Foolproof Summertime Meetups

There are lots of variables that make summertime Meetups a challenge for organizers. There are vacation schedules to contend with, unpredictable weather, and competing local and regional events that can distract your members from your Meetup’s usual routine.

That said, festivals, fairs, and concerts can also be great opportunities to take advantage of the weather and engage with your members in new surroundings. It also takes the pressure of heavy duty planning off of you.

Check out your local community calendar or regional news sites for ideas.

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Los Angeles Free Concerts 

Too hot for you? Beat the heat

Track down venues with great air conditioning to escape the hottest part of the day. For something a little more active, try an indoor roller rink or bowling alley.

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Photo credit: Claude

20 and 30 Somethings Los Angeles

No need to fly solo

If you’re going out of town, ask members to pitch in. You can easily appoint an enthusiastic member as Event Host to manage communications and logistics while you’re away.

Washington DC History & Culture Meetup

Have a backup plan

Summer storms can put a damper on an outdoor Meetup. If the weather forecast isn’t looking great, have a nearby indoor spot in mind in case you need to relocate.

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South Denver Social Club

Stay safe, healthy and hydrated 

Remind members to bring plenty of water and sunscreen for outdoor Meetups. If you’re planning to take your members on a hike or excursion for the first time, don’t be shy! Reach out to a local Hiking Meetup expert for advice.

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 Chicago Hiking, Outdoors and Social Group

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Katie Lahey
Katie is eager to guide the Meetup community to smooth and enjoyable Meetup experiences. When she's not at Meetup HQ, you will most likely find her playing trivia, watching college basketball, or quoting Friends.