Fairs/Festivals http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7410/more en Desert Trip Underscores Robust Growth in Music Festival Segment http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/desert-trip-underscores-robust-growth-music-festival-segment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There have been plenty of jokes about the mammoth Desert Trip concert, which took place last weekend and will repeat next weekend in Indio, Calif. With a line-up including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Who, the average age of the performers is 72, and these grizzled icons are drawing plenty of well-heeled Baby Boomers. One local reporter, tongue in cheek, urged attendees to stay safe, and avoid accepting a can of Ensure from anyone they don&#39;t know.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/desert-trip-underscores-robust-growth-music-festival-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/desert-trip-underscores-robust-growth-music-festival-segment#comments Fairs/Festivals The Special Event Show Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:56:00 +0000 30711 at http://specialevents.com Photo by M Gucci / © Getty Images Q&A on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Festival Industry http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Festival season is in full swing, and organizers about the world are considering new ways in which they can improve their relationships with the community, increase their economic benefits and reduce their impact on the environment. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry#comments Fairs/Festivals corporate social responsibility festivals Special Events Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:21:00 +0000 29531 at http://specialevents.com Zoo Centennial Roars: Mark Joseph Creative Helps the San Diego Zoo Global Celebrate its 100th http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.sandiegozooglobal.org/" target="_blank">San Diego Zoo Global</a> roars at its stunning 100th&nbsp;anniversary thanks to help from the team at <a href="http://www.markjosephcreative.com/" target="_blank">Mark Joseph Creative.</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10#comments Fairs/Festivals News Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:03:00 +0000 29261 at http://specialevents.com Keeping Summer Event Crowds Orderly, Safe—and Happy http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If you're hosting a big summer event, you have big responsibilities to keep guests safe</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy#comments Fairs/Festivals News crowd control at special events Special Events Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:16:00 +0000 29181 at http://specialevents.com Riding High: Boom Goes the Drum Feeds a Festival on a Ferris Wheel http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>For Calgary, Alberta's, offbeat Beakerhead festival, which blends engineers with artists, Boom Goes the Drum produced the Periodic Table, which offered a fine-dining experience for nine "seatings" a day over the course of three days—all on a 40-foot Ferris wheel. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel#comments Fairs/Festivals Gala Awards The Special Event Show Thu, 05 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 28171 at http://specialevents.com You'll Love This! SXSW to Debut App that Customizes Guest Visits http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/youll-love-sxsw-debut-app-customizes-guest-visits <div class="field-deck"> Organizers hope a new feature on the official conference app, SXSW GO, can bring the mega-event down to size by customizing experiences for the 80,000-plus participants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Organizers hope a new feature on the official conference app, SXSW GO, can bring the mega-event down to size by customizing experiences for the 80,000-plus participants. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/youll-love-sxsw-debut-app-customizes-guest-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/youll-love-sxsw-debut-app-customizes-guest-visits#comments Fairs/Festivals News The Special Event Show Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:26:00 +0000 26731 at http://specialevents.com <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Marquee for 2014 SXSW Interactive Conference</span></p> Photo by Demerzel21 / © Getty Images Recommended Reading for Special Events for July 9, 2014 http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>2022 Winter Olympics Finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan</p> <p>Will we be back in Beijing in 2022? The IOCC has us wondering if the Big Games will return to the site of the summer Games of 2008, an extravaganza praised by many special event pros for its unforgettable opening and closing ceremonies:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014#comments Fairs/Festivals Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 18331 at http://specialevents.com <p>A moment from the closing ceremonies at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.</p> Photo by Feng Li / Copyright Getty Images Calgary Stampede Celebrates a Century http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/calgary-stampede-celebrates-century <div class="field-deck"> Calgary Stampede lassos 100 years </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special Events magazine turns 30 this year, but the legendary Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta dates back far longer ...</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/calgary-stampede-celebrates-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/calgary-stampede-celebrates-century#comments Archive content Fairs/Festivals Venues Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 4056 at http://specialevents.com The Art of the Lounge: Corporate Lounges at Festivals http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/art-lounge-corporate-lounges-festivals <div class="field-deck"> <p>Corporate-branded lounges must be created with care, so they make a splash without drowning in commercialism</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Corporate-branded lounges must be created with care, so they make a splash without drowning in commercialism</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/art-lounge-corporate-lounges-festivals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/art-lounge-corporate-lounges-festivals#comments Corporate Events Fairs/Festivals specialevents.com/corporate specialevents.com/fairs Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:51:00 +0000 8124 at http://specialevents.com The Art of the Lounge: Corporate Hospitality at Arts Festivals http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/art-lounge-corporate-hospitality-arts-festivals <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Corporate-branded lounges must be created with care, so they make a splash without drowning in commercialism</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many festivals—particularly cultural events such as arts and music festivals—got their start as counterculture events. Brands that push too hard risk alienating the very audience they want to win over.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/art-lounge-corporate-hospitality-arts-festivals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/art-lounge-corporate-hospitality-arts-festivals#comments Archive content Corporate Events Fairs/Festivals specialevents.com/corporate specialevents.com/fairs specialevents.com/latest_stories specialevents.com/news/archive Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:33:00 +0000 7724 at http://specialevents.com