The days of summer seem to pass at an accelerated speed. Though it’s still July, I’ve begun to lament the end of summer. I know I’m not the only one.
Well, my fellow sun adorers, I have a plan. Let’s ignore the obnoxious back-to-school store displays, and our harbored winter boots, and bask in the remaining weeks of summer.
There are plenty of local family-friendly activities left to enjoy this season.
Here are some ideas:
- Visit the 44th Annual All Kids Carnival on Thursday, July 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. at . The event includes a petting zoo, pony rides, super slide, games, food and more. All are welcome. Admission is $8.
- Attend the final concert of the Music in the Parks summer series, featuring the 50-member Cuyahoga Falls Community Band on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Peninsula Shelter at Water Works Park. The show is free of charge. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the theatre at the Quirk Cultural Center.
- Groove to the tunes of the Music in the Meadow series at Howe Meadow: Copus Hill plays Aug. 3., Keith McKelley & Audible Distractions play Aug. 17.
The evenings include: family activities at 5:30 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m., followed by ranger-led walks or talks. All events are free of charge. Concerts are cancelled in severe weather. Call 330-650-4636, ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for updates.
- Catch a film in the Flicks in the Falls series at Falls River Square: Shrek Forever After on July 28, Tangled on Aug. 4, Toy Story 3 on Aug. 11, Gnomeo & Juliet on Aug. 18, Up on Aug. 25.
The outdoor movies begin at dusk and are free of charge.