An application and permitting process is in place for community special events that require use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support. Event organizers are encouraged to start their applications early.
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 6
July 1 – September 30 April 17 May 3
October 1 – December 31 July 17 August 2
January 1, 2024 – March 31 October 16 November 1
A streamlined online application form is available for all event proposals involving public streets, parks or other City property.
Separate applications are available for:
- Block Parties
- Mobile Demonstrations Requiring Street Closures
- Car Washes
- 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, contact Parks & Recreation at 614-583-5300. For walks and runs, contact the City Manager’s Office, at 614-583-5040.
2023 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.