5 Ways to Soak Up the Last Rays of Summer

Blog by Stacha Yundt

Summer sure is flying by, but there’s still plenty of fun to squeeze in between now and back-to-school! Cross these five Warren County adventures (and so many more) off of your list before we wave goodbye to summer.

1) Splash a Day Away at Soak City

Kings Island’s sprawling water park features more than 30 waterslides, two massive wave pools, and endless ways to beat the summer heat. Included in your Kings Island admission, Soak City will keep serving up summer fun daily until August 20th. After that, the water park will still be open for select days through Labor Day. Visit Kings Island’s calendar online for more details.

Kings Island | Mason, Ohio

2) Coast into Autumn

Speaking of Kings Island, there’s still plenty of time to conquer the park’s record-crushing roller coasters. Just like Soak City, Kings Island will be open daily through August 20th and then will be open for select days until September 10th. After that, the park will take a short break to get ready for spooky season and will reopen for Halloween Haunt starting September 22nd.

3) Dance in the Streets at the Lebanon Blues Festival

Located in historic Downtown Lebanon, this annual blues festival kicks off Friday, August 4 and continues through Saturday showcasing 11 incredible blues bands. Enjoy delicious foods, a deluxe beer garden, and shopping with local artisans and vendors. In between acts, you can also check out more than 150 classic cars parked along Broadway for the Blues, BBQ, and Bumpers Cruise-In.

Western & Southern Open | Mason, Ohio

4) Game, Set & Match in Mason

Some of the biggest stars in tennis will take to the courts starting on August 12th when the Western & Southern Open returns. The nation’s longest-running professional tennis tournament in its city of origin, the Western & Southern Open has been a fixture in Southwest Ohio for more than a century. Get your tickets online and see for yourself what all the racquet’s about.

5) Paddle Your Way Down the Little Miami

There’s nothing like a sunny afternoon spent on the water, and Warren County's home to three awesome canoe and kayak liveries along the scenic Little Miami Scenic River. Rent a canoe, kayak, or raft and float your way to a perfect summer day!