35 Ways to Plan Events Online

It seems to us that it’s conference season all of a sudden. But no matter what events you’re trying to track down or plan, there are hundreds of tools to do just that. We’ve rounded up 35 of them: feel free to add more in the comments.

Attend Events


Attendio.com – Detects your location and shows you the most popular events for your area, and allows you to enter keywords to search for more.

BandsInTown.com – See what bands are coming to your town and when.

BusyTonight.com – A MediaWiki based system for seeing events in major cities by venue, neighborhood and more.

Cityfeeds.com – An RSS aggregator of events feeds from many venues to give you one place to look everything up.

Down2Night.com – Check out what’s happening at the hottest night spots around the United States tonight, mix it up and check places you don’t normally hit.

Eventful.com – Look up just about any type of event you can think of for your area, and “demand” the ones you would like to see happen.

Eventicus.com – See events for your town, post events of your own and share them.

FestivalFinder.com – There are all sorts of music festivals happening all over the world at any given time, this site lists them all for you in one convenient spot.

GigLovers.com – Share and rate past events you’ve been to, check out upcoming gigs so you never miss one again.

Going.com – See events for your city, see who else is going, learn what the hot events will be.

GooGhoul.com – Who doesn’t enjoy a good scare? Locate Haunted Houses & Hayrides in your area.

Holiday, Events and Fesitvals – TravelNotes.org brings you this list of international events so you can better plan your trips, or even decie you may want to go somewhere you hadn’t though of before.

ImThere.com – Vote on events to give them a “hotness” rating. Aids in discovering new artists and venues.

Involver.com – Discover what’s going on around town from nightlife, concerts, art galleries and more. Can also cover your own events.

LiveNation.com – Search the entire nation for concert venues and events of the bands you love.

PMbuzz.com – Focused on New York City for now, look up clubs, plan meetups with other members, so what each club has in store.

ShowClix.com – Enter your city or zip and see what bands are playing in your area.

Tourb.us – Get reminders before shows, find events for that night, track your favorite bands and more.
Tourfilter.com – Let Tourfilter scour club schedules for you and send you an email when the band you want to see is in the area.

Upcoming – Look up your area and see upcoming events categorized by interests such as music, education, arts and so on.

WhatsOnWhen.com – Pick an international locale, a range of dates, even style of event, and see where in the world you can find what you’re looking for.

YourEventHub.com – See upcoming events, ongoing events, popular events, pick by category or locale, numerous ways to see what’s going on in your area.

Zvents.com() – Events for your area from concerts, arts fairs, movie times and more.

Business Events & Personal Planning


Activeciti.com – Plan your personal events and invite all your friends in just a few easy steps.

Confabb.com – Search for all sorts of businesses conferences around the country, even read and post your own reviews to show useful they are.

Eventbrite.com – Publish an event, spread the word, and collect money all in one easy app.

EventSpace.com – Locate venues to hold your events, invite guests, locate vendors.

EventWax.com – Organize special events, conferences, workshops, parties, gigs, and receptions. Set up event-specific web pages and invite guests.

Loopnote.com – The perfect way for bands to let people know of changes in their schedule by delivering notices via email, text and more.

MyPunchBowl.com – Plan an event/party, get help with every step,even announce it on their Google Mashup.

Planzo.com – Plan events with friends & send out reminders, have everyone collaborate on a calendar to find the time that works best for everyone.

Setdot.com – Organize events and handle all the details from one easy location. Let others see who’s attending.

Spogecell.com – Plan your event and quickly spread it by blogs, email, cell phones and more.

TicketLeap.com – Planning an event that you need tickets for? TicketLeap can handle the ticketing for you.

Trumba.com – Helps you with promotion of your event through online and print.

VivaPop.com – Tailored to distributing information on business conferences and non-profit events.
Written By:  Sean P. Aune

Tom Retterbush

Written By:  Tom Retterbush 

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