Summer is in full effect and Bookmans has been the place to be for summer fun! As we wrap up our June events, we are gearing up for all these incredible July and August Summer Kids Events! No matter which Bookmans store you call your favorite, there is a whole lot of fun in store for little ones to enjoy. From sea-themed adventures to Ninja Turtles and so much more, your local Bookmans is bursting with free entertainment at all our Summer Kids Events!

Phoenix and Mesa
If you live in the Valley, you’re in for a whole lot of excellent events in July! Is there anything more reminiscent of summertime than a carnival? Bookmans Phoenix is bringing the carnival fun to you with their Carnival Extravaganza July 5th! Bookmans Mesa knows how much fun Legos are, so they are having a whole event dedicated to everyone’s Love of Legos on July 11th! Science is not only important, it’s also fun! Let Phoenix’s Mad Science Experiments event show you just how awesome science can be on July 12th!
Superheroes love to show kids how they can be super too, and some of our favorite superheroes are heading to our Phoenix store July 19th for Avengers Assemble! Local artist Bill Wylie will also be on hand to hand draw some superhero caricatures for kids to treasure forever! What’s better than a theatrical production of your favorite classical stories? A puppet theater version of them! Join Great Arizona Puppet Theater for their all-puppet rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk at both our Mesa and Phoenix stores! Kids won’t want to miss Mesa’s Enchantment Under the Sea adventure and neither will you – because we’ve got a real-life mermaid heading our way!
All Bookmans Mesa and Phoenix events start at 1 PM, so come and join us and beat the summer heat!
Bookmans Flagstaff is taking kids on an Intergalactic Adventure on July 6th! Blast off with the Lowell Observatory as they take children on a tour of the solar system! On July 13th, our Flagstaff store becomes the Happiest Place on Earth as we celebrate all things Disney! STEM/STEAM is critical to childhood education, and The Wonder Factory is stopping by for The Wonder Factory Fest! Kids will explore the joys of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! The Arizona Historical Society brings Blast to the Past on July 27th featuring lots of toys and games from generations past!
All Bookmans Flagstaff events start at 10 AM, and they are the perfect way to keep kids entertained while school’s out!
Does anything go better with Legos than Star Wars? Children will flip over Awaken the Force: Build a Starship Lego Day at Bookmans East on July 4th! This special event is scheduled for noon this Independence Day! Local mermaid Odette is swimming on over for Bookmans Midtown’s Under the Sea event on July 5th! She’ll help us make some cool sea-themed crafts and answer all of your mermaid questions! Over at Bookmans Northwest, we’re celebrating superheroes at the Superhero Spree! Our very own Book Man will be on hand to show off his super reading powers!
Tucson’s House Herp, the local reptile experts, are bringing some righteous turtles to the Ninja Turtle Get Down Party at all Tucson stores! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crafts and of course, a pizza meal fit for a Ninja Turtle are all in store July 11th (East), July 12th (Midtown), and July 13th (Northwest)! The Civic Orchestra of Tucson is taking some awesome musical instruments on tour to all of our Tucson stores with the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo! They’ll be bringing musical instruments of all shapes and sizes to our stores on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday!
Bookmans Tucson stores are so excited to host Stories That Soar at the end of July! Literacy Connects is helping Bookmans East, Midtown, and Northwest bring children the inspiration they need to tell their own imaginative stories! Heading into August means one thing – it’s almost time for school to start! Thankfully, Silly Tassie is an expert on getting kids excited for school! Kids will not want to miss the Back to School Bash August 1st, August 2nd, and August 3rd!

Our Tucson events start at 10 AM (unless otherwise noted), so be sure to mark your calendars!
We’ll see you all at our fun and free Summer Kids Events! Remember, all Bookmans Summer Kids Events are absolutely FREE and you don’t have to sign up to reserve your spot! Just show up a little early, grab a seat, and have fun!

For a complete list of Summer Kids Events, visit our Facebook Events pages!

East, Midtown, Northwest, Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff