Activities and Events

June On-Site Events

Father's Day Weekend – June 18-20

Don't forget - Father's Day is June 20. Celebrate dear ol' Dad all weekend long at these fun events: Join Dad at Pacific City (OR) for a morning of crafts and a round or two of Goofy golf. Later on, grab a bite at the "manly" BBQ with food fit for a king plus live music by Sedona Fire. Fair booths, games, bounce house, cotton candy, and snow cones at a fun, old-fashioned fair to celebrate Father's Day at Birch Bay (WA). Morgan Hill (CA) will also have a carnival, which will surely bring laughs and fun for the whole family. Would you like to make some funky tie-dye socks for Dad? Well, you can on Saturday at the San Benito (CA) campground, and to sweeten the deal – menu items are half off for dads during breakfast on Father's Day. Dad loves a great car, right? So take him to the Seaside (OR) campground where on Friday there will be a Hot Rod Car Show and on Saturday, Seaside's Muscle Beach Cruz will take place. Also, don't miss a great BBQ and music from The T3 Band.

School's Out for Summer

Nothing's better when you're a kid than the moment you step out of school for the last day and start your summer. These TT and Encore campgrounds can't wait to start the summer with you! Pio Pico (CA) will host a glow stick party, games on the lawn, and movie night. June 20-21 in Orlando (FL) will be kickin' it old school with a drive-in movie night complete with popcorn and beverages. Don't miss the ice cream social planned for Saturday afternoon! The folks at Gateway to Cape Cod (MA) are saying "good-bye" to school and "hello" to summer with opening of their pool. The Third Annual Campground Chopped competition is back by popular demand at the Lake & Shore (NJ) campground. Jam-pack your weekend with pool parties, games and crafts.

Game Days

What's the summer without a little healthy competition? La Conner (WA) will hold their annual RC Boat Races June 13-14 plus a bunch of other activities like the Potluck Social and Brown Bag Bingo on Friday, and Karaoke on the big screen on Saturday night. The same weekend, Sea Pines (NJ) has got kickball, tug-of-war, bean bag toss, and more outdoor sports and activities lined up for kids, adults, and families. Take a break from the outdoor games at Circle M (PA) with board games all weekend. They'll 'Clue' you in about having the 'Monopoly' on fun – offering all the classic board games in a tournament on Saturday. Try your luck at Casino Nights hosted by Diamond Caverns (KY) and at Pine Country (IL), where there will also be a Silent Auction. The folks at Pacific City (OR) have organized a Roll the Dice Weekend featuring scavenger hunts, an afternoon Bunko game with prizes, Farkle, plus other dice events.

National Trails Day – June 6

We will be hosting Walk the Trails events the first weekend of June. The Chehalis (WA) campground will be visited by the American Hiking Association for a Hiking, Safety, and Forest Survival workshop. The Pacific Northwest has thousands of acres of maintained open space, and the folks at Grandy Creek (WA) are reminding us of that fact with the miles and miles of trails to enjoy around their campground. Get some great exercise at Harbor View (VA) by participating in their Walk the Trails Scavenger Hunt. You'll get to know the campground surroundings and wildlife that live around the grounds. End the day with a fun craft by making your very own pine cone bird feeder! Be sure to check out the full Theme Weekend booklet to see what Walk the Trails events are happening at your campground.

Summer Exploration

There's so much to explore when you're staying at a Thousand Trails or Encore campground. Oakzanita Springs (CA) will host a challenging, fun-filled "Survivor" weekend June 13-14. Team games, scavenger hunts plus a campfire complete with s'mores to close out the weekend. Ponderosa Resort (CA) is just a mile from where gold was first discovered, touching off the California gold rush, so it's no wonder that a short trip to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will have you in the spirit to go looking for buried treasure. Back at the park, take panning lessons and maybe you'll really discover some gold of your own! June 19-21 is Outback Weekend at Plymouth Rock (WI) and the following weekend, June 26-28 at Wilmington (OH), friends and family can compete in their version of "The Amazing Race."

Tropical Weekends

With June weather heating up, these campgrounds have planned some tropical themed parties for campers. Lake Conroe (TX) invites you to join them on the new, improved beach for the Beach Luau & Pig Roast. Enter the Hawaiian themed costume and limbo contests or just enjoy the entertainment planned for the night! From June 26-27, Leavenworth (WA) will host their Tropical Rio Carnival and Sangria & Salsa's events. These tropical events include pineapple bowling, coconut relay race, tropical bingo, tug of rainforest, jungle cruise race, soccer, kids crafts and much more! Learn the Salsa from Dance4Fun dance instructor, Jen Philips, or imbibe in a glass of Sangria while sampling the Tropical Salsa Bar during the adult social. Moody Beach (ME) invites you to their Block Party Weekend from June 26-28 to enjoy the beaches, pool, or hot tub during the day and the party on Saturday night with a DJ.

