8 Fun Family Festivals
Support your local community and have fun with the whole family. Here are eight festivals across the U.S. that help you fit in your weekend workout while offering tons of activities and events for the rest of the gang.
The lobster crate race across the Atlantic's icy waters has a more refreshing finish but you can also participate in the Sunday morning 10K or the kids' fun run. Other events include cooking contests, arts and crafts, a parade, musical entertainment and all the lobster you can eat.
Honor Georgia's peach growers at the Georgia Peach Festival. Sign up for the 5K road race then indulge in the world's largest peach cobbler, with a side of peach ice cream of course. Weekend events include free concerts and a fireworks show.
East Tawas, Michigan
Celebrate the end of race season with a half-iron distance triathlon, then relax at the post-race beach party. Enjoy music, movies, Marshmallow roasting, beach volleyball and more.
Start your day with a 5K and a kids' fun run. Want to be the next Hanover music sensation? Sign up for Hanover Idol. There are also games, contests, music, dancing, an activity park, a silent auction and a farmer's market.
Kayak clinics and competitions abound but don't miss the skateboarding and mountain biking competitions, the hooligan race, the pancake breakfast, the carnival, the farmer's market or the Boys & Girls Club recycled costume show.
Moody Gardens, Texas
After your triathlon relax on one of Galveston's 32 miles of beaches, then explore Moody Gardens' myriad attractions. Participants and their families can buy all-day passes for only $24--nearly half the regular price.
La Jolla, California
Introduce your children to racing at the Coastwise Mile. With three race categories for kids, and a Mutt Mile, this truly is a family event.
Don't forget your costume for this Halloween event. Celebrate your finish at the wine and music festival, and cheer for your family in the doggie costume parade and kids' pumpkin run.