Summer offers so many great chances to get together informally over a BBQ or just a hike. Meaningful family gatherings don't necessarily require lots of planning or even money.
How about the Friday Art Walks? Great night out idea! Or make your own Art Walk with family photos!
Although my family used to take some great vacations, some of my most meaningful memories are being outdoors setting up a neighborhood softball game or, the best memory, painting colorful clamshells with my sister that we sold to passersby! Those were the days when people bought "ashtrays". :)
Let me know your family fun ideas, too!