I have a TON of events to add. Is there anyway to speed up the listing process?
Yes. You can reach out to us and we will send you a spreadsheet template. Use that to fill out all your events. Copy/paste similar information (like address, contact info, venue hours, etc.) and send that back to us. All those events can be uploaded in bulk.
Why should I add my events to this calendar when I already have my own website/social media.
1.) Your Website and Social Media are a great way to get the word out, don't stop doing that. However, you are only reaching your existing fanbase. If you want new visitors/customers, or want to appear in more search results, this is a great option. Plus this website allows you to share your events to several social media platforms without retyping everything. 2.) The cross-population of events and activities may introduce new visitors to your location. 3.) Collecting the county's events in one location helps visitors make plans for multiple activities in the same day or extends their visit to multiple days or to try something they never experienced before. 4.) Helps other venues to see potential conflict with their events and plan accordingly. Helps educate the public about what venues and activities are available in Niagara County. 5.) We are a local business just like you. Help us in helping you.
This sounds like a great service to inform the public about upcoming events. How can I help?
Thanks you for your consideration and interest. You can help us and your community by: 1.) Posting events. 2.) Sharing events. 3.) Become a community supporter in your city/village. For more info contact us. 4.) Join our social media and spread our content. 5.) Recommend this website to your favorite Niagara County venues. 6.) Purchase AD space or a VENUE page.
What is the jurisdiction covered by the website calendar?
All posted events take place on Niagara County soil. All 12 Towns, all 3 Cities, all 5 Villages and every Hamlet you can think of. From Lake Ontario to Tonawanda Creek. From the Niagara Gorge to the east side of Middleport. (The only exception is that little bit of Pendleton on the other side of the creek)
What is an Event?
An event creates an emotional experience or raises money for charity or has educational value or social interaction or showcases our local talent or brings businesses together or highlights our historic treasures or all of the above. Discounted merchandise, Watching television, and soliciting your venue are NOT events If your event does not fit into the above scenarios - INSIDER TIP: hire a band, create an activity or unique experience to go with it.
How much does it cost to post an event on your calendar?
There is no cost associated with posting events. It's FREE. We have only two rules. 1,) It must take place in Niagara County, NY. 2.) It must be open to public attendance. However, we do have service options to enhance your experience. Venue Pages - save your venue's contact information and speeds up the process of repeat postings.
Can I post a Private Event?
No. This website is for the public to enjoy. If the general public is invited to your private establishment (either free or with the purchase of a ticket) then those events are welcome. Private Club functions, Weddings, Birthday parties, etc are not posted here unless the event is open to public attendance. If you post it, they will all want a big piece of cake and you may not have that much cake.
When should I post my events?
We recommend that you post your event(s) as soon as you have finalized the details. With proper lead time your event posting is more effective. More people see it, more people can share it, more people can attend it. INSIDER TIP: When you post your events in advance other event planners can see what's coming up in the months ahead. They can avoid clashing with your event or they can schedule their event to work in conjunction with yours. It helps prevent two similar events from splitting the audience. Events posted less than 24 hours before the event starts are denied.
How do I post an event that re-occurs on several different days?
Submit the event as normal and in the description place the multiple date/time information and we'll take care of the rest.
What happens if I don't include a photo with my event?
Obviously, your event will not have an image associated with your event on this website, the space will be blank. Beyond that, when you share your event to social media. Social media sites will use our company logo as the default image. We like our logo but we much prefer to have your image visible. You can use the event's flyer, your business or organization logo, a photograph from last year's event, etc. Or, you can hire us to create something for you.
What if my event doesn't have a website?
Not a problem, the event will go through. However, you can use the weblink space for any or all of your social media accounts (facebook, youtube, twitter, etc) or leave it blank. You can use up to 4 website links.
What is the VENUES & TAGS page about and how do I get my venue or event listed.
This page allows us to showcase the hundreds of venues, organizations and multi-venue events in Niagara County. Better explanations are listed in the Advertising tab. (not everything has a price) VENUE PAGE: Your venue can have a page on this website. Visitors can click on the venue name from inside a listed event or from the list in the VENUES/TAGS dropdown. All your upcoming events are collected from the calendar and appear on your venue's page along with your contact info. A fantastic option if you want more traffic to your website. A fantastic option if your organization does not have it's own website. TAGS: The Tag appears in the event listing and links several events together. Clicking the tag produces a list of all associated events regardless of venue or city. Works similar to the VENUE page allowing visitors to discover more options about their favorite activities. Some TAG examples include: Karaoke, Car Shows, Bingo, etc Contact us and we can set this up for you.
What if I need more information about an existing event?
Ultimately, we are here to help you find a great event to attend. We want you to have all the information you need to create a memorable experience. If the information you require is not listed with the event use the contact information (website, phone number, social media) provided in the event listing. If contacting the venue or organizers is not producing results, give us a call at (716) 280-5875. Please leave a message detailing your inquiry, give us some time to find your answer and we'll call you back.
How can I stay informed about what events are coming up?
We have a few different options for that. 1.) Visit the website everyday. 2.) Select an RSS Feed option with the categories/venues you prefer for inclusion on your website. 3.) Place this whole calendar (or certain portions) on your website using an I-Frame. 4.) Convince your favorite venue to sign up for a VENUE PAGE then you can subscribe to an RSS Feed for their events only. 5.) Share your favorite events from our calendar to your social media pages.