The Fourth of July is a staple holiday for backyard cookouts, red, white, and blue decorations, and family gatherings, but how can you celebrate as a neighborhood? We have compiled a list of five ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in your HOA community!
1. Locate your local firework show
Make sure residents know where they can see the fireworks and also plan around them. Firework shows are typically in the evening; therefore, day events in your neighborhood would be perfect for homeowners to attend! Using SmartCommunications, you can send out a newsletter with information about local firework shows so residents can mark their calendars.
2. Run a Contest
Who doesn’t love free prizes? Ask residents to decorate their front porches with a Fourth of July theme and have their neighbors vote on them! This is a great way to get people involved in the community they live in and have some fun in the process.
3. Host a Cookout on the Lawn
What says Fourth of July more than hot dogs and hamburgers? Invite your neighborhood out for a community-sponsored cookout where they can meet their fellow neighbors, eat some food, and boost morale! If you don’t want to be in charge of cooking, hire a local food truck to come out and feed your guests. Getting local businesses involved is a great way to give back to your community.
4. Have a Parade
A great way to get kids involved in the holiday is to have a community parade. Ask residents to decorate their cars, ride in their cool convertibles, and throw candy out to their neighborhood! Nothing says holiday like kids, sweets, and decorated vehicles.
5. Have a Concert
It’s a fact. People love live music, so why not have a local band come and play for your residents? Inviting local artists helps them get exposure from the community and allows residents to discover new music. This is a great way to get people dancing, singing, and laughing the night away!
Throwing events like these can help residents feel a part of a true community where they feel cared for and, in return, want to take care of their community. It will also help your neighborhood be seen as an attractive place to live for those looking to buy a home.
With the help of SmartCommunications, we have made it easy to let residents know what is going on in their community. Don’t have SmartCommunications? Contact us today to set up a demo!