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This category includes planned events which involve large groups of people, generally arranged and advertised by an organization. Below is a list of events and subcategories of those events. The list may not reflect recent changes.
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  • African Writers' Evening - The African Writers' Evening is the first regular evening held for African writers at the UK's celebrated Poetry Cafe. It was started in 2003 by Nii Ayikwei Parkes in consultation with the Directors of the Poetry Society after he completed a residency at the Poetry Café. The solid reputation of African Writers’ Evening is based on its ability to consistently identify and feature talented emerging writers.

  • Aonach - An Aonach was an ancient Irish public national assembly called upon the death of a king, queen, notable sage or warrior as part of ancestor worship practices. -The Aonach had three functions; honoring the dead, proclaiming laws, and funeral games and festivities to entertain. The first function took between one and three days depending on the importance of the deceased, guests would sing mourning chants called the Guba after which druids would improvise songs in memory of the dead called a Cepóg. The dead would then be burnt on a funeral pyre. The second function would then be carried out by the Ollamh Érenn, giving out laws to the people via bards and druids and culminating in the igniting of another massive fire. The custom of rejoicing after a funeral was then enshrined in the Cuiteach Fuait, games of mental and physical ability accompanied by a large market for traders. Éamon de Valera tried to revive an Aonach called the Aonach Tailteann, others included the Aonach Carman in Wexford and Aonach Colmain in Kildare.

  • Apple Chill - Apple Chill is a festival in North Carolina. The event takes place in late April. Food vendors, crafters and a kids zone attract more 10,000 people to the host city. The festival began in 1972 in Chapel Hill, where the name is a Spoonerism. It ran for over 30 years until 2006 when shootings forced the town to formally disband it. The nickname "After Chill" was used to describe the drinking and cruising that continued late into the night after the festival was over. From 2007 until 2010 the festival was held at the Roxboro Motorsports Dragway in Roxboro. Since 2011 the festival is held at the Fayetteville Motor Sports Park in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

  • Arthur's Day - Arthur's Day refers to a series of music events which were first organised in 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Guinness brewing company by its owner Diageo plc.
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  • Black Friday (partying) (not to be confused with this Black Friday) - Black Friday is the last Friday before Christmas.  In the United Kingdom, Black Friday is traditionally the most popular night for office Christmas parties. As a result it has gained a reputation as one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants, public houses, and, as a result, the emergency services.
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  • Coffeehouse (event) - A coffeehouse is a social event, often held to raise funds for and/or generate awareness of a social cause or other event. The name "coffeehouse" is derived from the limited menu which is typically available at the social event: coffee is usually the featured beverage, together with other non-alcoholic beverages such as soda, juice and tea......... 

  • Competition - Competition in biology, ecology, and sociology, is a contest between organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, or a location of resources, for resources and goods, mates, for prestige, recognition, awards, or group or social status, for leadership. Competition is the opposite of cooperation......

  • Convention (meeting) - A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom.
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  • Fersommling - A Fersommling is a Pennsylvania Dutch social event in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. Another tradition is the singing of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", in Pennsylvania German, as translated by John Birmelin.

  • Festival - A festival or gala is an event ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival. Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honour of God or gods.

  • Floatopia​ - Floatopia is a social event that has taken place in Santa Barbara, California since 2004. Floatopia was originated in 2003 by UCSB students Yvonne Foletta and Christina Troutner. Between 2004-2007 it had a relatively small following maintained by UCSB club soccer members Chris Arreguin and Joe Ferreira. These years attendance usually maxed out with 500-1000 participants.
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  • Hoedown - A Hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meter, and also the musical form associated with it. The most popular sense of the term is associated with Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country, particularly Appalachia. It is a dance in quick movement most likely related to the jig, reel or clog dance. 

  • Hootenanny - Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning 'celebration' and / or 'party', most closely associated with Hogmanay - the Scots New Year celebration which, traditionally, is the biggest celebration on the Scottish calendar.
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  • Jewel Ball - The Jewel Ball is the main annual debutante ball held in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States. It is organized by the Jewel Ball Foundation, which appoints a prominent Kansas City socialite to be the chairwoman. In 2007, it was held on June 9.
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  • Kingston Bridal Week - Kingston Bridal Week is Jamaica’s first bridal week produced by Intuit Concepts and launched in 2012. The bridal event is described as differing from other Jamaica bridal events on the island as it takes a couples needs after the wedding day
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  • Literary Death Match - Literary Death Match is a reading series co-created in 2006 by Todd Zuniga, Elizabeth Koch & Dennis DiClaudio. The series features four readers who read their own writing for seven minutes or less, and are then critiqued by three judges (oftentimes actors, comedians, authors, musicians, ballerinas) in the categories of literary merit, performance and intangibles. The winner is then decided by a literary-skewed, game show-type finale to decide who wins the Literary Death Match crown.
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  • Margarita Ball - The Dallas Margarita Ball is a charity event hosted by The Dallas Margarita Society. The event, which is entering its 36th year, is the world's largest black tie invite only gala in the world. It occupies 3 floors of Sheraton Hotel (previously known as The Adam's Mark Hotel) in Downtown Dallas. 

