Ann Arbor Summer Festival Cancels Traditional Top of the Park and Envisions New Programming for Social Distancing

. May 8, 2020.
Image courtesy of Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park on Facebook.

The unfortunate news that the ongoing Top of the Park festival has been canceled cuts deep in our community. However, this doesn’t mean that the fun has to be canceled. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) has been hard at work to try to find fun and inventive ways to continue to bring joy to our community.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting in large groups has become impossible. To keep our community safe, the A2SF has decided to cancel the yearly anticipated Top of the Park. All avenues of creative gathers are being explored, from drive-in concerts and movies to online collaborative games. 

As of right now, the A2SF is offering the first program called Kooky Kreatures. Kooky Kreatures allows for players to draw different aspects of a creature then submit it to the A2SF. If selected, the image will be matched with other participants to create a new and wild creature for others to download and color. 

Once the community is safe from the pandemic, the A2SF promises to bring an event for everyone to meet in person again. Although Top of the Park cannot happen right now, that doesn’t mean we won’t get to gather together later. In the meantime, stay safe and stay indoors.

Click here for information on how you can help the A2SF.


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