Like the pergola with the "tarp"/"awning" to cover if bad weather.pergola here in this picture I don't like though.
For the Ahwahnee.Check out the tutorial on how to make easy DIY outdoor string light poles
Various shelters using a tarp. Don't know if I can create all of these shelters using a tarp. But you never know until you try. Maybe bring a boy scout with you.
This might be an easy practical lighting solution kim! Steve could line the driveway with a couple poles on each side, string lights and it would be pretty and help people see where their walking - Modern Patio