Fun Times & Tan Lines

A Cossart Design Guide to Summer

As someone who has spent many summers in Middle Georgia, I know how quickly you can run out of fun things to do. But there's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this! There so much to do and explore in Middle Georgia, but sometimes you have to look hard to find the best ones. That's why I'm giving you a list of my 8 favorite fun things to do in the summer!

1. Lane Southern Orchards
Everything's peachy at Lane Southern Orchards! There is always fun to be had at Lane's, from the playground and sitting area outside to seeing the peach packing process from branch to bushel. You can buy fresh produce and jams and cute southern style in their roadside market. Beat the heat inside their cafe and make sure you try their fried catfish and homemade peach sweet tea. Ain't nothing sweeter than a Georgia Peach EXCEPT Lane's Famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream!

Photo Credit: Lane Southern Orchards

2. The Peach Palette
Speaking of peaches, head on down to the Peach Palette in Perry and paint your own pottery! You can pick from their vast array of pieces to paint and glaze or take and art class there. This is the perfect place to take your kids and let their creativity run wild! And what grandparent wouldn't LOVE a gift made by their grandchildren? If you don't have time to sit down and paint, Peach Palette also offers personalization and custom pieces!

Photo Credit: The Peach Palette

3. Rigby's Entertainment Complex
Whether it's go-carts, mini golf, roller skating, bowling or the arcade, Rigby's has exciting options for all ages. Let your inner child out or bring your child to play too! Rigby's is a great place to let your kids have a blast while you relax and hang out at the soda shop or their outside bar area. You're never too old for a good round of mini-golf.

Photo Credit: Rigby's Entertainment Complex

4. The Coffee Cup on Carroll
The Coffee Cup on Carroll St is always bringing fun and entertainment to the community. Join them on Fridays at 6:30 where they showcase the talents of local musicians. Or stop by for "A Cup of History" to learn more about Historical Perry, Georgia. During these events the Coffee Cup hostsguest speakers, stories, photos, and artifacts to bring a piece of history to you.
And the Coffee Cup has paired up with Perry Players July 16 and 23 to host a Tea Party With Mary Poppins in conjunction with the summer musical production of Disney's Mary Poppins.

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Photo Credit: The Coffee Cup on Carroll

5. Perry Players Theatre
Perry Players is a Community Theatre in Downtown Perry where local members of the community can audition or volunteer with the various productions each season. This season's musical by Perry Players is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Perry Players Community Theatre will be performing Disney's Mary Poppins this July 14 - 17, 21 - 24 and 28 - 30. Evening shows start at 7:30PM and Sunday Matinee's start at 2:30PM. And don't forget about the meet and greet with cast members at the Tea Party with Mary Poppins!


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6. Perry Historic Tour
My favorite thing about Perry is the rich history of the town and the beautiful historic buildings that have been preserved over the years. You can take a self-guided walking/driving tour of the amazing historic homes and sites in Perry. This tour is perfect educational day outing, there's no admission charge and you can walk or drive it at your own pace. The first stop on the tour is at the New Perry Hotel where you can find a brochure and other information. You can also take a stroll down Carroll Street and browse through all the quaint shops, including ours! And don't forget to check out the Perry Area Historical Society's Historical Museum on Northside Dr.

For More Information Visit: Perry Historical Society

7. Wellston Trail
I'm a firm believer that summer is meant for the outdoors. And that's why I love walking the beautiful Wellston Trail in Warner Robins in the summer because it's mostly shaded and it is always well kept. It's an easy two miles of walking and also has some beautiful parks along the trail. It makes for a great spot for photography. And the best part: it's pet friendly!

Photo Credit: Wellston Trail

8. Museum of Aviation
Every Day In Middle Georgia Is Air Force Appreciation Day! And what better way to show your appreciation than to head over to the Museum of Aviation and learn about what the Air Force has done for Middle Georgia and this country. Whether you're looking for an educational experience or an exciting one, the Museum of Aviation has it all! You can even climb inside some of their display airplanes! The museum doesn't charge for admission but does take donations and has a fun gift shop inside!

Photo Credit: Museum of Aviation

Hope you're all having a wonderful and safe summer!