August Hobby Ideas

Don’t let those hot August nights keep you housebound. Get out and have some fun!

Great fun on the Great Lakes! If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, consider the Two Harbors Kayak Festival August 3 – 5, 2012. Four kayak races for various age groups and boat categories. Exhibitions, demos and classes, live music, food, and fun for the whole family. For more information, call 218-525-9806 in Duluth, MN.

Plenty of fun at the World’s Longest Yard Sale (654 miles through 5 states). Enjoy four days of Yard Sale shopping, starting the first Thursday in August. Read more about this fun event on August Vacation Ideas.

With help from our page on Preparing For Your Yard Sale, you can successfully market your own merchandise in your own backyard.

And, did you know that the 2nd Saturday in August has officially been designated National Garage Sale Day?

If your hobby is history, you might be interested to know that August 7 is National Lighthouse Day, originally started to educate people of the important role lighthouses have played in the history of our country. For information on Jersey Shore Lighthouses, click here, as well as other Jersey Shore Vacation Ideas.

It’s time for the BrickFair Lego Fan Festival at the Dulles Expo Center (15 minutes from Washington D.C.) August 4 – 5, 2012. Enthusiasts from all over the country meet to share their love of Legos. This is the largest Lego Fan Festival in the United States. Lego buildings, monsters, trains and towns, cranes, and planes – amazing creations the whole family will enjoy. Parking is free.

Washington DC Vacation Ideas can give you some helpful (and many free) suggestions while visiting the area.

The 2012 National Scrabble Championship will take place at the Royal Pacific Resort – Orlando, FL August 11 – 15, 2012. More information to follow as date approaches. Read more about this family fun game on our Scrabble page.

Jackson Hole, WY will be presenting their annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Miller Park, the third weekend in August, a three day event with over 170 artists from across the country. Read more on Traditional Craftwork as well as other things to see and do while visiting in Jackson Hole.