02 Aug

August is Family Fun Month!

It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of July and beginning to think about the fall schedules and school. Why not end summer with a month of fun. Did you know that August is designated family fun month?

Here are some ideas to make the most of it. 

The first Saturday of the month is “National Disc Golf Day.” It’s a game for anyone of any age or skill set. Easy to learn, it’s also very affordable.  Just grab your Frisbee and look for a local public disc golf park. August 1 is also “Respect for Parents Day”, so kids, treat your mom and dad to lunch, after the round! 

Sunday, August 8 gives you a chance to have the the perfect staycation, which doesn’t have to cost a thing: Global Sleep Under the Stars Night.  Put a sleeping bag on the balcony, a hammock in the trees, a blanket on the sand, or pitch a tent in the yard.  Then, look northeast and see the wonder of the Perseid meteor showers.  

Saturday, August 14, is “National Creamsicle Day.”  Pick up your favorite flavor and indulge. This day kicks off several ice cream celebrations this month. So if your family just can’t get enough, August is your dream month for sweet treats. Add a scoop of soft ice cream to peach pie on its special day (August 24) and indulge in a classic on “National Banana Split Day.”

Get great exercise and enjoy beautiful views on National Park Service Founders Day. Celebrated on Wednesday, August 25, it commemorates the 1916 creation of the park service, which protects 84 million acres of natural beauty. With 400 sites from coast to coast, there’s something for everyone of all ages and fitness levels. What could be more patriotic than paying tribute to our majestic landscapes?

Take a long weekend and celebrate National Beach Day on Monday, August 30. Enjoy the water safely, stay away from the water if danger flags are up, and remember the sunscreen.

Wherever you go, don’t forget your water bottle. Hot temperatures and exercise will dehydrate you, so keep track of the water you need, so you don’t get dehydrated, suffer heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Whatever you do, enjoy your family time and stay safe!

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