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Married Fun has all the date ideas! Read on to see all our Events & Attractions date ideas. Mix up your next date night with these awesome activities. For the full experience make sure you check out the Married Fun Date Planner
Air shows are fun because you get to see aircraft do things that you only typically watch on television. Usually, air shows are free, and they take place in an open area where you can do other things on your date. For example, you could have a picnic before or after the air show to make your date even that much more special. You don't need to be an aviation buff to enjoy watching an air show since they tend to have a little something for everyone. Bring your lawn chairs and a cold drink and gaze up towards the heavens and be amazed by what happens in the sky.
Book readings can be a fun date idea for many reasons. If the author of the book is the one reading it, you'll get insight as to what the person was thinking about while they wrote the book. The way they read the book, what things they emphasize, and their body language will provide useful information as to what the person was thinking about when they put pen to paper. If the author has a book signing event afterward, consider buying a copy of the book and having them sign it for you. The autographed book will be a memento of the date and the time you got to meet an author.
There are so many reasons why a book signing is a great date idea. First off, anything that gets you to read more is a fantastic thing. Beyond all that, when you go to a book signing, you get to meet the author. The hope is that the author is someone famous and they will sign your book for you. Book signings involve plenty of waiting, and you don't get much time with the author. You should think in advance what you want to say to the author and what you want them to write while autographing your book. If you're allowed, have your spouse take a picture to have an additional memento to remember your date with a famous writer.
Local car shows are a great dose of nostalgia for anyone who's into antique automobiles. Usually, the shows have plenty of cars, live music, and stands selling all kinds of food. An entire evening can be planned around a car show. Walk around and try to identify the cars without looking at their place cards. If neither of you knows what the car is, ask the owner. Every owner at a show loves to talk about their car. Also, it's fun to go around and select what you consider your dream car. It will be neat to see if the two of you choose the same car. Bring your camera or phones to take pictures of the coolest cars and as many selfies as you can.
Those who care about their community and want to give back always have a great time at charity events. Sometimes they really roll out the red carpet for those who are willing to part ways with enough money for a good cause. Why not turn a date into something that you'll enjoy that will also help others? A gala of goodwill is what you'll enjoy, and it'll be one of those events that stick with you for a lifetime. Doing a good deed never feels better than when you get to share it with someone you love.
Comic book lovers are a breed all of their own. Do you and your spouse love putting your nose in a comic book or watching superhero or sci-fi movies? If so, you will love going to a comic convention for a date. You will see people dressed up as your favorite characters, and you'll also get to mingle with those in the industry. Fantasy book and movie creators are seen as celebrities in this world, but they're often still fairly easy to connect with at conventions. Try to take a few selfies during your comic convention date so you can remember it forever.
Community events are a great way to give back to the community. Usually, a community event will benefit the community somehow if nothing other than ginning up business for local merchants. Sometimes you can get lucky, and the event will be something specific that will directly help someone in your community. These are the dates when you don't care about how much things cost or if something is a good value. Go and enjoy yourselves on your date while supporting a good cause. If there are no current community events, consider putting one on yourselves and setting aside all the proceeds to a local charity with broad support from the community.
If you live in a major metropolitan area, there are always all kinds of events that make for great date ideas. If it's an election year, you know there's going to be plenty of politicians holding rallies, and it would be exciting to see them in person. Conferences, workshops, and seminars can also be fun dates. An easy way to see what's going on is to visit the site of a convention center and see what their schedule is. You never know who you're going to see at these events, and that's what makes them so exciting.
Game shows are some of the most entertaining programming on television today. A fantastic date idea is to be in the audience of your favorite game show. Who knows, one or both of you may even end up being a contestant on the game show. Usually, all contestants, even if they don't win, receive prizes for playing the game. Those prizes will always be a reminder of your game show date. Don't forget if you are a contestant or in the studio audience, to record the game show so you can show your friends and family later. If you don't live near a studio with a game show, you can either take a road trip or fly out and turn your game show date into a mini vacation.
A haunted house is as spooky as they come. It doesn't matter where you live; there are haunted houses. Typically, most haunted houses are only open during the autumn around Halloween. Sometimes haunted houses are put on by local churches or civic groups with a theme in mind. The real haunted houses will scare you to your very core. If you're prepared to get freaked out and scared like you've never been scared before, go to a quality haunted house during a date. Just don't be surprised if you come out the other end shaking like a leaf.
