Hood-Guide is a free online crowdsourced map to find events near you. It allows you to search for events happening around you based on various categories such as family, music, party, health, sport, tech, and more. These events are submitted and enlisted by people all around the world on a crowdsourced map. That means you can find events not only near your location but also in anywhere in the world. You can simply enter a location name, choose a date, and specify the category to find events. It will show the events on the map with emojis and you can click on them to see the details.
Apart from letting you find events near you, this service also comes with the option to submit your own events. That means anyone using this service will be able to enlist the events going on near their location. There are many other websites available which also allow you to find events, but this one is pretty easy to use and displays events in a vast range of categories submitted by people like you and me.
How to Find Events Near You using this Free Online Crowdsourced Map:
To get started, open the homepage of “Hood-Guide” and you will see the crowdsourced map on the right and the search options on the left. Initially, it will display all the events happening around the world on the map. But, you can use the search options to find events near you.
Now, let’s say you are staying in New York City and want to find events near you, then simply type “New York” in the Search for a city field. After that, select the date for which you want to find the events. Then you will be able to choose the event categories. You can choose from various categories including Family, Health, Tech, Music, Books, Fun, Food, Party, etc.
When you’re done with entering the search options, simply click on the “Search” button. As soon as you do that, it will automatically find all the events in New York and show them to you on the map. You can zoom in/out on the map to see the event emojis and also click on them to see event details. After you click on any of the event emoji, a popup window will appear with the details like event name, date, and time. Apart from that, the event name will be clickable such that when you select it, you will be redirected to the event homepage.
Another useful feature of this service is that you can enlist your own events. To do that, simply click on the “Submit Event” option at the top. After that, it will ask you to enter the event details like the title, category, street address, country, date & time, etc. Once done, simply submit the event and then it will get automatically added to the map soon.
Hood-Guide is no doubt one of the best websites to find events near you without much hassle. Personally, I like it as it enables crowdsourced submission of events from people all over the world. The availability of dozens of event categories is also a plus.