The City has changed the application and permitting process for community special events that require the use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support.
Event organizers are encouraged to start their applications early (see the schedule below). For new event proposals, planners may be required to attend a review meeting.
|For Events Held||Application Deadline||Meeting Review Date|
|April 1 – June 30||January 17||February 2|
|July 1 – September 30||April 18||May 4|
|October 1 – December 31||July 18||August 3|
|January 1, 2023 – March 31||October 17||November 2|
A streamlined, online application form has been created, to be used for all event proposals that involve use of public streets, parks or other City property. Separate applications are available for Block Parties, Mobile Demonstrations and Car Washes. Also new for 2022 is a Park Use Permit for groups wishing to hold small activities in a City park that won’t disrupt typical park uses.
If you have questions about this new process, contact Parks & Recreation at 614-583-5300. For walks and runs, contact the City Manager’s Office, at 614-583-5040.
2022 Community Calendar
As a service to the community, the City provides an online Community Calendar of special events on its website. These event listings are oftentimes promoted by the City via other means, as space and scheduling permits. Now is the time to send us details of qualifying community events for 2022. Click here for submission details.