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7 of the Largest Festivals Around the World

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Think you’ve got it tough as an event planner when it comes to finalizing details for an outdoor wedding, family reunion or city festival? While we’re certainly not underestimating the challenges that come with the aforementioned events, let’s just say that planning a party for 300 people is nothing along the lines of planning one for 2 million, as is the case with the annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Yes, it’s needless to say that some festivals are much, much larger than others. And while we already noted the world-famous Carnaval, which has taken place annually before Lent since 1823, here’s a look at some of the world’s other mammoth festivals. 
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How To Plan An Event Like Coachella

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All event planners are at least moderately familiar with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. As a refresher, the annual festival takes place in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club. Although it was officially established in 1999, its roots date back to 1993 when Pearl Jam performed at the Club as a means of boycotting ticket fees from Ticketmaster. Presently, Coachella takes place over consecutive three-day weekends and attracts some of the best acts in music. It also attracts some huge crowds – in 2014, an estimated 570,000 people attended over the six days of the festival.

So just what can an event planner learn from a massive musical celebration like Coachella? A lot. Here’s a look at how to plan an event like Coachella: 
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The Advantage of the Portable Restroom Trailer

portable toilet trailerWhen it comes to providing restroom options for people at outdoor events, construction sites, or festivals, the two chief options available are porta potties and portable restroom trailers. For many people, however, the terms are used interchangeably, even though there are some pretty notable differences between the two options. Those seeking to provide their guests, patrons, or employees with comfort should familiarize themselves with these key differences so they can make the best decision regarding the options available. Here is what those in the market for portable restroom options should know.
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Renting a Portable Restroom for a Corporate Event

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If you are planning a large outdoor corporate event or fundraiser, you could very well face the need to acquire portable toilets. The problem? Your fundraiser is drawing movers and shakers in your area. Perhaps it is a premium event raising significant funds. You have your own personal experiences with portable toilets, and perhaps they were less than pleasant.

You have a choice, and gotügo is leading the way.
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It’s Fall Festival Season! Best Fall Festivals in Maryland, DC & Virginia

Festivals abound in the fall during the harvest season. Here in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland you’ll discover dozens of fall festivals for each weekend of this breezy season. Before you head out to one of the many fall outings in this eastern area, consult this list of some of the most popular events. Who knows, you might even catch us at one! (Check out our illustrious history of events.)

DC Area Fall Festival – Truckeroo

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Now through October, Truckeroo will be rolling through Washington, D.C. during this annual food truck extravaganza. Featuring at least 20 food trucks originating from D.C. including TaKorean, Curbside Cupcakes, BBQ Bus, and Sinplicity Ice Cream, this is one of the tastiest fall festivals to hit D.C.

In addition to delicious offerings, Truckeroo offers several family friendly games, live music and a full bar on location. Admission is free for all, but you will have to purchase any foods or drinks at Truckeroo, located on M Street SE and Half Street.
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What’s Going On Around You? – Events in the Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD Areas this Summer

Upcoming events in Baltimore  DCThe weather is getting gorgeous, and it’s primetime for outdoor events. Here are some of the upcoming outdoor events in the Washington, DC and Baltimore area that you’ll want to keep on your radar!

Washington, DC Events

Run or Dye Colorful 5K Run – May 24, 2014

The world’s most colorful 5K is back for another event in the DC area! This year, Run or Dye has partnered with Kid Power Inc. to host an unforgettable run along the Anacostia River. There will be several waypoints along the race route where runners will be pelted with tons of paint! The colorful concoctions are eco-friendly, plant-derived, and washable, so there are no worries when it come to getting nice and covered. For more information about the run, visit the Washington, DC Run or Dye page.
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Raising Diabetes Awareness with Tour de Cure!

gotügo and Tour de CureWe’re back in the community to help out with another incredible effort. On May 17, 2014, gotügo will be providing our services to the American Diabetes Association in accordance with this year’s Tour de Cure. It is the Chesapeake Bay’s third annual tour, and 750 riders will join forces in the fight to stop diabetes. The tour is meant to raise essential funds for diabetes research, advocacy, and education.

There are routes for cyclists of all experience levels, and the ADA encourages everyone to participate in the initiative. Each route has plenty of sights, which is going to make for an amazing riding experience.
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Gotügo Gears Up for Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival

gotügo partners with Charm City Folk & Bluegrass FestivalWe’ve got on our dancin’ shoes on, because this year we’re providing our services to the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival! The party kicks off this weekend on April 26, and gotüto couldn’t be happier to be a part of this wonderful event. 13-time Grammy award winner Jerry Douglas will grace Druid Hill Park with his presence this Saturday, so this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Some of the names among the headliners include Noam Pikelny & Friends, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage, Cris Jacobs, Sierra Hull, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Trace Friends Mucho, Mad-Sweet Pangs, and more. There will also be a late night show, which starts at 11pm.
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gotügo is proud to contribute to this year’s annual Face of America Bike Ride

World T.E.A.M and gotügogotügo is proud to contribute to this year’s annual Face of America Bike Ride on Friday, April 25th – Sunday, April 27th.

World T.E.A.M. Sports is hosting their tenth Face of America Bike Ride, a two-day bike ride from Washington, DC to Gettysburg. The annual ride honors and assists our military heroes – injured, veterans and active duty.

Proceeds from this event will help to pay for participating wounded warriors’ transportation, hotels, food, and support. Any funds remaining after the ride will be dedicated to future World T.E.A.M. Sports events for the disabled. This is one of many fundraising events gotügo will contribute to in the year 2014.

gotügo, your portable restroom solutions company, has been serving the Baltimore/Washington business and social sector since 1980. For over thirty years, the organization has built a reputation that is unrivaled among its competitors. gotügo takes pride in providing superior customer service, as well as a variety of state-of-the-art units with a fair and competitive pricing structure. From a Standard Unit, to an Elite Unit, a High-Rise Crane Unit, or even a 24-foot luxury trailer with optional on-site attendants, you can rest assured that gotügo will satisfy all of your portable restroom needs.
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Ultimate Outdoor Wedding Planning Guide

portapottyweddingAn outdoor wedding is the perfect way to celebrate the union of two people. The beauty of all the happy guests, and the splendor of the couple make nature a perfect complement to the occasion. There are, of course, many preparations that must be made for such a lovely event, so gotügo is here to provide you with tips to plan the perfect outdoor wedding.

Select a Safe Date

Timing is everything! We’ve heard this many times, but it especially applies in the case of your wedding. Regardless of where you live, there are certain seasons that are more ideal for an outdoor affair than others. This is quite possibly the most pivotal factor to consider for your outdoor wedding plans. A gray sky can leave you and your guests less than dry. Schedule a rain date in the event that you need a back up. You can plan a perfect wedding, but you can’t predict the weather.

Ask About Set Up Time

Florists, caterers, and other service providers you might employ are a vital part of bringing your event together. Be sure to find out how much time they’ll need to set up, and allow some additional time in the case of any unforeseen circumstances. This will ensure that the ceremony can begin on time.
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