Summer is the time of year when outdoor BBQs and trips to the beach simply make sense. It’s also a time when our wallets can take a big, big hit. All those party invites, big-name concerts, and ice-blended margaritas add up. No sooner can we say “summer fun” than we’re hit with a bank alert about our low balance.
Fortunately for us, the summer season is also synonymous with something else: free local events like concerts, festivals, and exhibitions. And there are plenty of free summer activities that you can partake in no matter where you live.
Some are best enjoyed with the right beverage or food, though they’re perfectly acceptable without. Others require you to explore your area’s offerings in new ways. We’re sure you’ll find something that works for you. Here are 50 places to start: