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Making the Most of Free Activities This Summer June 18, 2024

Summer is the perfect time to explore your community and enjoy a variety of events and activities without spending a fortune. With a little planning, you can take full advantage of the many free or low-cost options available.

Here are some tips for making the most of your summer while staying on a budget.

Discover and Support Local Events

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Community Festivals and Fairs

Many towns and cities host free festivals, fairs, and parades during the summer. These events often feature live music, local food vendors, crafts, and family-friendly activities. Check your local community calendar or city website for upcoming events.

Outdoor Concerts and Movies

Enjoying live music or an outdoor movie under the stars can be a memorable summer experience. Many communities offer free concerts and movie nights in local parks. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy a night out with family or friends.

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Farmer's Markets

Visiting a farmers market is a terrific way to support local farmers and artisans while enjoying fresh, seasonal produce and handmade goods. Some markets also feature live entertainment and activities for children.

Library Programs

Local libraries often host a variety of free programs during the summer, including story times, craft sessions, book clubs, and guest speakers. Libraries are a fantastic resource for both educational and entertaining activities.

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Local Museums and Galleries

Many museums and galleries offer free admission days or special community events. Take advantage of these opportunities to explore local art, history, and culture without spending a dime.

Local Sporting Events – Like Baseball!

As a special treat, don’t miss out on discounted tickets to Frederick Keys baseball games at Nymeo Field! Members can purchase tickets at a reduced rate by using promo codes available through our online banking banner ad and by using their Nymeo debit or credit card during checkout. It's a fantastic way to enjoy a fun, family-friendly event without breaking the bank. More information here.

Engage with the Community

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Volunteer Opportunities

Summer is a wonderful time to give back to your community. Look for local volunteer opportunities that align with your interests, whether it's helping at a community garden, assisting at a summer camp, or participating in a neighborhood clean-up.

Join Community Groups

Many communities have groups or clubs that meet regularly to share common interests, such as gardening, running, or crafting. Joining these groups can be a fantastic way to meet new people and participate in free or low-cost activities.

By taking advantage of these community events and free activities, you can make the most of your summer without straining your budget. Get out there, explore your community, and enjoy all the wonderful opportunities that await you!

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