Signature Projects

Fourth of July Parade

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In 1993, the City of Ann Arbor approached the Jaycees and asked them to take over the planning of the Annual 4th of July Parade, which was just in its third year. The Jaycees accepted the challenge and managed to pull it off with only a few months of organizing. 2020 will be the 30th year for the Fourth of July Parade. 

Summer Carnival

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For over 60 years the Ann Arbor Jaycees longest signature event is their Summer Carnival, originally held at Veterans Park before later being relocated to the parking lot of Pioneer High School.

In 2020 the Jaycees will host the 70th annual carnival from June 24-28, 2020.

Zombie Zap

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Since 2017, the Jaycees have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County to create a fun Halloween themed event for all Bigs and Littles to come together. 

Bountiful Baskets

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Bountiful Baskets provides Thanksgiving meals to 180+ families in the community. This event was created by the Ypsilanti Jaycees, but with support of the Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation and countless donations from the community the event continues to keep families fed during the holidays. 

Community Building Grant

In 2019 the Ann Arbor Jaycees launched a new project to partner with other organizations in the community to help them create and develop projects supporting young people. 


The application for the 2020 grant will be available in spring/summer 2020. 

Spring Eggstravaganza

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For 18 years, the Ann Arbor Jaycees hosted a Spring Eggstravaganza, formerly Easter Egg Hunt, in the community before handing it over to the Pittsfield Township Parks & Rec.