I’m sure you’ve seen the memes online about spending summer break at home with the kids. If not, check out some particularly good ones here. It can be a struggle to keep kids entertained and not fighting all summer long. June always starts out well-intentioned with all the trips. You may visit the zoo, the pools, splash pads, trampoline parks, museums, etc. Eventually, we start to get tired and run out of ideas, and if you’re like me, utilize a screen more than we desire to. To help you out, I thought I’d do some research and round up some remaining local summer activities to take the kids to that are family-friendly.
Fairs & Festivals
Wood County Fair: Mon Aug 2- Mon Aug 9
Maumee Summer Fair: Fri Aug 13-Sat Aug 14
Levis Commons Fine Art Fair: Sat Aug 21-Sun Aug 22
German American Festival: Fri Aug 27-Sun Aug 29
Greek American Festival: Fri Sept 10- Sat Sept 11
Movies & Shows
Promedica Promenade Park Family Movie Nights & Throwback Movie Nights:
The remaining shows are:
Sat. Aug. 14 – Aladdin (starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Thurs. Aug. 12 – Men in Black
$4.50 Wild Wednesdays specials include ticket, pop & popcorn
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Movies for just $1.50/person each Wednesday during the summer. The remaining shows are:
July 28- Minions
August 4- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The website shows Levis Commons & Franklin Park are both participating locations.
Kids Theater Workshop: Musicals at the Park
Seussical KIDS: at Inez Nash Park Fri July 30 at 6:30 pm and Sat July 31, 11:00 am. Another show is at Wilson Park Fri August 13 at 6:30 pm and Sat August 14, 11:00 am.
Fri Aug 27, 7 pm
Sat Aug 28, 1 pm and 7 pm
Sun Aug 29, 12 pm and 5:30 pm
Monster Jam® is the motorsports competition where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats.
Toledo Zoo Bugfest Sat Aug 28, 10 am-3 pm
September 11 – Overnight at Nature’s Neighborhood. These events start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. on the following day.
Join us for a Family Evening Adventure with a Twilight Trek in the Zoo! August 6, September 10, and October 9. These events start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.
This event where you get to make your own mud nest takes place at Pearson Metropark on Sat July 31 from 10 am-11 am.
This takes place at the Lucas County Fairgrounds from Sat Aug 7- to Sun Aug 15. It is a 30-45 minute drive-thru event with additional outdoor activities available as well.
Some of the games on their schedule are particularly fun for kiddos, whether it be pre-game inflatables, a fun theme night, or offering post-game kids run the bases. Check their schedule and look for the days highlighted in blue that include a little blue star indicating a promotion.
I hope this gives you some ideas that you hadn’t thought of before to keep your kiddos entertained. If I’m missing something good, let me know, and I can get it added to keep all the local parents in the loop!