Activities

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Yellowstone River

Click on the tab above to view scheduled activities the Thousand Trails/NACO Preserves in that region.

Member Appreciation Events - Saturday June 22

Check with individual preserve for event time

Oregon: Bend/Sunriver

Texas: Bay Landing, Colorado River, Lake Conroe, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texoma, Lake Whitney, Medina Lake

Washington: Crescent Bar, Grandy Creek, Little Diamond, Long Beach, Oceana, Paradise

Northwest

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Cultus Lake

June 15-16: Father's Day Weekend: Breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday. For dinner on Saturday, bring Dad to the Rec Hall for our cook's famous burgers and hot dogs at 5:30 p.m. Remember that on Sunday, Father's Day, Dads get a free breakfast.

June 28-July 1: Canada Day Weekend - Happy Birthday Canada! Breakfast will be available each day of the holiday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. On Monday, the kids will make a decoration for their bikes and then join our bike parade where there will be judges and prizes. The parade will be held at 11 a.m. On Saturday evening we will be having a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Come join our Recreation Staff at 7 p.m. for a night of karaoke. Please note that checkout on the 1st will be delayed until 3 p.m. so you all can come to the Rec Hall to celebrate Canada Day at 1 p.m. We will be serving complimentary birthday cake.

 

OREGON

Pacific City

June 1: UnBEEtable Day features Bee tattoos, Bee puppets, Bee yourself thumbprint Bee craft, and Bee Pinata.

June 8: Let's Go CAMO! Camo dog tags, hunt for the Camo prize bags, and fly Camo planes.

June 15: Safari Daze: Make a safari mask and perform on stage with our African safari skit, plus Father's Day crafts.

June 22: Western Daze & Splash into Summer: Learn to rope, find the golden horseshoe, plus Western crafts and horseshoe toss. Local events include June Dairy Parade in Tillamook on Saturday, rodeo on Saturday and Sunday. Also, Portland Rosarians rose planting ceremony 10 a.m. at Tillamook Pioneer Museum. Kites fly high at the D River summer kite festival in Lincoln City.

June 30: Fiesta Daze features nachos and salsa burgers, Chips and Salsa Social - bring a cheese or bean dip and we will provide the wine and soda. Local events include Clover's Day parade and festival in Cloverdale and fireworks show at Bob Straub Park in Pacific City.

June-September
Tillamook Farmers' Market
Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seaside

June 14-15: Muscle ‘N' Chrome & Father's Day Weekend: Bring Dad to the beach and enjoy Seaside's Muscle Beach Cruz on Friday and Saturday with hundreds of old cars. Take Dad to Breakfast on Sunday! On Saturday night, we will be enjoying the sounds of Storm‘in Norman's classic rock and roll.

Whalers Rest

June 14-16: "Whalers Outback" is the theme for this weekend. We'll have animals on the loose for our Safari Hunt and kids, we will be having extreme tropical crafts too! All Dads don't miss out on the free Father's Day treat at the Ice Cream Social in our South Clubhouse at 2 p.m. Head on over to the Whalers Galley Saturday night at 5 p.m. to catch dinner before the Nehemiah Brown performance in our South Clubhouse Saturday Night at 7 p.m.

June 21-23: "Splash into Summer" as Whalers celebrates the first days of summer this weekend and honors all members too! After the Saturday noon BBQ lunch, join in the fun "Water Party" activities then follow with a free Ice Cream Social in our South Clubhouse at 2 p.m. "Movie In The Park" - see activity board in our South Clubhouse for time and location.

June 27: This Thursday will be our Kids Extreme Game Night! "Survivor Night" is the party theme and will prove to leave lasting memories. Parents drop off your kids at 6 p.m. and then you can enjoy a couple hours for you and return at 8 p.m. to pick them up.

June 28-30: "Spooks are Loose" as Whalers is calling all goblins and monsters to our haunted park. Bring your best costume and enter our contest and don't forget we'll have a "Fright Night Party" at 2 p.m. in our South Clubhouse on Saturday. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in Whalers Galley then at 7 p.m. the Bush Pilots will be performing in our South Clubhouse.

