Event Ideas

Purple Day Bake Sale

Bake up some purple-coloured sweets and have a bake sale at your school or office! Raise awareness and fundraise with tasty treats everyone can enjoy. And, get your local bakery involved with The Great Purple Cupcake Project!

Coffee House / Concert

Organize a Purple Day benefit concert. Invite your friends and family, classmates or coworkers and the public at large to a night of music, tasty appetizers (ask your local restaurant or pub to donate the food) and plenty of PURPLE.

View example of Coffee House poster.

View example of Concert Poster.


Plan an evening out at a local hall to raise awareness about epilepsy and raise funds for your local epilepsy organization or global Purple Day sponsor (The Anita Kaufmann Foundation in the USA and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia in Canada).

Information Booth

Set up an epilepsy information station at your workplace or local community centre. Download Purple Day materials from the Media page or create your own. Contact events@purpleday.org if you have questions.

View a sample information booth ad.

Proclamation Celebration

Did your city or town receive a Purple Day Proclamation from a local politician? Why not host a party where the official proclamation can be read and celebrated.

School or Work Contest

Organize a contest to get your colleagues involved in Purple Day. Host a poster colouring contest at school or a purple costume contest at your work place. The most purple wins!

View example of colouring contest flyer.

Silent Auction

Plan a silent auction to raise epilepsy awareness and help your local epilepsy organization. Don't have a local organization? Help our global Purple Day sponsors - The Anita Kaufmann Foundation in the USA and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia in Canada.

Sponsored Sporting Event

Are you a sports fan? Why not send a request to your favourite major or minor league sports team to host a Purple Day game!

View the Phoenix Coyotes Purple Day 2009 game flyer for inspiration.

Tour of public places

Take your passion for purple on the road and get crews wearing purple to distribute information at local malls, libraries, coffee shops, etc.

Run / Walk

Advertise your run or walk at local running supply stores and on community calendars. Ask runners to wear purple to promote epilepsy awareness.

Lecture / Public Presentation

Invite local doctors, professors or epilepsy advocates to talk about the importance of epilepsy awareness and Purple Day. Host the event for free at a public venue. Be sure to save time for a question/answer forum at the end of your event.

View sample flyer.

Purple Retail Promotion

Get your favourite store to host a Purple Day event promoting purple merchandise and give discounts to customers decked out in purple. Or, get main street shops to do their March window displays in purple!

Bunny Hop

Get your local daycare or kindergarten in the Purple Day spirit with a Bunny Hop! Before the event, children and staff can ask friends, family, and other community minded people to sponsor them in their Bunny Hop for Epilepsy. Since one in every one hundred people will develop epilepsy, many groups choose to do one hundred hops (all at once or over the course of the day). Play music, dress in purple and serve purple-coloured treats. And remember: Any bunny can have epilepsy, so help spread the word!
Contact events@purpleday.org for a Bunny Hop for Epilepsy kit (includes invitations, sponsor forms, participant forms, games and more!).

Purple Day Dance-A-Thon

Host a Purple Day Dance-A-Thon at your local college, university or community center. Have dancers get sponsored for every hour danced, collect donations and provide information about epilepsy. Add a local band, donated treats and drinks, and/or a guest speaker and make your event a huge success. For more information and tools to host your own dance-a-thon, please contact events@purpleday.org.

For more great purplelicious ideas for children, please visit Kidactivities.