Activities and Events

June On-Site Events

TT 46th Anniversary & Member Appreciation

Happy 46th Anniversary, Thousand Trails! Folks will be celebrating all across the country on July 18 with food, contests, and much more! Don’t stuff yourself too much with that tasty BBQ at Turtle Beach Fish Camp (CA), there will be a cake eating contest. Get creative with your cake decorating skills for the turtle themed cake baking contest. What a way to celebrate! There’s also a celebration at Wilderness Lakes (CA) plus craft making and family movie night. Cherokee Landing (TN) is ready to fire up the grill with y’all to enjoy some good food and friends and show appreciation for its great members! Rondout Valley (NY) will be celebrating with crafts, games, an evening corn roast, and s’mores, and don’t forget to sign up your family for the Poker Walk at the Store!

Christmas in July

From July 24 to 26, Santa Claus is coming to Natchez Trace (TN), and is also making a stop at Grandy Creek (WA) and Yukon Trails (WI)! Sing carols, decorate cookies, and enjoy a musical gift exchange at Pio Pico (CA), too. Christmas in July is a hilarious and fun twist on a classic holiday. Join the folks at Little Diamond (WA) for White Elephant Bingo, a wagon ride under the stars, and toy drive for Toys for Tots – just because it’s July doesn’t mean the Christmas spirit has to go away in the summertime!

Rockin’ Out Weekends

Nothing says “summertime” like an outdoor concert. Seaside (OR) will be enjoying the classic rock 'n roll sounds of Storm’n Norman the evening of July 31 for the annual Seaside Rock’n S’mores Weekend party! Don’t miss the Oregon Trails Banjo Weekend at Seaside (OR) on July 24-26. Three performances are scheduled for the weekend and you’ll surely have your toes tapping and hands clapping to the tunes of The Banjo Group. Tranquil Timbers (WI) will be throwing it back for the 80s/90s Rock Party and Game Show Weekend on July 31 to Aug 2. Make sure you dress like a rock star for this one! Maybe bluegrass is your style? The folks at Idyllwild (CA) will be having a Bluegrass Weekend on July 18-20, all performances are in the amphitheater. You can even bring your own instrument and join in!

Chill Out

It is HOT out there! Chill out with the folks at Las Vegas (NV) on Saturday July 18 for the Sno Cone social – they will be serving up original sno cones! There will be a pool party, slip n’slide, and water balloon/water gun fight on Saturday at Forest Lake (NC) and at Lake of the Springs (CA). Russian River (CA) will host a Summer Splash River Float event and they’ll even be prepared to get soaked at Lake & Shore (NJ) where there will be water balloon battles, squirt gun fights, and the biggest splash and speed slide contests from July 30 until Aug 2. When it comes to beatin’ the heat, make sure you’re having fun!

Off to the Race Weekends

Start your engines! These TT campgrounds are Off to the Races in July. The Annual Wooden Car Races will take place at Mount Vernon (WA) on July 11 plus a special performance by Shane Cobane as Elvis! The friendly people at Bay Landing (TX) encourage you to get the sand between your toes – build sandcastles and launch your cardboard boat at the beach for the annual Boat Regatta. It’s Hot Wheels Weekend at Lake Conroe (TX) on July 25. Just bring your controlled cars to race and gear up for the golf cart games and races. At the end of the month, Scotrun (PA) will host dancing, Jelly bones, and NASCAR watching.

Man’s Best Friend

Our pets love summertime, too! So, bring your dog to Cultus Lake (B.C.) for Hot Dog Weekend from July 18-20 where there will be a Thousand Trails International Doggy Show. “Best of Show,” "Best Dressed,” “Most Well Behaved,” and “Most Agile Doggy” will win prizes! At Bend/Sunriver (OR), there will be bird-house and bird feeder making event, plus gummy worms to eat for Bird Brain Weekend on Friday and on Saturday, the Sweet Bonnie Gayle Band will provide live entertainment in the Lodge. Don’t forget about Whalers Rest (OR) who have a Gone to the Dogs Weekend. Bring your dogs for the Puppy Parade and costume contest, or try your paws at the agility test. There will be Bow Wow Bingo on Saturday evening that weekend.

Get Weird

Do something a little different this summer at these campgrounds! On July 18, join the folks at Ponderosa (CA) for Cosmicon, featuring out of this world games and prizes! Test your skills on Smear the Alien, Flying Saucer Toss, Saturn Ring Toss, plus making your very own “alien buddies.” July 10-12 is Civil War Weekend at Little Diamond (WA). Come see the living history demonstrations, parade, infantry, cavalry, and artillery demos. It’s a whole weekend of the unknown at Twin Mills (IN), which will be hosting a Mystery Weekend July 25-27. Bring your inner curiosity because this will be one of the most interesting events all year and you won’t want to miss it! It’s getting wacky at Indian Lakes (IN) from July 10-12 for Wacky Backwards Weekend. On Friday there will be a movie and free popcorn at the Pavilion and Saturday, put your clothes on backwards for some wacky games.

