Be a Hometown Tourist: Summer Tips
A few weeks stand between the last day of school and the beginning of summer. While your kids eagerly count down the remaining school days, plot out your family fun schedule with activities in Waxhaw. Spend the summer months as a hometown tourist, growing your child’s imagination with new-to-you books, learning more about the community’s history, playing at the summer concert series and local parks, and meeting friends and family for a night on the town. Seize the summer with these six activities to help you and your children continue to learn, grow, play and meet friends and neighbors.
Battle the boredom while keeping your kids’ reading skills sharp. Are your kids tired of the books they’ve read a million times? Trade those in and pick up new ones to expand their imaginations at the Little Free Libraries in MillBridge. Located near the playground and clubhouse, these libraries are a part of a worldwide initiative to promote a love of reading in neighborhoods.
Learn Relive history in the third oldest town in Union County with a 30-stop walking tour of Waxhaw. Retrace the steps of the Wisacky settlers by visiting some of the first homes and buildings. To learn even more about the community’s history, visit the Museum of the Waxhaws for special exhibits and reenactments.
If you can’t make it to see your favorite band in concert this summer, then practice your best air guitar performance at the Friday night concert series—Jammin’ by the Tracks. The series kicks off Friday, June 10 with The Flatland Tourists under the water tower.
Find an outdoor retreat to kick back and relax in the nearby parks. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle to tranquility at nearby Cane Creek Park. Or, grab your hiking shoes and hit the Carolina Thread Trail—a network of greenways and trails that run through MillBridge.
You don’t have to be in Charleston or Central Park for a carriage ride; take advantage of free rides in your neck of the woods! On the First Friday of every month, free carriage rides are available to the public.
Following a carriage ride, invite your friends and families to join you for dinner at local favorite, Maxwell’s Tavern, and visit other local businesses as they stay open late and offer special discounts.
Looking for more ways to savor the season? Create a farm-to-table meal with crisp sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes and sun-ripened berries from the Waxhaw Farmers Market. The farmers market opens each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And, of course, find even more activities and classes on the MillBridge calendar of events.