Try something different this summer. Check out calendars for your state.
Bat watching in Texas
Synchronous Firefly Watching in Tennessee
Burning of Zozobra Ceremony in New Mexico
North Carolina Gold Event
Northern California Pirate Festival
West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff
Wisconsin Cow Chip Throwing Festival
Florida Underwater Music Festival
Ohio Duct Tape Festival
Chicago Illinois Tequila Tasting Festival
Wyoming Cheyenne Frontier Days
Nevada Burning Man Event
Indiana PBR Bullfest
Be sure to check your state's events calendar to find out about summer festivals. Also, check into SciFi Cons and Steampunk events. If your state is known for growing some summer items like watermelon, cherries, or garlic, look up the festivals they surely have going on this summer. There are camping and music events, as well as Fourth of July fun in each state. Most states have viewing areas for bats or fireflies. There are also lots of water events at lakes, rivers, and oceans. Check out bonfire events, as well. Don't forget pirate events!
There is no excuse not to do something unusual this summer. Document it. Share on Instagram and Facebook. Let the world know how much fun resides in your own backyard.