Fun in the Sun




It's officially summer, and that means tons of family activities available around the state and close to home.

Heading Outside

Fairs and festivals, splash pads and pools, barbecues and picnics, playgrounds and trails, concerts and plays – and so much more! Everything starts up again for the summer, from summer concerts hosted by many towns to swimming pools and splash pads opening up for the season. Get the family outdoors to enjoy simple family fun while enjoying the heat. Enjoy fireworks? You're in luck! Many towns offer a fireworks display this month. You can find a list here.

Check out the Events and Great Outdoors tabs for lots of great ideas to enjoy the weather!

Staying Inside

Getting a little too warm out there? Stay inside to stay cool. Many libraries offer programming throughout the summer, with the most long-lasting being their summer reading program. This year's theme is Libraries Rock!, and signing up can offer kids incentives to read, including prizes. Need more indoor activities? Think board games, craft projects (perhaps bring some of the outdoors in?), and building projects (LEGOs, tinker toys, blanket forts...). Or head to a local museum to beat the heat and learn while exploring.

Get Social

Summer is the perfect time to get friends and family together, whether it's for a backyard barbecue or an afternoon of fun in the sprinkler. Toss some logs into the fire pit and roast marshmallows. Meet some friends at the local playground. Play ring toss or battle each other with water balloons. Anything is more fun with friends!



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