Need help with fun date ideas for the weekend?  Cupid’s got you covered.  Summer’s in full swing, and it’s time for some fun in the sun.  Whether in a group, with a date, or hanging out with the girls, getting outside can lead to good times, and it’s an easy way to meet new people.

Check out an outdoor concert and dance  on the grass with someone new.  With music festivals like Bonnaroo just a distant memory, and Lollapalooza coming up in August, music is the perfect way to break the ice this summer.  Check out Festival Finder for concerts in your area.  There are even a few this weekend in celebration of the summer solstice.

If music isn’t your thing, or you want to feel the rush of the wind in your face, head to an amusement park or fair.  Whether you meet an adrenaline junkie that can match your drive, or if you fall short and get stuck with a clown, at least you can eat all the cotton candy and funnel cake your heart desires.  Look for your nearest Six Flags or a waterpark near you to let the little kid inside of you run loose.  Your hometown fair can also be a great opportunity for cheap fun and greasy food with friends or your date.  Other outdoor options can be a simple homemade picnic in the park or trip to the zoo – anything to get outside and have fun.

In the NYC area?  Check out New York City Travel: Things to do Out of Doors in New York City from About.com for more ideas.

Have a favorite outdoor date spot of your own?  Comment below and share with our readers.  If you want other themed date ideas, let Cupid know!   Drop us a line here. Enjoy your weekend!