June 6-9
Celtic Festival
At the Celtic festival there will be many activities for all ages all three days. Highlights will be Fringe Friday Events for the whole family with Sand Castle contest, Kilted Kilometer, Whiskey Tasting, Breton Fest Noz Dance, and Piping Down the Sun. Saturday and Sunday will bring Sprog's Corner which features interaction for the kids to learn about Celtic culture and traditions. Free activities include the mini Highland game events and other fun activities. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, in Newport, just 6 minutes north of the preserve. Sponsored by the Celtic Heritage Alliance, Inc. For information call (541) 574-9366.

WASHINGTON

Birch Bay

May 31-June 15: Enjoy three weekends of Halloween activities and Friday and Saturday Haunted Family Lodge Viewings from 9 to 10 p.m.

June 29: Join your TT Family for a bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Potluck at 5 p.m. Sign up at the Welcome Center.

June 1
Farmers Day Parade
The Farmer's Day Parade is one of the longest running parades in the Northwest and this year will be no different! Join us on Front Street in Lynden, just 14 miles from the preserve (starting at 10th Street and running to 3rd Street) as an eclectic menagerie of cars, bands, tractors, trucks and horses salute the Agriculture Industry of Whatcom County! Since the early 1900s when the farmers of the Lynden area took to the streets to show off their produce and animals, the Lynden Farmer's Day Parade has brought smiles to faces of young and old alike! Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. but you are advised to arrive early. For information call (360) 354-5995.

June 22
29th Annual Birch Bay Sand Castle Contest
Get ready to dig in. It's amazing how with a little imagination the beach at Birch Bay transforms into a series of sand castles and sand sculptures. Each takes on its own life in the form of sea life, castles, cars, dragons, people, shipwreck and more. Have some fun and see what you might come up with! Spectators will find participants using sand, water and any other natural materials found at the beach to construct their castles and sculptures. This event is open to individuals, teams, families. There is no cost to participate and it proves to be a fun day on the beach! Come on out and let your imagination run wild on the beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and judging is at noon. Held at the Birch Bay waterfront, less than one mile from the preserve. For information call (360) 371-5004.

Chehalis

June 14-16: School's out just in time for Father's Day! Calling all Grads and Dads, join the XBOX Kinect contest and enjoy the entertainment of Cowboy Buck, Elizabeth, and Peter Saturday evening. On Sunday, Dad's Ice Cream Social is free!

June 21-23: Splish-Splash weekend! Water games all weekend long, plus Friday night movie. On Saturday night enjoy the mellow tones of Norm Lynn.

June 28-30: Vendor Fair Saturday in the Family Lodge - Man Cave, Jerky Direct, Miche Bags, and 23 more! Don't forget our Happy TTrails horse trails are open for you equine enthusiasts (reservations required).

June 11-October 11
Community Farmers Market
Held at Bosifort Street in Chehalis, just 15 minutes from the preserve, Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 21-23
Winlock Egg Days Festival: The Great Eggscape
Held in Downtown Winlock, just 20 minutes from the preserve.

Grandy Creek

May 31-June 2: Mystery Weekend: Sherlock Holmes has nothing on our guests. Utilize your detective skills during our clue hunt throughout the park. Be suspicious of everyone, and collect every bit of evidence you can!

June 7-9: Down on the Farm Western Weekend: Howdy there partner! We're lookin' to have a rootin' tootin' HOOT of a Western Party! Kids join in our chuck wagon races, come in full attire to our best Western-dressed contest and sharpen your spurs to hang on during our hayride through the park.

June 14-16: Father's Day Weekend: Let Dad sit back and relax! Show him how special he is with a homemade gift or escort him to the "Tee-off with Dad" mini-golf tourney. Be sure to fill up on Sunday's special Father's Day breakfast before heading home.

June 21-23: Fiesta Weekend: Join us for the weekend as we take a trip to "Mexico". Enjoy fun games and crafts, limbo contests, piñatas, and a margarita social.

