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2017 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival Review

2017 Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival

The Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival opened on Wednesday, June 21 and continues through Sunday, June 25 at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Jaycees provided my daughter with a ride wristband so we could check out the carnival and report back to you. Check out our thoughts and tips for visiting the carnival. Have you been to the Ann Arbor Jaycees Carnival this year? […]

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Wild Swan Theater’s 2017-2018 Schedule

Wild Swan Theater Peter Rabbit

Wild Swan Theater has announced their 2017-2018 season. This season includes some classic shows that are part of their regular rotation. I also see some shows that I don’t recall them performing in the past. Wild Swan breaks their productions into two series: The Classic Series is for younger children – typically PreK-2nd Grade while the Masterpiece Series offers shows for older children. Over the years my […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Are you looking for free, outdoor Concerts this summer? Outdoor concerts are a staple summer activity. Our list below includes Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series (as well as concert series in all of Washtenaw County). I’ve collaborated with other sites in Metro Detroit to bring you a list of concert series throughout the area.   Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County […]

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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. With the hot start to the summer of 2016, it’s a good thing that there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. In order […]

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Farmers Market Guide

Ann Arbor Farmers Markets

As we enter the growing season, there are tons of Ann Arbor Farmers Markets popping up. I’ve pulled together a list of various farmers markets in the greater Ann Arbor area. If you know of a market that I missed, add it in the comments below or send me an email and I will make sure to add it to […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan – Activity Review

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

SEA LIFE Michigan is a small aquarium located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with over 250 species of sea creatures. Visiting SEA LIFE Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and shopping at Great Lakes Crossing is a fun day trip from Ann Arbor.

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2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Top of the Park 2017 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

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. 2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide Top of the Park is the free outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer […]

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Fairy Doors are Popping Up at Briarwood Mall this Spring

Briarwood Mall Fairy Door Collection

Even more Fairy Doors are going to be appearing around Ann Arbor this spring. 22 Fairy Doors will be appearing at Briarwood Mall. Go on a hunt and find them all. In conjunction with the display, Briarwood Mall is giving away a $500 Simon Visa gift card. See the press release below for more details. Note the original press release was edited by me with some […]

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