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Saginaw Celebrates Summer Events Calendar
Saginaw Celebrates Summer
Events Calendar


June:

Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market – 507 Washington at Thompson; Mon, Wed, Fri, 10 am – 3 pm, Sat 9 am – 1 pm beginning July 7.

Temple Theatre Tours – Tuesdays in June, July and August, 2 pm, $2.

Saginaw Art Museum – Macy’s FREE Friday’s. Free Admission every Friday.

Art for All Exhibition Series – Saginaw Art Museum, Admission.
Exhibit III through July 8, Exhibit IV opens July 20

Thrifty Tuesday at the Zoo – Half price admission every Tuesday all summer long.

Everyday Objects of the Chippewa Indians – Castle Museum through July 29.

Listen to the Mrs: WSGW’s Recipe for Success – Castle Museum through July 29.

Project 1893: Unearthing the Great Saginaw Fire – Castle Museum through September 29.

11, 12, 19 Summer Reading KICK-OFF Program: Speed Painting with Martina Hahn – Public Libraries of Saginaw, FREE. Visit www.saginawlibrary.org for a full calendar of events.
6/11: Hoyt – 2:30 pm, Butman-Fish – 7 pm
6/12: Wickes – 4 pm, Zauel – 7 pm,
6/19: Claytor – 1:30 pm

19, 21,
26, 28 Castle Celebrates Culture – Castle Museum, noon. Celebrate a different culture each week, visit www.castlemuseum.org for complete list of speakers and activities. FREE with Museum admission, registration required.

20, 23, 24 Michigan Jazz Trail – Find your groove in the Great Lakes Bay Region, Admission. Visit www.MichiganJazzTrail.org for ticket information and list of performers.
6/20: Blues on the Bay – Bay City, 3:30 pm
6/23: Jazz on the Green at Dow Gardens – Midland, 7 pm
6/24: Heart & Soul at the Dow Event Center – Saginaw, 3:30 pm

23, 24 Animal Athletes – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 4 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Find out how animals measure up against each other, and you!

2 World Oceans Day – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 2 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Fun ocean conservation activities.
Happy 4th Birthday MMCM – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission. Games, prizes, arts and crafts, magic, music and more!

Nate the Great Magic Show – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 11 am – 12 pm, Admission.

3 Children’s Arts Festival – Saginaw Art Museum, 1 – 5pm. Members, Children 15 and under FREE/Non-member Adults $5. Art-making for kids, guest performers, educational booths, games and prizes!

6 Jazz on Jefferson – Historic South Jefferson Avenue in Saginaw, between Genesee and St. Mary’s Hospital, 5 – 8 pm. Musicians, classic car show, food vendors, arts and crafts, art exhibit, Saginaw Choral Society, architectural walking tour and concert at First Congregational Church featuring Zarin-taj. Concert begins at 8 pm, FREE.

ARTY SOIL Garden Market – Saginaw Art Museum, 10 am – 3 pm. FREE.

Garden Lunch & Presentation – “It Ain’t Just a Pretty Flower – The Language of Flowers” – Saginaw Art Museum, 11:45 am – 1 pm, $35. 989.754.2491 for reservations.

Pancake Supper – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 5:30 – 8 pm.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake supper. Ticket price includes Zoo admission, supper, train and carousel ride. $7 in Advance, $9 at Gate

Researching Deer on the Refuge – Green Point Environmental Learning Center, 7 pm. Admission/Members FREE. Impact of deer on refuge, conservation efforts and management.

9 Kids Free Fishing Day – Ojibway Island, 8 – 10 am, ages 3 – 15, FREE. Bring your own fishing gear, lots of great prizes!

Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 2 pm, $8, reservations required.

12 In a Poet’s Backyard: Writing Workshop – Roethke House and Yards, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, $20. Includes tour and lunch, call 989.928.0430 to register.

13 Art & Garden Festival – Andersen Enrichment Center, 10 am – 3 pm, Admission to Garden Festival is FREE, food for purchase. Family gardening fun, demonstrations, art and garden vendors, silent auction, lunch and strawberry shortcake.

DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, READ Association, 10 am – 3 pm, Admission. Promotes and encourages family reading, every child receives a free book, activities and more!

14 American Art History Lecture – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 7 pm, Admission.

16 KCQ Country Music Fest – Ojibway Island, 9 am – 5 pm, FREE. One-day concert showcasing talents of nationally known and up and coming artists, www.fm98kcq.com for information.

17 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – The Grand World Tour, Saginaw Arts and Science Academy, 7 pm, FREE.

