13+ ideas for summer fun in Cass County

Last Updated on June 7, 2015 by cassnetwork

The first official day of summer may still be a couple of weeks away, but for many local families, summer vacation is here. Here’s a roundup of just a few of the things listed on CassCountyCalendar.com! New events are added daily, so check back often so you don’t miss out on any of the fun! And if you’re planning an event that isn’t listed, make sure to add it to the calendar!

Grab the Brass Ring

The Cass County Carousel is open weeknights from 6-9 p.m. and weekends from 1-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Rides are just 75 cents, and if you’re the lucky one who grabs the brass ring, you’ll get a free ride.

Photo by Logansport Parks & Recreation Department
Photo by Logansport Parks & Recreation Department

Sundown Summer Music Series

Sunday nights through the end of August, several area organizations team up to host performances by area musicians at Little Turtle Waterway at 7 p.m. Bring a lawnchair or blanket and enjoy this outdoor event. (The June 7 event is cancelled due to inclement weather).

Summer Reading

Area libraries in Logansport, Walton, Royal Center and Galveston are hosting their annual summer reading programs. Each one has different incentives and programs for children to enjoy. The Walton Library is even trying an adult summer reading program this year.

Summer Food Program
Many of our area youth rely on free and reduced lunch throughout the school year. Summer lunch programs for kids 18 and under are available at five sites throughout the community this summer, and some area churches will be distributing free lunches as well. We have the daily schedules posted on www.casscountycalendar.com.

Get active!

The Cass County Family Y is offering a free summer membership to kids going into grades 6-8. Stop by the Y for details.

Vacation Bible School

Many area churches offer VBS programs for area children. We encourage churches to submit the details at www.casscountycalendar.com – check the link for our most up to date list.

airportCheck out the Airport!

If you’ve never visited the Logansport-Cass County Airport, put June 27 on your calendar! During the annual Airport Awareness Fly-In/Drive In, there will be all kinds of activities happening at the airport, which is located south of Logansport off of SR 29.

Play in the Parks

In addition to some fantastic parks, the Logansport Parks Department offers some great programs, including the Bike Rodeo on July 11, the Junior Golf Clinic, and a visit from the Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest on June 12! You can also check out France Park, which is a county park, or take a walk or bike ride on one of the trails.

Head for the fair!

The Cass County 4-H Fair is scheduled for July 5-11 at the Cass County 4-H Fairgrounds. Most people tend to visit the fair in the evening, when the rides and merchants buildings are open, but there are also activities during the day, including many of the livestock shows, story time at the fair and delicious meals made by the Cass County Extension Homemakers. Stay tuned for more info on the fair!

The Cass County Extension Office is also offering a number of programs this summer, including food preservation classes and a media class for kids.

See a show!

Logansport Junior Civic Theater presents “Honk!” on stage at McHale Performing Arts Center July 31, August 1 and 2. For the older crowd, Civic Players will present “Chicago” in June. And, the historic State Theatre, which is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary, has lots of great events happening, too.

pioneerdaysPick a parade!

Cass County has some great parades! Check out the Pioneer Days Parade in Royal Center on June 13, visit Twelve Mile in the morning and Walton in the afternoon for July 4 parades and stay tuned for details on the Shrine Parade later this summer!

Tour the county or taste it!

The 2 Rivers on 2 Wheels Bike Tour is June 27 — ride 20 miles, 100 miles or choose a length in between. Stop by the Cass County YMCA for more info. Wrap up the summer with Taste of Cass County on August 8.

 Back to School

Thinking about heading back to school this fall? The Logansport State Hospital will be holding an Education Fair on June 17 where you can visit with 10 or more area colleges and universities. The LCSC Adult Learning Center is also enrolling students for fall for the HSE (formerly GED) and English classes. Check this link for more details. Be sure to watch for details on fall registration for area schools and details on Back to School parties and giveaways, too!

That’s just a few of the things we’ve found on our calendar — but we know there are  lots more. Visit a local museum, try a new restaurant (or an old favorite) or take a day-trip to a neighboring town for one of their festivals and events. When someone asks you what there is to do in our community, PLEASE, don’t say “nothing.” Instead, share this link!