Category Archives: teens

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? Don’t wait for the fourth (maybe not even for July), there are plenty of celebrations the week before the Fourth.  Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Local fireworks displays are mostly this week (or have already happened). Ironically there are no firework displays actually on the fourth. However, on the […]

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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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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did last summer. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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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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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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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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Bookstock 2017 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Bookstock 2017

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. See the press release below for more details. METRO DETROIT’S BIGGEST AND BEST USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE WHERE BARGAINS ABOUND! SUNDAY, […]

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