Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces the 2018 KidZone Series

. May 25, 2018.
Photo credit: Myra Klarman Photography.
Photo credit: Myra Klarman Photography.

Art, storytelling, bubbles and more!

Memorial Day weekend is here, which means the unofficial start of summer in Washtenaw County! To celebrate, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its free outdoor KidZone event series at Top of the Park for the upcoming 2018 season. From recycled puppet making to explorations of light, live insect and animal meet-and-greets to instrument petting zoos, there is something for every child and their family this year at Top of the Park.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs from June 8 through July 1 at Top of the Park, six nights each week starting at 5pm. The KidZone tent will feature a variety of events hosted by different organizations every night between 5 and 8pm. Top of the Park is located at 915 E. Washington Street, on the University of Michigan campus. See the full list below and let the fun begin!

2018 KidZone

June 8 – First Friday
Flipside Art Studio – Felted Snakes

June 9 – Saturday
Michigan Light Project – Explorations of Light

June 10 – Sunday
Ann Arbor Learning Community – Paint and Printmaking

June 12 – Tuesday
UM Early Childhood Centers – Exploring Loose Parts

June 13 – Wednesday
Apple Playschools – Recycled Musical Instruments

June 14 – Thursday
Children’s Center for Growth and Development – Garden Play Center

June 15 – Friday
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra – Instrument Petting Zoo

June 16 – Saturday
Summers-Knoll School – Connect with Nature

June 17 – Sunday
Spectrum Therapy Center – Bubbles, Boats, and Buried Treasure!

June 19 – Tuesday
Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors – Showcase of Taiwanese Culture

June 20 – Wednesday
Vault of Midnight – Vault KidZone

June 21 – Thursday
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum – Summer Science Fest

June 22 – Friday
International Institute and Center for Japanese Studies – Games from Around the World

June 23 – Saturday
Stone School Cooperative Preschool – Make Some Music!

June 24 – Sunday
C.S Mott Children’s Hospital

June 26 – Tuesday
University Center for Language and Literacy – Interactive Reading Experience

June 27 – Wednesday
Keith Hafner’s Karate – Intro to Tae Kwon Do

June 28 – Thursday
UM Museum of Natural History – Insects on Parade!

June 29 – Friday
Leslie Science and Nature Center – Animal Diversity

June 30 – Saturday
Michigan Creativity Association – Destination Imagination

July 1 – Sunday
Stories on the Move LLC – Upcycled Storytelling Puppets

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating three-week celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. For more information on all festival events, please visit the festival website