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8 Best Websites to Discover Local Events

These days, there’s no reason to sit at home bored. The internet makes it easy to find up-to-date events happening in your area. To help you find these events, here are eight of the best websites on the internet to discover something that may interest you!

  1. Yelp
    Yelp has long since been a great place to find out what’s going on in your area. Whether it’s big concerts or smaller get-togethers, you can find it on Yelp. The site will tell you what’s going on that day, that week, or on a specific date. 
  2. Eventful
    Eventful shows you huge things going on in your city. It became popular because it allows you to demand that events come to your area. If enough people demand it, then there’s a good chance the event will come to your city! 
  3. Facebook
    Facebook is well known to connect people, whether they’re down the street or across the globe. It makes sense that it’s also one of the top websites that links people to events. You can search events and see places other people are visiting. Many people even choose to set up their events through Facebook. 
  4. Trip Advisor
    We all know this website is great when you’re visiting someplace, but it’s also a great website for locals. If you’re looking for local events, you can use Trip Advisor to learn what’s going on around you. It allows you to view categories based on what you’re interested in, such as classes, workshops, or nightlife. Users can also add ratings and leave reviews for you to read. 
  5. Eventbrite
    Eventbrite is a simple site that tells you what’s going on in your area. It will tell you when the event is, where it is, and how much it costs. Few websites tell you the price—a feature that puts Eventbrite a step above some of the others. Whether you’re looking for something science-related or a concert, Eventbrite has you covered. 
  6. Ticketmaster
    Ticketmaster is one of the top ticket-selling websites in the United States. Because of it popularity, you can easily find local concerts and events in your area. Not only can you find events easily, if you find something you like, you can purchase tickets right on the site! Ticketmaster will show you what’s going on in your area, or you can search by categories, such as music, sports, and family. 
  7. Meetup
    Meetup’s goal is to connect people, whether it’s “to do something, learn something, or share something.” Since individuals can start a Meetup Group, the site may have events other websites may not have. It works by having people join groups, then the groups post meetings or events. The site will show you how many people are going and give you a short description of the event. 
  8. Gravy
    Gravy allows you to search for events based on your mood or category. “Whatever” allows you to view everything in your area, but if that option doesn’t suit you, there is also lively, classy, brainy, or playtime. There are countless categories involving pets, arts, business, and countless others. Whether it’s a huge concert or a small farmer's market, Gravy will have what you’re looking for. 
Last Updated: February 04, 2016