This coming Friday is the first day of summer and the day of the year with the most hours of daylight. Fireworks, barbecues and family outings are just around the corner.

Spring’s slow arrival this year brought a late snowstorm in May that hit the central United States from Arkansas to Minnesota as well as two separate tornado outbreaks that resulted in 100 tornadoes. So for those of you who’ve been looking forward to making the most of summer’s long nights, we here at Sip & Savor have been scouring the internet for ideas.

If bonfires and camping are your ideas of good summer fun, has 10 Ways to Celebrate Summer. Or perhaps you are staying active this season and sticking with summer salads over hot dogs and ribs. If so, Southern Living should be your go-to source for light fares that include blueberries, grilled shrimp and delicious ways to dress up your summer tomatoes.

Of course, America’s beverage industry offers a wide range of refreshing beverages to fit your lifestyle, no matter what the season. So explore your choices, find the portion size and calorie count that’s right for you, and enjoy. It looks like this year’s longest day is going to be a hot one. Drink up!