PLAYday annually features a football toss, fun jumps, a rock wall, an obstacle course, exercise demonstrations, summer camp information, free car seat safety checks and many other ideas to help families get moving during the summer months.

And the best part: There is no cost to attend. The event is open to the public. Families, especially those with children in grades Pre-K to 5, are encouraged to attend together to enjoy the various activities and learn as a family about ways to have fun each summer while staying away from the common pitfalls of video games, television and high-calorie snacks.

The annual event is presented by Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center, or SWLAHEC, and the Kids Specialty Center. More than 20 area organizations participate and offer information on summer camps and other activities for Acadiana children to help them have a happier, healthier summer. Other presentations include healthy snacking and eating habits and better alternatives to sodas and heavy-sugar drinks.