In a recent social survey, by ULiveWVEvents.com, we asked 100 local Martinsburg residents to vote for their favorite of 5 event ideas presented by local event organizers. Our goal was to gain valuable insights on the types of events residents in Martinsburg WV, and the Eastern Panhandle area would enjoy attending.

Not only did we acquire positive feedback in the form of votes, but we were also delighted to reach 12,499 people and get 180 reactions (comments & shares).

The graphic display below illustrates the results of the “Top Event” survey. Each of the 100 participants was given the opportunity to vote for just one or all of the five events included.

We ask that you take a moment to review the survey results below. And if you happen to see an event that grabs your interest, please consider submitting your talent(s) and/or additional ideas to help us kick off these events for 2017-2018. You can also join our “Event Insiders List” to receive exclusive “Behind The Scenes” updates on the development of these and future event projects.

Without a doubt,  the events listed are exceptional ideas that would provide a wonderful experience for Panhandle residents. And if we can continue to receive positive feedback and participation from local residents, we can work together to develop a few or all of these ideas into an exciting production. Continue reading to learn more about each event and to see how you can contribute your talent(s), suggestions and ideas for their development.

5HIP-HOP DANCE BATTLE AND FREESTYLE RAP

Bust a move with a hip hop dance battle or display your lyrical prowess with a rap freestyle challenge. Generating 13 votes from the 100 survey participants, a hip hop themed event for both core followers of the culture or enthusiasts could be a fun, family-friendly event showcasing unique entertainment such as…

  • Poems/poetry presentation or spoken words sessions.
  • Hip hop dance battle between the children and adults
  • Beat-boxing, rap freestyle or disc jockeying sets by professional DJ’s playing classic and modern hip-hop sounds will definitely get the party started.

You are welcome to suggest other hip-hop themed activities that would liven up this event. Share your comments at the bottom of this page.

Here’s how you can help us build this event:

  • Would you like to participate? – If you have a talent, activity or an idea that would make this event exciting, please send a performance DEMO or your ideas to support@ulivewv.com
  • Become A ULiveWV Event “Insider” – Get exclusive updates and “Behind The Scenes” details on this and other upcoming events that are under development. If you’re a resident of the Eastern Panhandle you can follow the excitement by joining our “Events Insider” list. [Residents ONLY]
  • Sponsors / Vendors – Attract more local customers and help fund this event! Reserve a spot for your business by contacting us at support@ulivewv.com.

4FAMILY FUN DAY

A family fun day filled with friendly faces and exciting activities for both young and old was another favorite on the survey we conducted, and I must say rightly so. With 22 votes, a family fun day is a great way to jazz up the community by having lively activities such as;

  • A game of capture the flag or a game of hide-and-go-seek for the children in the park.
  • We could dust off the old favorites that are bound to get the adrenaline pumping like; tug of war, sack races & egg and spoon races between all age groups.
  • An all-inclusive sports tournament for the adults and kids alike. We can hold friendly competitions through a game of kickball, corn-hole or volleyball.

What other games and activities do you consider an exciting fit for a family fun day? How competitive are you feeling? We want to know your thoughts, share your comments at the bottom of this page.

Here’s how you can help us build this event:

  • Would you like to participate? – If you have a talent, activity or an idea that would make this event exciting, please send a performance DEMO or your ideas to support@ulivewv.com
  • Become A ULiveWV Event “Insider” – Get exclusive updates and “Behind The Scenes” details on this and other upcoming events that are under development. If you’re a resident of the Eastern Panhandle you can follow the excitement by joining our “Events Insider” list. [Residents ONLY]
  • Sponsors / Vendors – Attract more local customers and help fund this event! Reserve a spot for your business by contacting us at support@ulivewv.com.

3MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

A multicultural festival is a celebration of diversity, beliefs, value systems and the “way of life” within different races, ethnicities, and creeds. Such events in a residential community will promote equality of opportunity, social cohesion, build social capital and minimize social exclusion for a culturally and linguistically diverse community or neighborhood.

  • The coming together of different races and people to celebrate their rich history is always a relaxing way to change the perspective, and experience new things.
  • There are several ways to showcase the culture diversity in the community; tickle your taste buds with a street food fair and exhibition of different dishes from other countries, colorful cultural dance presentation, storytelling, and rendition of short plays.
  • The celebration of music, art, and fashion from other countries or societies.

