At the beginning of summer, our local art and garden center began their annual summer concert series. Two months of live music every Thursday... for free! Last year was our first time going, but it was so much fun that I made sure to put it on my calendar for this year as well. The first two concerts were lots of fun, with kids running and dancing and playing everywhere. For the third one, a light drizzle reduced the crowd considerably, so the youthful energy was much lower. But warm weather resumed for last week's concert. There is such a wonderful variety of music and instruments. I love that Goen is getting exposed to it all. He has just as much energy as all the other kids (if not more) and gets involved in the dancing and chasing games that go on just in front of the stage area. I love seeing the musicians take a moment to high five the kids or step off the stage to dance along with them. It's impossible not to have fun. And who doesn't enjoy any excuse to eat some snacks and listen to music with their favorite people?
At the intermission, we take a stroll around the grounds, taking in all the beautiful summer flowers. Colorful blossoms, bees, butterflies, and more kids running down the path. Sometimes they invite people to pick fruit or vegetables from the growing beds. A fresh strawberry or two before going to check out the statuary, fountains, and old trees and buildings. We're halfway through the concert series, and every week I look forward to the next one.
What are you up to this summer? Does your city have fun or interesting events for kids and families?