Get out your calendars and save the dates
Remember when you were a kid returning to school in September and writing that report on what you did on your summer vacation? Now that you’re an adult, what would that report look like? An adventure novel or a snooze-fest? If you find yourself stuck in the same old routine regardless of the season—up for work, drop off the kids, run errands, tend to the yard, pay the bills, repeat—here’s a couple dozen fun activities to ensure you make the most of the long, hot days of summer.
Make summer memories at local concerts, festivals
KRISTI PARKER JOHNSON WITH KERSTY DANIELS
Some of the best memories of my life involve music, summertime and the great outdoors, from my older brother strumming his acoustic guitar and singing John Prine and The Righteous Brothers around campfires at family reunion campouts to outdoor country, blues, rock, funk and folk music festivals across the southwest. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the warm sun or under the stars with family and friends listening to tunes performed by local upcoming artists and the big dogs of the music world.
Here in the South and West Valleys and beyond, summer music series, festivals and concerts are as abundant as fresh fruit and vegetables. So pull out your concert blankets, lawn chairs and sunblock and check out some of the best music this area has to … READ MORE