Please share your interesting ideas that could create a beautiful opportunity for learning, interactive events that promote harmony, unity and culture appreciation and respect among families from all walks of life residing in the community. Use the comment section at the bottom of this page.

Here’s how you can help us build this event:

  • Would you like to participate? – If you have a talent, activity or an idea that would make this event exciting, please send a performance DEMO or your ideas to support@ulivewv.com
  • Become A ULiveWV Event “Insider” – Get exclusive updates and “Behind The Scenes” details on this and other upcoming events that are under development. If you’re a resident of the Eastern Panhandle you can follow the excitement by joining our “Events Insider” list. [Residents ONLY]
  • Sponsors / Vendors – Attract more local customers and help fund this event! Reserve a spot for your business by contacting us at support@ulivewv.com.

2MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

The second to the highest votes went to Murder mystery dinner. The bringing together of adults as guests for a big dinner party as they connect the clues and solve a fictitious murder mystery does sound exciting. Keeping in mind that murder mystery takes time, the more people the longer it will take.

  • Should the dinner be broken down into groups of 10-20 people per mystery? Or could we expand this from a dinner setting to a full out community adventure?
  • Divide the game into rounds, with clues for the guests in each round according to characters.
  • Guests can play dress up and not just wine and dine but are in character while doing so.
  • Prize or cash gifts for the participants that guess the murderer correctly.

What murder mystery themed dinner or event would you love to see, or participate in? You can share your comments at the bottom of this page.

Here’s how you can help us build this event:

  • Would you like to participate? – If you have a talent, activity or an idea that would make this event exciting, please send a performance DEMO or your ideas to support@ulivewv.com
  • Become A ULiveWV Event “Insider” – Get exclusive updates and “Behind The Scenes” details on this and other upcoming events that are under development. If you’re a resident of the Eastern Panhandle you can follow the excitement by joining our “Events Insider” list. [Residents ONLY]
  • Sponsors / Hosts – Would you like to attract more local customers by hosting a Murder Mystery Event for your business or organization? Reserve a spot for your business by contacting us at support@ulivewv.com.

1BLOCK PARTY

Block parties are a way to strengthen community ties. Good music, great food, and games; fueled by the sunshine, refreshed by cold beverages were indeed a winner with 39 votes. There’s nothing more fun than a good ole fashioned block party. There are different approaches we could take in organizing a block party;

  • Grand block party that requires street closures and some security is a way to include all the streets and neighborhoods in one fell swoop.
  • A backyard styled braille party at the recreational center, community park or church.
  • Single street parties and carnival for select neighborhoods or areas in the community.

Fun activities could include a community bake-off, a bubble battle, a motorcycle parade or a kids talent show.

What would be the perfect block party event? Let’s get the party started with your thoughts and suggestions! Please share your comments at the bottom of the page.

Here’s how you can help us build this event:

  • Would you like to participate? – If you have a talent, activity or an idea that would make this event exciting, please send a performance DEMO or your ideas to support@ulivewv.com
  • Become A ULiveWV Event “Insider” – Get exclusive updates and “Behind The Scenes” details on this and other upcoming events that are under development. If you’re a resident of the Eastern Panhandle you can follow the excitement by joining our “Events Insider” list. [Residents ONLY]
  • Sponsors / Hosts / Vendors – Would you like to attract more local customers by hosting a Block Party Event for your business or organization? Reserve a spot for your business by contacting us at support@ulivewv.com.

MAKE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY EVENT!

 

Are you a resident of Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan County and have an event that you feel residents would enjoy? Small events can be a fun, low-risk strategy that you can use to raise funding for a business, school, nonprofit organization or just to supplement your current income.

If you have an upcoming event or a one-of-a-kind event idea that you’d like to promote, contact us by sending your event idea to support@ulivewv.com.

We’ll design a FREE Event Promotion Plan that will help you get the most from your event while uncovering your greatest revenue sources. No obligations or commitments.

Any local resident can partner with ULiveWVEvents.com and begin creating Panhandle events for fun & profit!

Be sure you join our “Events Insider List” to receive exclusive “Behind The Scenes” details on upcoming events that are under development.

You can see a current list of upcoming community events by visiting ULiveWVEvents.com!