Topic Archive: Festivals

How This Festival Combined Shakespeare and Virtual Reality

The Future of Storytelling Festival brought together cutting-edge creators of immersive storytelling, both digital and analog.

Event Report Posted October 19, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How the III Points Festival Survived Hurricane Matthew

Miami's fourth annual III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival overcame the challenges of taking place during hurricane weather without having to cancel any day of the event.

Event Report Posted October 18, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

'Entertainment Weekly' to Debut Two-Day Pop Culture Fest in Los Angeles

The publication believes the new program is unlike anything else in the live-event marketplace.

News Posted September 28, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

7 Changes Coming to This Year's Life Is Beautiful Festival

Under new leadership, the Las Vegas event continues to grow attendance and update its programming and footprint.

Event Report Posted September 21, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

5 Crowd-Sourcing Apps for Events

From hitching a ride to alerting a CPR-trained citizen, these innovative mobile apps help guests get the most out of live gatherings.

Event Intelligence Posted August 10, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Among Electric Daisy Carnival’s 20th Anniversary Milestones? A Newsmaking Wedding

Insomniac's electronic music fest hosted 160 weddings in two chapels, including a first-of-its-kind same-sex ceremony.

Event Snapshot Posted June 29, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Prince Tribute Video Sphere, Instagram-Powered Printers, a Giant Ice Cream Carton

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted June 24, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

See How Investigation Discovery Hooked True-Crime Addicts at New Fan Fest

Interactive activities and network personalities engaged fans at the first-ever IDCon.

Event Report Posted June 20, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Q&A: How L.A.'s Pride Parade Became the City's Largest Ticketed Music Festival

The event has seen massive growth and success—but not without some attendee pushback.

News Posted June 1, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2016: Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess

The co-founders of the Wanderlust festival have expanded the event's mindfulness-focused offerings.

Event Innovators 2016 Posted May 17, 2016, 4:30 AM EDT

SXSW App Adds Personalized Features to Help Attendees Navigate Sprawling Show

The new "Recommends" feature will provide customized suggestions based on an attendee’s location, favorites, and activity of like-minded guests.

News Posted March 3, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

Why Mac 'n' Cheese Fests Are Drawing Huge Crowds

In cities across North America, macaroni and cheese festivals are seeing rapid growth.

Event Report Posted November 13, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

8 Ideas for Festive Family-Friendly Activities

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's annual family festival incorporated sponsors and engaged guests at all-ages stations.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

How a Festival With 5 Stages Kept a Cohesive Feel

III Points had a bigger footprint this year, but the whole event had a united vibe.

Event Report Posted October 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How Life Is Beautiful Grew to 108,000 Attendees in 3 Years

With tweaks to its music, art, food, and learning pillars, plus a new partnership with Insomniac, the Las Vegas festival expanded and improved the attendee experience as it swelled.

Event Report Posted October 5, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How a Circus Festival Turned Bystanders Into Acrobats

Montréal Complètement Cirque auditioned everyday citizens to take part in the opening-night event.

Event Report Posted August 13, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events

Experts offer their tips for accommodating attendees with disabilities.

Event Intelligence Posted July 22, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Nicolas Jammet

The co-founder and co-C.E.O. of Sweetgreen expanded his chain of salad shops into a music, food, and green living festival called Sweetlife.

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 4:47 AM EDT

How One Festival Serves Early Adopters and Entrepreneurs

With a jam-packed schedule of musical performances, art exhibits, films, and tech talks, Northside Festival's attendees get to discover—or become—the next big thing.

Event Report Posted June 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events

Festival security isn’t just about crowd control and safety—it’s about hospitality too.

Event Intelligence Posted June 11, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

15 Stylish Festival Ideas From the Rock in Rio Music Fest

For its debut in the United States, the global festival is taking over Las Vegas with dramatic curving architecture and design-minded production.

Event Report Posted May 13, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Crowdfunding Festival Shows Value of Face-to-Face Interaction

The six-day One Spark event saw a 20 percent increase in attendance and a 75 percent jump in contributions to creator projects.

Event Report Posted April 16, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Why SXSW Is Using iBeacons for Hyper-Local Networking

Organizers say a massive installation of Bluetooth low-energy beacons combined with tagged attendee profiles will help people make meaningful connections.

News Posted March 12, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

How an Opening Event Brought a Crowd of 250,000 Off the Vegas Strip

With the large-scale, four-day opening festivities for the new Downtown Summerlin complex, the Las Vegas event scene is broadening its scope.

Event Report Posted November 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

What It Took to Create New York's First Festival of Light

The city's inaugural event showcasing the work of artists and lighting designers brought thousands to Dumbo.

Event Report Posted November 12, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

6 Events Using R.F.I.D. Technology to Improve the Guest Experience

From access control to attendee tracking, find out how planners are incorporating wireless technology into events.

Event Intelligence Posted September 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Scott Stedman

The founder of the Northside Media Group—which produces the Northside Festival—aims to serve the community through music, film, and art.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Crowdfunding Festival Mixes Face-to-Face Events With Start-Up Culture

One Spark is preparing to take over 20 blocks of downtown Jacksonville, Florida, with five days of entertainment, food, V.I.P. events, speakers, and start-ups looking for funding.

News Posted April 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

10 Spectacular Festivals Every Event Planner Should See

Get inspired for 2014 with our list of visually jaw-dropping global festivals that we think every planner should attend at least once in their lives.

Idea File Posted December 18, 2013, 6:30 AM EST

When a Concert Isn't Just a Concert: Innovative Ideas From the First Life Is Beautiful Festival

With the lofty goals of revitalizing downtown Las Vegas and building a vibrant business community, the inaugural festival wove together music, art, food, and TED-style talks across 15 urban blocks.

Event Report Posted October 29, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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