Believe it or not, kids start back to school in a little over two weeks. Did you get to do everything you wanted during summer vacation? If not, don’t fret because we’ve got a list of events and things to do in Liberty County before you get back into the fall routine.
Shop at the Farmers Market-The Hinesville Farmers Market continues through November but there are two special events in July that you won’t want to miss. The first is the Freshly Grilled Night on July 23rd, where local chefs will prepare a meal for you on the spot with fresh vegetables you’ve purchased at the market. Spices, herbs and oils will be supplied. On July 30th, it will be Back to School Night and the first 20 children, ages 5-10 at the market with their lunch boxes will receive a $5 voucher to buy produce and other local items. Encouraging kids to eat healthy is always a good thing!
- Cool off at the pool-Summer is hot in Liberty County, there’s no doubt about it. If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, it’s hard to beat the heat without lowering the AC to 68 degrees. The Liberty County Recreation Department has two pools, one in Hinesville and one in Midway open to the public daily from 2pm-6pm. Dive in!
- Go to the Back to School & CAIR Fair-Military families that are new to the area will especially appreciate Fort Stewart’s Back to School & CAIR Fair. It’s an opportunity to check out local businesses and organizations and kids of military service members E1-E6 will receive free school supplies with pre-registration. Tuesday, July 28th from 10am-2pm at the Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart.
- Go to National Night Out–National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Liberty County is holding ours on Saturday, August 1st from 5pm-9pm. There will be children’s fingerprinting, games, entertainment, bounce houses, crime awareness programs and more.
Pick blueberries at Brewer’s Christmas Tree & Blueberry Farm-In case you didn’t know, July is National Blueberry Month and Brewer’s will satisfy your berry-picking need with a fresh harvest available until about July 25th. We suggest going early in the day to avoid high temperatures.
- Go for a stroll at Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center-a shady spot to observe nature, Cay Creek contains six ecosystems which are explained with signage throughout the area. The boardwalk allows access for strollers and there are picnic tables under the oak trees so you can enjoy lunch there as well. It’s open daily from dawn until dusk.
- Have a picnic at Bryant Commons-This park is now open to the public daily from dusk until dawn and it offers plenty of great spots to let the kids run free and enjoy a picnic in the shade.
- Be a tourist for a day-Visiting our historical and cultural sites in Liberty County is a great way to brush up on your history and take part in Take a day and explore some or all of them. From Revolutionary War history, to the Gullah-Geechee culture to the civil rights movement and into the modern era, Liberty County has something to suit all historical tastes. Click here to see a list of all our historical and cultural sites and attractions.
- Go fishing-Spending the day waiting for the fish to bite is a relaxing pastime for those so inclined. Liberty County has several places to fish, including two marinas and public docks. The scenery is not bad either so kick back and enjoy the few while you fish. Find out more by clicking here.
- Spend the day on the water–Dunham Farms offers guided paddle events throughout the year or if you prefer to
venture out on your own, there are plenty of spots on the water where you can take your boat. Find out more information by clicking here.
Wind down your summer with these activities and explore all Liberty County has to offer!
-Amanda Scott, CVB Program Manager