What separates your event from all the rest? With so many events popping up for people to attend, you need to make sure that yours stands out. What’s going to keep people entertained? What’s going to get them to come back? What’s going to get them to spread the word?
You have to wow your attendees with local flavor.
Local flavor comes from the local culture of wherever you’re hosting your event. Culture can include the region, architecture, history, and arts of an area, among other things. Your venue can reflect the culture of the area based on its location, when it was built, or what its purpose is (museum, art gallery, etc.) or you can bring the culture to your event with unique local offerings and activities.
Local Food and Drink
Appeal to your attendees’ tastes with local food and drink! What kinds of food is the city known for? Choose locally sourced options and serve some regional signature dishes (like these Mississippi Gulf Coast favorites) and drinks to make your guests feel right at home. Inviting food trucks or providing a variety of tapas-style dishes can really give your guests a well-rounded experience in terms of local flavors.
What are the locals proud of? Whether it’s music, dance, stage performance, or any other type of entertainment, try to select something that reflects the destination culture. Depending on the style of event you’re putting on, your entertainment needs may change, so make sure to keep that in mind when you’re selecting your performers.
Now that you’ve showcased the best your city has to offer, why not give your guests a little something they can take home to remember you by? Little gifts and souvenirs can go a long way towards making your event memorable, especially with a little added local flavor. Choose something relevant and/or useful. Consumables can be a great option; choose a local delicacy that people can take and enjoy later. If you’re looking for something more permanent, seek out local craftspeople to create something unique for your event!
Looking for a venue for your event? At Gulf Coast Event Centre in Gulfport, MS, we have a number of fantastic event rooms and amenities for all kinds of events. Contact us or call 228-867-6322 to get in touch about your event.