June 28-30: Medieval Weekend: Knights and Ladies in Waiting, join the Grandy Creek Castle in an exciting weekend of castle building, jousting and sword fighting. You can sharpen your swords by the campfire or relax playing bingo for all ages.

June 13-16
Berry Dairy Days
Since 1937, the third weekend in June has celebrated this event. Come join us as Burlington explodes into a delicious and exciting place to be. Event features fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show and more! For more information visit www.burlington-chamber.com/events/berry-dairy-days.

LaConner

June 14: Please come out and join us for our first hayride of the season. Also, we'll have s'mores at the campfire and Amy Hindman performs.

June 15: How about a Dads vs. Kids challenge on the mini-golf course? Also, bring Dad to breakfast for his free breakfast.

June 22: Splash into summer as water games abound (weather permitting). Free Ice Cream Social for our Member Appreciation Day.

June 29: Join Shane for a day of outdoor survival - learn how to make a fire, roast a hot dog, plus take a walk on the beach or in the woods.

Little Diamond

June 15: Father's Day! Kids, make that special card for Dad, plus kids' games and free ice cream for Dads.

Mount Vernon

June 14-15: Dad's Day Weekend includes Sunday Breakfast.

June 22-23: Splash Into Summer events include Ice Cream Social and dancing to the music of Charlie Moore from 7 to 9 p.m. and movie in the park. Please join us for the next two weekends to celebrate Canada Day and the Fourth of July:

June 28-30: Wild West Weekend: Dress in your Western best, plus on Saturday, enjoy Comedy Hypnosis from 7 to 9 p.m.

June 30-July 4
Loggerodeo
The Loggerodeo is Washington's oldest Fourth of July celebration, featuring logging contests, parades, carnival attractions, a fun run, and a must see rodeo. For information contact www.loggerodeo.com.

CALIFORNIA

Idyllwild

June 16-17: Father's Day Weekend: The Recreation Staff has a lot of fun activities planned for this weekend, including a craft for kids and family to make together. Check the activity schedule in your welcome packet for other planned activities this weekend.

June 22-23: Yea! School is Out Weekend: Join the Recreation Staff to celebrate the end of the school year. Friday night we will have s'mores at the amphitheater. On Saturday, we will have craft activities along with Candy Bar Bingo. Check the activity schedule in your welcome package for other planned activities this weekend.

June 6-9
94th Annual Cherry Festival
This festival offers arts and crafts, live entertainment, food vendors and exhibits. Held at Stewart Park in Beaumont, just 35 miles from the preserve. For information call (951) 769-7114.

June 8-9
Idyllwild's Plein Air Festival
Come watch artists paint through the Village of Idyllwild, daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (951) 659-2145.

Lake of the Springs

Every Saturday in June, John Carter will perform at our Family Campfire Sing-along and Marshmallow Roast.

June 1: Jim Hunter Band performs country.

June 8: The McBride Brothers perform 60s-style rock and roll.

June 15: Heading Due West performs country.

June 16: Happy Father's Day: Dads may get a free French Toast breakfast on Sunday morning.

June 22: Joanie Lee and the Southern Wings perform a little country and easy rock.

June 29: The James Slack Band gets your feet moving with country sounds.

Lake Minden

May 31 - June 2: 1910s & 20s: Remember when Ping Pong, Marbles, Jacks and Horsehoes were the rage and Baseball was just beginning? Probably not, so join us for a weekend celebrating the 1910s and 20s with themed activities, crafts, music and food. Come inside for the Friday Night Potluck Social, Brown Bag Bingo and Saturday Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social.

June 7-9: 1930s & 40s: Revisit the 1930s and 40s with Mickey Mouse, Monopoly and Marbles, Tiddlywinks and Jacks, Jump Ropes and Hopscotch, Baseball Slinky, Scrabble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Silly Putty, and Sorry. The Electric RC Boats will be having their National Races

June 4-7. The Yuba City Moose Lodge will be having their Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday June 8.

