Event sites provide visitors with local upcoming events, things to do, and useful tools like a local events calendar that contains information on nearby concerts, parties, venues, conferences, music performances, singles events, sports, theatre, movies, and weekend events. While you’re there you’ll also be able to quickly obtain ticket prices to attend such events. If you’re looking to connect locally or you just want to get out and do something fun, event sites are a great place to start your search. Moreover, they can provide the web tools you need to create, organize, and launch your own local event. Listed below are some of the best local event sites available to help you find something fun to do this upcoming weekend.
Eventful – This is the most well known of the event sites for discovering local events and entertainment venues. Eventful collects event information near your city and allows its users to add other upcoming events as well. Eventful charges a nominal fee to advertise your listing on its events homepage and to gain email access to local entertainment consumers that are registered with Eventful. Eventful visitors can create local groups and calendars, vote on popular entertainers they want to see come to their city, and check local movie theater listings and showtimes. Some of the local event categories that Eventful covers include concerts, festivals, kids events, nightlife, singles events, wine tasting events, conferences, fundraisers, campus, organizations, neighborhood, networking events, literary, museums, outdoors, pets, politics, sales, science, spirituality, sports, technology, theatre, and much more. Thus if you’re looking to connect locally or you just want something to do that’s of interest to you, you should be able to find it on Eventful.
Zvents – This event site covers basic local events and entertainment performances in addition to featuring local restaurants. Restaurant owners can claim their restaurant listing on Zvents to manage their restaurant’s profile and interact with customers through their ratings and reviews system. Concert tickets prices can be accessed and compared on-site through various secondary ticket sellers to ensure you get great ticket prices. Zvents even displays movie showtimes and listings from local movie theater providers and lets you give feedback about the movies through their movie reviews feature.
Upcoming – An event site owned by Yahoo! which has a more personal feel to it allowing you to organize and schedule your events through their site. Adding and promoting events on Upcoming is completely free as opposed to Eventful which charges about $16 to do so. Users can invite friends to their events, create friend lists for events, join and create event based groups, keep up with friends’ groups, and create event scrapbooks. This is all in addition to supplying the visitor with all the local event happenings in their area.
Going – An online event site that touts itself as the place “for people who love to go out”. Going takes a different approach in that it identifies things that you like and then suggests various events that you may find interesting. For example, when you complete the registration form it will ask you the things you are into, songs that are on your playlist, your favorite drinks, your favorite movies, and favorite foods. Creating and promoting a local event on Going is free and easy to do. The site offers user the ability to automatically cross-promote your events on other sites and you can purchase extra exposure for your event to be hosted on Going’s homepage. Event promoters can use this platform to establish a fan base and notify fans of upcoming promotions and events using Going.com bulletins. Going integrates several features to create a personalized event based social network for you that not only helps you plan your social life but it also assists you in keeping up with your friends too.
CultureMob – Upon signing up for CultureMob, you’ll be asked to check mark your favorite categories, movie genres, and music genres as well as importing your iTunes and Netflix information. This gives the CultureMob a good reference point for which to suggest events that you may find interesting. Users can quickly and easily add events, artists, and venues to CultureMob or search their database for such things. Event categories include art, comedy, community, dance, education, family, movies, music, sports, theater, business, conference, festivals, holiday, lectures, parties, radio, readings, television, and many more. Event tickets may also be found on CultureMob but ticket purchases are made using secondary ticket sellers like StubHub.
Facebook Events – While Facebook is not primarily an events site, it does offer a decent events application that many Facebook users and fan page owners utilize. Because nearly everyone is using this social network these days an events application makes it extremely convenient to invite contacts, process RSVPs, and discuss event plans from the friendly confines of Facebook. Event promoters can set limits to who is invited, if those invitees can bring guests, and quickly identify exactly how many guests will be attending the event. Another nice aspect of the Facebook events application is that since most people are already Facebook users, they don’t have to register through another event site. Plus when an event is created, invitees will be notified of the event through two points of contact; their Faceook email notification as well as their Facebook news feed. Similarly, local events will appear in your news feed if you are a fan or friend of the event promoter and you’ll receive an email notification if you’re invited.If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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