Many people do not realise the true importance of holding local community events. These events can have many great benefits for individuals and for the community as a whole. It doesn’t matter what the event may be, it just has to be a celebration and fun for all ages and backgrounds. Community events big and small happen every day throughout the UK. The Irish folk of Leicester have them regularly to help keep community spirit alive, and to let everyone relax.
Read on and find out why holding local community events can be so important.
Benefits Of Holding Community Events
There are so many benefits to holding local community events but we decided to narrow it down to our four top points. The benefits include:
- Promote local businesses: Local events can be a great chance for small businesses in the community to promote themselves or their products. Having stalls, food markets and exhibitions are great ways to support the local economy and give a boost to your community.
- Build relationships: Gone are the days when everyone in a street knew each other’s’ names. Community events can restore that sense of belonging and help people to make friends with neighbours.
- Work experience: Some community events will allow you to volunteer or run a stall. This can be a great experience for young people coming up in the community, as well as giving them a confidence boost.
- Health benefits: There can often be health benefits of holding a community event. Whether it is a traditional ceilidh or a game of 5-a-side, these small community events can help keep people fit and healthy.
Ideas For Community Events
With so many community events on every day, it can be hard to pick which one to hold next. Here are some of our favourite ideas for community events that you can have a look at.
- Street parties: These are great ways to celebrate with your community. They are regularly held for Royal events, but they don’t need to have an overriding purpose. Get the street together for a BBQ and some games.
- Run a pub quiz: Pub quizzes are a great way to get the community involved. Even young folk will happily attend a local pub quiz. Use the chance to get people integrated with the community, or even also promote local businesses in the prizes or announcements.
- Organise a food festival or farmer’s market: Food is always a great way to bring people together. This is a brilliant way to both promote local business and get locals out and about with the community.