June 14-16: 1950 & 60s: In the 50s and 60s Legos, Matchbox Cars, Hula Hoops, Pick-up Sticks, Etch-a-Sketch, Silly Putty, Spirograph, and Battleship became popular. Come relive the good old days and participate in some games and activities. Pom Pom the Clown will be here Saturday with a variety of children's activities. Show off your best Twist moves at the Saturday Night Barn Dance.

June 21-23: 1970s & 80s: Remember when Pet Rocks, the Rubik's Cube and Connect Four were the rage? We do and we're bringing them back for a weekend of good old fun. Come to the Friday Night Potluck dressed in your favorite 70s or 80s apparel and win a prize for best nostalgic outfit. Join us Saturday after Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social and show your singing talent at an afternoon of 70s and 80s Karaoke.

June 23-24: Join us as we host the Ham Radio ARRL Field Days.

June 28-30: Times Change: The 90s & 2000s were all about change and the Computer Age. Change is good, but let's step away from those laptops, put down your iPads and cell phones and get back to basics with some good old-fashioned fun and games. Join us for Paddle Boat Races, a Scavenger Hunt, Mini-Golf and other great outdoor activities. Come inside for the Friday Night Potluck Social, Bingo and on Saturday for Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social. Watch the RC Boats race on June 29-30.

Pio Pico

June 8: "Rock Your Way Into Summer" End of School Party! Movie Night on the Lawn!

June 15-16: Celebrate Dad! Crafts, Games and Candy Bingo! Come Treat Dad to a Saturday night special Rib Eye Steak Dinner at the Coyote Canyon Café from 5-7 p.m.!

June 22: Dive into Summer Saturday! Fun in the sun all day long followed by Movie Night on the Lawn!

June 29: Carnival Craziness! Play Games, Win Prizes! Ice Cream Social! For details on all activities call (619) 421-0104, x1. Please note activities are subject to change.

Ongoing
National Comedy Theatre
Based completely on audience suggestions, the cast creates an entire show from scratch. Appropriate for all audiences. Cost: $12 - $15. For schedule and more information call (619) 295-4999.

Ponderosa

June 8
American River TrailFest
Join the Coloma/Lotus community and American River Conservancy in celebrating and supporting local trails! The 10th annual American River TrailFest fundraiser features live music, dancing, auctions, great food, local wine and beer. Tickets are $30/adults and $15/youth (6-12), under 6 is FREE. Event hours are 5 to 10 p.m. and is held at Earthtrek Expeditions Camp, just across from the preserve. For information call (530) 621-1224 or visit www.arconservancy.org/trailfest.

June 13-16
El Dorado County Fair: Blue Jeans and Country Dreams
At the El Dorado County Fair fun will be had by all who visit. There will be something for everyone of any age. From exhibits, live music, animal acts, car show, rides, livestock, not to mention the food, it's all available at the fair. Fairgrounds are just 12 miles from the preserve. For information call (530) 621.5860 or visit www.eldoradocountyfair.org.

Rancho Oso

Every Saturday: 11:00-Noon: Come on down to the arena to watch the stock dogs herding sheep and cattle and stay for the bucking bull demo! Get up close and personal with our young bulls as we prepare them for a future in rodeo! A definite photo op!

Every Weekend: Join the fun and hop on board the famous Rancho Oso hay wagon to take a tour of our beautiful resort! Wagon will drop off passengers at the barn for the stock dog and bucking bull demo and barn tour. Don't forget to call the stables at (805) 683-5110 to book your unforgettable horseback ride for ages 8 and over. Of course, your little buckaroos can get their first ride on a big horse, led by one of our friendly wranglers! This is a great "photo-op" for your scrapbook. Early summer weather is perfect for hiking, swimming, riding, photography, or wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, only a scenic half hour drive away. Don't want to drive? You can easily arrange a guided winery tour with a local tour company! Later on Saturday, join us for the Ice Cream Social to make your favorite sundae or hot chocolate! Keep the weekend sweet with our Candy Bar Bingo too! Check out our breakfasts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday at the Stone Lodge Kitchen! Our chuck wagon is open serving lunch on Saturday and Sunday – great burgers!