  • Messabout - A messabout is an event where a group of people get together to discuss and "mess about" in boats. The concept is not new but the name is. The term originated in April 1990 when Joe Tribulato organized the first such event with this name. This was the beginning of the Southern California Small Boat Messabout Society, SCSBMS.

  • Moskultprog - Moskultprog (since 1997) is a production center of unique cultural initiatives mostly in Russia and Europe, founded by historian Sergey Nikitin. The center is well known for the public non-commercial open-air events on historical, sociourbanistic and natural subjects, which feature comments of the leading experts in these fields like Valentin Yanin, Andrey Zaliznyak, Natalia Dushkina, Alexey Muratov, Maria Makogonova and others.
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  • Open house (common school event) - An open house is an event held at an institution where its doors are open to the general public to allow people to have a look around it in order to gain information on it. These are often held at schools and universities in most areas to attract prospective students, familiarise them (and their parents) with facilities, allow new students to become familiar with facilities and meet others, or to open informal communication channels between school staff and students and parents.
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  • Panagbenga Festival - (English: Flower Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming". The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.

  • Party - A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, or recreation. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing as well. -Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event, such as a birthday party, a Super Bowl party, or a St. Patrick’s Day party. 

  • Program book - A program book is a printed schedule of meeting events, locations of function rooms, location of exhibitors, and other pertinent information pertaining to a convention or conference. It is customary in many cases to sell advertising in program books to cover part of the costs of operation.
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  • Reading series - A reading series is a recurring public literary event featuring writers reading from their work to a live audience. Some reading series are curated, some have themes, and some also feature music or other multimedia collaborations. Others simply focus on the act of listening to the written word, read out loud.

  • Renaissance Weekend - Renaissance Weekend is an American retreat for leaders in business and finance, government, the media, religion, medicine, science, technology and the arts. Conversations are off the record and subject matter ranges widely, tending to focus heavily on policy and business issues.

  • ROFLCon - ROFLCon is a biennial convention of internet memes that has taken place in 2008, 2010 and 2012, featuring various internet celebrities. All three events have taken place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ROFLCon was first organized by a group of students from Harvard University led by Tim Hwang. According to Hwang, the inspiration for the conference was the September 23, 2007 meetup of fans of xkcd with its creator, Randall Munroe, in a park in North Cambridge, MA.[
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  • Skeptics in the Pub - Skeptics in the Pub is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and social networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and other like-minded individuals. It provides an opportunity for skeptics and rationalists to talk, share ideas in a casual atmosphere, and discuss whatever topical issues come to mind. It allows participants to have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

  • Slideluck Potshow - Slideluck (formerly Slideluck Potshow) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that sponsors exhibitions of artistic works, produced in slideshow format, designed to showcase works created by both novice and established artists, including photojournalists, painters, designers, sculptors, fashion and fine art photographers. 

  • Spectacle - In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. 1340 as "specially prepared or arranged display" it was borrowed from Old French spectacle, itself a reflection of the Latin spectaculum "a show" from spectare "to view, watch" frequentative form of specere "to look at." The word spectacle has also been a term of art in theater dating from the 17th century in English drama.
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  • Tea dance - A tea dance, or thé dansant (French: literally dancing tea) is a summer or autumn afternoon or early-evening dance from four to seven, sometimes preceded in the English countryside by a garden party. The function evolved from the concept of the afternoon tea, and J. Pettigrew traces its origin to the French colonization of Morocco. Books on Victorian Era etiquette such as Party-giving on Every Scale, (London, n.d. [1880]) included detailed instructions for hosting such gatherings. By 1880 it was noted "Afternoon dances are seldom given in London, but are a popular form of entertainment in the suburbs, in garrison-towns, watering-places, etc." Tea dances were given by Royal Navy officers aboard ships at various naval stations, the expenses shared by the captain and officers, as they were shared by colonels and officers at barrack dances in mess rooms ashore.
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  • U.S.–Soviet Space Bridge - The US-Soviet Space Bridge was a series of experimental, international telecasts between Soviet and U.S. viewers, performed by group of communication enthusiasts during late Cold War era. Translated from the Russian word telemost (literally, "TV bridge"), a space bridge was a public interactive television link between two or more geographically separate and culturally distinct locations, a form of public videoconference.
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(traditional Chinese: 中秋節; simplified Chinese: 中秋节; pinyin: zhōngqiū jié; Vietnamese: Tết Trung Thu) is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, during a full moon, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox.
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