31 Things to Do in August!

Things to do in August

July flew by and we’re ready to close out the summer with loads of fun this August! Here is a list of things to do this month that are FREE or inexpensive for your family.

  1. Try one of these awesome campfire treats camp side or in your backyard!
  2. Closeout your summer reading program at the library!
  3. Neenah’s new splash pad in Washington Park is scheduled to open this month! Find other popular FREE refreshing spots here.
  4. Cool off at one of these outdoor swimming pools.
  5. Hit the beach!
  6. Indulge in the summer must-have…ice cream! Find our favorites here.
  7. Ride the Downtown Appleton Trolley. Find the route, schedule and more info here.
  8. Make a visit to one of our summer favorites, Hamburger Festival Hot Air Balloon Rally! It is free to attend and park. Don’t forget your bug spray and chairs!
  9. Round up the family, it’s time for County Fairs! Up this month are Winnebago, Brown, Manitowoc, Waupaca, and Calumet Counties! Find more information about these fairs here.
  10. So many fruits and vegetables are at their peak this month! The markets will be full of great finds. Find a Farmers Market Schedule here.
  11. Have fun with your family, both on and off the water, this summer! Check out these live water ski shows!
  12. Run off some energy at a Fun Run! Find area fun runs here.
  13. Spend some late summer exploration time at one of the area nature centers! They’re perfect for hot days as there’s lots to explore inside and out!
  14. Plamann Park Children’s Farm is perfect for littles and its FREE! Learn more here.
  15. Find one of these epic slides!
  16. Discover a new park. We have lots of ideas here!
  17. Pose in front of one of the awesome murals in Northeast Wisconsin! Tag #gvkmuralhunt to share your adventure!
  18. Paint some rocks or go rock hunting! Learn more about this fun way to explore the Fox Cities here.
  19. Dance like no one is watching at one of these outdoor music spots.
  20. Hike and find a waterfall. Check out our recommendations here.
  21. Hit a trail! Whether you are training with your kids for a Fun Run or just burning off some energy we have you covered! Here is a list of our favorite family-friendly trails that are both toddler and stroller approved.
  22. Beat the heat inside! Here is a roundup of air-conditioned places to check out.
  23. Find summer outdoor movies to enjoy with your family here.
  24. Find a Summer Festival here.
  25. Feed the ducks at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  26. Take a road trip! We have lots of ideas here.
  27. Skip making dinner and head to a drive-in!
  28. Don’t miss your chance to visit a seasonal spot! Check our list of closing dates!
  29. Hit the road and check out one of these fun road trips.
  30. Head to the Milwaukee Zoo for the Special Exhibit: Brick Dinos through September 2. Find more information here.
  31. Still stuck? Find 100+ things to do on our Summer Bucket List!

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Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

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