What is a Special Event?

The following information will help you through the permitting process for your special event in the City of Long Beach.
To start the permit process, please complete and submit the Special Event Application. If you have any questions, please contact a Special Event Coordinator at (562) 570-5333.


alt What is a Special Event?

A Special Event is any organized event including, but not limited to, large scale events such as races, parades, marathons and sporting events, concerts, fairs, community events, and any organized assembly of seventy-five (75) or more people on any public space, waterway, property, structure, or public right of way, owned or controlled by the City of Long Beach.

A Special Event can be private or open to the public and is held on public property. Planning an event typically requires a significant amount of lead-time. Due to the amount of preparation required for a Special Event Permit, all applications must be received sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled event.

Special Event Planning Guide Terms and Conditions - Coming Soon...

Special Event Online Application

Other Applications & Forms