The Ultimate Kid Guide For FREE Things To Do This Summer at Lake Oconee!

Looking to get the kids out of the house this summer without breaking the bank? There is always something to do around Lake Oconee for all ages. Read on to find out what FREE activities you and your kids can do this summer!




Crafty Crafts:

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Drop in craft Mondays @ Morgan County Library

Mondays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Drop in to the Morgan County Library on Mondays for the free Drop In Craft Mondays from 9:00 - 6:00. Make this a  fun kid friendly event by using the crafts provided to have fun with the kids.






Craft Mondays @ Hancock County Library

Mondays, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is a great kid friendly event to have fun and create crafts at Hancock County library! What a great way to spend summer afternoons. Each craft day has a different theme.






Drop-in craft Saturdays @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join other kids in making fun crafts at an event inspired by this year's Summer Reading Program Theme: A Universe of Stories!








Summer Is For Stories

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A Universe of Story Time Thursdays @ Morgan County Library

Thursdays, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Universe of Stories themed storytimes targeted at the school aged kids! Stories, crafts, games or other activities; all with a space themed spin. No age limit!







Miss Mag's Storytime @ Greene County Library

Every Thursday! (excluding July 4th)

10:30 AM  11:00 AM

Gather around everyone, it's Storytime with Miss Mag! The Queen of all Storytime is here to tell a great and magical story for children of all ages! Come and see what the next adventure will be!







Astronauts Reading From Space! @ Hancock County Library

Every Friday!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visit Hancock County Library and watch an astronaut read from Space, This will be a free live event that the kids will enjoy!!!







End of Summer Reading Party! @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

11:00 AM  - 1:00 PM

There will be food, fun, and grand prizes at this live event to help celebrate all the fun the kids in the Eatonton and Lake Oconee area have had this summer while reading at the library.







End of Summer Reading Party @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit Morgan County Library and enjoy the kids having fun at the End of Summer Reading Party! This live event takes place July 24th at Morgan County Library!!




Live Shows:

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Lew-E's UFO Show: Unbelievably Funny Object Edition! @ Green County Library

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm






Lee Andrews: The UFO Show @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The U.F.O show is geared up to blast books right off Library shelves! Readers will take a Journey with their favorite clown, Lew-E, and his hilarious sidekick Oogly Boogly!

Using Juggling, Comedy Magic, Audience Participation, Puppetry, and much more we will go on a mission to uncover what’s inside Oogly Boogly’s Top Secret Space Box of Amazement!

This journey is guaranteed to knock the socks off even the calmest of Aliens! Won’t you join us on this Adventure too?






Mark The Magic Man @ Georgia Butts BBQ

Every Tuesday!

6:00 PM  8:00 PM

Visit Georgia Butts every Tuesday and see some magic while kids eat free with each paying adult meal. (kids 10& under from the kids menu only) Great times and awesome dinner at Georgia Butts BBQ!!!







Jason Clark The Reptile Guy @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Visit Morgan County Library for a live event of Jason Clark sharing the reptiles rescues in Georgia. This free event will be a great time with the kids learning about Georgia reptiles being rescued!







Out of this World Music & Magic Show @ Greene County Library

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ready for some "out of this world" fun this summer? David Floyd will be here to teach children and families the exciting and amazing facts about space through music and magic! Children will see and hear interesting musical instruments that create “space sounds”, while discovering lots of laughs and smiles with magic that is “Out of This World!”







Summer Reading Program Presents- Lee Byron: The Puppet Show @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2:00 PM  3:30 PM

Whether you live locally or are visiting, your kids will be sure to love this fun puppet show!







Lee Bryan The Puppet Guy @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This live event at Morgan County Library with Lee Bryan will lots of fun for the kids. Take the kids and have a great time at this free event!!!








Magician Keith Karnok! @ Hancock County Library

Thursday, June 13, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come and see a live event by magician Keith Karnok as he performs at Hancock County Library. This will be a great kid friendly event in the Lake Oconee area.







