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2024 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award

Is Your City Supportive of Festivals & Events?

Does your city openly encourage, support, learn from and recognize positive local environments for festivals & events? If the answer is YES, then it is time for your city to consider entering the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award!

Festivals and events have such a tremendous impact both on the community and the economy within the cities they serve, but the partnership with and support from the local community is critical to the success and sustainability of existing festivals and events, as well as the ability to attract and encourage new events.

IFEA is pleased to recognize those cities and markets that have successfully embraced and worked to provide an environment conducive to successful festivals and events with the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award.
With past winning cities such as Sydney, Australia; London, England; Johannesburg, South Africa and Shanghai, China to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Maribor, Slovenia; Reykjavik, Iceland; Nice, France; Rotorua, New Zealand and many more . . . we look forward to adding your city to the list!

For each year's selected cities, the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award provides:
  • A strong platform from which to recognize the success of current and on-going efforts by every component of your community;
  • A clear positioning statement to encourage continued infrastructure, policy and process enhancement and expansion; and
  • A powerful marketing statement for use in recruiting and encouraging new festivals, events and businesses.
The IFEA is currently accepting entries for the 2023 World Festival & Event City Award.

Encourage Your City To Enter Today!


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

We are working on updating the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award Brochure for 2024. Stay tuned as we make those updates. Estimated release date, January 2024. If you have recommendations for new elements to add to the program, please share them with Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at nia@ifea.com.
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