With summer coming to a close and school starting back soon, you’re probably looking for ways to fill these last days with a little summer fun. Usually summer activities involve road trips and travel but we’ve got some great ways to spend your August right here.
Splash in the Boro
The water park at Mill Creek in Statesboro is a great place to take the kids on a summer afternoon or weekend morning. Starting the weekend of August 9th, the park goes from being open every day to only open on the weekends until Labor Day weekend, when the park closes for the summer.
Until then, though, the fun never stops with a lazy river, lily pads, the flow rider, trio slides, and concessions. Just don’t forget the sunblock!
Both Swainsboro and Statesboro have participated in a farmer’s market in their respective town squares in the past several years. Swainsboro took this summer off, allowing for other events in place of the market but Statesboro’s market has been in full swing since April and will continue until October.
With local vendors like B&G Honey, Freeman’s Mill, Hunter Cattle, Walker Farms, Three Tree Coffee Roasters, and more, there’s something for everyone. In addition to home grown foods, crafty locals gather to sell their creations. Seven Willow Soaps, Misfit Millie, Lillie’s Baskets, and more display jewelry, art, and soaps for the Boro to buy.
Taking a little tour of some local history can be a great afternoon activity. The Georgia Southern Museum is open six days a week and has several exhibits that rotate through. From dinosaur bones, space, and the civil war, both you and the kids will be entertained.
If you’re in the Toombs County area, the Vidalia Onion Museum is full of interactive activities that teach about Vidalia and the sweet onion it’s known for. The exhibits go through the discovery and history of the onion, its economic impact, and some culinary options to put the onion to the test. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.