There are many different types of historical reenactments that you can attend while on a date. A civil war reenactment is probably the most common. If you really want to turn your date into something truly memorable, you might be able to participate in the reenactment. If you participate in the reenactment, see if someone can take some pictures or videos of you doing it. Couples who are history buffs can hook up with their local historical society and discover all kinds of reenactments that are going on in their area. History is alive and well when there are people trying their best to make sure no one ever forgets it.
If you live near the ocean, you have plenty of lighthouses all around. It's funny how many people who live near the coast have never been inside a lighthouse. Visiting a lighthouse is a great idea for those who live near the coast. What if you don't live anywhere near the coast? Hop on a plane and enjoy a weekend getaway date near the ocean. Not only will you get away from it all, but you'll get to tour one of the most fascinating things that's near the sea. People don't realize it, but lighthouses are still a vital part of the transportation of people and goods, and that's what makes them so interesting. If you're able to tour the lighthouse and climb to the top bring your camera - you might have a rare opportunity to get some great photos.
Monster trucks might not come around all too often, and that in itself makes for a fantastic date opportunity. Get yourself a hot dog and a soda pop and enjoy watching the huge trucks bounce off of cars while racing to the finish. The action is always intense, and the names and designs of the trucks are often outrageous. The sound of the exciting announcer is more than enough reason to watch monster trucks. Choose a favorite truck and research it before you arrive. The trucks are the personalities of the event, and some of them are larger than life.
There is no celebration quite like Oktoberfest. You don't need to be German or be in Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Many cities around the world celebrate Oktoberfest. If the two of you are feeling adventurous on your Oktoberfest date, you can dress up like they do in Germany. Make sure to stop by and visit some friends and family while wearing your costumes. They will get a kick out of your date and will want to take some pictures. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and all the offerings of Oktoberfest and this wonderful time of year during your date.
Going to a planetarium offers you the chance to learn about the universe. There is so much in space that you and your spouse probably know very little about. Everything you see in the sky will come to life when you're at the planetarium. Each of you will walk away with new knowledge that will change the way you think about everything. We live in a universe filled with mystery, and there is no better way to discover it than by going to a planetarium. Discuss amongst yourselves after visiting the planetarium the things that you learned that you had no idea about before going there.
Poetry conveys a message as nothing else can. Reading the poetry of others you often wonder what the meaning the poet was trying to convey. If you're fortunate enough, there might be a poetry reading by the author near you that you can attend. Hearing the words out of a poet's mouth can be so much more impactful to you. Check for events at the largest book stores in the area to see if there are any upcoming author readings. If you're lucky you might get a signature or a selfie with the author at such an event. Reading poetry to yourselves is great, but listening to the words as delivered by the actual authors can be a real treat.
The renaissance faire is a blast from the past like few people ever experience. You can dress up as someone from medieval days or just go for the show. A renaissance faire date is a blast for those into this time period and those couples who like to experience new things. Every time you go to a renaissance faire, you notice something new about the time period that takes you by surprise. Some people really go over the top, and you can too with your costume and even your accent if you're in the mood to make it more fun.
Few date ideas are as unique as the rodeo. The most fun way to enjoy a rodeo is by going there and seeing the action yourself. If you can't attend the rodeo during your date, don't sweat it. You can watch the rodeo on TV. It would be a total blast to serve up some Tex-Mex inspired dishes or snacks to watch while enjoying all the excitement. If you're an avid rodeo fan, you can cheer on your favorite athletes and see how well they do. The rodeo is an exciting sport that's so quick that it will make you regret blinking during your date.
The fair is so much fun, and it's a special thing since it only comes once a year. You can enjoy the animals, rides, and food. You can't go to the fair without stuffing yourself silly full of sweet, salty, and greasy foods. A fun thing to do on your date is to choose what foods or rides you think your spouse will enjoy the most. Don't forget to take a few pictures of yourselves and everything else at the fair, so you have something to remember this awesome date with. Going to the fair has to be a yearly date activity that no couple should miss.
Nothing can make a cooped up couple feel young again like going to a theme park. What type of parks do you enjoy most? Maybe you're the type of couple who loves to go to a water park. Then again, you might be the type who enjoys going to Disneyland. If you really want to turn your theme park into a date you'll never forget, rent a room and stay there for the night. Almost all theme parks have a hotel on-site, and staying there will make the experience all that much more enjoyable. If you're on a budget, look for a hotel a little further away, pay close attention for deals or schedule your date during non-peak travel times when admission is cheaper.