Are There Too Many Events In The Valley?

Are there too many events in the valley?

I never thought the day would come when I felt there might be too many events happening in the valley at the same time.


As a media person I receive press material daily informing me of what is happening throughout the valley.  In turn it is my job to inform my listeners of things to do, and places to go, free or otherwise.  With the season in full swing during a one week time frame there is something (sometimes more than two) events happening each day.  From fund raisers, opening parties, book signings, art walks, mixers, and more.


A few years ago I was originally thrilled about the desert being such a lively place putting a stop to the comment from visitors and locals, "There's nothing to do!"   Now with so many things happening I'm hearing just the opposite, "I'm tired and just want to stay home this weekend."


Let's not forget the costs, not everything is free and all of this going out can be very pricey.  So what do you think?  Too much or not enough? 

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Reginia Sam January 21, 2013 at 05:10 PM
We moved here about a year ago from Redondo Beach where there were activities all of the time. I like the fact there are lots of things to do here because when I stay home I see negative commercials all day showing sick people, me and my husband notice that. We are both retired so I have to get out of the house daily. I think the best way is to choose the activities you like the most, for example, if you like art shows, attend those. There are open air markets and farmers markets and they're free to get in, as long as you don't spend a lot of money. Also in the summer activities go down because its so hot. When it cools off and the snowbirds return, then activities return. I personally don't think it's too many, that's how we stay young out here which I see is greatly needed.
Steven Hanson January 21, 2013 at 05:45 PM
I don't think there's such a thing as too many activities. Multiple events show an active and involved community. We have eternity to be still in a casket...I say move and get busy while you can!
Reginia Sam January 21, 2013 at 06:51 PM
I agree. Absolutely .


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