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As students finish out the school year, it is starting to feel like summer in Wisconsin. Of course, this is not your typical summer. After nearly 15 months of being hunkered down, Wisconsinites are ready to get back to normal summertime activities (ourselves included.) To help get you in the spirit of the return, we’ve compiled a list of 21 activities to help kickstart your summer:

  1. Reunite with friends and family by hosting an outdoor cookout
  2. Look for live music events at your favorite bar or restaurant
  3. Pack a lunch and invite an old friend to picnic in the park
  4. Visit a state fair and pretend the calories don’t count by indulging in a deep-fried treat
  5. Watch a flick under the stars at a drive-in movie theater
  6. Treat yourself to an ice cream cone
  7. Stay up late to watch the sunset, or get up early to witness the sunrise
  8. Play a round of golf with your favorite foursome
  9. Read a book and soak up the afternoon sun
  10. Bring nature in by picking a bouquet of wildflowers
  11. Order an iced coffee from a local coffee shop
  12. Plan a day trip to one of the many beautiful locations around the state
  13. Reconnect with Mother Nature by spending a night in the great outdoors
  14. Put your toes in the sand at an area beach
  15. Pick up baked goods and surprise a loved one who you haven’t seen in a while
  16. As the days warm up, beat the heat by visiting a museum
  17. Build a campfire and enjoy an ice-cold beer
  18. Explore a state park you’ve never visited
  19. Open the windows to let in the fresh air
  20. Buy a ticket and watch a ballgame
  21. Spend a day doing nothing at all

This is the moment many of us have been waiting for. What activities are you most looking forward to this summer? We’d love to hear in the comments below.

Let’s make June, July and August the best months ever.

Happy Summer from Lions Pride!