June 8
Old Santa Ynez Day - Downtown Santa Ynez
Annual celebration where the Old West comes to life as the frontier town of Santa Ynez celebrates its birthday. Classic parade, food and entertainment. All along Sagunto Street, downtown Santa Ynez. Street vendors including Arts & Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles, Local Products, Foods. Fun for the whole family. Just 20 miles from the preserve.

June 21-23
Summer Solstice Parade and Festival
The Summer Solstice parade features more than 1,000 parade participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. Festivities continue all weekend long in the park with food, music and vendors of all kinds. This year's theme is Creatures! Held in Downtown Santa Barbara and Alameda Park, approximately 20 miles form the preserve. Event hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 12-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For information call (805) 965-3396.

Wilderness

June 1: Casino Night: Come play Blackjack for FREE. Play with Wilderness money and get rich. Tickets given and drawing for prizes at the end of the evening. Must be 21 to play.

June 8: Movie Nights with FREE popcorn.

June 15: Father's Day Weekend: We'll make gifts for Dad at Kids Crafts. Treat Dad to a Steak Dinner in our Kitchen. Coyote Country D.J. plays any type of music you could imagine. Bring the whole gang and enjoy quality time together.

June 16: Father's Day - "Be Nice To Dad". FREE Cake for ALL Dads Sunday at the Ice Cream Social.

June 22: J.D. & Debbie McBreity's Cornbread Entertainment plays outside of the Family Pool area for your listening pleasure.

June 29: Dominic's Karaoke for the whole family. Who knows you might be discovered for American Idol.

TEXAS

Bay Landing

June 14-16: It's Dad's Day: All Dads can enter in the fishing tournament or join in on the football toss, casting contest, and sign up for a game of 8-Ball at the Clubhouse. There will be a craft time for kids so they can make Dad a gift that he will treasure. Angie will be serving up a man-sized meal to end the day.

June 28-July 4: It's patriotic time again! Decorate your bikes, tricycles, golf carts and strollers for our annual bike parade for all ages. We supply the Red, White and Blue. Then - Let the games begin! All games will leave you soaked, yoked, and smelling like a banana. Don't forget our Radical Golf Cart Races! Then step up to a buffet for a full meal deal and then it's off to the Beachview for the Fantastic Fireworks and dancing under the stars with T-Bone Road.

Lake Conroe

June 1: 1st Annual Thousand Trails Lake Conroe Olympics and Birthday Weekend: Come join our 1st Annual Olympics. There will be Frisbee toss, relay races, long jumps, basketball free throws, jump rope, rocket toss and many more games to compete in. We will also be celebrating June birthdays so don't miss all the fun.

June 8: Wet & Wild Weekend: We are going to have a Pool Party, complete with hot dogs and snow cones. So come cool off at the pool and play some water games. Get ready to get soaked!

June 15: Father's Day Weekend: Calling all Dads - come to Lake Conroe and let us celebrate with you on your special day. We'll start out by filling you up with our man-sized pancakes for breakfast. Then we want you to compete in our "sexiest man-legs" contest, join us for a game of washers or show us your prowess at football tossing. And kids, make sure you come to the Activity Center Saturday morning to make something special for Dad. Go Dads!

June 22: Luau Weekend: Come join us for a luau with Leialoha and her fabulous show of authentic native dances.This is one weekend you'll not want to miss! Aloha!

June 29: Let's Get it On Weekend: The games are on, so bring your competitive natures and join us for some great family fun.

Lake Tawakoni

June 1: Events include Walk the Park at 9 a.m., Nickel, Dime and Quarter Bingo at 10 a.m., Ice Cream Social ($1 per bowl) at 1 p.m., Washer Tournament at 1:30 p.m.

June 2: Events include Sunday School and Worship Services at 8:30 a.m.

