The City of Boulder is proud to host a variety of Special Events that contribute to the social, economic and environmental health and well-being of our community.
A special event permit is required for all planned and promoted public activities conducted on public property that meet any of the following criteria:
- When the expected number of participants and spectators totals 50 or more people; and/or
- When using tents, structures and/or sound amplification; and/or
- When providing, selling or distributing alcohol and/or food to the public; and/or
- When using public right of ways (e.g., city streets, multi-use paths and sidewalks), and/or impacting vehicle, bike or bus traffic.
Special Event Permit Application
To request a Special Event Permit for hosting public activities on public property as defined above. When planning a special event in Boulder, the Special Events Guide is an essential tool for event organizers navigating the permitting process to clarify deadline and requirements.
Advocacy Reservation Request Application
To request a reservation for first amendment speech, rally, picket, speak, march, vigil, or similar gatherings to express views by more than one person on public property.
Please email [email protected] for assistance.
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