Good Vibes: Your guide to alcohol-free events

Thinking of running an event for young people, by young people, or an all-ages community event? Make it a Good Vibes event, which is fun and alcohol-free.

Some reasons for making your event alcohol-free:

  • It’s easier to organise – no need for a special alcohol licence.
  • It’ll be easier to manage and control – less chance of things going wrong.
  • Your event will be healthier on many levels.
  • There’s no pressure on those who don’t want to drink.
  • Age restrictions aren’t needed – no one is drinking alcohol.
  • There’s a positive buzz to creating a great alcohol-free atmosphere.
  • The focus is on having fun rather than how much alcohol to drink.
  • There’s no drunkenness to deal with.

To find out more about running successful alcohol-free events, check out the Good Vibes Guide:

Good Vibes was developed by ZEAL (a New Zealand not-for-profit youth organisation) and HPA. It provides useful ideas for organising a successful alcohol-free event for young people, such as school balls, music or sports events, and family gatherings.

It is not a comprehensive guide to event management but it does touch on:

  • why it’s important to have alcohol-free events
  • the many benefits of having an event without alcohol
  • how to make your alcohol-free event awesome and one that young people will not want to miss
  • what to think about when planning, promoting and delivering the event.

Visit Zeal's website to download your Good Vibes Guide, and check their Good Vibes Guru videos that have more information and insights about alcohol-free event management -