Cheap Summer Dates for Frugal Lovers

July 24, 2017

Getting some summer lovin’ can be expensive if you’re buying concert and movie tickets, visiting amusement parks and shelling out money at restaurants across the land. If your desire to have a fun, adventurous date is bigger than your desire (or ability) to spend lots of cash, then we’ve got some great ideas for you.

Get Fit Together
Tackle the fitness circuit or challenge your partner to disc golf at Goat Island in Cramerton.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Head to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for River Jam or take a dip in the Catawba River during the open water swim on any given Thursday evening. Bring $5 for parking.

Turn It Up in Asheville
Head for the mountains for the 3rd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL, August 4-5, 2017 in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park. LEAF Downtown AVL showcases dynamic musical talent, immersive cultural arts performances and local handcraft & culinary artists.

Get Country in Uptown Shelby
The Charlie Daniels Band will be the headliner for a free evening concert at the 5th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival in Uptown Shelby on Saturday, August 5th.

Serve Together
From soup kitchens to animal shelters, there are plenty of places to share your love of helping others. Hands On Charlotte offers a range of volunteer programs designed to provide everyone with the opportunity to make a difference in our community. Learn more about the different ways to get involved!

Get Festive in Matthews
The Mattews Alive Festival in Stumptown Park offers lots to see, hear and taste...and its free!

Go Parking at Lake Norman
Jetton Park is 105-acres lakefront beauty with plenty of opportunities to have fun.  It includes picnic sites, 8 lighted tennis courts, 1.5 miles of walking/roller blade trails, gazebo, a formal garden, sunning beaches (no swimming), bicycle rental shop and 1.3 miles of bike trails

Plan a Scavenger Hunt Around Town
Explore spots you've never been before in your city, and have fun getting lost together.