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209. Thunder Island

The hottest days of summer might be behind us, but summer itself is certainly not over.

Sometimes, all you need is a cold beer, a music festival, an outdoor movie, a patio… and sometimes all you need is a water park.

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Located just 20 minutes outside of Syracuse we’ve got a small water park that covers all the bases. Thunder Island has water slides, pools, and fun outdoor games. It’s perfect for a few hours, especially if you’re just dying to get in the water!

Rounding out the weekend of Oswego’ish fun and events, we’ve got Thunder Island. It might not be a Top Tier water park, but it’s definitely suitable for a day of fun in the sun. It’s kind of cool to think that we’ve got a water park so close…who would’a thought, right!?

Thunder Island is open throughout the summer every single day. Their daily rates can’t be beat with just $15 for an adult water park pass. They’ve also got very affordable season pass options if you like to ride water slides on the reg. I say it’s worth checking out! Especially on those hot, hazy & humid summer days!

Tip: You can get coupons and discount tickets at Wegmans, Nice & Easy and Taco Bell!

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178. Flicks on the Crick

This is one of my favorite things to do all summer long! I’m so excited for it!

flicks on the crick

Flicks on the Crick is a simple event, they’re movies displayed on the side of The Sound Garden building…right along the creekwalk. This is a really great collaborative effort done by both The Sound Garden and the City of Syracuse to bring people together.

Plus there’s something really fun about watching movies outside.

Also, one of the perks to this is that it’s free!

They’re every Wednesday downtown during July & August. All that you’ve got to do is show up with a chair and some snacks and you’ll be set to watch some really great movies!

Movies they’re featuring this summer are
July 10th: Looper
July 17: TED
July 24: The Dark Knight
July 31: Flight
August 7: 21 Jump Street
August 14: Skyfall
August 21: Pitch Perfect
August 28: The Avengers

You can guarantee I’ll be going to see a few of these movies, especially 21 Jump Street and Pitch Perfect!

With Wednesdays on Walton and Flicks on the Crick, downtown Syracuse’s #1 night will definitely be Wednesdays.
Tip: Like Flicks On the Crick on facebook to learn more about the movies and events they’ll be holding throughout the summer!

location: The Sound Garden, Armory Square

122. Creek Float

If you’re not planning on being outside this weekend, I suggest you rearrange your plans. There’s so much going on and we’re supposed to have some perfect weather!

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On top of there being a Crawfish Festival this weekend there’s also a floating art show! Wait…what?

You heard right…the Creek Float is a floating art show featuring local artists. For the past 3 years, The Public Arts Task Force has organized this fantastic event for spectators and artists. If you’re going to be in Hanover Square on Saturday for the Crawfish Festival, take a jaunt down to Armory Square’s Creek Walk around 3pm to watch as some really awesome artwork float on by! Not to mention, it’s free to spectate!

Tip: Check out the facebook event for more info & pictures!

Location: Downtown Creek Walk