Tasting Festivals

Octoberfest comes early this year at Tranquil Timbers (WI) for Germanfest/Octoberfest Weekend July 24-26. Join in for brats, buns, and soda and you bring your favorite sides to share. There will also be bingo, wagon rides, crafts, bean bag and horseshoe tournaments, plus more! Saturday night come and dance to the Polka Band! The last weekend of the month, July 31 - Aug 2, the folks at Arrowhead (WI) host the Wisconsin Winefest Celebration. There will be wine tasting for adults, a glow in the dark parade for the kids, an ice cream social, and a community volleyball game in the sand pit. Don’t miss the Fourth Annual Taste of Camping weekend at Pine Country (IL) on July 31 - August 2. RV dealers will display brand new and used RVs plus various RV supplies. Wine and microbrew tastings, plus a special performance from Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, and demonstrations by the Dutch Oven Diva are not to be missed!

Local Activities and Events

Chehalis (WA)

July 11-12

This 200+ mile rally winds through the beautiful and scenic countryside of western Washington and Oregon and right through the middle of our city of Chehalis/Centralia. It is the largest two-day bicycling event in the Pacific Northwest, last year hosting 10,000 registered riders from 7 countries and 45 states.

Fridays: July 17, 24, & 31

July 17 - Veotberg Family
July 24 - Borrowed Time/ Third Stage
July 31 - New Blues Brothers
All shows are from 7-9:30 pm. bring your own chairs and blankets. Food from Jeremy’s Farm to Table will be available.

Idyllwild (CA)

July 4

Refresh your summer by joining all of us up here on the mountain on North Circle Drive as the Idyllwild Rotary presents the 14th Annual 4th of July Parade. This year will be even more spectacular than ever with over 75 parade entries. Our very own American Legion Color Guard will open the event to the cheers of viewers that come up for cool fresh air, an incredible time, great food, games, and fun in the wisping pines.

July 11-12

Get educated about the threatened native Lily, Lillium parryi, and help educate the public of the Lily’s relevance to Idyllwild. There will be performances from The Penny Royal Players, demonstrations at Pioneer Town, Lemon Lily Tea & Taste fundraisers, and much more!

La Conner (WA)

July 4

Celebrate our nation’s birthday in La Conner! There will be an old fashioned parade, picnic in Pioneer Park, music by the Geoffrey Castle Band, fireworks, and a beer garden.

Week of July 4

The City of Sedro-Woolley is proud to present Loggerodeo. Held the week of July 4, the Loggerodeo is Washington’s oldest 4th of July celebration featuring logging contests, parades, carnival attractions, fun run, and a must-see rodeo.

Sundays in July
Every Sunday in July there will be activity in Gilkey Square, alternating between a live band and an open market. Located at the intersection of Morris and 1st in La Conner, WA.

Ponderosa (CA)

July 4th

Bring your coolers, propane BBQs and your dancing shoes to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Enjoy kid’s activities, food and beverages, live music, hay mazes, arts & crafts, free kid’s contests and games, inflatable bounce house and slides, fireworks, and much more! Please leave your pets, charcoal BBQs and glass containers at home.

Grandy Creek (WA)

Come to the 4th of July parade, bring your chair, and join the fun! Grab candy and learn about our awesome town.

Pio Pico (CA)

July 4-5

Celebrate the 4th of July Pio Pico style. There will be entertainment, lawn games, pool games, decorating contests for bikes, carts, pets, and people. Join in on the 4th of July parade. End the weekend with a big screen movie outdoors.

July 12

Family Overnight Adventure at the Living Coast Discovery Center! Kids and adults can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that includes a full evening of activities, animal encounters, movies, and cozy indoor camping. Come explore the new critters of the Living Coast Discovery Center’s Super Wild exhibit after dark.

Long Beach (WA)

July 3-4

Start your Independence Day celebrations off with fireworks over the port in Ilwaco on July 3. Continue the festivities with the Annual Old Fashioned Parade on the afternoon of the 4th in Ocean Park. Finish the day with the fireworks show over the ocean at the Long Beach approach.

July 15-19

Enjoy a weekend full of sand sculpting and artistic amazement. Artists ranging from amateur to professional flock to the beach to showcase their sand sculpting skills. Sandsations is great fun for the whole family. Free hot dogs in the afternoon!

Wilmington (OH)

July 11 - July 18

Enjoy eight days of action in July with live entertainment, harness racing, an antique tractor pull and a demolition derby. If you enjoy animals, be sure to catch the Junior and Senior Fair Shows of cattle, sheep, hogs, rabbits, chickens, horses, and pets. Discover what a great county fair is like.