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The greatest summer bucket list of all time

Published On 06/30/2014 Published On 06/30/2014
Summer Bucket List
Those crunchy bits are the best
penny/Flickr
HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME

Eat an entire Carvel ice cream cake

An arcade's leaderboard
dangerismycat/Flickr
Score high

Get on an arcade leaderboard

Scandalized victims of a prank call
Everett Collection/Shutterstock
CALL IT

Prank call somebody

He's gonna be a contender
Ollyy/Shutterstock
BE A CHAMPION

Break a Guinness World Record

A whittler
Erica Minton/Flickr
WHITTLE A LITTLE

Sit on a Porch and Do Porch Things

Ouchouchouchouch
Todor Rusinov/Shutterstock
BECOME ART

Get That Tattoo You’ve Been Toying With

She's been pooled
Harsha K R/Flickr
PUSH IT

Throw someone in a pool

Going for their fifteen minutes
Aktiv I Oslo.no/Flickr
BE REALER THAN REAL

Audition for a reality television show

Preparation in action
Yeko Photo Studio/Shutterstock
GET HEAVY

Stop working out and start cultivating mass for winter

Here comes the sun...on your windshield
llaszlo/Shutterstock
GET SOME REFRACTION ACTION

Drive into a sunset

Dune surfing
Eric Hood/Flickr
GET GRITTY

Go dune surfing

A greased watermelon
Clay Larsen/Flickr
PASS A MELON

Play that weird greased watermelon game

People wearing white
Healthe Bay/Flickr
WEAR WHITE

Give a one-third ode to the American flag by wearing all-white

A game of flashlight tag
Neon Tommy/Flickr
PLAY SOME FLASHLIGHT TAG

Round up the 'ole gang (or form a gang) and play some flashlight tag

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Crazy riders
Schlitterbahn Kansas City/Facebook
GET CRAZY

Ride the biggest waterslide literally ever

A hole digger
Alexi Ueltzen/Flickr
HOLE IT

Find some land, remove said land

A tub fulla ice
Emiliano/Flickr
ICE YOURSELF

Make the ALS ice bucket challenge your own

School supplies
JeniFoto/Shutterstock
SCHOOL YOUR BUDGET

Take advantage of a back to school sale

GET OFFA MY LAWN YA PUNKS
iko/Shutterstock
DO SOME LAWN CARE

Yell at some youths

He'll never forget his head again
WEBN-TV/Flickr
MAKE YOUR MARK

Buzz your name into your hair

A giant friggin' baby
SoleilC/Shutterstock
JUST CUT IT

Shave your head, look like a baby

Summer fun
Lawrence Lazare/Flickr
PLAY DETECTIVE

Locate a Corpse

A homemade smoker
Gabriel Bucataru/Flickr
SMOKE UP

Build your own BBQ smoker

Skippin' stones
Robert Park/Flickr
SKIP SCHOOL

Throw stones at a lake

Mount Monadnock
Michael McDonough/Flickr
GO WHERE MOST MEN HAVE GONE BEFORE

Conquer the most-climbed mountain in the world

An open fire hydrant
web4camguy/Flickr
OPEN UP

Crack open a fire hydrant

A boxcar in action
mlaargh/Flickr
It’s all downhill from here

Build a boxcar, start a neighborhood derby

A bike making some noise
Ramon Espelt Photography/Shutterstock
BRING THE NOISE

Baseball card + bike spokes = brilliance

An ice cream truck
Ezra Wolfe/Flickr
TREAT YOURSELF

Chase down the ice cream truck

Pizza
Tamera Clark/Flickr
BRING THE HEAT

Grill a dang pizza

Serenity
Iakov Kalinin/Shutterstock
DO NOTHING

Seriously do nothing

Rock out
Omar/Flickr
ROCK OUT

Make a t-shirt for a band that doesn’t exist for the ultimate cred

Treehouse
Old Onliner/Flickr
GET HIGH

Build a treehouse

Tie-dye
Dominika Baczek/Flickr
RUIN YOUR CLOTHES

Tie-dye everything

Shoe golf
Jake Wild/Flickr
KICK IT

Play shoe golf

Thunderstorm
Mihai Simonia/Shutterstock
YOUTUBE IT

Video a thunderstorm

Roadtrip
santhosh7386/Flickr
HIT THE ROAD

Take a roadtrip

Pie
Romina Campos/Flickr
GET BAKED

Make a pie and let it cool on the windowsill

A junk car
Georg Sander/Flickr
CONVERT A CONVERTIBLE

Buy a junker and make it purr...as best you can

A high diver
Penn State/Flickr
TAKE THE PLUNGE

Try your hand at the high dive

Movie tickets
cyclotourist/Flickr
BEAT BIG HOLLYWOOD

Outsmart teenage ushers and movie hop all day long

A hammock
Camil Tulcan/Flickr
START SWINGIN’

Hang A Hammock Anywhere

A gigantic slip 'n slide
Gordon Tarpley/Flickr
SLIP AND ALSO SLIDE

Build the ultimate water-fueled sliding apparatus

A pickup game of beach volleyball
dotshock/Shutterstock
BE A BEACH BUDDY

Play a random beach game with strangers

A food-eating contest
David Gallagher/Flickr
CHOW DOWN

Win a food-eating contest

A cotton candy machine
manasapat/Shutterstock
COME ONE, COME ALL

Build your own carnival

A gym, unused
holbox/Shutterstock
WORK IT OUT

Join a gym, never go

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A boozy watermelon
Magalie L'Abbe?/Flickr
UPGRADE YOUR MELONS

