Fun FREE things to do this weekend in Ann Arbor

Wondering what to do this weekend? There are a few fun FREE events going on in Ann Arbor this weekend!
 
Here is a sampling of what's going on. You can also check out www.visitannarbor.org. Have a great time!

Elmo’s Hideaway Open House

Open House --- Refreshments! Open Mic! Entertainment! Come discover the Hideaway.

Further Event Information

Friday May 04, 2012

5pm - TIL

Cost: This is a free event.
Address: Elmo's Hideaway, 220 So. Main Street - Down Below
For more info, visit website

UM Museum of Natural History Presents: Fun Friday Night at the Museum

Come experience the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History at night on Friday, May 4.  We will be staying open until 9 pm!  Join us for $3 planetarium shows at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm.  These Star Talk shows will be 30 minutes long and focus on what you can see in the night sky.  In anticipation of Spring, we will be reading aloud The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle at 6:00 and 7:00 pm in the planetarium. This free story time will feature images from the book on the planetarium dome. Space is limited to 36 people and children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be free 30 minute dinosaur tours at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Space on the tours is limited to 15 people.

Further Event Information

Friday May 04, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: This is a free event.
Address: UM Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor
Phone: (734) 764-0480
For more info, visit website

Water Hill Music Festival

The Water Hill Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind music festival featuring residents of the Water Hill neighborhood of Ann Arbor, Michigan, performing on their front porches for other neighbors and visitors who stroll from house to house.

2012 Line-Up (so far) - The Vibrations, Jerry Hancock, Dan Mulholland, Brian Delaney, Andy Adamson, Rich Dishman, Tree Town Community Chorus (more announcements to come).

Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 2 to 6 pm Wear comfortable shoes, loose-fitting clothes and a hat, fill a water bottle and set off to wander Water Hill. You’ll find festival yard signs planted in front yards all over the neighborhood indicating sites where resident musicians will be performing on their own front porches, front yards, driveways, etc. (Some pianists will be inviting people inside to their piano rooms.) Chairs will be available on some lawns, but carrying a lightweight folding chair or camp stool might be a good idea.

Who, where and when? To know who is performing where and when you can print out the latest program from this site before you leave home or find it in printed form at locations around the neighborhood on the day of the event.

Parking: The best place to leave your car is parked in your driveway. But if you’re not lucky enough to bike or walk to the event don’t worry, there’s plenty of free parking available on streets throughout the neighborhood. Wherever you land please plan to park just once and experience the festival on foot, unless you have special needs.

Public facilities: Hunt Park, at the top of Spring Street, is a nice place for a lunch or dinner picnic, and has water and public restrooms. Belize Park is centrally located in the neighborhood at the corner of Fountain&Summit. It also boasts a drinking fountain, play structure, tree-shaded benches and a picnic table. Big City Bakery, at the corner of Miller and Spring, is a good source for coffee, muffins, scones, and on May 6th they’re offering a 2-for-1 special on their famous homemade dingdongs and extending their hours to 6 pm. Newly landscaped West Park, which borders the neighborhood to the south across Miller Avenue, features a playground and fields, and has a parking lot off Chapin Street.

Further Event Information

Sunday May 06, 2012

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: This is a free event.
Address: Water Hill Neighborhood, Ann Arbor
Email: paul@waterhill.org
For more info, visit website

Event submitted by Cdesjarlais for Roundtree.

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