Outdoor Events Program

The Outdoor Events program is our latest resource to help you stay on top of events and team building in a world with post-pandemic protocols that can make your average event a difficult task to plan. The Outdoor Program concepts are for out-of-the-box outdoor experiences near popular cities or areas of the United States & beyond. These concepts foster networking and collaboration while enhancing life experiences. Events can range from smaller scale outdoor networking events to larger outdoor conferences or festivals.

The Caverns, Pelham TN

The Caverns offers daily cave tours that include one of the largest underground rooms in the world at over 3 football fields long and a behind-the-scenes tour of the music venue. Walking tours of these otherworldly caves entwine the unique history of Grundy County, the geology of cave science, and the mythology of cave lore. Tours end on The Caverns world-famous stage.

Red Rocks, Morrison CO

Red rocks is a geologically formed, open-air amphitheater not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheater consists of two 300 foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide a stunning setting for any performance. The Trading Post Backyard space offers the perfect area to set up a product display, A/V and catering with incredible views of the Red Rock formations.

Hole in the Rock in Papago Park, Phoenix AZ

The popular Hole in the Rock at Papago Park is the perfect place to take in the views and capture some unique photos! The main attraction, the Hole in the Rock, at the top of the short trail, is a great place to take pictures as it is one of the highest points in the area and it offers great views of the rest of the park. Picnic tables and pavilions are available to rent for the group and coordinate product displays, A/V and catering.

Chicken N Pickle

The idea was conceived in the Grand Cayman Islands over cold beer and jerk chicken. One man’s love for delicious, wood-fired chicken and the game of pickleball led to the 2016 founding of Chicken N Pickle’s flagship location in Kansas City and has quickly developed into a widely popular destination for food and fun in other markets. The venue also includes a full stage for a band and a private space for corporate events where one could host a product display and/or A/V.

Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine FL

Welcome to Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation’s oldest city! Located in the area first explored by Jian Ponce de Leon in 1513 and settled by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, historic St. Augustine is the oldest successful European settlement in the United States. Colonial America started right here, 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, and 42 years before Jamestown.

Local Walking City Tours, various locations

Coordinated local walking tour in a desired city with hand-picked restaurants, breweries, etc. Opportunity to have a Mystery Picnic scavenger hunt. Your destination is a mystery and so is how you’ll get there! Throughout the day you and your colleagues will solve a series of puzzles and riddles leading you to collect delicious, gourmet picnic food from local artisan producers. End your adventure at a picnic destination you won’t forget and enjoy what you’ve collected along the way.

Golf Course, various locations

Various courses across the US, with an opportunity to coordinate a fully outdoor networking event. Examples such as Troon North in Phoenix, Green Valley Ranch in Denver, or Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach. Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Giant granite boulders lie strewn across the rugged landscape of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, where Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest.

Outdoor Movie Night, various locations

Opportunity to set up a projector screen in a local park of desired area and coordinate food trucks. As another option, the US is home to various established drive-in movie theaters that maintain their vintage charm today. Some well-known examples include Wellfleet Drive-In Theater in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Northfield Drive-in in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, and Delsea Drive-In in Vineland, New Jersey.

State Park, various locations

Reserve a site for picnic and bring in tents F&B/food trucks, space to display products, and more. Attendees would have the opportunity to take a self-guided/guided hike before or after the event. One example is Death Valley National Park. In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Tampa Zoo, Tampa FL

The fun begins as soon as you step foot through the Zoo’s Main Entrance! Visit the Main Free-Flight Aviary just inside, or splash around in the Manatee Fountains. You can also grab a bite to eat at Macaw’s Landing, take fun photos with the Zootastic photographers, symbolically adopt an animal at Nature’s Kingdom Gift Shop, or simply continue on your adventure to one of our 5 realms. The Tampa Zoo also includes a wine and beer garden with space for product display, A/V, and catering.

Beach Picnic, various locations

A wonderfully curated beach picnic of your dreams! This California-inspired company will set up exquisite beach picnics in the location of choice. Presentations can be held before or after the picnic time.

Newport Vineyards, Newport RI

Welcome to the (new) Newport Vineyards. A beverage and culinary destination that blends together award-winning wine, fresh craft beer, farm to table dining experiences, and unique events situated on over 100-acres of preserved farmland. Experience a touch of Napa just minutes from Newport, RI.

Theres always an opportunity to create an outdoor experience without sacrificing goals, budgets, or excitement. Think outside-the-box and take an indoor event further with these unique concepts. Need more team building event ideas? We’ve got some more up our sleeve.

To explore an outdoor event for your needs, contact ESG today.