Special Events
Skip to Content
  • Contact Us
  • Text Size

 allentownpa.gov - Metro Government of Allentown (Print logo)

Special Events

Planning a Special Event in the City

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.  They 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:

Lucinda Wright
Marketing & Special Events

2020 Special Events Application

Insurance Requirements

Special Event Concessions Form

Tent Regulations