Sunny Days, Sober Ways: Celebrate Sober Summer with these Alcohol-Free ideas

Move over Hot Girl Summer. Sober Summer in coming in even hotter.

Ready to sizzle your way through summer sans the sauce? Then buckle up because we're diving headfirst into a tidal wave of fun, Sober Summer activities. These are the sort of magical moments that won't be blurred by booze, but rather, fondly engraved in your memory.

Become a BBQ Master

Who says you need alcohol in your hand to grill a mean burger or barbecue a perfect rib? This summer you’re living that alcohol-free life—let your taste buds embark on a culinary adventure and hone your skills as a grill guru. Create a sober-friendly BBQ bash, complete with non-alcoholic wine and gourmet burgers. (Our NA cab is the perfect compliment to grilled meat, if we do say so ourselves).

Sober Summer people friends couple watching a backyard movie

Outdoor Cinema

Imagine a warm summer evening under a sky bursting with stars, with your favorite movie flickering on a big screen. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? Setting up an outdoor cinema in your backyard is easier than you might think. All you need is a projector, a blank wall or sheet for a screen screen, some comfy seating, and popcorn, of course!

Master a New Water Sport

Ever tried paddleboarding, kayaking, or windsurfing? Summer is the perfect time to dive into a new hobby, especially one that gets you active and out on the water. Not only is it a fantastic workout, but the feeling of gliding over the water is an unbeatable stress buster.

Embrace Nature

The great outdoors is calling your name! Why not answer with a heart-pumping hike, a camping trip away or tranquil picnic? Connecting with nature is a great way to stay grounded in your sober and/or recovery journey. It's a serene reminder of the bigger picture and your place in it. Don't forget to pack your favorite non-alcoholic drinks to toast to the sunset!

Sober Summer Picnic with Jøyus non-alcoholic Sparkling Rosé
Image: @seanna_miriah

Sober Book Club:

Let's take a moment to appreciate the power of a good book - it can transport you to a different world, time, or life. Starting a book club with friends can open up fantastic discussions, give you new perspectives, and be a perfect excuse to chill out with a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail or mocktail on those hot summer afternoons.

Learn to Salsa:

Or tango, or whatever your feet fancy. Dancing is an incredibly freeing activity. Plus, it's an excellent way to stay fit and meet new people. Find local classes or even start your own dance party—no alcohol required to have a good time!

Start a DIY Project:

There's something incredibly satisfying about creating something with your own two hands. Whether it's sprucing up your garden, building a treehouse, painting a mural, or knitting a blanket, getting crafty is a great way to spend your sober summer days.

Jøyus non-alcoholic sparkling rosé popsicle cocktail
Become a Mocktail Master:

There are a ton of great nonalcoholic options out there. You can even make a non-alcoholic wine popsicle to cool off. Check out the recipe here or find another on our blog.

The Sober Summer fun is just beginning, folks! Remember, each of these activities is not only an opportunity to enjoy your time but also to nurture and express yourself in your sober journey. So, grab your sunscreen, dive in, and let's make this a summer to remember.