During the summer months, our local park hosts free concerts on Sunday evenings.
It's a great way to spend the evening after a nice Sunday dinner with family.The music is always family friendly so there's no worry that the kids will hear inappropriate lyrics.
A few weeks ago, we packed a bag with some drinks, snacks and a soft mat for Grace and I to sit on along with a lawn chair for Joe. We drove over to the park to enjoy a wonderful swing band. We packed light since parking can be a challenge, we didn't want to have to lug too much stuff with us if we had to park a few blocks away.
Grace danced and patted her knees to the music and enjoyed some animal crackers and a juice box!
Soon after, Grace started to get a little hyper, so I took her for a walk around the outside of the park and pointed out flowers and doggies and the nice police officer that chatted with us for a bit. It was nice that we were still able to hear the music while we strolled along.
We went back to where our stuff was and allowed Grace to kick her soccer ball around for a little bit.
Since the concert was free, we didn't mind leaving the park a little early to let Grace get a little swimming time in before dark.
I know that many towns in our area offer some type of summer concert series in their parks, check your local paper to see if your town (or surrounding communities) offer free concerts in the park.
These are other ways we've been having fun this summer spending little or no money:
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