Parrot Productions @ Greene County Library

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parrot Productions Educational Entertainment will be here to bring an exciting party with the Parrots! Your little ones will get to experience these beautiful birds up close and all about behavior, habitat, food, health, the green spaces and much more!








Summer Reading Program Presents- Jeff McClure: Magician @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join the phenomenal Jeff McClure for a free live event as he wows and amazes with his spectacular magic. This show will be lots of fun for the kids around Lake Oconee and Eatonton.







Parrot Productions @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This live event at Morgan County Library with Parrots will be lots of fun for the kids. Take the kids and have a great time at this free event!!!








Summer Reading Program Presents- Robbie Lewis: Hoop for Fitness @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join kids at the library for a free event of fun hula hooping with the founder of Hoop for Fitness, Robbie Lewis! What a great way to have fun while increasing your fitness.








Ken Scott The Magician @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This live event at Morgan County Library with Kevin Scott will be lots of fun for the kids. Take the kids and have a great time at this free event!!!








Summer Reading Program Presents- Ken Scott: Magician @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 350 shows a year. He has entertained over a million people with his unique cutting edge programs. Ken is a THREE time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award. In addition, Ken was also featured on CNN Headline News, where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic. Ken performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts. Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken has also appeared on ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video.








Summer Reading Program Presents- Science Tellers (Aliens!) @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!







Marc Griffiths The Ventriloquist @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Morgan County Library as Marc Griffiths and his space animals live event, show us how to "Dream the Impossible" and "Reach for the Stars". Marc Griffiths the ventriloquist will please the kids with this free event.







Magician Jeff McClure @ Hancock County Library

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and see Magician Jeff McClure perform a free live event at Hancock County Library. This will be a great kid friendly event that everyone will love!!!







Dewayne Reynolds: Dr. Magical Balloon @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dewayne Reynolds has been a Magician and Balloon Artist since 1998. He is not a real doctor. He will be in the Eatonton and Lake Oconee to put on a balloon show and discuss issues with smart 3 year old kids. Come enjoy.







Dr. Magical Balloons @ Morgan County Library

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM







Ventriloquist Ron Lighty @ Hancock County Library

Thursday, July 18, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Visit Hancock County Library and watch Ron Lighty perform a live event for the kids. This will be a fun time for the kids and the event is free!!!










Game Days:


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Game Thursdays @ Morgan County Library

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 2019

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring the kids by the Morgan County Library on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 to play board games and other games at the library. This will be a free event to have lots of fun in a kid friendly library.







Indoor Game Day! @ Hancock County Library

Wednesday, June 5, 19 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come and enjoy fun games at this free, kid friendly event at Hancock County Library . A good way to spend the summer learning, seeing friends, and having fun in the summer!!!







Game Day @ Greene County Library

Every Wednesday!

11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Game Day!  This kid friendly event of games will be fun for everyone! Set up a stand-alone game of Jenga or gather with friends to play a game of Scrabble!  DIY Drop-In Craft ready for anyone who would like to join in.







Lego Day @ Greene County Library

Every Monday!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a great way to kick off the Summer Reading Program. Get creative and inspired at this free event at Greene County Library. Help make this a kid friendly summer !!!







Game Day @ Greene County Library

Every Wednesday!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This kid friendly event of games will be fun for everyone! Set up a stand-alone game of Jenga or gather with friends to play a game of Scrabble!  DIY Drop-In Craft ready for anyone who would like to join in.






Tuesdays Together @ Milledgeville FUMC

Every Tuesday starting June 18th, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each Tuesday, from 9:00am-12:00pm, kids in fifth grade and younger are welcome to Milledgeville FUMC. They will have games, a snack and a Bible lesson. Nursery will be provided for the younger kids.

