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L.A. Events, Inc.

Professional Planners

Your Event
Your Memories
Our Expertise

Let us plan your event from inception to completion!

We have been planning, organizing, and hosting events
for more than 18 years!

Handling Events from 50 - 5,000 people

We transform the vision of our clients into reality!

We provide you with a peace of mind by attending to all the details, so you can "be a guest at your own event".

Please contact Lisa Arrigo Hoban, L.A. Events, Inc. Owner/President at


or by email

to get started today!

Events we do

  • Birthdays
  • Surprise Parties
  • Dinner Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Debutante Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Grand Openings
  • Community Events
  • Corporate Events
  • Non Profit & Fundraising Events
  • Weddings & Receptions

What we provide for you

  • Theme
  • Budget
  • Site Selection & Layout
  • Caterer & Menu Planning
  • Color Scheme
  • Invitations
  • Reservations & Program
  • Staffing & Security
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Limousine Service
  • Live & Silent Auctions
  • Revenue Enhancers
  • Valet
  • Entertainment
  • Speciality Gifts

Meet Lisa Arrigo Hoban

Lisa Arrigo-Hoban owner of L.A. Events headshot

Lisa has been operating L.A. Events since 1999 and is an active Community Leader within the Manatee and Sarasota County Community.

She is a member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Council.

L.A. Events is a Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Finalist for years 2013, 2014 and Winner in 2016.

What People Are Saying About
L.A. Events, Inc.

L.A. Events has the experience and connections to make an event a success from start to finish and owner Mrs. Arrigo Hoban is incredibly detailed oriented and responsive.

Johnette Isham

Executive Director, Realize Bradenton

Lisa brought a fresh approach with innovative ideas not only for the event but also for reaching new sponsors and creative revenue generating ideas. That year the event more than doubled in gross revenue and tripled in guest attendance.

Ellen J Campbell

Former CEO, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.

This year’s event exceeded our expectations as we increased the amount of funds raised from last year! Lisa Arrigo-Hoban’s character and passion are contagious, and she became part of our InStride family while working with us on The Mane Event. She truly exhibits an extraordinary attitude that focuses on community outreach and philanthropy before personal profit.

Donna Blem

Executive Director, InStride Therapy, Inc.

Lisa handled every detail flawlessly from negotiating with vendors and caterers all the way down to invitations and color decor. It amazed me by the amount of detail that went into her work, she even addressed the invitation envelopes personally by hand, over 300 plus, giving the guest an added personal touch. Lisa attended both events managing the tempo of the evening allowing our staff as well as myself free to mingle and entertain our guests.

Stephen Bierwirth

President, Bob Boast Volkswagen

Like a master conductor, Lisa has an uncanny ability to navigate the complex relationship between donors, volunteers, staff, and vendors and her energy and contagious enthusiasm have stewarded USFSM through years of very successfuly fundraising events. L.A. Events has been instrumental in the overwhelming success of one of the region's premiere events, Brunch on the Bay. Without Lisa at the helm of the production, this stellar scholarship fundraiser for Manatee and Sarasota County students could not have become the enormous success it has grown to be.

Dennis Stover

Regional Vice Chancellor for Advancement, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Lisa is the consummate professional. Her attention to every single detail of our event from conception to post event wrap up was simply amazing. We cannot, and will not, imagine putting on the Horne & Moon Social without Lisa's guidance, planning and good humor! No matter the crazy ideas we come up with Lisa is never fazed and always has the perfect solution and always with the bottom line in mind. We are looking forward to working with her for many years to come!

Amanda Horne

Horne & Moon Social Chairman, Manatee Community Foundation

Lisa helped take our Easterseals luncheon over the top as she supported a great committee of Volunteers, Sponsors and Easterseals staff during a time of growth in transition that only a seasoned professional would have been able to handle!

Her creativity and people skills combined with experience and organizational skills helped us achieve what few nonprofits could at just our first luncheon. On behalf of our board and hundreds of children and adults with disabilities I can't thank her enough for all her help and commitment.

You could say Tom Waters says you're just "the best"!

Tom Waters

President & CEO, Easterseals SWFL

View Other Testimonials

Grand Openings Events

  • Bob Boast VW Dealership
  • Mike Carter Construction Inc.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Manatee
  • Intercostal Medical Center
  • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
  • Manatee Surgical Center
  • Mote Marine Science Laboratory
  • People’s Community Bank
  • USF Sarasota-Manatee

Owner’s Appreciation Parties

  • Bright House Networks
  • Mike Carter Construction
  • Pittsburg Pirates
  • Positano Condominium Corporation
  • PepsiCo Tropicana
  • Rickert Properties
  • W. G. Mills Construction

Fund Raising Events

  • Bradenton Herald – Golden Herald Awards
  • Boys & Girls Club – Trick or Treat Gala
  • Foundation for Dreams – SWAMP Camp Party
  • Humane Society of Manatee – Cause For Paws
  • InStride Therapy – The Mane Event
  • PACE Center for Girls – PACEball
  • Manatee Community Foundation - Lakewood Ranch
  • Community Fund Gala
  • Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee – Tropical Nights Gala
  • Planned Parenthood – Manatee Choice Affair Luncheon
  • Realize Bradenton – Blues Festival VIP Pavilion
  • South Florida Museum – Snooty’s Gala
  • South Florida Museum – Vinology
  • South Florida Museum – Corporate Sponsor Campaign
  • South Florida Museum – Membership Campaign
  • South Florida Museum – Where the Boys Are Event
  • Tidewell Hospice – 25th Anniversary Year Celebration
  • Tropicana – Juice n Jazz
  • University of South Florida - Brunch on the Bay
  • Women’s Resource Center – Annual Events, Farm to Table