Why You Should Host a Late-Summer Picnic

The end of summer is a great time to throw a picnic, whether with family, friends, or coworkers. The midsummer heat is past and you can enjoy slightly cooler temperatures in September. If you’d like more reasons to host a late-summer picnic, keep reading!

1. Greater availability

September is back to school month and most families are back from vacation. They’re open to relaxing outdoor activities that don’t require much planning and preparation. Guests flying in for a family reunion picnic or corporate picnic will enjoy lower travel costs, as well.

2. Easy venue reservation

Now that tourist season is behind us, locals have more options to consider when it comes to reserving a picnic venue. A few great spots to consider include Harbor Island, NTC at Liberty Station, County of San Diego Waterfront Park, Ski Beach, Kellogg Park, Santee Lakes, and Chula Vista Bayfront Park. Once you’ve chosen your favorite park or bay area, fill out the paperwork to obtain a permit and reservation. Or, you can let us take care of this for you.

3. Custom picnic menu

If you hire Picnic People, we can bring grills to prepare USDA Grade A Choice Beef onsite or lighter menu items like salads and fruit. We have everything from Texas-style brisket, to pulled pork, kabobs, burgers, hot dogs, Spanish rice, chips and salsa, refried beans, and dessert. Check out our menus here.

4. Perfect weather

Clear skies and perfect temperatures are expected in San Diego year round, but especially in late summer. The weather is perfect for outdoor games and activities like volleyball, giant Jenga, Sumo wrestling, three-legged race, cornhole, face painting, rock climbing, hula hoops, and water balloon toss. Leave the game planning to us and we’ll make sure everyone has fun! 

5. Great way to end the summer

What better way to end the summer than with fun in the sun alongside family, friends, and loved ones? Everyone will get to relax and recharge for the coming fall season. 


Begin planning your picnic today by calling Picnic People. We’ve got a team of seasoned Picnic planners that will create an epic picnic experience.

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