June 15: Events include Walk or Ride the Park at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., What's Happening meeting at 11 a.m., Ice Cream Social at Noon, and Washer Tourney at 1:30 p.m.

June 16: Chapel Services at 8:30 a.m.

June 22: Walk the Park at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Putt-Putt Tourney/Basketball Shoot-Out, plus Member Appreciation Weekend with 1 p.m. Ice Cream Social ($1 per bowl), 1:30 p.m Washer Tourney.

June 23: Chapel Services at 8:30 a.m.

June 30: Chapel Services at 8:30 a.m.

Lake Texoma

June 1: Russell Clapp & The Backroads Band will provide live entertainment and we will also be hosting a Smoke-Off.

June 8: Live entertainment featuring Graham Guthrie/Exit 51 Band.

June 15: Father's Day Weekend events include live entertainment by Randall Kershaw.

June 22: 50s Weekend will include various activities, plus Cindy Renee & Company will be here to perform

Southeast

TENNESSEE

Natchez Trace

June 10: 60s and 70s Disco Weekend includes themed golf cart parade and "Best Flower Child" costume contest. We will have a dance and the band Overdrive will perform.

June 22: Pirate Party all weekend long! At 2 p.m. we will have a Pirate Treasure Casino Celebration followed by a blind auction. At 7 p.m our Pirate Party continues with live music and dancing and a Best Dressed Pirate contest. Good Springs performs.

June 29: Our First Annual NTPW County Fair is a day filled with fun including a pie cook-off and pie and hot dog eating contest. Special Events include live music, yodeling, whistling contest, speedspitting and joke-telling, tug-o-war, sack races and more.

June 20-22
Summertown Bluegrass Reunion
Event features live music, dancing, crafts, vendors, and good family fun. Free admission on Thursday evening, $8 on Friday and $10 on Saturday. Event is held at 662 Monument Road, Summertown, just 20 miles from the preserve. For information call (931) 964-2100.

Northeast

MASSACHUSETTS

Gateway to Cape Cod

June 14-16: Fly a Kite Weekend: Lots of fun! We have a large field to fly kites and lots of space to run with it.

June 28-29: Pet Weekend: Show off your pets in a "Pet Parade" Saturday afternoon. Pets can do their tricks and if you like to dress up your pet this is the time to do it. Prizes for best dressed and best tricks performed.

June 6-9
New Bedford Days of Portugal
New Bedford celebrates its deep cultural ties and tradition with Portugal. Event is held at Acushnet Avenue from Bullard to Beetle Streets. For information call (508) 322-7025 or visit www.nb-dayofportugal.com.

May through October
Tours at Nauset Lighthouse
Nauset Light Preservation Society volunteers lead tours of the lighthouse and provide historic information. Tours are free, donations accepted and some parking fees may apply. Check website for dates and times. For information call (508) 240-2612 or visit www.nausetlight.org.

NEW JERSEY

Lake & Shore

June 14-16: Father's Day Weekend: Fishing, golf, NASCAR - what more could Dad ask for? Come on down Dads and relax - we will have fishing and mini-golf tournaments and on Sunday we will be screening the NASCAR Race. There will be plenty of activities and crafts for kids so make sure to come and celebrate the Dad in your life.

June 21-23: Kick Off Summer Cook-Off: Summer is finally here and what better way to start it off then by coming to your favorite resort? We have a jam-packed weekend of fun with pool parties, games, crafts and more. Calling all Grilling Masters out there - this weekend will be our first ever Campground Chopped! Come on out and compete in this crazy grilling event that is sure to be tons of fun. Then it's out with the old and in with the new with our camp-wide garage sale on Saturday and Sunday.

June 28-30: Chocolate Lover's Delight: Do you LOVE chocolate? Then this is a weekend you won't want to miss. We will have a chocolate slip and slide, chocolate games, late night chocolate hunt, candy bar bingo, chocolate crafts and more. Be sure to attend our chocolate buffet Saturday night.

