Spring into the season with these community events

Spring into the season with these community events

Spring has sprung, and as the weather warms and buds bloom, it's time to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your community! The mild weather and change of season offer a variety of events you can plan for your members to enjoy together.

If you need help deciding which seasonal activities to add to your calendar, keep reading to learn about 5 events you can host this spring to positively impact your community and help foster member engagement!  

Spring clean-up 

After the winter months, it's likely your community spaces could use a little TLC. Hosting a spring clean-up event can be a great way to get everyone involved and help ensure your community looks great in the months to come. 

First, take a walk around your community areas and note areas that need attention (e.g., chipped or faded paint, debris, mildew, weeds, etc.). Then, encourage community members to volunteer by signing up on your website. You can offer incentives like providing garbage bags, gloves, and even offering refreshments! 

On the day of the event, assign different tasks to various members. For instance, some members can power wash, others can paint, while another group addresses the landscaping. You can even involve the kids by creating trash pick-up teams and offering gift cards or other small prizes to those who collect the most trash. By working together, you can ensure that your community looks its best and is ready for the warm months ahead!

Planting day

Speaking of beautifying the community, planting new flowers, trees, and shrubs is a great activity for people of all ages to participate in during this season. One way to get involved is by organizing a planting day or weekend in your community during the spring months (March to May). This is an excellent opportunity for neighbors to connect, make a positive environmental impact, and help beautify your community spaces for months to come!

Seasonal crafting

Encourage your members to let their creativity bloom by participating in spring-themed crafts! Here are a few beginner-friendly crafts to try together: 

  • Design floral wreaths and garlands to hang on your front doors. You can use ribbons, eggs, and flowers to create beautiful designs. 
  • Paint flower pots and birdhouses that you can place throughout your shared spaces or enjoy at home. 
  • Create suncatchers to enjoy the longer, sunny days.

If some of your members are experienced in these crafts, they can lead the group activity, or you can follow an online tutorial together.

Host a picnic

As spring sets in and the weather gets warmer, we all look forward to spending more time outside. Consider organizing a community picnic in your common green space or a nearby park where your members can enjoy a lovely meal together while soaking in the sun. Ask your members to pack a basket full of yummy snacks, a soft blanket to sit on, and find a comfortable spot to relax. 

Encourage them to play some yard games, read a good book, or simply unwind and engage in some casual chit-chat with their fellow members! 

Nature walks

Spring is a season of rebirth and rejuvenation, and what better way to enjoy it than by taking a leisurely nature walk? As the temperature rises and flowers start to blossom, consider organizing daily or weekly nature walks within your community! This is a great way to promote healthy activity and gives your members a chance to pause and appreciate the unique beauty of nature during this time of the year.

People of all ages can participate, making it a perfect early morning or evening activity that everyone can enjoy together. You can explore the local community, nearby parks, or wildlife areas, discovering hidden gems and appreciating the natural wonders around you. These walks are not only great for physical wellness but also provide a chance for members to connect with their environment and each other, fostering a sense of community and appreciation for our surroundings.

Wrapping up 

Spring is an exciting season filled with opportunities to connect with your community, enjoy the beautiful weather, and give back to the environment. By hosting events like the ones outlined in this article, you can improve your community engagement and delight in nature while having fun and making a positive impact on your surroundings. Don't forget to add these and other seasonal events to your calendar so you can enjoy this budding season with your community!