31 Things to Do While Camping This July

things to do while camping this julyThe peak of summer is here and with it comes festivals, fireworks, and plenty of activities. This month, we’re featuring Fourth of July events, softball tournaments, Celtic festivals, and more. Here are 31 things to do while camping this July!

cherries31 Things to Do While Camping This July

1. National Cherry Festival – Traverse City, Michigan (June 30-July 7)

One of the biggest events in Michigan, the National Cherry Festival boasts all things cherry. Be prepared to try cherry-based foods from popcorn to salsas, plus enjoy a carnival, boat show, classic car show, and more.

Nearby Resort: Petoskey RV Resort

2. Amherstburg Canada Day Festival – Amherstburg, Ontario (July 1)

Canada Day is the country’s biggest holiday, and there’s no better place to celebrate than at the Amherstburg Canada Day Festival. Here, you’ll enjoy a morning run, kids activities, free cupcakes, and fireworks at Fort Malden National Historic Site.

Nearby Resort: Willowood RV Resort & Campground

3. Family Sand Sculpture Competition – Ocean Park, Maine (July 3)

The 32nd Annual Family Sand Sculpture Competition is a staple in Ocean Park, Maine. This year’s theme is Mysteries of the Deep. Check it out and witness stunning sand sculptures on the beach!

Nearby Resort: Wagon Wheel RV Resort & Campground

4th of july fireworks4. Kaboom Town – Addison, Texas (July 3)

Kaboom Town is one of the biggest fireworks shows in the U.S. This year’s event will feature a carnival, air show, and a dazzling array of fireworks. Due to its popularity, you should visit the Kaboom Town website to find alternate viewing areas.

Nearby Resort: Sandy Lake MH & RV Resort

5. City of Sheboygan Independence Day – Sheboygan, Wisconsin (July 4)

Celebrate the Fourth on the edge of Lake Michigan! The City of Sheboygan Independence Day celebration will feature a parade, cookout, and fireworks launched from the South Pier.

Nearby Resort: Westward Ho RV Resort

6. 4th of July Celebration – Sandwich, Massachusetts (July 4)

Spend Independence Day in one of America’s oldest towns. The 4th of July Celebration in Sandwich will have a road parade, boat parade, live music, and fireworks at Shawme Pond.

Nearby Resort: Peters Pond RV Resort

7. Brantford International Villages – Brantford, Ontario (July 4-7)

Explore different cultures at the Brantford International Villages. At this event, you can sample diverse cuisine and check out performances from around the globe.

Nearby Resort: Willow Lake RV Resort & Campground

8. Peak to Shore Music Festival – The Blue Mountains, Ontario (July 4-8)

Featuring more than 10 venues and 30 concerts, the Peak to Shore Music Festival is a hot attraction in The Blue Mountains. The festival is free, so be sure to visit and hear from artists like Busty and the Bass and Irish Mythen.

Nearby Resort: Craigleith RV Resort & Campground

hiking9. Lake George Land Conservancy Hike-A-Thon – Lake George, New York (July 5)

The Lake George Land Conservancy Hike-A-Thon highlights the area’s best trails. All hikes take place at the same time, and your hiking group will be featured in a photo taken from a helicopter.

Nearby Resort: Adirondack Gateway RV Resort

10. 2018 Niagara Falls Sky Fest – Sherkston, Ontario (July 5)

This year’s Niagara Falls Sky Fest is taking place right at Sherkston Shores Beach Resort & Campground! Campers have great access to all the festivities. Be sure to come to the beach to witness skydiving and entertainment on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn more about it here.

11. Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – Davenport, Iowa (July 6-7)

The annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival brings artists to the Quad Cities for two days of blues music. To experience the fun, come to Davenport, Iowa and enjoy this distinct festival!

Nearby Resort: Sunset Lakes RV Resort

12. Kincardine Scottish Festival – Kincardine, Ontario (July 6-8)

Ever witnessed highland dancing? You will at the Kincardine Scottish Festival. You can also enjoy heavy athletics, bagpipe bands, and a parade.

Nearby Resort: Arran Lake RV Resort & Campground

13. Sandwich Arts & Crafts Show – Sandwich, Massachusetts (July 7)

Get crafty when you visit the Sandwich Arts & Crafts Show. As you peruse the offerings, you can support local vendors while finding unique items.

Nearby Resort: Peters Pond RV Resort

14. Prince Edward County Lavender Festival – Hillier, Ontario (July 7-8)

Sweet smells of lavender await at the Prince Edward County Lavender Festival. As you enjoy the festival, there are plenty of things to do. Try touring the purple fields or sampling unique lavender creations like lavender cotton candy. Above all, have fun!

Nearby Resort: Lake Avenue RV Resort & Campground

15. Sharkfest Swim and Mystic River Day – Mystic, Connecticut (July 8)

The Sharkfest Swim features a lengthy 1500 meter swim. If you’re up to the challenge, you can participate. Or simply stay on land and cheer on the brave swimmers.

