Make the most out of the hot, dry season with some fun things to do in the summer. Since not everyone can bear the daytime heat, why not maximize the summer nights to keep the good times rolling? Cool summer evenings provide just the right setting for engaging in some fun activities outside the home. Here are some summer nighttime ideas you may enjoy with your loved ones.
11 Night Summer Fun Activities You Can Do Outdoors
In this guide:
- Spring Cleaning
- Events Watching
- Flashlight Storytelling
- Ice Cream Eating
- Animal Hunting
- Shadow Puppet Making
- Night Walking
Summertime provides a good climate for outdoor activities, which includes camping. Grassy areas and pavements are all dry, so it’s easy and safe to set up tents or mats outdoors. Nights are not so windy during summer, so it’s convenient for campfires and short hikes. Don’t forget the marshmallows for roasting!
There are fewer clouds during the summer, more so at night. This allows one to see all celestial elements in the sky clearly without having to wear sunglasses. So here’s one fun stuff to do outside: set up a mat or a recliner outside, lie down, and gaze at the beauty of the sparkly and clear night sky. Trace constellations with your fingers, identify some stars or view nearby planets using a telescope.
Heat may become too unbearable during the daytime of summer, so you might want to wait for nighttime for it. Summer night swimming is perfect for those who easily get cold after dipping their bodies in the water. Water temperatures might get too hot during the day but will eventually turn favorable come evening. Also, there’s no need to worry about getting sunburn since the sun will be completely out of sight by then.
4. Spring Cleaning
Thank you to all our wonderful neighbours who came out to enjoy the weather and get some spring cleaning done! We found everything from car bumpers to shoes plus everything in between. #lovemyhood #kwawesome pic.twitter.com/SPB3mkikZR
— Westmount Neighbours (@WESTMOUNTKW) April 22, 2018
For those who find leisure in organizing things, summer nights are the perfect time for this activity. It’s not too hot nor too cold to do tedious cleaning and decluttering around this time. No need to worry about perspiring or getting tired and drained easily. Doing spring cleaning at night may turn this task from a simple house chore to a fun summer activity. Who knows, you may surprise yourself with finding some good old collectibles in doing your spring cleaning.
5. Events Watching
Do not assume that hot summer evenings will be uneventful. Expect events like outdoor film showings, concerts, and performances to happen during this time. Nights may be shorter in summer, yet they are perfect for organizing outdoor events. So one fun stuff to do outside is to check out these happenings or organize one for your friends or for your community.
6. Flashlight Storytelling
The dry quiet night provides a good time for outdoor storytelling with your friends and loved ones. Spend a fun and intimate time with them in the backyard or somewhere ideal, like a nice park or open field. Bring your flashlights and play with them as you exchange exciting (or even scary) stories.
7. Ice Cream Eating
Nothing beats the summer heat than having a taste of your favorite cool quencher. Head to an ice cream parlor and let the dessert cool down your system. Or better yet, try to make some at home so that you’ll have a scoop easily ready when you crave for it. Ice cream is definitely the staple of summer!
Can’t take your bike out under the summer heat? Then give it a ride at night. Explore your favorite nearby places with your bike under the clear night summer sky. The temperature at this time is just enough for you not to perspire or to chill.
9. Animal Hunting
It’s not just humans who prefer going out on summertime. Most animals become visible during summer since it’s the end of their hibernation and the start of their food hunt. Take a walk at a nearby forest or park, and see some of nature’s cutest creatures as you take a quick stroll. Here are some animals you may find during your summer night walk.
10. Shadow Puppet Making
Maximize the darkness of the night by staging your very own shadow puppet show with friends or family members. Explore the many shadow shapes you can form with your hands. All you need is a good source of light and a huge imagination, and you’re definitely in for a good shadow puppet show. Here are some shadow puppet figures you can try.
11. Night Walking
Don’t feel like doing any heavy activities, yet still wanting to have a fun summer night? Why not take a walk under the night sky. You’ll definitely enjoy walking around this time due to the perfect summer night temperature your body will encounter while walking. No need to worry about too much sweating or panting. Also, take this as an opportunity to have a good quick exercise.
In addition to this summer fun activities, the Wall Street Journal also suggests sipping red wine at summer night. Why so? Check out this video!
Indeed, there are a lot of fun things to do in the summer — not just during the day, but also at night. Let these summer fun activities provide you and your loved ones with a great time together during one of the best seasons there is.
Do you know other fun things to do in the summer night? Share with us your suggestions and experiences in the comments section below.