Father’s Day at the Zoo – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 5 pm. Dad’s get in free! Admission/Members FREE.

18 “My Favorite Dreams are Books” Pajama Party! – Hoyt Library, 2:30 pm, FREE.

Butterfly Dreams & Musical Things – Butman-Fish Library, 7pm, FREE.

19 Altered Book Art – Wickes Library, 3pm, ages10 – 14, FREE.

21 In a Poet’s Backyard: Paint and Poetry Mural – Roethke House and Yards, 10 am – noon, $10/person or $15/family and includes snack. Call 989.928.0430 to register. Help create a 16 foot mural!

Classic Legacy Band of Saginaw – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7:30 pm, FREE.

Fare and Feature Classic Film: “Cover Girl” – Temple Theatre, 12:45pm, Admission.

Dream, Big Bear…Read! Comedy Show – Zauel Library, 3 pm, FREE.

Family Night: Tie Dye – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Bring your own item to tie dye. Admission.

22 Great Lakes Bay Train Exhibition – Saginaw Art Museum, through June 29. Admission.

Late Night MMCM – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 8 pm, Admission. Leave your cleats at the door, no flags during play, score a goal at the MMCM!

23 Flower Day – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 1 pm. Watch and learn flower arranging.

Animal Athletes – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 4 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Taller, faster, stronger, smarter… it’s all about competition!

24 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Director’s Choice, Ojibway Island, 7 pm, FREE.

Lawn Chair Film Festival – Old Saginaw City, corner of Ames & N. Hamilton. Bring your own chair, movie starts at dusk, www.lawnchairfilmfestival.org for movie listing, FREE.

Animal Athletes – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 4 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Taller, faster, stronger, smarter… it’s all about competition!

25 Late Night MMCM – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 8 pm, Admission. Leave your cleats at the door, no flags during play, score a goal at the MMCM!

26 Teelightful Teens – Claytor Library, 1:30pm, FREE. Just for Teens.

27 In a Poet’s Backyard: Finding and Shaping Your Narrative – Roethke House and Yards, 10 am – 12:30 pm, $20. Includes tour and lunch, call 989.928.0430 to register.

30 Saginaw Eddy Band Concert – Patriotic Passion at the Zoo at Celebration Square, 7 pm, FREE.

Baby Doll Birthday Party with Music for Munchkins – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 1:30 – 3 pm. Fee includes activities, refreshments and museum admission. Call for reservations.


July:

3, 5, 10, 12
17, 19, 24,
26, 31 Castle Celebrates Culture – Castle Museum, noon. Celebrate a different culture each week, visit www.castlemuseum.org for complete list of speakers and activities. FREE with admission, must register.

1, 8, 15
22, 29 Lawn Chair Film Festival – Old Saginaw City, corner of Ames & N. Hamilton. Bring your own chair, movie starts at dusk, www.lawnchairfilmfestival.org for movie listing, FREE.

16, 17, 19 Drummunity: Rhythm and Drums – Public Libraries of Saginaw, FREE.
7/16: Hoyt – 2:30 pm, Butman-Fish – 7 pm
7/17: Claytor – 11 am, Wickes – 4 pm,
7/19: Zauel – 3 pm

4 Saginaw Area Fireworks – Viewing surrounding Ojibway Island, Dusk, FREE.

7 Tanabata (Star Festival) – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 1pm.

Dr. Slime! – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, Admission. Call for reservations and time of program.

9 Animal Dreams with Classroom Critters – Hoyt Library, 2:30 pm, FREE.

10 Fun on the Farm – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 2 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Learn how our food and more comes from plants and animals down on the farm.

Joel Tracey’s Magic Workshop – Claytor Library, 1:30 pm, FREE.

11 Jazz in the Garden, New Reformation Band – Andersen Enrichment Center,
7 pm. Bring your own chair, FREE.

14 Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 2 pm, $8, reservations required.

13 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Classic Rock – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.
14 Reptile Slither – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Creeping and crawling critters, special shows and programs.

15 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – One Word Wonders, Ojibway Island, 7 pm, FREE.

17 In a Poet’s Backyard: Party at the Zoo – Zoo at Celebration Square, 2 – 3 pm, Free with Zoo Admission. Poetry reading, games and animal crackers!

18 Jazz in the Garden, Brush Street featuring Julie Mulady – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7 pm, Bring your own chair, FREE.

19 Classic Legacy Band of Saginaw – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7:30 pm, FREE.

Music in the Park – Borchard Park corner of Michigan Ave and Court St, Saginaw, 6 – 8 pm, bring your own chair, FREE.