Afterwards, stop by Mystic River Day for outdoor activities, as well as specials at shops and restaurants downtown.

Nearby Resort: Seaport RV Resort & Campground

16. Ice Cream & Chocolate Lovers Week – Larkspur, Colorado (July 9-15)

Guests at Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur can eat their favorite treats all week long. As you stay, enjoy special activities and tasty desserts as you celebrate ice cream and chocolate at our resort.

17. Friendship Festival – Fort Erie, Ontario (July 12-15)

You can celebrate the close bond between the U.S. and Canada at the 32nd Friendship Festival in Fort Erie, Ontario. Hop on the rides, visit the petting zoo, and watch sky diving when you visit. You can also learn more here.

Nearby Resort: Sherkston Shores Beach Resort & Campground

california state fair18. California State Fair – Sacramento, California (July 13-29)

Based in Sacramento, the California State Fair features all your favorites. As you walk about, be sure to ride the rides, watch the horse races, and enjoy fried fair food.

Nearby Resort: 49er Village RV Resort

19. 14th Annual Celtic Weekend – Cape May, New Jersey (July 14-15)

Embrace Scottish culture during the 14th Annual Celtic Weekend at Historic Cold Springs Village. Hear bagpipes and drums, watch battle scenes, and meet friendly dogs from the New Jersey Irish Setter Rescue.

Nearby Resort: Sun Outdoors Cape May

20. Big Babe Ruth Softball Tournament – Jensen Beach, Florida (July 16-19)

This year’s Big Babe Ruth Softball Tournament will take place at Ocean Breeze Resort. Campers can watch some of the region’s best softball players compete in six games.

21. Island Getaway Weekend – Berlin, Maryland (July 16-22)

Take a trip to the tropics on the coast of Maryland! Frontier Town RV Resort & Campground is hosting Island Getaway Weekend this month.

22. Hamilton Fringe Festival – Hamilton, Ontario (July 19-29)

Now going into its 15th year, the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an innovative theater festival. This an event you certainly won’t want to miss, as you’ll witness musicals, dramas, magic shows, and more.

Nearby Resort: Grand Oaks RV Resort & Campground

23. Christmas in July – Nationwide (Throughout July)

Sun RV resorts around the country are hosting Christmas in July celebrations! From Big Timber Lake RV Camping Resort to Hidden Ridge RV Resort, you can enjoy holiday-themed activities across the nation.

Because events vary, check with your resort for specific dates, and get a feel for the offerings here.

ribs24. Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show – Kitchener, Ontario (July 20-22)

Delve into the world of barbecue and beer at the Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show. Live music will accompany local brewers and grillmasters in a fun day of food and drink. Also, check out more Ribfests in Ontario here.

Nearby Resort: Gulliver’s Lake RV Resort & Campground

25. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox – Lincoln City, Indiana (July 21)

The acclaimed drummer for Bruce Springsteen is coming to the Lincoln City Amphitheatre! Max Weinberg’s Jukebox is an interactive performance where the crowd creates the set list as Weinberg and his band play.

Nearby Resort: Lake Rudolph RV Resort & Campground

26. Venetian Festival – Charlevoix, Michigan (July 21-28)

The Venetian Festival in Charlevoix, Michigan boasts concerts, carnival rides, fireworks, and boat parades. Be sure to visit this charming event in Northern Michigan!

Nearby Resort: Petoskey RV Resort

27. Barnstable County Fair – East Falmouth, Massachusetts (July 23-29)

Experience a summer staple on the Cape! The Barnstable County Fair boasts animal exhibits, fair food vendors, concerts, and carnival rides.

Nearby Resort: Peters Pond RV Resort

28. Aloha Luau Weekend – Hopkins, Michigan (July 27-28)

Put on your lei and start celebrating in Hawaiian style! Hidden Ridge RV Resort is hosting Aloha Luau Weekend in July with special activities for all ages.

29. Downtown Davenport Street Fest – Davenport, Iowa (July 27-28)

Vendors from the Quad Cities flock to the Downtown Davenport Street Fest for a weekend celebration. Start enjoying the event by indulging in good eats before listening to live music and then browsing the wares of local artisans.

Nearby Resort: Sunset Lakes RV Resort

30. Carnival Weekend – Narvon, Pennsylvania (July 27-29)

Lake in Wood RV Resort is bringing the carnival to campers! During Carnival Weekend this July, campers can enjoy a bounce castle, inflatable slide, outdoor games, and much more.

31. Wine and Walleye Festival – Ashtabula, Ohio (July 28-29)

Visit Historic Ashtabula Harbor and discover the 10th Annual Wine and Walleye Festival. This event brings the region’s signature products together in two days of fun. Here, you’ll find live music, wine tasting, food sampling, and fireworks following a lighted boat parade.

Nearby Resort: Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort


Updated: 12/3/2020

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