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Picnic in the Park june 2017 sw13.jpgSpecial Event Application

Please complete the special event application by selecting the link below. The application will be reviewed and you will be contacted about your proposed event.

Application deadlines:
Events with less than 999 attendees 30 days
Events with 1,000+ attendees 60 days
Events requesting street closures 60 days.
Application Instructions:

We strongly encourage you to create an account. Once you login and start the application there will be a save progress button at the top of the page. Please save the document often. 

Upon completion of your application, please click the Submit button which will automatically e-mail your completed application to the Parks and Recreation Department. You should receive a splash screen annotating you completed the document.

By clicking the link for the application below, you acknowledge the submission option:

> Special Event Application <

> Block Party Permit <

For Special Event Application Questions, please contact:

Kim Herbert - Email Ms. Herbert
408 Canal St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Special Event Planning

In an effort to streamline and facilitate the event planning process, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that will walk planners through the process of holding any type of event in the City. If used online, the FAQ conveniently provides links to forms, websites, email addresses, and permit applications that might be needed for an event.  

Special Events Frequently Asked Questions 

Event Mapping Help Guide

Special Event Fees  - a list of event specific fees & deposits that MAY be required as a result of your event application.

If you would like to have your event at a city park, please see the following:

All Rental Locations and Forms

General Park Policy

Equipment Rental Information - PDF