June 18th- Dress Like Dad Day
June 25th- Welcome to Outer Space
July 2nd- Party in the USA
July 9th- Superhero Day
July 16th- Movie Morning
July 23rd- Art Gallery
July 30th- Water Day
August 6th- Ice Cream Party






Get Outside

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Junior Golf Clinic @ Uncle Remus Golf Course

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Eatonton Elks Lodge #2549 will be sponsoring a live kid friendly event at Uncle Remus Golf course. Putting, Chipping, Driving, and Etiquette will be taught!!! This event is available to the public.

Dates: 06/04/19, 06/11/19, & 06/18/19

Boys & Girls 6-12

Cost: Free

Clubs, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

If you have questions or need more information please call Tim Moore. 770-597-1518







First Friday Beach Bash @ Milledgeville Main Square

Friday, June 7, 2019 6:00 PM  

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 PM

Join the 6th annual First Friday Beach Bash June 7th AND 8th. Milledgeville Main Street has decided to make this a TWO DAY EVENT.

The Beach Bash will kick off Friday, June 7th at 6PM. There will be a movie at dusk. The kiddos will be able to come back Saturday from 9am-1pm for more fun in the sun !!!






Open House @ Diamond K

Saturday, June 8, 2019

11:00 AM  4:00 PM

Diamond K will have a live event with free pony and horse rides for kids and adults. They will also provide farm tours, hay wagon ride, games, and activities at this kid friendly event!!!  They will also provide hot dogs, snacks, and drinks at this event. For $5 you can have a 15 minute lesson with one of the instructors.






June-Fest 2019! @ Morgan County African American Museum

Saturday, June 22, 2019

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MCAAM June-Fest!! Food, merchandise, entertainment and more. Fun for the entire family.







Local Heroes Celebration at Farmview

Saturday, June 29, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 29th as we annually celebrate our local heroes! During our open air farmers market enjoy music and sampling with our many friendly vendors. If you are a local hero, law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, service member or veteran, your LUNCH is FREE!*
*Free lunch will be available until 3p, or while supplies last.
Stick around for local live music performances, Farm Kids Crafts
and more!







Get out of the heat and into the a/c with Movies:

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Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Morgan County Library will have live events on Tuesday showing fun kid friendly movies. Have fun with the kids at this free event !!






Movie Thursday - Mary Poppins Returns @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join  the kids for Mary Poppins Returns! Snacks will be provided for this event.






Movie: How to Train Your Dragon @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM






Movie Thursday - A Dog's Way Home @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take the kids to see A Dog's Way Home at the library. What a great way to have a fun event with the kids. A great movie to see. Snacks will be provided.







Movie: Smurfs The Last Village @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM







Movie Thursday - Spiderman @ Eatonton Putnam Library

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join other kids to watch a movie at the Eatonton Putnam Library, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse! This will be a fun event with free snacks provided.







MOVIE DAY! - Home @ Green County Library

Friday, June 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the other kids at Greene County Library to see the movie Home. This will be a free, kid friendly event that will be lots of fun.







Movie: Sgt. Stubby @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM






Movie Thursday - The Incredibles @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Thursday, July 11, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join other kids in the Lake Oconee area for The Incredibles 2!. Snacks will be provided during this live event.






Movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms @ Morgan County Library

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM






Movie Thursday - Inside Out @ Eatonton Putnam County Library

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM





Vacation Bible School

VBS: In The Wild @ Lakeside Church

June 10-13, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Vacation Bible School is open to children from 3 years of age through rising 6th graders. It’s a time of fun & fellowship, with activities and Bible study to help kids have amazing encounters with Jesus! Location: 5800 Lake Oconee Pkwy. Greensboro

VBS: To Mars and Beyond @ Crossroads Baptist Church

Jun 23 – Jun 27, 2019

Sunday: 6pm - 7pm

Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 8pm

Ages: Upcoming K4- 6th Grade

Location: Crossroads Baptist Church Inc, 106 S Wesley Chapel Rd, Eatonton, GA 31024, USA


We hope this guide gave you some ideas for you and your kids this summer. Let us know in the comments if we missed any free, kid-friendly events around Lake Oconee. Thanks for reading!


Kelsey, Holly, and Lynward


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