A selection of simple online event ideas to create now with free tools and services. Get your virtual event up and running in minutes.

Virtual karaoke party

It may be easy, but our number one favorite virtual karaoke show idea. It will take a little more preparation time on your part, but the results will be worth it. One of the most amazing benefits of virtual karaoke is that everyone can participate. That means you don't have to be awkward talking at the computer and waiting for feedback from your attendees - your participants need to provide the content.

Virtual fun racing

You can also build virtual fun runs "together separately" depending on where you are and how much you can benefit from. I recently read a story about a French man who ran a marathon on his balcony - if there's a will, there's a way. This is a great opportunity for the fitness industry to reach a global audience as well. So how do you organize a fun virtual run:

Yoga and fitness classes online

If you're ready to learn yoga or an online fitness class, this is a great opportunity to get started with a virtual fitness event. If you haven't developed a following or you don't have an established participant base, it's also a good idea to offer free trial classes to your attendees. These can be pre-recorded YouTube lessons or live guided lessons with free recordings (but collect their newsletter email addresses). To set up a free online course,

Virtual conference

You can also create virtual conferences or virtual parties using free online tools. One of the most important things about hosting is having a confirmed presenter or performer and scheduling presentations/shows at agreed times to keep your live event streaming running smoothly.

Virtual trading course

If you have a skill you want to share with the world, there's no better time than now. Creating a virtual classroom is pretty easy, just make sure it loads in about an hour. As with fitness classes, it's a good idea to offer free classes as samples first and offer more advanced classes for people who want to delve deeper into your craft. So, to create a virtual craft class:

Online cooking class

Just like any other online class, you can offer online cooking classes. Like tastings, cooking classes can be accompanied by package deals from your store or to promote a specific brand. This is a great marketing tool.

Virtual theater

It is possible to adapt live theater performances or dance performances into a virtual format. You just have to be a little creative with it. If you don't have the ability to bring together other players in the same place, think about how you can customize their performance so that other members of the group can connect from their homes via webcam.