Make a boozy watermelon

Canoe drinking
Sarah Cady/Flickr
ROW YOUR BOAT

Drink in a canoe in the middle of a lake

Graceland
Thomas Hawk/Flickr
SEE A REAL HOUSE OF BLUES

Visit Graceland

Your parents' vacation home
Jo Ann Snover/Shutterstock
REAFFIRM YOUR PARENTS’ LOVE

Surprise mom and dad by visiting them in their vacation home

Daisy Dukes
SaMoBiker/Flickr
GET CHEEKY

Sacrifice a pair of jeans for the sake of owning a pair of Daisy Dukes, wear said Daisy Dukes

Wedding crashers
Rubin Starset/Flickr
CRASH AND LEARN

Invite yourself to an outdoor wedding

The Great Horror Campout
Great Horror Campout/Facebook
GET THE CRAP SCARED OUT OF YOU

Get spooky at the Great Horror Campout

A 48 hour film
48HourFIlmProject/Facebook
BECOME THE NEXT SCORSESE

Enter The 48 hour film project

Beer brewing
Adam Jackson/Flickr
DRINK ON THE HOUSE

Brew your own beer

Air guitar in action
Stuart Brown/Flickr
BE AN AIRHEAD

Attend the Air Guitar World Championships

An award winning sandcastle
Galveston.com/Flickr
BECOME KING OF THE SAND

Enter a Sandcastle Competition. And Win.

Bumbershoot
Bumbershoot/Facebook
TUNE IN TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Check Out the Bumbershoot Music Festival

A progressive in action
Anthony Humphreys
END FAT-SHAMING

Show off your rockin' (or otherwise) bod

A Super Soaker fight
Nerf/Facebook
GET OLD SCHOOL WET

Have a nostalgic Super Soaker fight

The Bonneville salt flats
Eric Ward/Flickr
REV UP YOUR ENGINE

Open up your engine on the Bonneville salt flats

A bonfire
Moyan Brenn/Flickr
GET FIRED UP

Light something on fire

Skydivers
wales-gibbons/Flickr
KISS THE SKY

...but not literally because you don’t know where the sky has been

A tent
Nick Bramhall/Flickr
BEDS ARE FOR CHUMPS

Sleep On Nature

An outdoor movie
Brian Fountain/Flickr
MAKE THE WORLD YOUR COUCH

Go see an outdoor movie

Mt. Hood skiiers
Alex/Flickr
HIT THE SLOPES

Ski North America’s only open-year-round mountain

Some excellent road BBQ
Renee Suen/Flickr
BURN RUBBER, SMOKE MEAT

Take a BBQ Road Trip

The glory of the State Fair
Paul/Flickr
FAIRLY LEGAL

Go to a state fair and eat foods so fried they should fall under the Geneva Convention

Burning Man
Julia Wolf/Flickr
DESERT YOUR FIENDS

Attend Burning Man

Getting crazy at The Gathering
Mandias/Flickr
POSSE UP WITH CLOWNS

Hit the Gathering of the Juggalos

Iced coffee genius in action
Mirona Lliescu/Flickr
ICE ICED, BABY

Make Frozen Coffee Ice Cubes

S'mores, deconstructed
Andrew Zimmer
GET INNOVATIVELY CHUNKIER

Invent a new s’more variation

Advanced porch hangouts
Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr
HANG OUT

Spend at least one night never leaving your porch, stoop, or balcony

Chess park action
Shawn Harquail/Flickr
GET PWNED

Rock out with your rook out at your local chess park

A water jetpack
Jetpack America/Facebook
BE A ROCKETEER

Take to the skies via the seas

A Cruisin' Cooler crew
Cruzin Coolers/Facebook
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED/ICE

Challenge Your Neighbor to a Cruisin’ Cooler Race

The Calgary Stampede
Chris Bolin/Courtesy of Calgary Stampede
RODEO, CANADIAN STYLE

Go to the Calgary Stampede

Fun at the swimmin' hole
Blythe/Flickr
IMPERSONATE TARZAN

Fly off a rope swing into a swimming hole

Enchanted Rock
J.B. Hill/Flickr
EXPERIENCE ALIEN LANDSCAPES

Climb Enchanted Rock

Enjoying the hell out of some lobster
Courtesy of Maine Lobster Festival
67 YEARS OF SEAFOOD EXCELLENCE

Hit the Maine Lobster Festival

Show the water the what for on a Quadski XL
Courtesy of Gibbs
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Ride a Quadski

The gross kind of European tourist
Nicki Dugan Pogue/Flickr
FIND ROMANCE

Make sweet, noncommittal love to a European tourist

A drive-in
Scott Audette/Visit Florida/Flickr
STARS UNDER STARS

Roll up to a drive-in

The Gathering of the Vibes
Courtesy of gathering of the Vibes
GET GRATEFUL, DEAD

Attend the Gathering of the Vibes

The Hotel Monteeone
Courtesy of Hotel Monteeone
GET STIRRED

Tear Up Tales of the Cocktail

A proud fisherman
Latham Jenkins/Flickr
PALEO UP

CATCH SOMETHING AND EAT IT

Come back next week for more. In the meantime...

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