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Summer Activities That Don't Break the Bank

For Immediate Release

Wed, Jul 19, 2017


Heather Rapp



Who says having fun needs to cost a ton of money? We’ve put together a list of inexpensive and free summer activities that’ll make this season one for the books. Your bank account will be happy too!

1. Host a game night

A game night is an inexpensive and fun way to spend time with friends or family. Have them bring their favorite board or lawn game and spend time teaching each other the rules and having a blast! If you want to get really competitive, you could even create a bracket and have a prize for the winner.

2. Learn something new

Take the time to learn something you’ve always wanted to get into, like knitting, juggling or bread baking. Instead of signing up for expensive classes, scour YouTube for video tutorials that are completely free. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new passion! If not, at least you can say you learned something new!

3. Take a hike

Getting out in nature is one of the best ways to spend a beautiful summer day, and the best part is it doesn’t cost a thing! Do a little research and find some nice hiking trails around you!

4. Volunteer

Volunteering with a cause that’s close to your heart can be incredibly rewarding. Whether it’s reading to children at the local nursery or serving food to the homeless, there are plenty of opportunities for you to give your time. You never know what new friends you may make!

5. Host a neighborhood potluck

Potlucks are great because each person is only responsible for bringing one dish, and everyone gets a taste of different foods! Try out a theme, like Mexican or island-inspired, or just let everyone bring whatever they’d like. Either way, it’ll be a great way to mingle with your neighbors and enjoy each other’s cooking.

6. Go on a road trip

Pick a place nearby that you’ve always wanted to visit, near or far. Fill up your gas tank, pick up some snacks and hit the road! Nothing says summer quite like a road trip! On your journey, stop by for some games or a great meal at of Isle of Capri® Casino Hotel Boonville. You can even spend the night in our comfortable hotel!

7. Play community sports

Many towns have community sport leagues for adults and feature everything from softball to bowling to lawn games. Decide how often you’d like to commit to playing and how competitive you want to be. Try a new sport, or brush up your skills on a game you’ve played your whole life.

8. Look at your community calendar

Check out the community calendar for a list of events going on in and around town, ranging from festivals, to art fairs to live music. Some events are even free to attend!

9. See a discounted movie

If the weather isn’t cooperating, don’t get down. Escape the rain or the extreme heat in an air-conditioned theater. But don’t pay full price! Head to a discount theater instead where you can see movies that have been out for a few months for a fraction of the price when they’re first released. Since you saved money, order yourself some popcorn to enjoy with the show!

10. Join in the fun at of Isle of Capri® Casino Hotel Boonville

With all your favorite games, dining and a comfortable place to stay, of Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville is a must on everyone’s summer bucket list! This July, we have a special promotion that you won’t want to miss!

SATURDAYS, JULY 8 – 29 5:00PM – 9:00PM

We’ll draw winners every half hour to break the bank for cash. You could win up to $2,000! Plus, the last winner of the night will break the remaining piggy banks and receive all unclaimed prizes. Starting July 1, receive one free virtual entry daily, plus more based on your Fan Club® tier. Earn additional entries for every 500 base points earned.


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