Our town has started a small festival type gathering once a month on Main St. It's called the Gathering on Main.
There are food trucks, a kids zone with bounce houses, balloons, and face painting, and then there are all different kinds of vendor booths from different businesses around town.
This was the second month they had it, but it was our first time to go. The kids might still be a little too small to really enjoy it all, but it got us out of the house.
They ate a good dinner from the food trucks (more than I can usually get them to eat at home), they jumped in a bounce house all by themselves, and then rode around in the strollers watching all of the people and dogs.