Some popular public events are concerts, football games and parades. Some specific examples of events are the Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sundance Film Festival, Mardi Gras and the Daytona 500. Many parades are held locally and run by local groups according to a given holiday theme every year.
Free public events are events that are held at public places that do not usually require a price of admission. These events are parades and local festivals that are independently run and funded before the event begins, which allows for free public viewing. Local organizations tend to fund public events on a regular basis, and these may be listed in a local newspaper or summarized on news channels.
Some resources exist for locating popular public events. Eventful.com is one of these resources, which lists events happening close to a given search area. Searches may be narrowed down to specific types of events, such as concerts, plays or fairs.
One of the biggest examples of a public event is the Olympic Games, which charges a significant amount but is open to anyone who can afford admission and reach the country safely. Events as large as the Olympic Games are televised internationally, which only requires a subscription fee from a local cable or satellite company to access the event for viewing.