Category Archives: May

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

With the crazy hot temperatures this week, it seems like a good time to pull together a list of some creeks, rivers, and lakes that can be visited year round. Note: None of these locations have lifeguards. Use your own judgement and properly supervise your kids. Argo Park The Argo Cascades offer kayaking and tubing as the Huron River bypasses […]

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Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Earlier this summer, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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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

Now that Labor Day has passed, most of the locations below are closed. Our Parks for Splashing Article includes parks that have creeks, rivers, or lakes. For indoor pools and water parks, check out our Indoor Pool Guide which includes Open Swim hours.   One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water […]

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Lohr Road McDonalds Celebrates their Grand Reopening

Lohr Rd McDonalds Remodeled Play Area

This morning I was invited to the grand re-opening VIP celebration for the McDonalds on Lohr Road.  After buying the restaurant in August 2015, owner Monique Vann-Brown undertook a remodeling project this spring. The lobby and restaurant seating was opened up and outlets were added for guests working on their devices. McDonalds Play Area Remodeling The play area was re-designed with input from […]

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Emagine Free Kids Movies this Summer

Emagine Free Kids Movies

This summer don’t miss Emagine Free Kids Movies. Emagine is introducing their new Free for Kids Summer Film Series. Movies are shown at 10a on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Emagine Free Kids Movies The Free for Kids Summer Film Series schedule starts on June 14 and runs through August 19. Ann Arbor schools are still in session for the first week of the […]

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Free Movies at Quality 16 this Summer

Quality 16 Free Movies - Summer 2017

This summer Quality 16 is offering FREE movies every weekday morning. In the past, they have offered Dollar Movies over the summer. This year, the movies are FREE for members of their Frequent Moviegoers Rewards program. They are still $1 for non-members. Morning Movies The Weekday Morning Movies schedule starts on June 12 and runs through August 11. Unfortunately, Ann […]

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