Festival and Event Planning

Stilt walker juggles bowling pins as a crowd watches on. Stilt walker juggles bowling pins as a crowd watches on.

There are many reasons to develop a festival or event. To celebrate community identity and spirit; to showcase local talent and achievements; to educate, share and celebrate your community’s heritage or to recognize the arts and culture where you live. Additionally, festivals and events can be a great way to draw tourists into your community and help them discover all of the interesting things it has to offer.

Whether you’re thinking of starting up a new festival or event or wishing to grow an existing one, Setting the Stage: A Community-Based Festival and Event Planning Manual is intended to be a helpful, fill-in-the-blank tool to assist you with the planning, implementation and evaluation of your festival or event.

For more information, contact the Destination Development & Visitor Services Branch.

Last reviewed/revised: April 13, 2016
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