Festival and Event Planning
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