Outdoor Events For Celebrating Autumn
Festival season is almost over – but that doesn’t mean that event professionals just stop work outdoors. Autumn and winter may lead to indoor venues taking precedent over their open air counterparts, but there is still a massive market for those who want to be outdoors, enjoying the seasonal atmosphere. Here’s a quick rundown of the events that are making great use of the outdoors and equipment, even when the weather is less than accommodating.
Halloween Themed Mazes and Shows:
Drawing inspiration from all of the insanely over-the-top Halloween-themed goings on in the United States, events such as the increasingly popular scare-maze are drawing more and more visitors within the UK. These spooky nights out happen in a varying number of sizes and themes, with councils investing in small and fun family activities, to gargantuan theme parks like Alton Towers constructing elaborate and terrifying mazes (adults only!)
Of course, mainly taking place in the dark, chilled evenings, it’s not hard to see why lighting, visual effects and sound technicians are so in demand for such events. Construction can begin as early as summer, with the very best professionals using their skills to attain an almost horror film-like level of Halloween mood.
On the surface these festive outdoor fairs may not seem like the ideal place for event professionals to lend their hand – but as the popularity of these temporary crowd-drawers increases, so does their size – and attractions.
Second cities like Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool all offer (in addition to the standard market layout) a full, almost festival – like experience. Liverpool for example features an ‘Ice Festival’, complete with bar, stage and opening night parade. No longer just a market, these winter attractions are becoming a full live experience. And I’m sure we’re all familiar with the yuletide extravaganza that is Hyde Park’s “Winter Wonderland” in London.
An absolute no brainer. Bonfire Night is a staple of the British calendar – but in recent years it has become an ample opportunity for pyrotechnic teams to demonstrate exactly what they can do, without limitation or direction imposed by a performing team.
Big cities often feature some of the most impressive displays, with pressure mounting yearly to top the previous performance – as well as outdo rival displays throughout the country. Guy Fawkes night is a great opportunity to check out what professional pyrotechnic teams are capable of (even in the adverse weather we are so used to seeing on the 5th of November)!
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