Summer officially began on the 21st and now that the rainy season seems to be lifting ... it's time to start planning a series of fun, outdoor summer dates with your sweetie!

No matter what the season, money can often be a little tight so I found a really cool list of ideas that may help you build memories without worrying about breaking your piggy bank. 

The first idea that comes to mind is the awesome opportunity to take a blanket and pack a picnic to watch the sun set behind the shell at  Cannonsburg Ski Area while the Grand Rapids Symphony performs.  Their Picnic Pops series begins July 14th and runs through August 5th.  A three concert lawn seat package is only $33 per person!  Click here to reserve your tickets today.

Other summer dating saving tips include going on a hike or bike ride.  If you don't mind doing a little homework you can find deals online and either print a coupon or register to win a gift card.

For other great, affordable date ideas click here and start planning now!