Event Spotlight: FL Suncoast Event III
While Munzee can certainly be a solo game if you choose, there’s no denying the appeal in meeting others who share your interests. Munzee Events are perhaps the best example of this, as they allow you to meet both old and new players in a safe, friendly environment. On top of that, there are usually activities, games, and — if you’re lucky — goodie bags! That being said, planning events requires a considerable amount of effort. So, to make it easier for prospective hosts (and maybe even recurring hosts), we decided to put the spotlight on past events, Munzee-Toolkit style! We hope this series of posts will inspire you to try hosting an event if you never have before, or provide you with ideas to spice up future events if you’re an old hand at it!
Give us a brief summary about your event!
The Suncoast Event is held in the Florida Munzee belt in central Florida and is the largest munzee event held in the US, not associated with Geowoodstock or Freeze Tag. The Suncoast event is actually a series of Munzee events held throughout the weekend in various locations throughout Florida’s Suncoast. While these events are held over the holiday weekend in January, we can guarantee the location sites are always snow free. :-).
We have a team of hosts who make this event possible so that we may provide a lunch of walking tacos, donuts, and sweet treats for our attendees and give away prizes to registrants without charge.
We try to provide a weekend filled with fun, Munzee, badges, icons, and a game or two of Eventzee. Our attendees also are provided with a map of Florida gardens (goo.gl/tikFn3) to help our guests maximize their points over the weekend.
What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?
(1) Have your events and Eventzee go live before your event begins. This will allow you time to assure everything is working properly and resolve any issues identified before all your attendees arrive.
(2) Identify a great group of hosts who are willing to work together to assure success.
(3) Keep it simple. If you try to do too much, your attendees won’t have time to chat or enjoy the event.
(4) Have fun!
What made your event unique?
Our event is held in a great snow-free location in Florida with access to millions of munzee points. While the food and prizes stay the same, we try to vary the event sites and offer new gardens for capping each year.
Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?
This year Suncoast events will be held January 17 and January 18 in Brandon and Tampa, Florida. Full details and links to additional events are available at the calendar link.
A special thank you to hunniees for submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox! To encourage helpful input from past hosts, we have created a shiny new badge which you can see below! Everyone who is listed as a host for a spotlighted event will receive this badge!