A special event includes any activity that occurs on private or public property and affects the ordinary use of public streets, rights-of-ways, and/or sidewalks. This includes, but is not limited to fairs, festivals, concerts, performances, parades, athletic events, fundraising events, etc.
A "Block Party" is a gathering organized by residents of the neighborhood abutting the street to be closed. Block Parties have different requirements and application than a Special Event. Please view Block Party Permit Information.