There are very few people who do not look forward to summertime's schedule of outdoor public events. Planning one of these events requires a different set of concerns in order for the event to be successful. Here is a checkllist of things you have to think about:
- Make sure the location for your event is close to public transportation and parking. Make friends with people at local media outlets and ask their help in determining the best spot.
- Get the right permits, whether that means contacting the parks department, department of transportation, or department of building permits. Don't assume you can just pick a spot and show up!
- Pick the right day, one that doesn't conflict with other events that are planned and that compete with yours.
- Help sponsors for your event promote their brands whether that takes place on the music stages or other signage.
- You'll need security for your event--and that includes before and after the event as well as on site.
- Have a Plan B: what will you do if there is rain? excessive heat? electrical failure? a big name no-show? Think all of this through early on to ensure success no matter what happens!