10 Creative Summer Event Ideas

Looking for some fresh summer event ideas for your groups? Here are 10 creative ways to fill your calendar this season — and how to use a Cheddar Up collection to make them happen.

What’s a Cheddar Up collection? We’re glad you asked! It’s a flexible, customizable website that collects payments, forms and sign ups in one stop, then automatically tracks that information in a comprehensive reporting dashboard. In short, Cheddar Up does all the organizing for group organizers and can make all of your summer event ideas a reality.

Summer event ideas to celebrate fun holidays

Launch a pen pal program on National Pen Pal Day (June 1).

Create a sign up form to sort participants by age range and gender. Share the page, and want-to-be pen pals can fill out the information form.

Show an outdoor movie for National Movie Night (June 10).

And turn it into a fundraiser! We love this example from one of our users, who sold “big screen shout-outs” and pizza orders.

Beat the heat on the first day of summer with a reverse popsicle stand (June 21).

Instead of people coming to you, take the treats to them! Create items for flavor options and a sign up for time slots so they’ll be home when you deliver. (Don’t forget to get addresses! Our tip: Ask for comment under the sign up form settings.)

Offer free classes for International Day of Yoga (June 21).

Our sign up form is a perfect scheduler. Plus, have people sign studio waivers in the same spot!

Plan a one-day summer enrichment program for World Youth Skills Day (July 15).

Cheddar Up is ideal for enrichment registration! We love this user-created summer camp collection and this after-school program.

Summer event ideas to bring the community together

Host a summer cookout.

Create items on your collection to let people contribute to food costs and/or to sign up for side items.

Host a family, friends, or group reunion.

You can use a Cheddar Up collection for RSVPs or to sign up to bring items. Use our forms feature to collect up-to-date contact information or favorite memories — even photos!

Schedule a community-service day.

Create a collection to register for different local service opportunities. Some ideas? Help schools wrap up, or prep for, a school year, pick up trash, or plant flowers at city buildings.

Create a school-supply drive.

List the supplies needed with associated costs — or offer customizable donation amounts — and let people select their contributions. You collect the money and place a bulk order.

Love these summer event ideas?

See all of them in action here — and copy the examples to make them your own.

Collect for FREE

Whether you’re collecting dues and fees, fundraising, managing an event, creating a sign up, or selling something online or in-person, you can do it with a Cheddar Up collection.

You’ll want to ask your group’s organizer for a link. For privacy reasons, it’s not possible to search for this on Cheddar Up.

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