Big Blow Out Party! – Wickes Library, 4 pm, FREE. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program.

American Art History Lecture – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 7 pm, Admission.

20 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Country – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.

After Hours @ the Museum – Saginaw Art Museum, 5 – 8 pm, FREE. Live art, music and garden walk.

21 Birds, Bugs, Butterflies & Blooms – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Garden day at the Zoo with special presentations and activities.

Ice Cream Social – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission. Music, ice cream, games and crafts.

Bingo and Ice Cream Social – Zauel Library, 2 pm, under 7 need a helper, FREE.

22 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Oldies Night, Ojibway Island, 7 pm, FREE.

Old Town Motorfest – Old Town Saginaw, 10 am – 4 pm, FREE. Cars, food and fun!

24 Ice Cream Zoofari – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 6 – 8 pm. Make your own all-you-can-eat ice cream sundae. Ticket price includes Zoo admission, ice cream, train and carousel ride. $7 in Advance, $9 at Gate

Beads of the World: Friendship Bracelets – Claytor Library, 1:30 pm, FREE.

25 Jazz in the Garden, DJAM Band – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7pm. Bring your own chair, FREE.



26 Family Night: Clay Sculptures – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Admission.

In a Poet’s Backyard: Celebrate Birthday Memories and Stories – Roethke House and Yards, 7 – 8:30 pm, $10/person or $15/family. Includes tour, birthday cake and ice cream, call 989.928.0430 to register.

27 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Latin – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.

28 Summer Olympics at the MMCM – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission. Games to test your agility, brain power and other surprises!

29 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Summer Sizzlers, Ojibway Island, 7 pm, FREE.



August :

2, 7, 9,
14, 16 Castle Celebrates Culture – Castle Museum, noon. Celebrate a different culture each week, visit www.castlemuseum.org for complete list of speakers and activities. FREE with Museum admission, registration required.

10, 11, 12 Saginaw African Cultural Festival – Morley School Park, 2601 Lapeer St, Saginaw. Food, fun, entertainment and fellowship.

1 Jazz in the Garden, Saucecats – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7pm. Bring your own chair, FREE.

In a Poet’s Backyard: Theodore Roethke’s Death Day – Oakwood Cemetery, 7 – 8 pm, FREE. Candle light walk to commemorate the poet’s life.

2 Music in the Park – Borchard Park corner of Michigan Ave and Court St, Saginaw, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, bring your own chair, FREE.

3 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Swing – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.

5 Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Exciting Entertainment, Saginaw Arts and Science Academy, 7 pm, FREE.

7 Tri-City Carvers Show – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 10 am – 3 pm, Admission/Members FREE. Woodcarving display and demonstrations.

Egg Roll Demonstration with Ming the Magnificent – Claytor Library, 1:30 pm, FREE.

9 American Art History Lecture – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 7 pm, Admission.

10 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Variety Night – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.

11 Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 2 pm, $8, reservations required.

Bite Me! Mosquito Day – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission. Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will be on hand to educate and demonstrate.

13 Dream Big Back to School Bingo – Butman-Fish Library, 3 pm, under 7 needs a helper FREE. Play card bingo to win school supplies.

15 Pancake Supper – Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 5:30 – 8 pm.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake supper. Ticket price includes Zoo admission, supper, train and carousel ride. $7 in Advance, $9 at Gate

16 Music in the Park – Borchard Park corner of Michigan Ave and Court St, Saginaw, 6 – 8 pm, bring your own chair, FREE.

Classic Legacy Band of Saginaw – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7 pm, FREE.

Family Night: Painted Picasso Faces – Saginaw Art Museum, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Admission.

17 PRIDE Friday Night Live, Motown – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, FREE concert, great food and fun from area vendors.

18 Origami Workshop – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, 1 pm.

22 In a Poet’s Backyard: “Creatives Conquered and Conquering, from Michigan to Memphis” – Roethke House and Yards, 5:30 - 8 pm, $20. Includes tour and dinner, call 989.928.0430 to register.

25 Saginaw Wonderfest – Ojibway Island, noon – 6 pm. FREE. Entertainment, food and fun at the region’s first multi-cultural, family friendly celebration!

MMCM Fest! – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, 10 am – 5 pm, Admission. Celebrate summer’s end with live music, face painting, bounce house, games and more!

30 Music in the Park – Borchard Park corner of Michigan Ave and Court St, Saginaw, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, bring your own chair, FREE.



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