With summer in full swing, it's a perfect weekend for good times, whether you are staying in town or heading out.  Here are some great ideas:

Find an organized community event: During long weekends, many communities host organized events with fairs, air shows, free musical concerts and lots of delicious food.  

Day tripper: Pack up the car and head out of town. Look for community barbecues and other events such as local bands, three-legged races and even a water balloon toss.   

Parade: Gather your family together and go see a parade with marching bands, clowns, floats and food. Everyone will love it!

Plan your own long weekend party: Throw a get-together for friends. Make up a batch of burgers or make it a potluck. Be sure to provide music, a cold fridge for beverages and lots of shade. Enjoy!

Picnic: Spend the day in a conservation area or park with your family. Work up an appetite with a game of Frisbee or toss around a baseball.