Bites and Sights: Fun and free summer activities for kids

These long days of summer can really drag with your kids off from school with nothing to do.

Now that I have a baby at home, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a child entertained and stimulated all day long. But you’d be surprised to see how many great activities are available for you and your kids right in your own backyard - and for free, too!

With just a quick browse through the Americana calendar of events I found a big selection of fun things for kids to do. Spend the whole day hopping from one activity to the next or go to one a day, either way, your child is sure to be entertained.


Stroller Strides

A great way for moms to get in shape with their babies along for the ride. Stroller Strides will give you a total fitness workout that will help you look your best and keep your child entertained at the same time. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Kids Club on The Green

Bring your kids to Kids Club on The Green to enjoy a wonderful selection of fun and enriching activities including music, entertainment and more.

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Barnes & Noble Storytime

Peruse the shelves of Barnes & Noble as your child quietly sits and enjoys a reading of a variety of children’s books during storytime. For ages four and up.                                   

 Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.

Kids Yoga on The Green with Lululemon Athletica

Lululemon Athletica hosts a weekly yoga session for kids on The Green for a fun filled  way to stay active. Recommended for ages three to six.                                                              

 Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


Monday Morning Mommy Movies

Head to Pacific theatres to enjoy a first-run movie with your child during Monday Morning Mommy Movies. If your baby cries or fusses, no one will mind!                   

Mondays, 11:00 a.m.


Summer Movie Series

Enjoy warm summer evenings under the stars while watching some of the best-loved family films during Americana’s Summer Movie Series every Wednesday in July.                             

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.



Garinee Soudjian is a food and community enthusiast. She can be reached at



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