2. What is an Event?
According to the dictionary, an event is
anything that happens or a very important
occurrence. Events can range from local,
national, regional and international.
3. Local community event may
be defined as an activity
established to involve the
local population in a shared
experience to their mutual
A special event recognizes a
unique moment in time with
ceremony and ritual to satisfy
specific needs. (Goldblatt)
11. The above mentioned list of
events makes one realize the
diversity of events. Each
event is different. It has its
own characteristics and
requirements that have to be
identified and met. To
consider an event as exactly
the same as another can lead
to poor organization.
13. If properly done, events can be a thrill of a
lifetime. If poorly done, they can bring
about a very unpleasant experience. All,
events and their customers are important.
Thus, they need the best attention and
treatment they deserve.
15. Events have similarities and differences.
They are similar because the basic principles
of event organization can be applied to all
16. Events have universal needs such as funding,
facilities, transport, marketing and staffing.
They face common problems and can apply
common solutions. Hence, sports organizers
can learn from art organizers and vice-versa.
17. Events have unique characteristics that
make one event different from another.
They could vary depending on the
Size of Population
Age of Population
Number of Voluntary Organizations
Affluence of the community
Ability of the Organizers
Nature of the Site
Facilities and Equipment available