120+ coworking space event ideas

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Coworking space events are pretty much must-do’s these days.

Members want to participate in a variety of events in your space and your event programming is a massive differentiator and way to attract perfect-fit members to your coworking community.

I rounded up my favorite coworking events and asked you all to contribute your favorite and most popular events from your coworking space. My goal was to get 100 coworking events. Mission accomplished!

Here are 120+ event ideas for your coworking space

  1. Lunch and learn
  2. Workshop
  3. Happy hour
  4. Member lunch
  5. Neighborhood walkabout
  6. Pitch contest
  7. Speed Networking
  8. Worksprint
  9. Game night
  10. Bookclub
  11. Marketing Club
  12. Movie Night
  13. Holiday parties
  14. Meditation gathering
  15. Field trip
  16. Author talk
  17. Show and Tell
  18. Podcast production trainings
  19. Mentor and advisor sessions
  20. Coffee klatch
  21. Panel discussion
  22. Fireside chat
  23. PechaKucha Night
  24. Open mic
  25. Waffle Wednesday
  26. Coffee tasting
  27. Art and wine walk
  28. First Friday events
  29. Social media training
  30. Writing Club
  31. Entrepreneur Basics series
  32. Tech meetups
  33. Women in business events
  34. Women in tech events
  35. Art classes
  36. Puzzle Night
  37. Whiskey and Women
  38. Entrepreneur Recess
  39. Fashion show
  40. Parenting class
  41. Book Report Night
  42. Blood drive
  43. Food drive
  44. Potato Bar
  45. Collage workshop
  46. Back to school breakfast bar
  47. Headshot and photography event
  48. Member Recess
  49. Bagel Happy Hour
  50. Business Launch (or Milestone) Party
  51. Shared Salad (Each person brings a topping)
  52. Pi Day (bring pies)
  53. Fundraiser for local nonprofit
  54. Member showcase
  55. Ikebana flower arranging
  56. Sushi making workshop
  57. Pasta making workshop
  58. Herb planting
  59. Knitting and crochet workshop
  60. Origami workshop
  61. Game Night
  62. Catered breakfast or lunch
  63. Popsicle snack break
  64. Small business peer mentoring roundtables
  65. Offsite happy hour
  66. Root beer float happy hour
  67. “Board” meetings (snowboarding/skiing breaks)
  68. Paint/Doodle & Sip
  69. Introvert Social Hour (knitting, doodling, puzzles)
  70. Holiday gift wrapping party
  71. Donuts and a prompted conversation
  72. Makers’ Market
  73. Cake decorating workshop
  74. White elephant gift exchange
  75. Empower Breakfasts
  76. College essay workshop
  77. Lunch and UNlearns
  78. Pop-up markets
  79. Speaker summits
  80. Book launch parties
  81. Entrepreneur Playground (coworking day for solo entrepreneurs)
  82. Kid events (crafts, egg hunt, workshops)
  83. Mom friend matchups
  84. Community service days
  85. Period box assembly for donation to local businesses
  86. Pizza party
  87. Grant writing workshop
  88. Trivia Night
  89. Weekly trivia contest
  90. Remote Coworkers Club
  91. Free Coworking Day
  92. Themed happy hours
  93. Art openings, exhibits and partnerships
  94. Niche networking events for specific industries
  95. Outdoor yoga class
  96. Book Writing Club
  97. Food and beer pairing
  98. Make and Take Charcuterie Class
  99. Estate planning workshop
  100. All Nations (Everyone brings a dish from their nation of origin)
  101. Bake-off
  102. Outdoor coworking
  103. Member golf tournament
  104. Ice cream truck
  105. Food truck party
  106. Electric Scooter Club and Adventures
  107. Breaking Bread dinners
  108. Pizza and Networking
  109. Summer BBQ
  110. Fall Bonfire
  111. Mocktail making class
  112. Childcare sessions
  113. Programmers meetup
  114. Digital Creatives meetup
  115. Sponsored happy hour
  116. Earlybird networking event
  117. Taco Tuesday
  118. Young entrepreneur workshops
  119. Content creation and planning session
  120. Small business funding workshop
  121. Coffee with the Mayor (or City Council member
  122. Family movie night
  123. Family game night
  124. EOFY commiseration/celebration party
  125. Brainstrust Lunches (ask your fellow members to help you problem solve)
  126. 15-minute events

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Massive high fives to everyone who shared their favorite events for coworking spaces, including Kate Schwarzler, Adam Porter, Mark Eaton, Maya Delano, Tamise Cross, Jamie Orr, Rena Rasmussen, Alison Rogers, Peggy Hickle, Anna Oginsky, Katharine Chestnut, Courtney Mullen, Kelly Seehase, Patrick Hemus, Andy Prentice, Melanie Cozzolini, Hector Kolonas, Anne Kirby, Gael Gilliland, Garrett Tichy, Courtney Schwarz, Alice Holtzclaw, Alora Daunt, Lauren Walker, Kate Dezarnaulds, Tracy Wilson … and all you awesome community builders.

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