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It’s Still Summer—Get Outside for Your Next Event

Root canals. Traffic jams. Temper tantrums. Some things in life just can’t end soon enough. But other things are far too brief. That’s certainly true of summer, which seems to fly by much too quickly every year.

This year’s no different. Labor Day, the unofficial going-away party for summer, is approaching fast. But there’s still time to get outside and celebrate the season.

Before you bid adieu to summer—and its long sunny days, warm nights and carefree spirit—you’ll want to check out these great outdoor events from Kapow.

Take to the water

When it comes to entertaining clients or employees, summertime events on or near the water are always a draw. Daily stresses are forgotten amid the stunning ocean, lake or river views.

Invite your guests to take in the sights along the beautiful Colorado River during a three-hour kayak tour with River Dogz. The 5-mile tour, originating just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is a nature-lover’s dream. The tour includes stops for lunch and nature viewing.

Or sail San Diego Bay on a replica of the most famous of all racing sailing vessels, the America. The America’s Cup yacht race is named after this yacht, which won a race around the Isle of Wight in England in 1851. Your clients will kick back and relax during this Next Level Sailing experience while enjoying tasty hors d’oeuvres and cold beverages.

For a truly unique hands-on experience, treat your clients to a private sailing lesson in Boston Harbor. Private instructors from Courageous Sailing will teach your group how to sail Rhodes 19 racing keelboats. Following the lesson, guests will head out to sail through Boston Harbor.

Or think outside the boat with a cocktail party at American Junkie. This Newport Beach hot spot offers front row seats to the world-famous Newport Harbor. While they nosh on hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor, sailboats and ultra-luxurious private yachts.

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Hit the roof(top)

A rooftop bash also makes for a great summer sendoff. As they sip cocktails and nibble on hors d’oeuvres, guests will be treated to warm breezes and stunning city views.

Dazzle your clients with a cocktail reception at Drumbar. Located in the heart of Chicago’s glamorous Gold Coast, atop the Raffaello Hotel, the venue boasts spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the John Hancock Center.

Or invite your guests to a party at the RARE View Chelsea rooftop bar in New York City. Located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton New York Fashion District Hotel, the stunning 3,000-square-foot venue boasts 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.

New Yorkers should also check out the rooftop venues of Addison Hospitality Group: Monarch and Lovage. The group’s philosophy is simple, pair impeccable service and hospitality with innovative and current design. And we think they nailed it.

In LA, wow them with a rooftop reception at Mama Shelter—one of the city’s newest and hottest outdoor spots. The vibrant and colorful venue offers incredible 360-degree views of the city, including views of downtown, the Hollywood Hills and the iconic Hollywood sign.

Explore all rooftop events here.

Work up a sweat

Summertime is also the perfect time for fun physical activities. Before you say sayonara to the season, you might want to book an event that revs up the heart rate.

Challenge your physically active employees to the Spartan Race in Philly’s Citizens Bank Park. Voted Best Obstacle Race by Outside Magazine, the event calls for guests to complete the race course as a team. The feat involves stumbling blocks like a rope climb, burpees, monkey bars, stair running and pushups. In addition to bragging rights, finishers get a shirt, a beer and a medal.

Or do a little team building as you race on adult-sized Big Wheel trikes in Atlanta. Adult Big Wheel Club will provide the trikes and set up a full race course—including a PA system with an emcee and music—at the location of your choosing. Guests will be divided into teams and show off their pedal power in fun relay games.

For your wine-loving clients or employees in Silicon Valley, a mobile wine-stomping party promises just a little bit of exercise—but a whole lot of fun. A representative from reWINEd Designs will set up the equipment outside the venue of your choosing. Guests team up in pairs—one Stomper and one Swabber—to stomp white table grapes and collect as much juice as possible with the help of a charismatic emcee. You’re guaranteed to laugh as you cross off this item on your bucket list!

Need more end-of-summer outdoor event ideas? Check out Kapow’s event marketplace. Or contact our event experts, who will help you find the perfect fit for you!

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