Planning Manual

Planning Manual Planning Manual

Planning is key to starting a new festival or enhancing a well-established favorite. To help your organizing committee plan, produce and evaluate your event, we offer, Setting the Stage – A Community-Based Festival and Event Planning Manual.

The manual helps you create a tourism vision for your event, set organizing committee and coordinator roles, and work through tools and templates related to budgets, volunteers, vendors and media.

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The manual is also available in sections as interactive PDFs with editable forms.
Learn how to use an interactive PDFs (PDF – 687 KB)

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For more information, contact the Festivals and Events Program.

Last reviewed/revised: May 12, 2014
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