I recently did a blog asking what parents do in the summer to keep their children busy? You can only hear 'I'm bored' so many times before you think to yourself, I've got to find something to keep the kids busy! Maybe this will help....

  • Andrews Splash Park

    100 NE 6th Street in Andrews

    Andrews has done some MAJOR upgrades to the water park and this is an awesome way to stay cool in this blazing temperatures!

     

    It's affordable too as it's $1.00 for anyone 11 years old and younger and $2.00 for anyone 12 and up.
    Andrews made significant upgrades to their community pool this year. The new water park turned out to be a big success the first day it was open.

     

    There is a new kiddie pool, a covered shaded area (a plus for anyone who doesn't want to look like a lobster!) and a water ship. Lifeguards will always be on duty so you don't have to worry about your kiddos not being watched while swimming.

     

    The park is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00-6:00PM and Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, there is a swim time for anyone 7 years old and younger from 10:00AM-12:00PM.

     

    We are told the park will hold a free admission day on July 4th!

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  • Mex Tex Family Fiesta 2014

    Centennial Plaza - 105 N. Main Street in Midland

    The Mex-Tex Family Fiesta is returning this year to Midland and there are so many big Tejano bands performing including Bobby Pulido, Ram Herrera, DJ Kane, Marco Orosco, La Calma, Massore, and so many more.
    It runs from Thursday, June 5  at 6:00PM to Saturday June 7 at 1:00AM at Centennial Plaza in Midland.

     

    There's also going to be a Splash Run, a jalapeno eating contest, food, arts and crafts and Permian Pro Wrestling Association matches.

  • Summer Mummers

    Yucca Theatre - 208 N. Colorado Street in Midland

    It's not kid friendly, but if you just moved here, trust me, this is the event you HAVE to go see!!! It happens every year and has become a staple of Summer entertainment.

     

    This year, the theme is "Desert of the Dead or Mmmmmmmm Your Head Looks Tasty". If you go, please DO NOT wear anything fancy or your favorite outfit because popcorn will be flying. Just ask anyone who's been to a Summer Mummers show!!!

     

    The first show is this Friday, June 6 at the Yucca Theatre in Midland.

    Summer Mummers
  • Star Spangled Salute

    Centennial Plaza - 105 N. Main Street in Midland

    The Star Spangled Salute is a free, family-friendly event happening in Midland on July 4th.

     

    There are going to be kids activities, live music and fireworks!

     

    The Freedom Run begins at 7:30AM and then there will be a Children's Parade at 10:00AM and then all the evening activities begin at 6:00PM. It all begins with with the Kids Zone at 6:00pm. Then there will be a pre-show concert at 7:30 and the main concert begins at 8:25. The fireworks are set to begin at 9:55!!!

     

    All of the fun will be happening at Centennial Plaza and the Midland Center. The Freedom Run will begin at the Midland County Courthouse.

    Michael Valdez
  • Firecracker Fandango

    Downtown Odessa

    It's going to be an awesome 4th of July in Odessa as well as Main Street Odessa will be putting on Firecracker Fandango.
    There will be a parade by the Odessa Jaycees, food, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. There are also going to be fireworks!!!

    Oleksii-Sagitov
  • St. Ann’s Fair

    1906 W. Texas in Midland

    If you haven't been, the St. Ann's Fair is HUGE here in the 432! This year, it'll be from 5:00PM on September 26 to 10:00PM on September 27.

     

    Admission is free and will be held at 1906 W. Texas in Midland.
    More details are going to be released as we get closer to the date, but years past have shown us this is a great family event.

    Russ Ensley
  • Cactus & Crude MS Bike Ride

    Midland

    The Cactus & Crude MS Bike Ride is happening July 19-20 in Midland. It's all benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a huge event here in West Texas. For more information, you can contact David Ham at 432-699-1718.

    Yan-Lev
  • Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa

    1020 E. Murphy in Odessa

    This is a four day event that draws so many people throughout Texas. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in 1865 and here in West Texas, there is going to be a parade, music, food, beauty pagent, basketball tournament and activities honoring the accomplishments of African Americans.
    It runs from June 18 to June 21 at Woodson Park in Odessa.

     

    For more information, you can call 432-332-5812.

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