Family Events Ann Arbor Summer Festival The festival events run from June 9-July 4, 2017 and boasts weeks of performing arts, music, movies and more for kids and families. « Previous Next » Shelby Stewart • June 1, 2017 Add Comment Total: 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 A month full of music and fun activities for the whole family starts on Friday, June 9 and spans through July 4, 2017 – so head on out to Tree Town for its annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival. This festival is packed full of musicians and other performances, including The Ragbirds and Saints of Soul, as well as numerous other singers and bands. Check out the other shows, such as acrobatic performances by Australia’s Strange Fruit and comedy shows by the Roaming Zebras. The KidZone is hosting a bunch of events, promising fun for kids of all ages. The events include live animal presentations by the Leslie Science and Nature Center, chalk artists, fun learning activities like the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo, Summers-Knoll School Let’s Go Fly a Kite! and much more. In addition to performances and activities, families can check out the movie screenings. Introduce your kids the classics, such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Beetlejuice or experience some new flicks, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Dr. Strange, together. You’ll even find crazy science experiments and performances with the wacky Doktor Kaboom. Parents, there’s plenty for you, too. You can even wind down with wine and beer tastings–plus yoga, tai chi and barre classes The festival has events every day from Friday, June 9-Sunday, July 4 – except on Mondays. Times and activities vary, so be sure to check the website for the latest. The best part? Some of these events and activities are free! Tickets for the different events at the main stage vary, but the more events you buy tickets for, the more you save. You could save up to 20 percent with five or more events. Pick and choose what you and your family want to do, and join in on the summer fun. Check out more about the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and see all of the dates for the different events in the Metro Parent calendar. This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2017.