Jun 27, 2014

July 4-6, 2014
Fourth of July Weekend!

Whimsy: Family-Fun Itinerary

Friday, July 4

  • At 5:00 tech and adventure camp Rocks and Robots takes over the Kidzone Tent with an array of interactive LEGO robots. 
  • The Grove provides a shady spot to relax and keep hydrated  while you listen to acoustic country, folk and rock and roll from 5 til 7 with Adam Plomaritas and Nervous But Excited.
  • Local street artist David Zinn has been busy all week creating his magic trompe l’oeil chalk drawings in various spots on the Top of the Park grounds.  How many can you discover?

Saturday, July 5

  • Arts in Motion brings their unique take on dance and creative movement to the Kidzone Tent from 5–7.
  • As usual, there is live music for the entire family with acoustic solo and duo acts on the Grove stage from 5-7 and bigger, more acts on Rackham Stage from 7–11 pm.

Sunday, July 6

  • Starting at five Kids can create a dancing “windsock” in the Kidzone tent while parents can learn about how children learn about the world around them. Hosted by U of M’s Psychology Department.
  • Live music on two stages keep kids of all ages occupied and dancing from 5 til 10 pm.
  • The Wizard of Oz closes our film series and the festival at 10 pm.  Bring a blanket and some pillows and introduce your kids to this amazing classic film.

Lively: Night-Life Itinerary

Friday, July 5

  • At 5 pm, America’s funniest politicos make their annual return to the Power Center for one show only!  More info including how to buy tickets here: http://a2sf.org/event/the-capitol-steps/
  • After the show, enjoy a night of free live music on The Rackham Stage, featuring hard driving blues from The Bluescasters and extremely danceable soul and R&B from Lady Sunshine and the X-Band. 
  • At 11 pm, head back to The Grove to enjoy a cold drink under the stars while DJ Kirsten Carey spins funk and soul sides.

Saturday, July 6

  •  Get limber and relaxed before a long night out by hitting yoga:FLEX on the lawn of Power Center.  5-6 pm.
  •  Enjoy cold drinks in the shade while extremely talented Chicago-based singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence performs on the Grove Stage.
  •  A night of hard rocking, danceable live music from 7-11 pm on Rackham Stage includes up-and-coming Detroit alt outfit Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas.
  •  DJ Chuck Sipperly finishes up the evening with a mix of house, disco, techno and more in the Grove.

Sunday, July 6

  • The Brothers Groove perform their funk-jazz thang at 7 pm on the Rackham Stage, followed by the roots-rocking George Bedard and the Kingpins to wrap up this year’s music.
  •  From vegetarian Indian street food to lip-smacking BBQ, some of Ann Arbor’s tastiest food will be served up on Culinary Row, along with cold drinks from 5 til close in the Beverage Garden. The perfect way to wrap up another great Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

*Photo credit to Myra Klarman Photography.

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