Saturday April 13, 2019
You guys, summer’s going to be here before we know it! That glorious season of flip flops, backyard BBQs, and long days of sunshine are only a few short weeks away, and we’re here to help you and your family make the most of it! It’s never too early to create your summer game plan, so start drafting that summer bucket list for your family this year - we’ve come up with a few suggestions below to get you started!
Lots of Water
Whatever you do this summer, be sure it includes water and lots of it. We’ve got a fantastic splash pad right here in Mountain House, and don’t forget about community pools, water balloon fights and sprinklers! Check out some fun water play ideas for summer HERE.
Endless Farmers Markets
Mmm, all the deliciously fresh summer fruits and veggies, get in our bellies now! Our very own farmers market at Wicklund Park will be in full swing with local farmers and artisans. Bring the family every Sunday morning to shop for the week, catch up with your neighbors, and enjoy the sunshine. When you get home, whip up a delicious family dinner with all of your farmers market finds. Get some recipe ideas HERE.
Nothing says summer like lazy afternoons having fun outside with friends. Pack a picnic and plan a playdate at Central Park or at the many smaller neighborhood parks throughout the community! Find your new favorite slide or swing, or start a pick-up game of soccer or basketball at the courts. Check out all Mountain House parks HERE.
Go for a Bike Ride
Grab your bikes and hit the many trails winding through and connecting our community. Or check out a new place in the area! Check out Mountain House trails HERE and some fun places to bike in the surrounding areas HERE.
Take up a New Hobby
Maybe this is the summer to learn something new and to make some new friends in the neighborhood! There are many clubs and meet-ups right here in Mountain House to suit nearly every interest. Want to swap recipes or wine recommendations, trade gardening tips or play a sport? Chances are we’ve got a club for that! Check them all out HERE.
Complete the Ice Cream Trail
Now this is a delicious summer activity we all can get behind! Download your ice cream passport HERE, visit at least five shops on the list, eat yummy frozen treats, and get a prize!
Attend a Fourth of July Celebration
Participate in or watch our annual July 4th Parade and check out one of the many Independence Day celebrations and fireworks shows in the surrounding area!
Don’t Forget the Library
Cool off with a good book at the Mountain House Library located right here in the community! Sign the kids up for their summer reading program to maintain good habits while they’re on break from school.
Concerts in the Park
Our summer music in the park series is fun for the whole family. Groove to a fantastic selection of tribute bands and favorite tunes while enjoying a bottle of wine and food truck grub with neighbors. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the latest event updates.
Find Your New Favorite Winery
Explore the incredible and diverse wineries in our area and discover your new favorite! Many host great events during the summer months like live music and farm-to-table dinners, and some are child friendly with open areas to relax and play while cracking open a nice vintage. Start exploring and blazing your own wine trail HERE.
Host a backyard camping get-together with a neighbor or two. Pitch tents, play games, and roast marshmallows over a fire pit while swapping silly stories. Bring out the telescope and learn about constellations. Read up for some backyard camping inspiration HERE.
Last, but certainly not least, no summer would be complete at Mountain House without our beloved Kite Festival! Every year, neighbors and their families gather at Central Park to fill the windy skies with colorful and unique kites! Food trucks, vendor booths, and live music also adds to the fun! You can find more details on this event HERE.