Top tips for holding a public event in your community


There can be a lot of things you need to think about when holding a public event. We have brought together all the key bits of information you might need into one place to help you get started. But of course every event is different so you might not need all this information or you might need more. Your local council and all of our organisations are happy to help you find further information if you need it.

This guide covers events such as fetes, parades and charity fundraisers that will attract an audience of several hundred people and may feature sales of food and alcohol. If you want to hold a private street party where only your friends or immediate neighbours are invited, then you should use the Government's street party guide:

Your guide to organising a street party (on the Communities and Local Government website)

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Published by:
Local Government Association
Reference code:
L12-357