77 Things to Do this Summer

Summer is short but sweet!  Take advantage of our wonderful area and resources and have a fun filled adventure while the kids are out of school!  Lake Country Family Fun has put together a great list of ideas on things to do with the kids that won’t have you breaking the bank.  After all great parenting isn’t about spoiling the children with things, it is spoiling them with memories!

When enjoying these fun activities and events this summer with your family, share on Instagram (IG) with #77summerlcff. Be sure to make sure your IG profile is public so we can find you! We will pick a random winner at the end of the summer to win a $50 prize from one of our sponsors!

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  1. Learn something new at Discovery World. – The touch tank in the Reiman Aquarium is so fun!
  2. Enjoy Waukesha County’s beautiful lakes, share your fun on Instagram, and enter to win!
  3. Enroll your child in a local summer camp!
  4. Climb the tower at Lapham State Park.  (admission to the park is required or get a state park pass and use it all summer)
  5. Head to Ottawa Lake at the Kettle Moraine State Park Southern Unit.
  6. Watch a drive in movie at the HWY 18 Theater.
  7. Go pick some strawberries!
  8. Check out the Concord Zoo. Concord Zoo July 2016 LCFF Lake Country Family Fun Hidden Gem
  9. Attend Jackson’s Jam Music Festival.
  10. Go on a Lake Walk around Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc.
  11. Bring your family to Hartland’s Neighborhood Night Out.
  12. Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo.
  13. Catch some tunes at Waterfront Wednesdays at Pewaukee Lake at Lakefront Park.
  14. Pay tribute to your favorite band at Tribute Tuesdays!
  15. Visit the Hartland Splash PadNixon Park Splash Pad Village of Hartland Best Local Parks Lake Country Family Fun
  16. Visit the Kiltie Drive in and get some custard under their neon lights.
  17. Swim at City Beach or Bender Beach in Downtown Oconomowoc.
  18. Take the kids fishing!
  19. Cool off and take the kids ice skating at the Mullett Ice Center or Naga-Waukee Ice Arena or Eble Ice Arena.
  20. Grab some custard at LeDuc’s.
  21. The Milwaukee Public Market is a great stop.
  22. Visit Cushing Park in Delafield and walk the trails.Best Local Parks Lake Country Family Fun Waukesha County Wisconsin
  23. Check out Mukwonago’s Maxwell Street Days.
  24. Go to the Mukwonago Father’s Day Parade.
  25. Visit the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Madison.
  26. Go to the Delafield Farmers Market.
  27. Go to State Fair and eat all the food you shouldn’t and people watch.
  28. Go to the Pewaukee Beach Party.
  29. Visit the Waukesha County Park system and go for a hike or a swim.Fox Brook Park Waukesha County Parks
  30. Enjoy all that Festival Week in Oconomowoc has to offer.
  31. Go to the Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival.
  32. Visit the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha.
  33. Change up the pace and head down to the Racine Zoo.
  34. Go to Dousman Derby Days and learn the fine art of frog jumping.
  35. Check out the Madison Children’s Museum.
  36. Watch a movie under the stars at Moonlit Movies in Oconomowoc.
  37. Visit a farmers market.Local Farmers Markets Hartland Farmers Market Menomonee Falls Farmer’s Market Lake Country Family Fun West Allis Farmers Market New Berlin Farmers Market Oconomowoc Farmers Market Mukwonago Farmers Market
  38. Visit the Milwaukee Public Museum.
  39. Go to a Brewer’s Game *Tip – take your family on Sunday for kids day!
  40. Fly a kite at the Milwaukee Lakefront at Veterans Park.
  41. Dance the day away at Summerfest.
  42. Visit the Vilas Zoo in Madison. It’s FREE!!
  43. Take a dip in Pewaukee Lake!
  44. Watch a ski showWater Ski Shows Lake Country Family Fun BadgerLand Muskego Water Bugs Pewaukee Lake Ski Club
  45. Find the Best Local Parks picked by Lake Country Family Fun followers.
  46. Marcus Center’s KidZ Stage free of cost every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the summer.
  47. Visit the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee.
  48. Enjoy the 6th Annual Delafield Block Party on July 8th & 9th.
  49. See the Big Bang Fireworks over Lake Michigan.
  50. Cool of at the New Berlin Historical Society during their cream social.
  51. Visit the Dousman Stage Coach Inn in Elm Grove.
  52. Too hot outside?  Check out the Kids Dream Summer Film Series for only $3!
  53. Find a pool to cool off!
  54. Get your art on at the Milwaukee Art Museum.Free Admission Day Milwaukee Art Museum Lake Country Family Fun
  55. Take your family to Irish Fest!
  56. Visit the Mitchell Park Domes to watch the koi fish.
  57. Step back in time and visit Old World Wisconsin.
  58. Enjoy the sights and sounds (and food of course) at the Waukesha County Fair.
  59. Explore Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan.
  60. Check out an Indoor Play attraction on a rainy day.
  61. Go to Jammin on Janesville.
  62. Watch a movie under the stars in Sussex.
  63. Attend the Sussex Antique Power Association Engine Show
  64. Spend your day at Hartland Kids Day!Hartland Kids Day Lake Country Family Fun Nixon Park
  65. Have the kids join the Summer Reading program at their local library.
  66. Take the kids to Festa Italiana.
  67. Listen to some tunes at Tosa Tonight concert series.
  68. Celebrate the 4th of July with some fireworks.
  69. Have a ball at Sussex Lion Days.
  70. Hop onto the East Troy Electric Railroad.
  71. Head to the Annual 1st Brigade Band Concert and Ice Cream Social in Watertown.
  72. Ride a ride at Little Amerricka.
  73. Find a treasure at the Dousman Community Rummage Sale.
  74. Be amazed at the Water and Air Show in Milwaukee.
  75. Go frolfing at Harnischfeger Park.
  76. Catch a play at SummerStage of Delafield.
  77. Embrace community at Tosa’s National Night Out.

Don’t forget to share your summer fun with Lake Country Family Fun on Instagram (IG) with #77summerlcff. Be sure to make sure your IG profile is public so we can find you! We will pick a random winner at the end of the summer to win a $50 prize from one of our sponsors!

Find us on IG here.

PS. If you are looking for more summer fun, be sure to check out our FREE Summer Fun Guide.

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