Free Summer Fun

Summer is for fun – when we aren’t working, we can at least pretend to be in vacation mode.


Smoky Mountains, TN


But, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune like an amusement park. Here’s some free summer fun:

  • Write, call or chat with a friend.
  • See if there are free concerts in the park in your area.
  • Go swimming in a lake with no entrance fees.
  • Go on a picnic – take what you were going to make for lunch or dinner to a nearby park.
  • Watch the stars – get
  • Cool off at the library. Most have summer reading programs going on. Ours has it for adults too.
  • Color, draw or paint if you have the supplies.
  • Go for a hike or walk.
  • Bike a new trail if you have a bike.
  • Learn the local flowers, plants and animals.
  • Build a sandcastle.
  • Go to the airport and watch the planes take off and guess where they are going.
  • Take walks at night with friends or family.
  • Some movie theaters offer free movies. Check your theater web site for days and time.
  • Play Kick the Can or Ghost in the Graveyard.
  • Check your paper for local festivals that are free. shows local events, some that are free.
  • Volunteer.
  • If you have the equipment – roller blade, croquet, badminton or volleyball.
  • Play with the toys you have – bubbles, hula hoop, water guns, remote control cars. I am sure we all have toys that rarely get played.
  • Many towns have Art in the Park where local artists display their artwork.
  • See a sunset.
  • Walk the boardwalk and people watch.
  • Feed the ducks some stale bread.
  • Make your own popsicles.
  • Read outside.
  • Check out which museums have free museum day.
  • Play at the park.
  • Go on a picture taking walk.
  • Play board games or card games.
  • Catch fireflies and set them free again.

What is your favorite free summer fun?