There wasn’t much happening last summer, although many people took advantage of the extra time at home to improve their living space, in some cases expanding it to the outdoors. If you’re ready to host a backyard barbecue or spend a day at Lake Springfield with family and friends, we have plenty of suggestions for your outdoor festivities. Grillin’ and Chillin’ is our mid-summer guide to all the outdoor fun and events this season.


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