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Things to Do in July

How can it be July already?! The weather finally feels like Summer! Here is a list of things to do this month that are FREE or inexpensive for your family.

  1. Celebrate America’s Birthday with a parade, carnival, celebration or fireworks. Find 4th of July events here. Find fireworks all month long here.
  2. There is still time to sign up for a Summer Reading Program at our local libraries! Read and win some fun prizes! Find more information here.
  3. U.S. Venture Appleton Children’s Week is jam-packed with fun with over 50 activities! Check it out July 21-27, 2019. Find more information here.
  4. Have you checked out our newest Splash Pad in Seymour? Find these popular FREE refreshers here.
  5. Cool off at one of these outdoor swimming pools.
  6. Hit the beach!
  7. Indulge in the summer must have…ice cream! Find our favorites here.
  8. Ride the Downtown Appleton Trolley. Find the route, schedule and more info here.
  9. Have you been to Bay Beach this Summer? New additions for 2019 include mini doughnuts, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, Eli’s Frozen Cheesecake, cookies baked fresh on-site and most exciting, the new Ferris wheel! The Ferris wheel is 100-foot-tall and will open to the public at 11 am July 4. The ride will cost three tickets per rider (75 cents) and each cart fits 6 people. Find tips for your trip here.
  10. Round up the family it’s time for County Fairs! Find more information about the Kewaunee, Fond du Lac, Outagamie and Winnebago County Fairs in July here.
  11. From home-grown fruit and vegetables to flowers and artsy finds, there is something for everyone at the local Farmers Market with options nearly every day! Find a Farmers Market Schedule here.
  12. Have fun with your family, both on and off the water, this summer! Checkout these live water ski shows!
  13. Runoff some energy at a Fun Run! Find area fun runs here.
  14. Unison Credit Union is hosting family fun, Splish Splash Bash, at a couple of local pools and beaches! July 9 at Ashwaubomay Lake, July 12 at Doyle Pool in Little Chute, July 17 at Kaukauna Municipal Pool and July 24 at Plamann Lake in Grand Chute. Festivities include luau parties, free admission at Doyle and Plamann, movies, giveaways and more! Find more information here.
  15. Plamann Park Children’s Farm is perfect for littles and its FREE! Learn more here.
  16. Find one of these epic slides!
  17. Discover a new park. We have lots of ideas here!
  18. Pose in front of one of our awesome murals! Tag #gvkmuralhunt to share your adventure!
  19. Paint some rocks or go rock hunting! Learn more about this fun way to explore the Fox Cities here.
  20. Dance like no one is watching at one of these outdoor music spots.
  21. Hike and find a waterfall. Check out our recommendations here.
  22. 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.
  23. Beat the heat inside! Here is a roundup of air-conditioned places to check out.
  24. Find summer outdoor movies to enjoy with your family here.
  25. Did you know kids 18 and under can receive FREE lunches most of the Summer? Check out where here.
  26. Find a Summer Festival here.
  27. Feed the ducks at Baybeach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  28. Take a road trip! We have lots of ideas here.
  29. Skip making dinner and head to a drive in!
  30. Try out one of the beaches with inflatables!
  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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As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids Amanda is passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community.Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!


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