Finding events

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Second Life is thriving with vibrant events! Here are tips on how to find events you're interested in.

Destination Guide's Featured Events

The Destination Guide (learn more) showcases an ever-growing collection of amazing Second Life places, both submitted by Residents and hand-picked by the Editorial Team. Suitably, major events with broad appeal get a category of their own, and this is a quick, convenient way to get some highlights.

The Destination Guide can also be browsed in the Viewer's FIND window:

  1. In the search bar (upper-right), click the magnifying glass.
  2. Click the Destination Guide tab.
  3. Click the All dropdown (next to Category) and choose Featured Events.

This video shows you how to get to the Destination Guide and the Community: Events page below:

Community: Events page

This is the general events listing. As expected, it tends to be crowded, but try it and see if you discover something of interest. There's also a searchable alternate view.

Like the Destination Guide, the general events listing can also be browsed in the Viewer's FIND window, under the Events tab.

You can also post an event.

Resident-run websites

There are many Resident-owned blogs that cater to specific community groups and niche interests. For example, fashion blogs that report on events organized by participating stores. It's worth checking creators you're already a fan of to see if they have a news feed of upcoming events.

Here are some specific examples:

Manual methods

A mass of green dots on the World Map window (sometimes likened to as "a stack of poker chips") means many avatars are in one spot. Often, this can mean there's a hot event — it could be a formal happening or a spontaneous gathering of friends — and you can easily find out by double-clicking the map location to teleport. The downside: sometimes, it's just "artificial traffic" like a bot or camping chairs (Residents get paid a small amount of L$ to sit in a place a long time).

This video shows you how it works in action:


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