NEW YORK

Rondout Valley

June 7-8: Scouting Weekend: The Girl/Boy Scouts will be holding their annual fun-filled weekend of great learning activities. There will be lots of great activities for all to join in on and a DJ Friday night. Please call the office for details on how your troop can participate in this wonderful, fun filled learning experience. The theme this year is TRY SOMETHING NEW. There are Special Events and Entertainment planned for the entire weekend.

June 22-23: Flea Market/Carnival Weekend: This weekend you are sure to find some treasures! Take a walk around our beautiful park and see what your fellow campers are selling. We will also have vendors in the pavilion including Avon, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Partylite Candles and others, so please be sure to stop by. Activities has loads of special games and prizes planned for you including face painting. Entertainment on Saturday features the J20 Band.

PENNSYLVANIA

Scotrun

June 6-9: First NASCAR Pocono Race: Local events are planned for the days before the race including the June 8 Raceway Street Festival in Stroudsburg which includes free entertainment and activities for all ages. Sponsored by Sherman Theater.

June 23: Paws & Claws: This will be a "pawticular" special event for our treasured pets. Prizes for on-site and photos.

June 21-23
Pocono Mt. Bluegrass Festival
A family-oriented festival with music, plus children's activities and workshops. Rain or shine - covered stage and seating. Event is held at Greene Dreher Sterling Fairgrounds, in Newfoundland, approximately 35 minutes from the preserve. For information call (610) 573-0797.

June 22-23
Great Taste of PA Wine & Food Festival
Event features Pennsylvania's finest wineries plus a wide selection of food vendors and continuous entertainment. There are also seminars to new learn some new things about wine. Must be 21 to be served. Held at Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, in Lake Harmony, approximately 45 minutes from the preserve. For information call (800) 255-7624.

Timothy Lake North & South

June 7-9: Wet-n-Wild Weekend: DJ Mike will be spinning the tunes at Timothy North and don't forget to take part in our resort wide Water Wars events. There will be some great prizes given away for our Water Warriors!

June 14-16: Father's Day Weekend: Timothy Lake's resident DJ Mike will be spinning away at Timothy South! Join us during the day for a canoe trip on the Delaware.

June 21-23: Water World's 20th Birthday Bash: Yes, believe it or not...Water World is 20 years old! DJ Mike will be spinning away inside Water World for the 20th Birthday Party. We will have cake, games, giveaways and prizes.

June 28-30: Summer Kickoff Beach Party: And let the summer party begin in the Poconos! DJ Mike spins it away under the lights poolside at North. Our Tiki Bar will be serving non-alcoholic mixers, hot dogs and hamburgers, and join in for our 1st Annual Mr. Timothy Lake Contest.

Midwest

ILLINOIS

Pine Country

June 18-19
Pop's Production Car Show and Swap Meet
Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, just two miles from the preserve. For information visit www.fathersdayweekendcarshow.com.

OHIO

Kenisee Lake

June 1
1890 Historic Jefferson Depot Village Tours
Step back in time to 1890 as you enter the gates to the Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village. Costumed villagers will give tours. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., and Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (440) 576-0496 or visit www.jeffersondepotvillage.org.

June 16
Antique & Classic Car Show
Father's Day Extravaganza, cars for DAD, all among historic buildings, plus Crafts, Quilts, Games for Kids and fun for all. Located at 147 E. Jefferson. For information call (440) 576-0496.

June 29
Jefferson Days Community Festival
Family Friendly Festival held all over town with most activities at Jefferson Central Park, located at corner of East Jefferson and Market Streets. For information call (440) 576-0100 or visit www.jeffersonchamber.com.

Wilmington

June 15-16: Father's Day Weekend: Celebrate Father's Day at the Park. See who can catch the biggest fish and challenge Dad to a round of mini-golf. Make Dad a gift during crafts and enjoy an evening by the campfire.

June 7-8
Banana Split Festival
Mosey on in to the town of Wilmington (just 15 minutes form the preserve) for the annual Banana Split Festival. You will be treated to music, games, and lots of delicious ice cream! For information visit www.bananasplitfestival.com.