Summer 2021 Bucket List


After a full summer of quarantine and social distancing, many may be eager to get out and make up for lost time. And with the CDC lifting regulations regarding mask mandates, opportunities for socializing are rapidly expanding. But for those who still need to social distance, or for those who want to make this a summer to remember, or for those who simply want to break out of their shell a bit, activity options may feel few and far between. Below is a list of activities that can easily be executed in a socially distanced manner that are sure to bring a dash of fun to summer 2021!



It may be basic, but reading outside is a great activity that can easily be done in a socially distanced manner! For book recommendations, check out “If You Like This, Try This” and “Books for Black History Month” from The Talon!


Car Trunk Picnic

Want to have a socially distanced picnic with some friends and don’t want bugs to crash the picnic too? Get comfortable in the trunk of your car to enjoy the sunshine and some lunch.



Photoshoots are a great way to have some fun with friends while making and capturing memories to enjoy in the future. Consider a unique background or funky accessories to spice up your picture and possibly land on the cover of Vogue.



Make Bracelets

Get creative and add some color to your summer by making fun bracelets with beads or simply thread.



Go to the Library

The library is open again! Browsing the shelves for a new summer read is an easy activity that can be done alone or with friends.



Play Tennis

Tennis is a timeless activity that encourages fitness in a fun, community-centered way. Go ahead and serve some looks on the courts!




Get out of your “usual” routine, and try a fresh, cold drink this summer. Remember to stay hydrated while you embark on your summer bucket list.


Roller Skate

Skating is a great hobby to try out if you’re looking for a way to get outside and be active that isn’t quite as taxing on the body as running. Plus everyone looks great in skates!



A truly classic summer activity, tie-dye brings color and pizazz to any wardrobe, spicing things up just in time for summer!



Paint Custom Shoes

Customizing a pair of shoes you already have is a great way to add a bit of flair to your wardrobe without the cost or environmental impact of buying a brand new pair of shoes.




Netflix Party

What better way to watch a movie or TV show than from the comfort of your own home? This is a super fun way to comfortably share new or favorite media with your friends.


“My plans mainly include working at a summer camp and spending time with family and friends! I’m looking forward to hiking with friends, bonfires, working at camp, enjoying the sunshine and spontaneous adventures throughout the summer!” –Annie Uhlmeyer