Special Events

  1. Special Events
  2. Neighborhood Block Party
  3. Small Special Event
  4. Large Special Event
  5. Expressive Activities (Free Speech)

The City of Everett defines a “Special Event” as any temporary activity that affects the ordinary use of parks, public streets, rights-of-way, sidewalks, traffic, public transportation, etc. and/or generates large public participation.

All special event organizers must complete a Special Events Permit application according to the appropriate classification. City staff will review the application and department staff will communicate directly with the event organizer to clarify event plans or to provide additional direction.

A Special Event Permit will be issued to the applicant prior to their event. To apply, click on the tabs above to view details of the different special event types.

If you are planning a special event only within a city park that does not involve the use of city right-of-way, sidewalks, or closing a city street, visit Parks and Community Services.