Summer DIY Ideas

Kids playin on a water slide in High Point, NC

The temperature is quickly heating up, and you’re ready to drag out the cooler, the beach chairs, the swimsuits, and the sunscreen and head to a relaxing day at the beach or by the pool. We’re right there with you, ready to enjoy a nice long summer day outside! But with all of the restrictions still not entirely lifted from COVID-19, and the uncertainty around when all outdoor spaces, pools, and water parks will open again, it can feel like you’re still stuck sweating inside.

So why not create your own summer time fun? High Point has everything you need for a do it yourself summer barbeque or cookout at home!

Get the Food!

Pulled chicken sandwich sits beside sweet potato fries.

Plate of brownies sits on a table with people in the background.

There’s so many delicious places in High Point where you can grab the perfect food for an at-home BBQ. Whether you prefer pulled pork, hot dogs, burgers, or chicken wings, we’ve got you covered for all the best summer dishes at home.

Get the Drinks!

People sit holding glasses of beer outside.

Picture of growlers from Brown Truck Brewery in High Point.

What’s a summer cookout without some great brews to top it off? Enjoy the hot summer sunshine with a cool and refreshing drink. The best way to bring the brews to your backyard? Pick up a growler or a bottle of wine from any one of our great local breweries and shops.

Get the Yard Ready!

Pots of plants sit on a porch.

Vases of sunflowers sit on a table with people in the background.


A lot of us have been sprucing up the yards all spring while we’ve been quarantined at home, so your yard might be cookout ready! If not, head to Sovierio’s to get some gardening supplies to spruce up your yard and gardens. Or call Black Dog Landscaping to have someone else do it for you! Need flowers for your outdoor dining table? If yes, then head over to Just Priceless to pick up your favorite flowers!

Get the Fun!

Man tosses a frisbee to other men outside.

Kids play on inflatable water slide outside.

Who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun – even at home? Maybe this summer you add an inflatable pool, a new net for backyard volleyball or badminton, or build your own giant Jenga set or cornhole boards! And when all else fails, grab a speaker and let the tunes play while you enjoy some much needed time outside with the people you love.

Keep discovering our High Points,

The HPD Team

Photography by Maria West Photography and Sara Coffin Photo