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:

๐ŸšŒ Educational Events

  1. Lunch and learn
  2. Workshop
  3. Show and Tell
  4. Panel discussion
  5. Book Report Night
  6. College essay workshop
  7. Lunch and UNlearns
  8. Speaker summits
  9. Author talk
  10. Estate planning workshop
  11. PechaKucha Night

๐Ÿค Networking Events

  1. Speed Networking
  2. Women in business events
  3. Women in tech events
  4. Entrepreneur Recess
  5. “Board” meetings (snowboarding/skiing breaks)
  6. Book launch parties
  7. Entrepreneur Playground (coworking day for solo entrepreneurs)
  8. Remote Coworkers Club
  9. Free Coworking Day
  10. Niche networking events for specific industries
  11. Earlybird networking event
  12. Programmers meetup
  13. Digital Creatives meetup
  14. Tech meetups

โœ… Accountability Events

  1. Marketing Club
  2. Writing Club
  3. Worksprints
  4. Book Writing Club
  5. Content creation and planning session
  6. 15-minute events

๐Ÿ“ˆ Business + Skill Development Events

  1. Pitch contest
  2. Headshot and photography event
  3. Business Launch (or Milestone) Party
  4. Grant writing workshop
  5. Brainstrust Lunches (ask your fellow members to help you problem solve)
  6. Mentor and advisor sessions
  7. Small business funding workshop
  8. Podcast production trainings
  9. Social media training
  10. Young entrepreneur workshops
  11. Entrepreneur Basics series
  12. Small business peer mentoring roundtables

๐Ÿ™Œ Community Building Events

  1. Neighborhood walkabout
  2. Bookclub
  3. Field trip
  4. Fireside chat
  5. Member showcase
  6. Offsite happy hour
  7. Introvert Social Hour (knitting, doodling, puzzles)
  8. EOFY commiseration/celebration party
  9. Member Recess

๐ŸŒฎ Food Events

  1. Potato Bar
  2. Back to school breakfast bar
  3. Bagel Happy Hour
  4. Shared Salad (Each person brings a topping)
  5. Pi Day (bring pies)
  6. Catered breakfast or lunch
  7. Popsicle snack break
  8. Donuts and a prompted conversation
  9. Cake decorating workshop
  10. Empower Breakfasts
  11. Pizza party
  12. Bake-off
  13. Ice cream truck
  14. Food truck party
  15. Breaking Bread dinners
  16. Pizza and Networking
  17. Taco Tuesday
  18. Sushi making workshop
  19. Pasta making workshop
  20. Food and beer pairing
  21. Make and Take Charcuterie Class
  22. Member lunch
  23. Waffle Wednesday

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee + Beverage Events

  1. Happy hours
  2. Coffee klatch
  3. Coffee tasting
  4. Mocktail making class
  5. Whiskey and Women
  6. Themed happy hours
  7. Sponsored happy hour
  8. Coffee with the Mayor (or City Council member)
  9. Root beer float happy hour

๐Ÿ Seasonal Events

  1. Holiday gift wrapping party
  2. Holiday parties
  3. White elephant gift exchange
  4. Fall Bonfire
  5. Summer BBQ

๐Ÿก Family-friendly Events

  1. Kid events (crafts, egg hunt, workshops)
  2. Mom friend matchups
  3. Childcare sessions
  4. Family movie night
  5. Family game night

๐Ÿ™ Give-back Events

  1. Blood drive
  2. Food drive
  3. Fundraiser for local nonprofit
  4. Community service days
  5. Period box assembly for donation to local businesses

โœจ Wellness Events

  1. Meditation gathering
  2. Parenting class
  3. Outdoor yoga class
  4. Outdoor coworking

๐Ÿ–ผ Art Events

  1. Art classes
  2. Collage workshop
  3. Fashion show
  4. Ikebana flower arranging
  5. Knitting and crochet workshop
  6. Origami workshop
  7. Art openings, exhibits and partnerships
  8. Paint/Doodle & Sip
  9. Art and wine walk
  10. Open mic
  11. First Friday events

๐Ÿคฉ Just for Fun

  1. Game night
  2. Movie Night
  3. Puzzle Night
  4. Makersโ€™ Market
  5. Pop-up shops
  6. Trivia Night
  7. Weekly trivia contest
  8. All Nations (Everyone brings a dish from their nation of origin)
  9. Member golf tournament
  10. Electric Scooter Club and Adventures
  11. Herb planting workshop

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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 โ€ฆ and all you awesome community builders.

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