Rochester MN Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Rochester MN Ultimate Summer Bucket List

It’s here!  Summer has finally arrived.  You know what that means…endless activity out about in our city to make up for the time spent indoors.  We’re all so ready to get our yearly dose of Vitamin D.  The SE MN area has so many activities and events for you and your family. Use this Ultimate Summer Bucket List to choose your own adventure this summer. Print out the checklist below and you can fill in what you’d like to do to truly customize your summer!  You will NEVER have to worry about hearing the words, “I’m bored!”  Have fun, friends.  Cheers to the best summer yet!

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog
Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

There are so many local festivals and concerts to attend in and around Rochester.  These events are listed by date for easy reference!

 
 
Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Rochester has so much to offer during the summer months. Why not become a tourist in your own city!  Consider exploring places and things you’ve never seen or done before.  Here’s a list to get you started!

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog
Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog
Around the Neighborhood
  • Have a camp out in the backyard
  • S’mores Bar (Try Reese’s Peanut Butter cups,  salted caramel chocolate squares, use Nutella instead of chocolate, etc)
  • Build a giant slip-n-slide and get crazy with foam or shaving cream
  • Water Balloon wars…maybe time to invest in one of these and make it EASY
  • Have a big neighborhood party for National Night Out (August 2nd)
  • Family Game Night (head to A Child’s Kingdom and pick out a new game to play together!)
  • Play Giant Jenga or another awesome DIY Backyard Game!
  • Plan a neighborhood squirt gun war!  Winner picks the show for the next neighborhood movie night!
  • Create a neighborhood Scavenger Hunt (get inspiration here and here)
  • Ultimate Summer Beverage Contest: who can create the ultimate summer refresher?
  • Find all your amazing summer produce at the Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market
  • Host an Outdoor Movie Night
  • Make special treats and deliver them to neighbors
  • Have a neighborhood sidewalk chalk art contest
Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

There are so many area pools, beaches and other ways to stay cool in the water in our area!

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog
  • Try these outdoor “hacks” with your kids!
  • Start a Summer Adventure Notebook.  A fun tradition every year!
  • Sign up for a kid’s workshop at Home Depot
  • BUBBLES—Need We Say More?
  • Build a backyard fort with boxes and blankets
  • Spend an evening catching fireflies (release them later)
  • Jump through the sprinkler or make your own!
  • Jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops – turn all of these every day items into a fun obstacle course for the kids.
  • Visit the Minnesota Children’s Museum – Rochester for Bremer Bank Free First Sunday on the First Sunday of Every Month!
  • Can you ride your bike all the way around silver lake?  See if you can!
 

Trying to beat the heat?  Check out these great ideas and destinations to stay cool this summer!

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Looking for a Rochester, MN event this month?  Click on the photo below to check out our guide to June!

A Rochester Mom's Guide to the Month of June | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Ultimate Summer Bucket List | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Click here to download your free printable!

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