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Fun Activities for Kids in Lake County, FL: June 15-30, 2024

Updated: Jun 16


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Kids & teens: ready to have some fun in Lake County, Florida? Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash

Looking for things for your kids to do to keep them entertained now that school is out? Need to fill some of their downtime with activities? Here's a list of fun activities for kids in Lake County, Florida in the second half of June 2024. The best part: many of them are free or low-cost!


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Monday, June 17, 2024:

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Karen Climer presents The Crazy Balloon Show at the Tavares Public Library (314 N. New Hampshire Avenue) where you can see amazing balloon sculptures created.


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Have fun doing 3-D Chalk Art! Photo by Daniel Watson on Unsplash

Tuesday, June 18, 2024:

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Join Beth Pittman and have fun doing 3-D Chalk Art at this free event for children and teens ages 8-18 at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library (100 S. Main Avenue).

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Kids and tweens ages 8-12 can enjoy a Pokemon Scavenger Hunt at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library in Groveland (756 W. Broad Street). Bring your decks, swap cards, and test your Pokemon Go Skills at the gym.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024:

  • 10 am: Epic Theatres in Mount Dora (2300 Spring Harbor Boulevard) or Clermont (2405 S. Highway 27) is showing Minions: The Rise of Gru for $1 as part of their Kids Summer Movies Series.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 noon: The mime and master of physical comedy Jiggleman will be doing a show at the Leesburg Public Library (100 E. Main Street). Picture a leaf blower, balls, and more!

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm: The Kids Adventure Club at Cagan Crossing Community Library in Clermont (16729 Cagan Oaks) is doing a Space Explorers event where kids ages 5-14 can build and test a rocket!

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: The Passport to Adventure Constellation Scavenger Hunt is taking place for children and teens ages 8-12 at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont (2525 Oakley Seaver Drive).


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Participate in a drum circle! Photo by Lee Pigott on Unsplash

Thursday, June 20, 2024:

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am: join Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music and participate in a Drum Circle for children and teens of all ages 0-18 at the Lady Lake Public Library (225 W. Guava Street).

  • 1:00 am - 1:00 pm: Gatorland Orlando is bringing Animal Encounters to the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont (2525 Oakley Seaver Drive). Enjoy this free event and get to see and learn about reptiles up close!

  • 5:30 - 8:30 pm: Teens ages 13-18 will enjoy the Thrive Summer PopUp in at the Puryear Building in Groveland (243 S. Lake Avenue). Admission is $10.25 per teen including the activity they select and dinner. Choices include Introduction to Robotics, Make & Take Alley, Chess Tactics, Photography, Juggling, the 3C's of College Admission, Origami, CSI Bomb Squad, and more. Advance registration and payment is required. Book early to get your first choice for an activity!


Friday, June 21, 2024:

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 noon: enjoy the free Comedy Maks Variety Show by mime Max Annaev and see juggling, spinning plates, and visual & physical comedy at the Minneola City Hall Gym (800 US-27).

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: The Central Florida Zoo presents Florida Natives, a free show featuring animals that share our state at the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora (1995 N. Donnelly Street).

  • 5:00 - 10:00 pm: The Kehlor Recreation Center in Clermont (466 W. Minneola Avenue) hosts a free Teen Night (ages 13-18) with different activities and things to do planned every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday.


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There are a few activities for fans of Pokemon. Photo by Thimo Pedersen on Unsplash

Monday, June 24, 2024:

  • 4:15 - 5:30 pm: join kids of all ages and play Pokemon at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey in the Hills (112 W. Central Avenue).


Tuesday, June 25, 2024:

  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm: come to the Leesburg Public Library (100 E. Main Street) for Padawan Training: A Star Wars Adventure. Enjoy Star Wars trivia with prizes, lightsaber building (registration required, space limited, ages 8-18), Padawan crafts, and photo-ops. Costumes are encouraged but not required. You may even get to meet some of your favorite characters!

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Take on the Spy Kids Initiative mission (should you choose to accept it) of deciphering secret codes, fingerprints, puzzles, and more at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library in Groveland (756 W. Broad Street).


Wednesday, June 26, 2024:

  • 10 am: Epic Theatres in Mount Dora (2300 Spring Harbor Boulevard) or Clermont (2405 S. Highway 27) is showing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem for $1 as part of their Kids Summer Movies Series.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 noon: The professional circus artist Circus Gracie will be doing a show at the Leesburg Public Library (100 E. Main Street). Kids will enjoy spinning plates plus juggling, and they'll learn the science behind the art.

  • 11 am - 1 pm: It's Wacky Water Wednesday in Groveland at the Ronald Sefton Gaffney Memorial Park (121 Maravilla Way). Kids can enjoy water slides, activities, free ice cream, live animals, and more at this free event.

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm: The Kids Adventure Club at Cagan Crossing Community Library in Clermont (16729 Cagan Oaks) is hosting a Pirate Plunder event where kids ages 5-14 explore the world of pirates.

  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm: The Kehlor Recreation Center in Clermont (466 W. Minneola Avenue) is hosting a free Family Game Night on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.


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There's an event about pirates! Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Thursday, June 27, 2024:

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Come out and enjoy the Mobile Planetarium at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont (2525 Oakley Seaver Drive), a free event for all ages presented by the Orlando Science Center.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Join in a Pokemon Craft & Scavenger Hunt at the Astor County Library (54905 Alco Road). Activities include crafting a Poke-ball and finding hidden Pokemon through the library. You'll also enjoy trivia and card swapping.

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Today is a Super Smash Bros. Gaming Tournament at the Leesburg Public Library (100 E. Main Street). Registration is required, and children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver at this event designed for school-aged children & teens ages 6-18.


Friday, June 28, 2024:

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 noon: The mime and master of physical comedy Jiggleman will be doing a show at the Minneola City Hall Gym (800 N. US Highway 27). Enjoy his comedy show for all ages.


Saturday, June 29, 2024:

  • 6:00 - 10:00 pm: Enjoy an early Independence Day celebration: The Big Bang, at the Guava Street Athletic Complex in Lady Lake (221 W. Guava Street). Enjoy fun, food, and fireworks (beginning at 9:15 pm). There will be live music, a foam party, a watermelon eating contest, a mechanical bull, a dunk tank, food trucks, bounce houses, and an art table.


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Don't miss Lady Lake's early Independence Day celebration, The Big Bang! Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

Any Time:

  • If you need to cool off, Clermont Champions Splash Park may be just what you need. Admission is $2 per person, and children must always be supervised. It's open daily from 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Thursday and 10 am - 5 pm Friday - Sunday.

  • If you prefer to take the family to a pool, the HO Dabney Leesburg Aquatic Center is $2 per person. Open swimming is on weekdays from 12 noon - 5 pm and weekends from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm.

  • Take the family to see nature on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive! This one-way drive through wetlands on a hard-packed, dirt road will let you view birds, gators, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

  • There are plenty of additional events each day at the Lake County Libraries - check out the schedule and see what might interest you! Some are designed for kids, others for teens, and others for adults and seniors.


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