The warm weather brings a change of pace for businesses, event organizers and communities. Summer and Fall are go time for company picnics, customer appreciations events, fundraisers, parties and reunions.
If you are looking to organize an event, you will want to suggest outdoor activities and keep a rain plan in your back pocket.
What Events are Trending for Summer?
Golf Scrambles top the list for outings per year. Golf is a great event for fundraisers and outings. Keep in mind that Golf outings typically appeal to executives and are popular for networking and player gifts, raffle prizes and silent auction are a staple to a great event. Performance polos, golf towels, can huggers, custom golf balls, Pullover jackets, and hats are amongst the most popular giveaways for golf scrambles.
Baseball is still America’s favorite pastime and baseball outings are still widely popular for groups. Baseball teams and stadiums accommodate groups with special sales for outings. Baseball outings have grown very popular with smaller crowds like schools, bachelor parties and reunions. The draw of the team and sport helps your marketing efforts and arranging tickets and travel are top priority. If you are planning a baseball outing, you may want to consider customized shirts, hats, and can huggers.
Outdoor Concerts continue to draw in large crowds, vendors and event sponsors. Outdoor concerts and festivals are usually held in large, open lawns where there is plenty of seating areas and clear visual lines. Many community event organizers are holding outdoor concerts and festivals to show the local culture and promote local businesses and artists. Consider family picnic nights, end of school play days, summer leagues and provide giveaway items to encourage people to come out and join.
What’s Trending in Summer Event Products?
“Many Booster Clubs and charities are planning golf scrambles to draw their top givers,” says V.P. Sales & Marketing Cheryl Endres, “we have been providing a lot of customized moisture wicking polos from Ogio, Adidas, Nike and Sport Tek.”
“Summer sports are growing and moisture wicking t-shirts are popular,” says Account Executive Lucas Olson, “we have some great, affordable performance t-shirt options.”
“The biggest concern for many event organizers is the weather,” says Account Executive Kimmee Needham, “we always try and stay prepared for the heat with cooling products like handheld fans, cold towels and water bottles, and the rain with umbrellas and ponchos.”
“Rain or shine the event must go on,” says Account Coordinator Alexis Stallman, “custom tents, table covers and outdoor signage are always safe bets.”