Live Wire"

at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
For the first time in several years, the Main Stage series at Ann Arbor Summer Festival includes a family-friendly act. Doktor Kaboom will be bringing crazy, entertaining science experiments to audiences.
06/18/2017
4:30pm
Princess Mononoke
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

KidZone: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Kids can have fun at the KidZone: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Band-Aid Art, & More! There will be band aid art, face painting, balloon sculptures, and more....
06/18/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm
Top of the Park Music

Top of the Park Music

at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Enjoy the music at Top of the Park. Music will be on both the Rackham Stage and the O&W Acoustic Stage in the Grove under the Bell...
06/18/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Top of the Park Retreat

Top of the Park Retreat

at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Join the Ann Arbor Summer Festival from 5-6p for a mind-body session every day (except Mondays) from June 9 through July 2. Retreat happens on the Power...
06/18/2017
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
7:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Top of the Park: Kids Rock - The Shake Ups in Ponyville

Top of the Park: Kids Rock - The Shake Ups in Ponyville

at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Sunday is Kids night at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival with a Kids Rock Concert sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. Tonight's concert is The Shake...
06/18/2017
10:00pm-11:59pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Top of the Park Movie

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Top of the Park Movie

at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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