Friday, June 27, 2008

Inexpensive Summer Fun

Summer is in full effect and we are having a great time.
I wanted to pass on a couple of fun activities that we have found. Perhaps your family would enjoy them too.

$1 Movies
Lansing Mall Cinema
is having $1 movies at 10:30am every weekday throughout summer. Click on the link above to see what movies will be featured. For those not in the Lansing area, check the site to see if your local theater is participating.

Free Bowling
Sky Lanes Bowling of Lansing has one free game everyday of Summer, with the purchase of rental shoes. So for $2 a person you can enjoy a game of bowling.

Library Summer Reading and Activities
Capital Area District Library has tons of summer fun activities. Magicians, puppets, bugs, bats, theater and more. Something for every age. Check out this events page to see if there is anything in your neck of the woods. Or stop in at your CADL branch for a list of all activities at every location. While you are there sign up for the summer reading program. Fun incentives for youth, teens and adults.

All of the above are indoor and air conditioned. So beat the heat or rainy day blues.

Potter Park Zoo Days
July 15 and 16 9am-7pm. Free parking and admission. In addition to all the animals at the zoo, kids and adults will be treated to mascots & clowns, face art, and free turns in the bounce house! Pick up a free ticket at L&L(no purchase necessary)

Hawk Island
This beautiful park has so much to offer. Hiking trails, playground, picnic areas, guarded beach and the splash pad.
Parking is only collected on weekends and holidays. Weekdays free. There are boat rentals available if interested. Check those and other parks info out here.

Blues on the Square
Thursdays, free. Good music, good food. Downtown Lansing at Washington and Allegan. 6-10pm
  • June 12 - Mike Zito
  • June 19 - Jimmy Dillon
  • June 26 - Ana Popovic
  • July 17 - Anthony Gomes
  • July 24 - Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials
  • July 31 - Larry McCray
  • Aug 7 - Deanna Bogart
Be sure to check out Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau for other events.
Here is a listing of music for July.


Lastly, there is priceless, mindless entertainment brought to you by way of our friends at Stumble. I found this one this morning, I enjoyed it. Hopefully you will too.

I hope you are enjoying your Summer. If you know of any family fun activities, please be sure to pass them on.
God Bless!


momteacherfriend said...

2008 Meadows Celebration on July 18 at DeWitt Township's Granger Meadows Park.

Rochelle said...

What a great list! We have been busy around here... but a good kind of busy. And we leave for a LONG vacation soon, so our summer has been and will be great!! Oh, and I love those $1 movies!! yay!