Maybe summertime isn’t quite the wild expanse of freedom that it was when you were a kid, but when you’re standing in June looking at the summer stretching before you, it can still seem endless. But if you don’t stop and look around, the days will pass you by before you know it, leaving you in September with just a few crumpled movie-ticket stubs to show for your summer. Well, this year, that’s all gonna change, thanks to the summer schedule we’ve put together. If you’ve got the energy, you could follow our calendar straight from June 12 to Sept. 7 and fill almost every day of summer with something new to do, whether you’re looking to experience a little culture, hang out with the kids, head to a concert, get active, enjoy the arts, eat and drink, or save your pennies with free activities and events. Or, you could circle just a few dates to have a still-bodacious summer. Feel free to plan outside the lines—many summer events are recurring, so you can catch the entire schedule of an outdoor-concert series or hit up Lagoon every weekend if you so wish. It’s your summer—we’re just here to help you make the most of it.