While we love Mother Nature and all the family vacation activities she “naturally” provides, sometimes we need a new way to entertain our kids.
That’s why Jellystone Park™ campgrounds offer guests theme weekends in the summer. Theme weekends are two or three days when all the park’s activities, games, foods, decorations and entertainment revolve around one theme.
The most popular weekends, which you’ll find at nearly all our family campgrounds, are:
Have you ever been to a birthday party for a bear? No? Well, it’s high time you came for our Yogi Bear’s Birthday Party to celebrate all things Yogi Bear™. These family vacation activities celebrate our good buddy (you know, the one who’s “Smarter Than The Average Bear”) with activities that certainly are more fun than your average party! Boo Boo™, Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™ might be there too. Enjoy lots of cake, desserts, party games and favors — you don’t want to miss being a part of the weekend fun when Yogi Bear celebrates his birthday!
Mardi Gras comes but once a year and we like to celebrate it in a big way. You’ve probably seen pictures or videos of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans and, while we all can’t get to The Big Easy for Mardi Gras, we can bring Mardi Gras to our Jellystone Park guests. This theme weekend is filled with beaded necklaces, jazz music, plenty of great food and even a Mardi Gras parade — complete with costumes!
Let’s not forget our great holiday traditions. Visit a Jellystone Park in the spring to enjoy an Easter theme weekend — complete with lots of candy, a visit by the Easter Bunny, egg hunts and games.
In the middle summer, why not enjoy some fabulous family vacation activities by celebrating Christmas in July with us? We’ll have decorations, Christmas treats, holiday music, carols and — of course! — a visit by Santa Claus. The weather may be warm, but the Christmas spirit is alive at your favorite Jellystone Park during a Christmas in July theme weekend!
You never need to worry that Mom won’t have a great day in her honor when you come to Jellystone Park for Mother’s Day theme weekends in May. Moms will be the guest of honor as we salute all their hard work and dedication with flowers, cake, special meals, crafts for the kids (make Mom a great Mother’s Day card!) and much more for that special lady in our lives.
Dads get their day with family vacation activities held during Father’s Day theme weekends in June. Go fishing with Dad and maybe even Grandpa too! Dads and kids can pair up to compete in a potato sack race or watermelon eating contest. And an annual Father’s Day favorite is the Miss Jellystone Park contest – a pageant where Dads dress up in ladies attire and compete against each other for the coveted “Miss Jellystone Park” crown. It’s a truly memorable event and makes for great family photos!
Of course, each location also celebrates the big three summer weekends – Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Check your favorite Jellystone Park for their current theme weekend calendar.