Twitter Search is under-rated. If you're savvy about using keywords to filter results you want, Twitter's search tool can be a handy way to find cool events going down in any region.
For example, I'm going to Ottawa soon and I have some spare afternoons and evenings. I inputted the Saturday I'm there and "Ottawa" into Twitter Search and got a decent stream of results. In several tweets I noticed some free street festivals, concerts and panel discussions going down the weekend I'm visiting.
Granted, not every tweet promoted an event. Some were people tweeting they were visiting Ottawa that weekend. But it took me five minutes to parse through the search results and find at least three shows I didn't know were going on in Ottawa by doing a Google search.
Maybe I'm late to the Twitter Search game, but hopefully this small pro-tip can help you find events around a region you may not know so well.
And even if you live in a busy city, why not search for a random date + your city and learn more about under-the-radar events and festivals that could be just what you need this summer.
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