Event Industry News: Eventstagram, CicLAvia, Stagecoach and the Lemon Festival

April 29, 2013

…And we’re live:
Eventstagram, a live Instagram feed for events (think Tweetdeck for Instagram) has officially been adopted into the Wayra family. What does this mean for the rest of the event world? It means that Evenstagram (less than a year old) could soon be the answer to engaging event guests and aggregating live visual content, not to mention a practical and visually pleasing piece of decor for your venue. It’s a slideshow of your event, during your event, created by guests, curated by you. Worth trying out or at the very least, keeping an eye on.

I want to ride my bicycle: Last Sunday marked the 6th successful CicLAvia event. The Los Angeles take on a Colombian tradition opened a car-free 15-mile stretch from downtown to Venice Beach, allowing cyclists of all ages to enjoy a sunny Sunday ride from city to the sea. As Los Angeles continues to fight traffic and pollution (no easy feat; we are America’s most congested city), it will be interesting to see how much traction events like CicLAvia will gain. Currently only three days out of the year are scheduled for such events in the city–there are only so many days a car-dependent culture can take of massive street closures. CicLAvia has been met with high success. The average number of participants is 100,000.

Stagecoach: Southern California went a little country this weekend at the annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival. As soon as Coachella hipsters cleared the scene, a wave of cowboy hats and boots, Daisy Duke shorts, beer and guitars came roaring into the desert (credit mickens at dress head tech). Country music lovers enjoyed the sounds of Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Norah Jones and Trace Adkins among others all weekend long.

G’bye Gibson: The curtain falls on the Gibson Amphitheater to make way for Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest project: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Upland Lemon Festival: The Upland Lemon Festival hosted large crowds this weekend as the city celebrated with carnival rides and games, lemonade, food trucks, live entertainment and pie eating contests. You can check out photos of the event on the Facebook page.

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