Establishing a Working Timeline

Once you have your festival planning committee lined up, with monthly meetings scheduled, you then have to plan carefully so that everything falls into place and that is where a working timeline comes into play. There is so much to be done, and a timeline will keep everyone on the same page in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the festival. Your working timeline should span minimally five months of planning, but a year ahead is optimal for success. The sample timeline below may not include everything you want to accomplish monthly, but it does indicate the majority of the necessary details that have to be covered. Starting a year out, you will be dividing up the tasks below into twelve months instead of five, which gives you a lot more time to accomplish everything. Also, some tasks will be repeated from one month to the next.

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

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