Summer at the Top
Celebrating the Magic of Summer
Faqra Club’s Summer at the Top holds a significant place in our hearts, as it brings together a multitude of families for five days of everlasting memories. For the last seven years, Matisse Events has had the chance to produce this festivity from the ground up, creating a magical world for adults and children alike for the ultimate celebration of summer. This fair takes place every year around the Assumption of Mary, which falls on August 15th, a day marked by gatherings all over Lebanon.
Located at on one of the most prominent peaks in the country, Faqra Club is known for its lush greeneries, an exceptional offering of fun-filled activities, and a community of like-minded people who seek refuge in nature from the crowded city. Naturally, when it came time to designing an event as unique as Summer at the Top, we wanted to live up to Faqra Club’s promise of wondrous escape.
When our collaboration with the Faqra Club team kicked off in 2011, we decided to bring the circus to Faqra Club for a theme we aptly called: Avant-Garde Street Circus. Hand-selected entertainers traveled all the way from London to perform for the special guests. The line up was completed with the best Lebanon has to offer, including expert designers who sold their creations in specially-built booths and mouth-watering street food that had people talking for days. We revamped the street circus in 2015 for a more eco-friendly concept, which gave way to a new theme that lasted all throughout 2016: Live Well Feel Well. The décor was revamped, taking on a more ecological and organic approach. Tents were made of wood and recycling workshops taught kids how to avoid waste. With the help of resident children from the club, artists from around the world performed and created a sustainable, one-of-a-kind installation which highlighted the concept of the fair.
In 2017, we pushed the envelope even further with Wonderfly. Worldwide the dragonfly symbolizes change. From the location to the decor to the concept, it was as if we were creating a whole new event. Staying true to our eco-friendly mission, we recycled decor from previous fairs to build ourselves a wholly new and enchanting set-up. When guests arrived at the new location, they were greeted by a gigantic pair of dragonfly wings, ready to transport them into this new world. By strategically placing magical shades of color all across the fair, and dressing it up with glowing fairy lights, Summer at the Top was now an enchanted forest straight out of a children’s book. Like all previous years, this fair was a tremendous success, drawing in a crowd of over 5,000 people, who all enjoyed the closing firework show in harmony and togetherness.
Faqra Club’s Summer at the Top holds a significant place in our hearts, as it brings together a multitude of families for five days of everlasting memories. For the last seven years, Matisse Events has had the chance to produce this festivity from the ground up, creating a magical world for adults and children alike for the ultimate celebration of summer.