Summer is almost here! Here are 26 ways to have fun this summer around Central Minnesota, one for every letter of the alphabet!

A - Attend an Art Crawl in Downtown St. Cloud. The next one is happening June 7th

B - Benton County Fair - July 30th - August 4th in Sauk Rapids

C - Shop at the Crossroads Center Mall

D - Disc Golf at one of the numerous courses around the area

E - Eat at a new place, with hundreds of restaurants in Central Minnesota, it shouldn't be hard to find a place you've never been!

F - Foley Fun Days - June 17th - 19th

G - Enjoy live music at Summertime by George every Wednesday evening

H - Go on a guided hike in a local park with the Hike Hoppers

I - Get Ice Cream from the new Jupiter Moon ice cream cart in St. Cloud

J - Joe Town Rocks free concert July 3rd in St. Joseph

K - Kill time at splash pad on a hot day

L - Attend a 5th Avenue Live show in Downtown St. Cloud- June 13th, July 11th, and August 15th

M - Munsinger Gardens butterfly release for Quiet Oaks Hospice - July 21st

N - Play trivia with the Trivia Ninjas at local bars around the area

O - See the Otters at the Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls

P - Attend the Pierz Freedom Fest concert with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on July 13th

Q - Go to Quarry Park for swimming and cliff jumping

R - Rapids River Days in Sauk Rapids - June 20th - 22nd

S - Sartell Summer Fest - June 7th & 8th

T - Take a hike on the Beaver Island Trail or Lake Wobegon Trail

U - Catch a movie Under the stars at one of the areas Drive-In Theaters

V - Get a burger and fries at Val's

W - Waite Park Family Fun Fest - June 10th - 14th

X - Catch a St. Cloud Rox game at Joe Faber Field

Y - Take the family to the brand new YMCA for the day to use the lazy river and water slide

Z - See the Zebras at Hemker Park and Zoo in Freeport

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