Please review the information below before filling out your application. If you have any questions feel free to call Community Events at (561) 822-1515 for assistance.
We are now accepting applications for special events held on public property for 2021. The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by Community Events staff and if approved the event will be placed on our master calendar. Event promoters will be notified of approval status by phone or email no later than May 8, 2020. If your event is approved you will received a confirmation letter detailing all items required and due dates. All applications received after March 1, 2020 will be reviewed and approved on a first come first served basis. It is especially important that you fill out the application completely, and please don’t forget to include a site map and the $50.00 application fee, otherwise your application will not be reviewed.
What is a Special Event?
Any parade, fair, show, festival, carnival, rally, party, motorcade, run, street dance, bike-a-thon, race, walks, athletic event or other attended entertainment or celebration that is to be held in whole or in part upon publicly owned property and/or public right-of-way, or if held wholly upon private property, but will nevertheless affect or impact the ordinary and normal use by the general public of public property or public right-of-way within the vicinity of the event, and/or will involve noise levels prohibited by Section 34-25 and Section 34-38 of the Code.
Special Event shall also mean any activity to be held in whole or in part upon publicly owned or controlled property and/or public right-of-ways where merchandise or services are offered for sale, whether by for-profit or non-profit organizations. Special Events do not include events held in facilities described in Category No. 162 of the Master Use List, Appendix A, of the City’s Zoning Code, i.e., “Theaters, Indoor Motion Picture and Live Performance” and events held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Please call 561-822-1515 to request a Special Event Permit Application Package.