Hold a New Tournament
Reason: religious holiday
Events: archery, fencing, team fighting, magical duels and throwing (javelins, etc)
Length: three days
Awards: first and second place
Top Prizes: bragging rights and minor gifts
Crowd: locals and foreigners
Betting: official and unofficial
Other Entertainment: acrobats and jugglers and staged exhibitions
Competitors of interest:
The showy mage who is fiercly competetive.
The foreign noble who is rumored to not always fight fair.
The charismatic warrior who is relatively well-known.
The gangly youth who has more wit than skill.
The tricky rogue who has already made a few enemies.
The cheerful fighter who may not be in it to win.
The determined youth who is surprisingly agile.