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2024 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award

Is Your City a Vibrant Hub for Festivals and Events?

Then it's time to step onto the global stage by entering the prestigious IFEA World Festival & Event City Award for 2024!

Festivals and events are key drivers in shaping the cultural and economic landscape of cities worldwide. Yet, their success relies heavily on strong partnerships and support from the local community. The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) takes pride in recognizing cities and markets that have fostered environments conducive to thriving festivals and events through the esteemed IFEA World Festival & Event City Award.

Past winning cities such as Sydney, London, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Philadelphia, Palm Springs, Tucson, Krakow, Reykjavik, Nice, Taupō, Dubai, New Taipei, McAllen, West Palm Beach, Rotterdam, and many others highlight the global impact of this recognition. Your city now has the chance to join this impressive roster!

By participating in the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award, your city gains:
  • A prestigious platform to showcase the collaborative efforts of all community stakeholders.
  • A compelling positioning statement to drive ongoing enhancement and expansion of infrastructure, policies, and processes.
  • A powerful marketing statement for attracting new festivals, events, and businesses to your city.
Don't miss the opportunity to raise your city's profile on the world stage! The IFEA is currently accepting entries for the 2024 World Festival & Event City Award.

Take the first step towards international recognition and celebrate your city's vibrant festival and event scene.

Enter Your City Today!

Thinking of Entering Your City?

Read what IFEA World Board Chair, Jazelle Jones, City Representative and Director of Special Events, Mayor's Office, City of Philadelphia, PA and eight time winner of the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award has to say on the benefits of entering your city! Read More Here.


11:55 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2024


All entries must be SUBMITTED and PAID FOR online. Please review and follow the guidelines in the 2024 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award Brochure for how to format, submit and pay for your entries in addition to reviewing the entry requirements.




For questions on any of the IFEA Awards Programs, contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at Email: nia@ifea.com
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