Creating a series of virtual or in person events? Event series generally fall into two categories: one event spanning several dates, or recurring "drop-in" classes or performances.
Ongoing Event with Multiple Sessions
If the event is ongoing with the same participants, like a three-part class on birdwatching, you'll want to set up ticket prices that grant your registrant access to the full series.
- The event date should begin and end with the first scheduled meeting.
- Online events: If your content is recorded, the event date should span when it first becomes available to when it is no longer accessible.
Event Full Description
Drop-In / Repeating Events
When setting up repeating events, assess what event and date configuration makes the most sense.
- Is the content similar for each date and time? For example, a yoga class held twice a week offering individual class purchases? Create one event with multiple dates.
- Does the content change slightly from date to date? Like a pasta making class and a pizza making class? Create one event, then duplicate it.
Option 1 - One Event with Multiple Dates
If you are offering an ongoing event with "drop-in" style pricing, there is no need to create separate events. Just create a core event with any relevant details about access or needed equipment. Once you have your details filled in, add a date for each access time.
Option 2 - Duplicate Events
If every online event you are hosting is a little different, you still don't need to start from scratch. Take advantage of the Duplicate Your Event tool. It saves time, and only a few updates will be needed before submitting the event. See Use a Past Event as a New Event Template for step-by-step instructions.
Be sure to check out our event calendar suggestion in Create a Public Profile Calendar for Recurring Events—it's ideal for repeating online series.
Want to collect payment as it rolls in? See Get Paid Upfront for Your Event.