Summer Fun Ideas

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Need some inspiration for fun summer activities?

Summer is such a fun and exciting time. Whether you're out for the season, or just taking a weekend off, it can be hard to think of things to do. This year, we put together a list of some of our favorite things to do during the dog days. Grab a friend or get the kids together and have some fun with some of these activities.

Grab a snowcone.

Shiver’s is our favorite local spot.

Go for a walk.

Check out Longview’s newest park, The Green.

Play in the water.

Cool off at Lear Park Splash Pad.

Ride a bike.

Have you been to the Paul Boorman Trail?

Eat a slice of watermelon.

Visit a local Farmer’s Market.

Swim in a lake.

Take a trip to Lake of the Pines.

Watch the sunset.

Get to the Great Texas Balloon Glow.

Have a picnic.

In your backyard or at a local park.

Play one of your favorite childhood games.

Tag, hopscotch, or jump rope.

Play miniature golf.

Have you been to Putt Putt Golf & Games?

Catch fireflies at night. 

Make lemonade from scratch.

Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores.

Watch the clouds or stars while lying in the grass.

Dangle your feet off a dock.

Go to a baseball game.

Watch a summer blockbuster!

Have you seen The Incredibles 2?

Play in the rain.

Take a nap in a hammock.

Make homemade ice cream.


Blow Bubbles.
Build a sandcastle at the beach.
Ride a roller coaster.
Eat corn on the cob.

Here at Oakland Heights Baptist Church, we love families, and we hope you are able to experience some of these summer classics with your loved ones. If you're looking for even more to do this season, check out all of our Summer Happenings below.