The great outdoors – what to expect from Summer 2019 outdoor events

We are well and truly back into the swing of things at Benson’s HQ. Hayley is back from Melbourne, after working at the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Now we are thinking ahead to what Summer has in store for the Benson’s event staff and talented entertainers.

It seems after last summer’s heat wave, we are all hoping that this year brings more of the same. So, we can make the most of the vast array of outdoor events on offer all over the UK. We also have some of the best walkabout and roaming entertainment in the business. Maybe you’ll bump into some of our acts on your adventures.

So, if like us, you love being in the great outdoors, here’s a list of outdoor events to look out for in 2019:

Pop-Up Cinema

The pop-up cinema has evolved into a fully-integrated cinema experience. Incorporating themed entertainment, street food, quirky mobile bars and sing-a-long fun. We predict The Greatest Showman will be a popular choice again this year. As well as Mama Mia 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins and A Star Is Born. Check out the Luna website for up and coming events near you.

Music Festivals

From the small boutique festivals to the Glastonbury’s of the world, music festivals are as popular as ever. And as the festival going generation are growing up and having families, we have seen a growth in the number of family-friendly festivals on offer. Deer Shed Festival and Geronimofest are some of the bigger ones.

Food and Drink festivals

No longer just for the culinary experts of the world. Food and drink festivals now have a much broader appeal. Combining delicious food and drink with live music and walkabout entertainment has seen these festivals evolve into a great day out for all.

Travelling Funfair

Popping up everywhere (both indoor and outdoor) and all year round. The traditional fun fair always attracts a crowd. The new breed of funfair includes a variety of innovative street food options, shows and performances, interactive experiences and lots of entertainment.

Air Shows

If you’ve never been to an Air Show you have to give it a go. You might be surprised! There is so much on offer for all the family, including face painting, stalls, merchandise, inflatables, food vans, ice cream stands. And to top it off, the flight displays are an amazing spectacle.

Agricultural Shows

Agreat family day out with lot’s on offer. From craft stalls and food producers, to amazing animal displays and vintage vehicles. There’s always lots of family fun and photo opportunities with costumed characters and stilt walkers.

Heritage Events

Step back in time and relive some of the greatest moments in history. Here at Benson’s we love nothing more than getting dressed up and we have hundreds of costumes for all kids of eras and themes.

There you have it, our roundup of outdoor events for summer 2019. And that’s just the beginning there are hundreds of family fun-days, local fates and summer carnivals to look forward to. If you need help sourcing reliable and professional event crew or you want to wow your visitors with amazing entertainment then get in touch to discuss further.