resident event ideas

As the summer heat begins to subside and the vibrant colors of autumn loom on the horizon, August presents a wonderful opportunity for apartment communities to bring residents together and create lasting memories. Organizing engaging events not only fosters a sense of belonging but also strengthens the bonds among neighbors. If you’re looking for exciting ideas to plan resident events in August 2023, we’ve got you covered!

Back-to-School Bash

With August signaling the start of a new school year for many families, hosting a Back-to-School Bash is a fantastic way to bring residents together. Organize a fun-filled event complete with games, face painting, and bounce houses. Consider setting up stations where children can decorate their backpacks or make personalized school supplies. This event not only creates an enjoyable atmosphere but also helps kids get excited about the upcoming academic year.

Outdoor Movie Night

Take advantage of the warm August nights by hosting an outdoor movie night. Set up a large inflatable screen in a communal area, such as a courtyard or poolside, and provide cozy seating options with blankets and pillows. Create a cozy ambiance by stringing fairy lights and offering popcorn and refreshments. Let residents vote on the movie selection, ensuring a movie night that caters to everyone’s tastes.

Farmers Market Extravaganza

August is the perfect time to celebrate the abundance of fresh produce available. Organize a Farmers Market Extravaganza where local farmers, artisans, and vendors can set up stalls to showcase their products. Residents can browse through a variety of fruits, vegetables, handmade crafts, and delicious treats. Additionally, consider arranging cooking demonstrations or workshops focusing on healthy eating and sustainable living.

Fitness Challenge

Encourage residents to prioritize their well-being by hosting a fitness challenge during August. Design a month-long challenge with different fitness activities each week, such as yoga classes, group hikes, or cycling sessions. Keep track of participants’ progress and offer incentives or prizes for achieving milestones. This event not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but also encourages a sense of camaraderie among residents.

Summer BBQ Cook-Off

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Organize a Summer BBQ Cook-Off where residents can showcase their grilling skills and culinary creativity. Set up grilling stations and provide a variety of meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Encourage residents to form teams or compete individually, and have judges determine the winners based on taste, presentation, and creativity. This event will undoubtedly bring the mouthwatering flavors of summer to your apartment community.

August’s “National Day” Celebrations

Every month we highlight “National Days” that make for great apartment resident events and activities. All of these come from the National Day Calendar and are a great reason to have an event or activity for your apartment residents!

resident event ideas - national watermelon day

National Watermelon Day on August 3rd 

Organize an event on August 3rd to celebrate National Watermelon Day with a refreshing and fun-filled event for your apartment residents. Indulge in juicy watermelon slices, participate in seed-spitting contests, and enjoy watermelon-themed games and activities. It’s the perfect way to beat the summer heat and create delightful memories together. 

National Book Lovers Day on August 9th

Get residents reading by hosting a book club event on National Book Lovers Day. Have residents read the same book leading up to the 9th, then host a gathering to discuss the book. Property managers can also host a book share type of event where residents donate books to a common “library” for the community. Click here for tips on hosting a successful book club event.

National Fajita Day on August 18th

Celebrate this delicious holiday with a make-your-own fajita bar. Provide all of the ingredients, or contact a local Mexican restaurant to cater the event. Residents can come and enjoy good food and good company. Another way to celebrate National Fajita Day is doing a virtual cooking class.

National Dog Day on August 26th

Residents love their dogs, and National Dog Day on August 26th is the perfect excuse to show them off. Host a “dog party” or even a dog fashion show. For a smaller celebration, simply put out dog treats residents can give to their furry friends.

Celebrate With These Resident Event Ideas This August

August presents an excellent opportunity to organize engaging resident events in your apartment community. Whether you’re looking to celebrate the back-to-school season, enjoy outdoor activities, promote healthy living, or indulge in delicious food, these event ideas are sure to bring residents together and create memorable experiences. By fostering a sense of community, you’ll contribute to a vibrant living environment where neighbors become friends. So, start planning and get ready to make August 2023 a month to remember! If you have a property management question, please contact us today!