24 Things to Do in July

As the month that occurs right in the dead center of summer, July is a month with a whole lot to love about it.

And don't let the 4th of July holiday overshadow everything else there is to do and enjoy during the month, either—there are tons of things to do throughout the month, whether they involve festivities for the 4th or not. In fact, we have a few solid ideas, starting with:

Outdoor Things to Do in July

Soak up all the sweetness that summer has to offer this July by:

  • Having a pool party
  • Attending a barbecue or cookout
  • Watching a fireworks show
  • Doing a beach trip
  • Have a picnic in the park
  • Go to a theme park
  • …or a water park if it's too hot for a regular park

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  • Sign up to become a dog walker
  • Go to a Sunday farmer's market
  • Find a farm that lets you pick your own flowers or berries
  • Go on an ice cream tour of your city
  • Have a photo shoot day at all the local hot spots
  • Watch the sunset

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Also read about: 5 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day Over Summer


Indoor Things to Do in July

Whether you choose to keep your activities indoors this July due to the temperatures being too hot to handle or because the weather takes a turn towards some summer showers, there's still plenty of fun to be had indoors (and in the A.C.):

  • See a movie in theaters
  • Eat at a new restaurant in town
  • Have a potluck dinner night with your friends
  • Get a summer job and get paid to enjoy the air conditioning
  • Volunteer at a local shelter or food bank
  • Have a movie night at home

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  • Host or attend a sleepover
  • Go shopping for your summer wardrobe
  • Get ahead by shopping for your back-to-school gear, too
  • Paint pottery with your friends
  • Find a new favorite café to read at

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Also read about: 5 Reasons to Take On a Summer Job


Need a little extra inspiration for what to do, where to go and what to wear this summer? Don't worry, we've got you covered. July or not, click HERE for our list of what to wear and where to go this summer.