50 Things To Do In JCMO This Summer

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!

  1. Eat ice cream at the 2019 Ice Cream Splash

  2. Watch an outdoor movie

    Catch a special screening of The Little Mermaid, Footloose, Mary Poppins Returns and more!

  3. Get crafty

    Flex your left brain at The Capital Arts Imagination Station.

  4. Visit the library

  5. Search for rocks

  6. Eat on a patio

    Our list can help you find the perfect spot!

  7. BBQ in the park

  8. Go down a water slide

  9. Join a rec league team

  10. Cheer on the Renegades

    Root, root, root for the home team at Vivion Field!

  11. Dance in the streets during Thursday Night Live

  12. Pose by a mural

  13. Volunteer with a community group

  14. Find bargains during Downtown Sidewalk Sales

  15. Visit the Museum of Missouri Military History

  16. Go for a hike at Runge (and explore the air conditioned exhibits inside)

  17. Rent a scooter

    Zip around town on a bright orange Spin rental!

  18. Declare your love by adding a lock to the bridge

  19. Play footgolf at Oak Hills

  20. Get discounted tickets to regional amusement parks

  21. Go for a swim and play “Human Battleship”

  22. Kayak or fish at Binder Lake

  23. Spoil your pup at the Hot Dippty Dog Swim, then buy it a treat at Premium Pets

    Four-legged friends need love, too!

  24. Host a pool party by renting out a local park space

  25. Pick up a new pair of shades at an area boutique

  26. Eat seafood

  27. Grab brunch (hello, mimosas!) at High Rise Bakery

  28. Explore new heights on the ropes course

  29. Learn to sail

    Sailing in Jeff City? You bet! Sign up for this series of three courses.

  30. Catch an indie flick at Capitol City Cinema

  31. Explore new branches of the Greenway

  32. Go geocaching

  33. Hunt for vintage treasures at local thrift shops

  34. Have a picnic

  35. Watch some skateboarding (or try it yourself!)

  36. Catch fireflies (but be sure to let them free!)

  37. Learn to survive in the woods (and other skills) at Runge

  38. 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.”

  39. Go camping

  40. Sip an iced coffee (or 10) from a local shop

  41. Get a pedicure at a locally owned spa

  42. Fly a kite

  43. Try chalk art

  44. Make a fruit salad with farmers’ market produce

    Supporting area vendors while treating your palate to seasonal goods is a win-win!

  45. Eat corn on the cob from a local farmer

  46. Listen to live music at the Mission

  47. Go to Food Truck Fridays

  48. Play bocce ball at Prison Brews

  49. Host a neighborhood potluck

  50. Find a new favorite wine at Bar Vino

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