Wet & Wild Weekend

Cool off from the summer heat with pool games, water guns, and ice cream! Lake Whitney (TX) has planned a water balloon toss and a park wide water gun shoot out - stay inside if you don't want to get soaked! Ice cream sodas, root beer floats. Mmm! Medina Lake (TX) will celebrate everything that is tasty about summertime on Ice Cream Soda Day on June 20. Cool off with wacky water games. The pool will also be open. Chesapeake Bay (VA) encourages you to participate in the frozen t-shirt race or the Annual Pickleball Tournament the weekend of June 26-28. Kids can bring their water guns for the wet hay ride and water gun battle. The same weekend, Rondout Valley (NY) will be hosting pool games, beach ball volleyball, sand castle making, ice balloons with special prizes, water bucket toss, cool crafts, and the wet & wild wagon ride. Phew!

Western Weekends

Yee Haw! Join the folks at South Jetty (OR) for a weekend filled of wild west fun. They'll have cowboy crafts, horseshoe games and root beer floats. Bay Landing will host Rodeo Play Days and Cowboy Cook-Off the weekend of June 12-14. Bring the kids to the Little Buck-a-Roo Buck Out! Long Beach (WA) and Oceana (WA) campgrounds will both host a western themed weekend with a cowboy costume contest, water gun shoot out, and a chili cook-off. Visiting PA Dutch Country (PA) the weekend of June 26-28? Then enter their "Western Wear Contest" or make an "arrest" for charity.




Local Activities and Events

Bay Landing (TX)

June 6
CLINT BLACK LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S OF TEXAS

See one of country music’s biggest stars at Billy Bob’s Texas, the “world’s largest honky tonk.”

Friday and Saturday Nights
STOCKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

Bull riding, bareback, team roping and barrel racing. stockyardsrodeo.com

Chehalis (WA)

June 6
2015 SUMMER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

2015 Summer Community Garage Sale – area’s biggest garage sales! 350+ vendor booths available indoors or under cover. southwestwashingtonfair.netsouthwestwashingtonfair.net

June 20-21
FAIRYBLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Produced by Fantasy Arts Entertainment (FAE) Productions, we are a fantasy-themed event that celebrates all things community, artistic, mythical, magical, musical and more! It is our mission to host a family-friendly festival celebrating fantasy, myth, magic, beauty, craftsmanship and art! We aim to encourage community, education, and public works, all through the lens of folklore and fun. The Fairyblossom Festival is dedicated to providing professionalism, communication and good customer service to vendors, performers and the public. fairyblossomfestival.wordpress.com

Chestnut Lake (NJ)

June 6
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Municipal Reservoir in Helvey Park

June 19
SMITHVILLE CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC

Will be from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 18212 Golf Drive. For more information, contact Lia at 913-532-0946.

June 20
GOSPEL MUSIC HERITAGE

102 Lewis St., Edgerton, MO presents Matt Carroll at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Shirley Kimsey at 913-532-2485. gospelmusicheritage.net

Circle M (PA)

June 16
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Cal Perkins at the American Music Theater.

Diamond Caverns (KY)

June 5
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK FROZEN NIAGARA TOUR

Often the perfect taste of Mammoth Cave for visitors with very small children, elderly family members, or others who cannot walk long distances. Not sure you like close spaces? Have trouble walking or managing long staircases? This short visit through this very heavily decorated part of Mammoth Cave might be best for you. This section of cave is seen in its entirety on the Domes and Dripstones, New Entrance, Introduction to Caving and Wild Cave Tours.

Lake of the Springs (CA)

June 18-21
FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

40th Annual Father’s Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival. Four days of family fun jamming, workshops, children programs, Luthier’s Pavilion, kids on blue grass, the best in Bluegrass,and old time music on stage under the beautiful pine trees at the Nevada Country Fair Grounds.

Lake Minden (CA)

June 20
“Fun in the Sun" at the Yuba City Summer Stroll

Plumas Street, Beautiful Downtown Yuba City! Bring your family and enjoy this free event. The Yuba City Summer Stroll features: Shopping, Food & Fun. Check out the entertainment on three stages and activities for all ages including a Limbo Contest, Obstacle Course, Bounce House, and Hamster Ball. It all happens in the Plumas Street Shopping District, Yuba City, twenty miles from Lake Minden.

