Life can be expensive, but having fun in the Stevens Point Area doesn’t have to deflate your wallet. Whether you are looking to spend time outdoors, grab a tasty treat, or unwind with some live entertainment, there are plenty of affordable and fun things for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Check out these inexpensive activities worth checking out for $10 or less in the Stevens Point Area!
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
Cool down on those hot summer days with some of King Cone's homemade, award-winning hard serve ice cream. Chocolate-lovers won't want to miss the Zanzee Chocolate Bar. Looking for something refreshing? Check out the Raspberry Lemonade or Lemon Pie. Of course, if soft serve is more your style, head to Belt's for more options, including the large brownie sundae to share!
Prefer sweets that won't give you a brain freeze? Check out some local bakeries for delicious goodies, including cookies, cakes and pastries! Main Grain Bakery has a counter full of sweet and savory options, including the popular peanut butter pretzel cookie sandwich. Head over to Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse, Earthcrust Bakery or the Village Hive for more options.
Cost: Most items are under $5 (Varies by what you order if you have the willpower to stop at 1.)
Go Berry Picking
There is something amazing about picking your own fruit, in the peak of summer. Pack your bug spray and a bucket and head to Chet's Blueberry Farm. Get ripe, juicy berries right off the vine while also supporting a local farm.
Cost: $2.75/lb (U-Pick) or $5.50/lb (Pre-picked)
Photo credit: Chet's Blueberry Farm
Sip, Sample, Tour
Increase your knowledge of wine and your palate at Sunset Point Winery. Choose six varieties to sample, and learn tidbits about the production process and the flavor profile of each individual wine. The best part? You get behind the scenes access! Of course, there are more craft beverage makers to explore in the Stevens Point Area, known as the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective, featuring craft beer, wine and spirits.
Water Views & a Show
Head to Lake DuBay on Thursday evenings to take in the Central Wisconsin Water Walkers. Complete with announcers, music, concessions, and skilled performers of all ages, this summer activity is sure to thrill. Check out the full schedule of the Central WI Water Ski Show here. Be sure to bring your lawn chair and blanket to enjoy the show from the shore.
Cost: $0 (But bring money for snacks to help support the team!)
Listen to Live Music
Cozy up to the firepit at PJ's SentryWorld on the outdoor patio with a basket of Farmhouse Ale Cheese curds on your Wednesday evenings. Meet up with friends and enjoy a new band each week at PJ's Live. Can't wait until Wednesday? Find more live music in the Stevens Point Area, from top spots for live music or by browsing the calendar to view live music events.
Cost: Music- $0; Curds-$8 (Because why not?)
Create a Masterpiece
Show off your creative edge with some pottery painting at Clay Corner Studio! Pick a piece of pottery and paint to your heart's desire. Leave your masterpiece at the studio to be glazed and fired and after just a few short days it will be ready for your home.