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How to Have the Ultimate Summer in Sparta!

Updated: May 23

Summer is arguably the best time of year, especially in Sparta! There are all kinds of events and activities going on for all ages to enjoy. But what are the must-do items that make up some of the biggest highlights of the summer? Lucky for you, we've made a bucket list! One for kids and one for adults so that everyone can have the ultimate summer in Sparta!

Adult Bucket List:

  1. 6 Specialty brats are coming to the Beer & Brat Street Fest on June 14 & 15! You can either try one or try them all with a brat flight! The festival has no admission fee, so you can walk around with your brat and enjoy the atmosphere, music, and street games!

  2. The Sparta Sports Park is a great place to enjoy nature and have fun. They have a great disc golf course set up, so make sure to check it out this summer!

  3. There's a great lineup coming to Concerts in Rogers Park on Wednesdays this summer! Enjoy a picnic dinner to-go and live music in the park!

  4. We've got some exciting plans for more themed Sip & Shop events! These are a great excuse to get out and shop local with friends. Make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more info coming soon!

  5. Sparta's Social District allows you to grab a drink from one of the participating locations and take it to go! You can enjoy that drink anywhere within the Social District area, which spans Rogers Park, the downtown area, and Balyeat Field.

  6. Thursdays on the Square is in a new and better location this year! Tucked by the gazebo, there is a new sitting area with natural shade, beautiful flowers, and a scenic view of the creek. This is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing night out with friends. You can wander through shops, grab a social district drink, and get dinner from a local restaurant to enjoy all while listening to live music!

  7. We have 3 different dates planned for a Specialty Market in Sparta Town Square! This market features vendors selling fresh produce and handmade goods. Over 30 vendors are signed up selling a variety of goods from jewelry to home decor and more!

  8. Come support youth entrepreneurs at the Kids Market! These kids learn valuable business skills through the market, and your support helps them to grow and be successful!

  9. Celtic Fest is a fun festival focused on the expression of Celtic heritage! Enjoy highland games, dancing, music, and more!

Kid Bucket List:

  1. Princess & Superhero Night is coming up on June 5th! Enjoy dancing, games, and dressing up! Food trucks will be on-site selling snacks, drinks, and food.

  2. Sparta is home to two amazing ice cream shops! Try one or try them both! You can find their addresses on our Sparta Sweets and Eats Page

  3. Kids love Concerts in Rogers Park too! The bandshell is right by the playground, so kids can run and play while their parents enjoy the music!

  4. Sign-ups are still open for kids to participate in the Kid's Market! It is free to participate, and all kids who sign up are accepted. If your child has any handmade or homegrown items they would like to sell, this is a great opportunity for them to learn valuable business skills!

  5. The dog park is a great place for your dog to get out and enjoy some exercise! Run around and play with your dog while enjoying the warm summer weather!

  6. The Rogers Park Splash Pad is the perfect spot to cool off when the weather is hot! Your kiddos will love playing in the water, and the nearby sitting area is great for parents to relax!

  7. The Celtic Fest is a family-friendly event that features all kinds of exciting fun focused on the expression of Celtic heritage!


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