Outside has been calling your name, and you finally decided to pick up. But then the invite says, “Community festival,” and you’re completely clueless about what to expect.

First thing to note about a community festival? You can either arrive with your clique or befriend the cool people you’ll meet at the venue. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s a run down of the type of activities to expect. 

Live performances

All The Activities to Look Forward to at a Community Festival

You’ll catch one or more of your favourite artistes hitting the stage to perform in person. Just make sure you secure a spot up front in case they call for a fan to join them on stage. 

Contests and games

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We can’t tell you if it’ll be Jenga, Truth or Dare, Never Have I Ever, Guess The Drink or Concentration, but we know for sure you won’t leave the gathering without participating in some adrenalin-inducing game. So, gear up.

A dance-off

All The Activities to Look Forward to at a Community Festival

Is it really a community festival if you and your friends aren’t dancing your hearts out to the sound of music? We advise that you start practicing now, to make sure your moves aren’t wobbly or outdated when you need them the most.

Speed dating

One thing about community festivals? Even if you attend as a single-pringle, there’s a high chance you’ll leave with a talking stage. That’s where the speed dating games come in.

Food and drink tastings

You might get freebies here and there, but there’s also the trill that comes with spending your coins on the mouthwatering offerings of food and drink vendors. 

Content creation

With all these activities and the bubbly aesthetic community festivals create, either you or someone in your friend group will have to take on the role of content creator. What’s not to love about capturing the fun memories of your tribe? 

Photo booth selfies

Every self-respecting community festival has customised photo booths. So, get busy with your phones and capture some goofy-ass selfies with new friends. 

Outdoor film screening

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Who doesn’t enjoy watching a great film on a big screen in the open air with a bucket of popcorn? Community festival organisers know this. Just make sure you take note of the screening schedule and get to the venue ASAP.

All of the above can only happen when you have badass hosts like Zikoko and One bank collaborating to organise a community festival where you and your friend, frenemy or the LOYL can unwind and have a great time. 

“Strings Attached” is on May 11, 2024, at Muri Okunola Park, Lagos. This festival is completely free to attend. All you have to do is download the OneBank by Sterling app, create a new account using ZIKOKO as the referral code and your ticket will be reserved. The limited tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so hit the app store ASAP. 

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