All special events proposed for city property, and/or on city streets, require a permit from the city. The term "special events" includes, but is not limited to, exhibits, fairs, athletic events, parades, concerts, block parties, church affairs or conventions, occupying, marching or assembling upon a street, park, or public area in the City of Allentown are allowed only after a permit has been granted.
The first step in planning your special event is to submit a Special Event Application. Please include a site map, parking plan, and a traffic & detour plan, as needed. NOTE: Most special events require at least 30 days for permitting to be processed.
If you have questions, or are interested in discussing your plans, please call 610.841.3506.
Your application, and pertinent documents, may be submitted via postal mail, email, or fax:
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999