Eventbrite Identifies America's Most 'Carpe Diem' Cities

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Atlanta (#1), Washington D.C. (#2) and San Francisco (#3) ranked as cities where people seize the day, through having the most event-going, engaged and active residents.

Eventbrite, the largest events marketplace, today announced America’s Most ‘Carpe Diem’ Cities -- the places in the U.S. where people are making the most of life.

Eventbrite, the largest events marketplace, today announced America’s Most ‘Carpe Diem’ Cities -- the places in the U.S. where people are making the most of life.

Eventbrite’s ‘Carpe Diem’ Cities are those with populations that are most event-going, engaged and active. Eventbrite’s city analysis arrives in tandem with company’s full research into the ‘Carpe Diem’ mindset. For complete insights, see Eventbrite’s Carpe Diem Project.

America’s Most ‘Carpe Diem’ Cities

1. Atlanta, GA
2. Washington, DC
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Austin, TX
5. Seattle, WA
6. Portland, OR
7. Minneapolis, MN
8. Boston, MA
9. Las Vegas, NV
10. Denver, CO

“Sharing live experiences with others brings incredible value to our lives and connects us to our communities. Our data platform, with insights into millions of events, allows us to keep tabs on emerging social trends,” said Julia Hartz, co-founder of Eventbrite. “We recognized event goers embody what it means to ‘Carpe Diem’ -- they are socially engaged individuals who relish in experiencing and living engaged and active lives in their cities. This kicked off our exploration into the trends and cities of day-seizing people.”

Eventbrite analyzed hundreds of thousands of Eventbrite events as well as third party data to rank America’s largest 50 cities based on the prevalence of ‘Carpe Diem’ residents, defined by the number of events people are attending per capita (across all genres including parties, classes, seminars, music festivals, marathons, etc.), the amount of money people are spending on events per capita, and the level of physical activity of the city’s residents.

In addition to the city analysis, Eventbrite’s Carpe Diem Project reveals insights into the ‘Carpe Diem’ mindset. Eventbrite surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. event goers and found:

  •     Event-Going Is a Major Element of the 'Carpe Diem' Lifestyle: Forty-seven percent of survey respondents who reported living life to the fullest most days of the week go out two to three times a week for events, classes, dinners, and other social gatherings.
  •     Men and Women Consider Fear and Adventure Differently: Men (85%) were more likely than women (80%) to view themselves as more adventurous than the average person, but women (67%) were more likely to say they let fear stop them from trying new things than men (58%).
  •     The Older We Get, the Bolder We Get: Three out of four respondents over the age of 60 said that they live life to the fullest most days, compared with just over half of respondents across all age groups.

See Eventbrite’s Carpe Diem Project for more on each of America’s ‘Carpe Diem’ cities and full report findings. To discover or plan events in your city, visit http://www.eventbrite.com.

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite is today’s fastest-growing marketplace for organizing events and discovering live experiences. Eventbrite empowers anyone to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and makes it easy for everyone to discover events and share their excitement with their online communities. Since 2006, Eventbrite has hosted millions of events, processing 170 million tickets worldwide and $2B in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite investors include DAG Ventures, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, Tenaya Capital and Tiger Global. Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com.

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