For the past four summers, we’ve had the great privilege of planning a private event for families involved with the University Relations Summit. And we’re always thrilled to get the call asking us to help make event magic. So this year when organizers told us the annual Summit event was back at Potawatomi Zoo, we had a bright idea… Summit Soleil: The Greatest Show in the Bend. This private event was a twist on Cirque du Soleil + The Greatest Showman. We started sketching and planning months ago and last week, it all came to life on what just so happened to be one of the best weather evenings we’ve had all summer. Scroll on to see the décor, the people and some of the awesome eats!





Theme Development + Creative Direction + Logistics + Comprehensive Planning + Décor + Costumes : Merry Me Events

Graphic Design + Signage + Playbill : PaperThread (a division of Merry Me Events)

Live-strolling Entertainment (with choreographed performances) : The Main Stage, Inc.

Catering : Navarre Hospitality Group 

Tent + Tables + Chairs : Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events

Live Music : Jerry Ofonics Band  

Venue : Potawatomi Zoo 

Bar Service + Alcoholic Beverages : Round Barn Winery