July Hobby Ideas

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual event since 1916, comes to Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY on July 4th, corner of Surf and Stillwell at Noon. See more on our Cooking page.

If you’re a Beer lover who likes to do his own home brewing, check out the Oregon Brewers Festival. July being Oregon’s Craft Beer Month, this popular event is always celebrated for 4 days, the last full weekend in July, with over 70 breweries offering their handcrafted brews and home brewing demos to more than 60,000 Beer lovers. This year’s celebration takes place at Portland’s Waterfront Park, following a brunch and parade originating from PGE Park. For more information, contact the Portland Brewers Festival Association of Oregon, 5019 SW Lowell Street, Portland, OR 97221. Read more on Beer Can Collecting.

Run the Golden Gate Bridge! San Francisco’s Marathon is being held on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Registration now open. For information, call 888-958-6668. See more on this and other Marathons across the country as well as other things to see and do while in San Francisco.

Come and party with the riders and spectators along the Mississippi River in Le Claire, IA at The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), a 7 day bike ride (not a race) taking place July 22 – 28, 2012. RAGBRAI hotline: 800-474-3342. See more on Bike Tours.