August is a great time for family fun!

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Summer always flies by way too fast. The kids just barely got out of school, and stores are already bursting with back-to-school supplies!

But don’t start sharpening those No. 2 pencils just yet. Savor the last few weeks of summer and make memories with lots of quality family time!

Backyard barbecues, campouts and road trips to the coast are great, but in case you’re saying “been there, done that,” there is still a ton of family-friendly summer fun to be had in August.

Fairs and carnivals

Across the continent, local fairs are synonymous with summer.

The Fair at the PNE runs from Aug. 19 to Sept. 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with loads of agriculture, thrill rides and insane food like kangaroo burgers, deep-fried jelly beans and Godzilla mac and cheese. Or head to the East Coast for the Great New York State Fair, Aug. 23 to Sept. 4 in Syracuse. With concerts ranging from The Beach Boys and Earth Wind & Fire to UB40 and Blue Öyster Cult, there’s something for everybody!

Plan a road trip to hit any of the top 10 fairs in the U.S. or find one closer to home on this list.

Play ball!

We’re a little more than halfway through Major League Baseball season. Take the whole family out to the ballgame for an afternoon or evening of America’s favorite pastime.

Scentsy Consultants just got back from Scentsy Family Reunion in Kansas City, where they got to cheer (or jeer!) for the Kansas City Royals and Scentsy President Heidi Thompson got to throw out the first pitch!

There are tons of games in August; just search for your favorite team to see when they’re playing. If a Major League ballpark is too far away, find a Minor League Baseball team near you — for just as much fun, in a smaller stadium and at a fraction of the price.

National parks

According to American novelist Wallace Stegner, “National parks are the best idea we ever had.”

Aug. 25 is the National Park Service’s birthday, and they’re celebrating by offering free admission that day at all National Park sites that normally charge an entry fee. (The others are free year-round!)

With more than 400 parks nationwide — plus historic trails, national monuments and preserves — find one near or far to celebrate the history and nature of America’s best idea!

Solar eclipse

It’s been almost 100 years since a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States. So mark your calendars and buy your safety glasses for Aug. 21!

The best places to view this quirk of cosmic geometry are along the path from Madras, Oregon, to Columbia, South Carolina. Outside this path of totality, you may still be able to see a partial eclipse in varying degrees in the continental United States and Canada. Check out space.com for a complete guide to the 2017 solar eclipse, including where and when to see it, how long it will last and what you can expect to see.

And be sure to plan ahead! The next time a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States will be in 2024.

We hope you can take full advantage of these last few weeks of summer and make some great memories to last a lifetime. For our Scentsy Consultants, one of their favorite perks of owning their own business is the ability to make their own schedules and spend more time with family.

Interested in joining Scentsy? Talk to your Consultant about why they chose Scentsy and what their business has done for them. Don’t have a Consultant? Find one near you at scentsy.com.

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