Friday, August 26, 2017

Hey guys! I just stumbled across a way to add an event that’s already been created to your Facebook Fan Page without being added as a host by the original creator.

I recently found myself in a situation where I was asked NOT to create an event page even though I was performing at the event. It makes total sense why, but it was going to prevent me from listing the show as part of my events on Facebook (or so I thought). So here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the event that you want to add to your page.
  2. Find a button on the top right hand side underneath the event banner.
  3. Click that button and a drop down menu will show up asking you to choose a few options. One of the options is ‘Add to a Page.’
  4. Select this option and then you will see a list of available pages you can add this event to.
  5. Pick the page you want to add the event to, and then you will be taken over to that page.
  6. Scroll down and find the event you just added. Voila!

Watch a video I created about it here…

Situations where this trick is helpful:

-The venue has already created an event page and you don’t feel like creating another one.

-The organizer of the event refuses to add you as a co-host.

-The organizer does not permit you to create your own event.

Why this may not work for your situation:

This might not work for you if you’d like to do anything to the event such as change the title, event details, event banners, etc. You also have to abide by the rules the hosts have set. Sometimes hosts do not permit other people to write comments on the event wall. So, while you can list the event on your page, you still have to follow the same rules that guests would have to follow. It would be great if some time in the future, Facebook allows you to add a special note to your fans where you can share how you’re involved and any other details that would make sense for them to know without having to get the host’s permission.

This is a really cool feature you can use to avoid creating duplicate events. Also, this will help maximize the potential buzz you can get because now everyone is being pointed to the same event page.

See How to promote your event on Facebook