Public Events is a generic term that includes numerous events that involve the public. It does not, however, cover everything that happens in a public arena. Most often, public events are intended for a wider audience and involve a wide range of people, besides government officials and members of the public. Some public events are also covered under the heading of tourism events. The public is invited to participate and/or witness a specific event be it a conference, trade show or concert. Public speaking is generally associated with events organized for the public, as well.
Public Events as means of entertainment and public communication
The very nature of these events requires an expert in public speaking to give a public address. Public speaking is a form of communication with a goal to persuade or influence people through words. So, public events include a wide range of different types of presentations that are designed to persuade, influence or entertain people. The exact type of public event depends upon the audience, the speaker, the theme of the event and other factors.
Unlike public events, the objective of a private event is to reward, encourage or commemorate somebody. The most common example of such a public event is a wedding. A company may organize a shareholders’ meeting or employees may commemorate a retirement. Private events have some advantages over public events; the primary one being that they do not involve large financial outlay.
A public event may be accompanied by a commercial festival, which normally takes place on a specific date and at a specific location. Commercial festivals provide a large audience for a single presentation that can include the presentation of a film, a musical, a book, a series of activities or a combination of these things. In contrast public events take a wider range of viewers and can include a mixture of media. One example of a commercial festival is the Cannes film festival held during May to June every year.
Chinese New Year Festival
China is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. Unlike many other countries, China celebrates its New Year on the first day of the New Year. So, the Chinese New Year Festival is one of the most widely celebrated public events around the world. There is a variety of public events that can be related to the Chinese New Year such as parades, cultural shows, workshops, cultural programs, live performances and much more. The Chinese New Year Festival is one of the most popular international events worldwide, drawing a million visitors to China. Other major events include the parades and the dragon boat racing.
Government Fundraising Events
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of government fund raising events. For instance, the State Department’s webpage on Chinese New Year festivals has increased dramatically over the last few years. At the State Department’s webpage you can find information about State Department sponsored public events in Asia, including concerts, seminars, workshops, cultural events and even fundraising events. Most public fundraising events are directed at the local community rather than the global community. If you are looking for ways to raise funds for a public charity, you should take a look at some of the government fund raising events being conducted around the world. Many of these events are directed at children and teenagers, which can prove to be very profitable if you know how to market them effectively.