Checking local newspapers is a good way to find daily events in a specific area, as many carry advertisements for or calendars listing community activities. Another way is to regularly check the town, city or even state tourism website, all of which are likely to list upcoming events on the home page an events calendar page, notes U.S. News & World Report. Checking the websites of neighboring towns and cities is also a good idea.
Some other websites to check include those of the local parks and recreation department, which list classes and special activities and of local colleges and universities. Events hosted by academic institutions typically range from speeches and presentations to demonstrations and festivals, often open to the public.
Another popular online resource for finding local events is Meetup, which allows users to advertise events for others to join. More than 9,000 local events are organized daily through Meetup, notes its website. To use Meetup, simply visit the website and click on Find at the top of the page, then enter a city.
Aside from the Internet, city and town halls generally maintain bulletin boards displaying upcoming events, and usually provide community events pamphlets or calendars for free. Checking the bulletin boards and bulletins at local libraries for local events can also be useful, with typical listings including club meetings, presentations, concerts and other events.