Long Beach (WA)

June 4-7
30TH ANNIVERSARY GOONIES DAY CELEBRATION

Each year on June 7th, fans flock to Astoria, OR for the Annual Goonies Celebration. It’s a weekend full of treasure hunts, group ‘truffle shuffles,' scavenger hunts, cast and crew reunions, film screening and much more! thegoondocks.org

Lynchburg (VA)

June 6
2ND ANNUAL SPRING FLING WINE FESTIVAL

Entertainment by a headline band to be announced. Confederate Railroad & Lenny Cooper are confirmed. Come out to Devault Family Vineyards and meet some of our local wine vendors, we will also have a beer truck for those beer lovers. devaultvineyards.com

June 13
SALVATION ARMY-TRUCK, CAR & BIKE SHOW

Trophies for Captains’ Choice, Best of Show, Pastor’s Choice, People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice. Vendor/craft fair concessions, door prizes, music, goodie bags to first 200 entries at the Tree of Life Ministries. virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva

Medina Lakes (TX)

June 6
THE MEDINA LAKE BARBECUE COOK-OFF

Sponsored by The Medina Lake Volunteer Fire Department will be held here at our preserve on Saturday, June 6th. This is the 7th year that has brought the great aromas of barbequed brisket, ribs and chicken to the preserve. Come and let your nose guide you to the cook-off. All profits go to the Medina Lake Volunteer Fire department.

Medina Lakes (TX)

June 27
BANDERA RIVERFEST

Located at the Bandera City Park, there will be river activities, kayak races, paddle boats, river rodeo, arts and crafts, children’s activities, music and more along the river banks. Enjoy the car show and cook-off, plus food vendors. banderariverfest.com

Oceana (WA)

June 6-7
Kite Flying Fun!

Bring your kite and join everyone from beginner to expert on the beach for some seriously fun kite flying. www.oceanshoreskites.com

June 26-28
SAND AND SAWDUST FESTIVAL

World class woodcarvers come to Ocean Shores to compete in the Five Star Dealership Sand and Sawdust Festival. If sawdust isn’t your thing, grab a bucket and compete in the sand sculpture competition on Saturday. Free sand sculpting lessons Friday and Saturday. www.oceanshoresact.com

Orlando (FL)

June 12-14
24TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Lakeridge Winery’s flagship festival has the ever popular annual stomping of the grapes and loads of fun for the entire family, all ages welcomes to participate. Over 80 local Artists and Crafters are invited to display their work. Incredible live Music can be enjoyed during the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting. lakeridgewinery.com

Orlando (FL)

TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN & JERK FESTIVAL
Clermont Waterfront Park. Family activities: music of different genres, many food vendors, Jerk-Cook-off competition, non-food vendors, arts/crafts, parade and more. www.caalc.org

Pacific City (OR)

June 20
MUTT MASTERS DOG SHOW & OLYMPICS

The Annual Mutt Masters Dog Show And Olympics will take place on Saturday June 20th in Lincoln City and is a fun event for the entire family. Visit booths with pet-related info, local animal and welfare pet service organizations. Doggie activities include a tennis ball dunk, doggie limbo, and a “confidence-style” agility course. oregoncoast.org/muttmasters/

June 27-28
TILLAMOOK COUNTY RODEO

The 29th Annual 2015 Tillamook County Rodeo rides in the weekend of June 27 & 28th at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. Exciting entertainment for the entire family including bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie down roping, breakaway roping, and a western dance. Don’t forget to also attend the Tillamook June Diary Parade on the 27th. tillamookrodeo.com

Pio Pico (CA)

Every Saturday
The Water Conservation Garden

Tour of the lush, charming and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes their garden special. Be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own. thegarden.org

June 20-21
AIR SHOW SAN DIEGO

This year’s air show features a collection of aircraft to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and is San Diego’s largest civilian-run show. ag1caf.org

Ponderosa (CA)

June 18-21
EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR

The El Dorado County Fair returns this year with the theme: Hog Days of Summer! Enjoy the lights, vendors, rides, food, music, attractions, and of course, the animals, at this year are fair. eldoradocountyfair.org

Victoria Palms (TX)

June 15
MAMMA MIA

The 9th longest running show in the history of Broadway is coming to Harlingen Municipal Auditorium and will be presented by Rio Grande Valley Broadway. rgv.tips/event/mamma-mia-presented-by-rio-grande-valley-broadway/

June 26
Last Friday of the Month Harlingen Art Night

Make your way to downtown Harlingen from 7-9pm for art exhibitions, live music, and shopping. rgv.tips/event/harlingen-art-night/2015-06-26/

Williamsburg (VA)

June 20
NEW TOWN SUMMER FEST

Join in New Town’s Second Annual Summer Fest ~ Sample craft beers and enjoy live music by The Hark. newtownwilliamsburg.com