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Summer BBQs and Festivals – Perfect Uses For Your Pop Up Gazebo


With September just around the corner, it won’t be long before you’ll be getting the kids ready to go back to school and the nights will start to draw in. It’s therefore essential we all enjoy the final days of summer with family and friends and make the most of being outdoors – come rain or shine!

Whether you decide to attend a local festival in the forthcoming weeks or choose to throw a garden party or BBQ over the August bank holiday weekend, we know that the British weather isn’t very reliable. That’s why a pop up gazebo is the perfect outdoor accessory, as it can provide shelter from the rain or shade from the sun, so you can still enjoy the fun!

Making the most of the festival experience

Even if you’re visiting for the day or camping for the duration of the event, the first thing to do is to put up your gazebo. If it then begins to rain, there’s no need to worry about trying to put a tent up first, in miserable conditions. Instead you have a lovely dry space to sit under. You can relax, have a drink and think about tackling the instructions and various tent poles later! You also have a decent area to shelter under over the weekend, so when the headline act has played their final song, you and your friends can get together and talk into the early hours, rather than shouting at each other through the tiny slits in your tents.

Ideally, we all love a festival more when the sun is shining, but sometimes the heat and glare of the sun can be too much. It’s therefore great to have the option of being able to escape from it all for a little while, maybe just to protect your skin or to have somewhere to chill out in the shade. A pop up gazebo can provide the best solution – again set it up as soon as you arrive and you’ve got a shaded place to keep your beer and yourselves cool.

Hosting an impromptu BBQ

Nothing says summer quite like sausages and burgers sizzling away on the grill, so why not make the most of the last bank holiday before Christmas and host the perfect BBQ. If you’re keeping your fingers crossed for good weather, the great thing is that BBQs can be organised at the last minute by inviting your guests by email or text, enticing them with the promise of grilled meats, vegetarian options and cold drinks, and asking them to bring side dishes and more drinks to share.

Furthermore, our standard gazebos come in handy for such an occasion, as it means you can still entertain outside (regardless of the weather), and set it up in a matter of minutes. You can style your gazebo and create a more informal setting by using vibrant throws or cushions, which you may already own, colourful plates and napkins, and hanging some simple decorations such as bunting, string lights or lanterns.

When the evening begins to draw to a close, a gazebo heater will provide immediate heat to keep you and your guests warm and globe lighting will help you to continue the party late into the night. Don’t forget the music either - put together a playlist on your mobile phone and control the tunes with the touch of a button.

For more information and advice about choosing the right gazebo for you, contact us today or browse our website.