Summer is in full swing, and the best way to make the most of your time in the sun is to get outside. This month, we’ve put together a list of healthy seasonal activities that are either completely free or low-cost. Read on to pick an activity for this weekend!

  1. Go for a hike at a local nature trail.
  2. Get involved in summer reading programs.
  3. Cook with family or friends or host a potluck.
  4. Have a picnic at a local park or in your yard.
  5. Camp out in your backyard.
  6. Visit galleries and museums – bonus if you bike, walk, jog or rollerblade there!
  7. Explore historical sites or a nearby town.
  8. Go geocaching or create your own scavenger hunt.
  9. Make homemade, healthy “nice” cream or fruit popsicles to enjoy on a hot afternoon.
  10. Visit national parks or a local nature center.
  11. Attend outdoor concerts, movies, festivals or “Music In the Park” events.
  12. Run through the sprinkler or make a backyard water park.
  13. Go for a bicycle ride or go rollerblading.
  14. Go for a swim or visit a local splash zone.
  15. Check out the moon in its cycle or stargaze.
  16. Attend a “Meet the Author Night” at a local bookstore.
  17. Visit your local library for an event.
  18. Check your local newspaper or community calendar for upcoming events.
  19. Look for volunteering opportunities.
  20. Visit a local farmers market.
  21. Walk with family or friends.
  22. Participate in a 5K.
  23. Have a cookout.
  24. Have a bonfire.
  25. Play outdoor lawn games or a board game or cards with family or friends outdoors.

“100 Free Summer Activities for Kids, Adults and Everyone In Between” Niccole Dieker,, April 8, 2019.