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Creative Summer Event Ideas

With Summer Right Around the Corner, there is No Better Time Than NOW to Start Brainstorming Summer Event Ideas!

If you’re interested in planning a seasonal event, now is the time to start the planning process and get thinking about summer event ideas (yes, even if the snow hasn’t completely melted). Wait too long and you may find your summer event pushed into the fall season, and that is not a risk you want to take.

It can much easier to settle on an event idea during the warmest months of the year because you have the versatility to hold your event indoors or outdoors. And, being in Canada we all know how short this window of time is to enjoy the outdoors.

There is a big difference between planning an outdoor event and deciding on one with a creative spin that gets people talking.

Here are Three Fantastic Summer Event Ideas to Consider:

1) Outdoor BBQ

This can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. This could be a smaller picnic style fee or a large bbq for a family re-union or employee appreciation event. Make sure it’s complete with food, drinks, a tent, activities and games; it’s sure to be a big hit.

From choosing the venue to finding the right catering company, there is a lot that goes into this type of event. What matters most is that you give attendees a unique outdoor experience that they are sure to remember for a long time.

2) Concert

Does this sound like a big challenge? On some levels it is. Not only do you have to find a space that can hold a large number of people, but you then have to source at least one musical act.

Since the event is during the summer, you should consider outdoor venues. Is there a local park and amphitheater you can rent out? If so, this is a good place to start. It is going to be warm outside, so you might as well use this to your advantage.

There are a lot of creative event ideas, but not many will be as unique as an outdoor concert.

3) Golf Tournaments

This may not be something you’ve considered in the past, but it is a great idea to look into this summer. Golf outings and tournaments are extremely popular, as they give people the chance to bond while playing a game they love.

Note: this is not the right event for everybody, but can definitely be a good choice for select groups.

Final tip: when planning an outdoor summer event, it is important to have a contingency plan in place in case you run into inclement weather. What would happen if a severe thunderstorm hits the area on the day of your event?

The summer season brings a variety of fresh, unique event ideas. The three above are well worth considering, however, there are many others that may pique your interest. Don’t be afraid to plan an outdoor event. It can be a memorable one for all who attend!

If you’re thinking about summer event ideas but you’re not sure where to start, give us a ring at 416-283-9119.


Serena Holmes
Serena Holmes
Serena Holmes (formerly Schwab) is the President & CEO of Tigris Incorporated. She is a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Ryerson University. She began working in events in 2000 and started with Tigris as an events staff in 2004, was promoted to management and later accepted partnership. Serena took over operations of the company in 2008. Since that time the roster has tripled and the company continues to grow at a healthy pace. Some keynote clients include Rogers, Motorola, GTAA, CHIN Radio, Appleton Rum and many others. Google PLus Profile:

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