Special Events include any activity which is to be conducted on public property or on a public right-of-way; any event held on private property which would have a direct significant impact on traffic congestion; or traffic flow to and from the event over public streets or right-of-ways; or which would significantly impact public streets or right-of-way near the event; or which would significantly impact the need for City-provided emergency services, such as police, fire or medical aid. It is presumed that any event on private property which involves an open invitation to the public to attend or events where the attendance is by private invitation of 100 or more people are each presumed to be an event that will have a direct significant impact on the public streets, right-of-way or emergency services. Special events might include, but are not limited to, fun runs/walks, athletic competitions, auctions, bike-a-thons, public fundraisers, parades, carnivals, festivals, shows or exhibitions, film/movie events, circuses, block parties and fairs.
To request permission to hold a Special Event, please read the Special Events Information Document. After reading the Special Events Information, please complete the on-line Special Event Application, which can be found by clicking on the link below.