Special Events


Due to the ongoing COVID- 19 situation, we will now be issuing special event permits on a case-by-case basis. Your event industry/sector/type must be allowed to operate and meet all Washington State requirements. You will also be required to sign and submit a COVID-19 Safety affidavit, agreeing to comply with current COVID-19 safety rules.

All event applications for the foreseeable future will require an additional addendum that outlines how your event will meet all of the safety requirements. You will be required to upload your safety plan in your application. 

If you need help, or have any questions, please contact Tyler Chism, Tourism and Events Coordinator.

  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 taking place on city right of way and in a city park, you will also need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit from the Parks and Community Services Department.

If you are planning an event only within a city park, you only need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit and not a special event permit.