Summer is for fun in the sun and exploring -- so why not do both in Jefferson City? Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or recently moved to the area, use this list as a guide to adventure and take advantage of our town’s fabulous offerings!
Eat ice cream at the 2019 Ice Cream Splash
Watch an outdoor movie
Catch a special screening of The Little Mermaid, Footloose, Mary Poppins Returns and more!
Flex your left brain at The Capital Arts Imagination Station.
Visit the library
Search for rocks
Eat on a patio
Our list can help you find the perfect spot!
BBQ in the park
Go down a water slide
Join a rec league team
Cheer on the Renegades
Root, root, root for the home team at Vivion Field!
Dance in the streets during Thursday Night Live
Pose by a mural
Volunteer with a community group
Find bargains during Downtown Sidewalk Sales
Visit the Museum of Missouri Military History
Go for a hike at Runge (and explore the air conditioned exhibits inside)
Rent a scooter
Zip around town on a bright orange Spin rental!
Declare your love by adding a lock to the bridge
Play footgolf at Oak Hills
Get discounted tickets to regional amusement parks
Go for a swim and play “Human Battleship”
Kayak or fish at Binder Lake
Four-legged friends need love, too!
Host a pool party by renting out a local park space
Pick up a new pair of shades at an area boutique
Grab brunch (hello, mimosas!) at High Rise Bakery
Explore new heights on the ropes course
Learn to sail
Sailing in Jeff City? You bet! Sign up for this series of three courses.
Catch an indie flick at Capitol City Cinema
Explore new branches of the Greenway
Hunt for vintage treasures at local thrift shops
Have a picnic
Watch some skateboarding (or try it yourself!)
Catch fireflies (but be sure to let them free!)
Learn to survive in the woods (and other skills) at Runge
Watch fireworks over the capitol on July 4
Nothing says summer like this classic tradition! Stake out your spot early and practice your “oohs” and “aahs.”
Sip an iced coffee (or 10) from a local shop
Get a pedicure at a locally owned spa
Fly a kite
Try chalk art
Make a fruit salad with farmers’ market produce
Supporting area vendors while treating your palate to seasonal goods is a win-win!
Eat corn on the cob from a local farmer
Listen to live music at the Mission
Go to Food Truck Fridays
Play bocce ball at Prison Brews
Host a neighborhood potluck
Find a new favorite wine at Bar Vino
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