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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.
Ridgefield encourages civic, private, and community groups to sponsor Special Events and is proud of these community-building opportunities. To do so, the City makes its streets and public right-of-way available for approved events. To promote access, ensure the safety of event participants and spectators, and minimize public inconvenience caused by such an event, a Special Event Permit must be obtained prior to the event.
The Special Event Permit Application Process requires detailed event information. If you are interested in hosting a new event in Ridgefield and would like to get the conversation going with our Special Events Team but aren't ready to submit an application yet, click here to submit the Event Interest Form.
Until your event is pre-approved by the Special Events Team, event organizers are advised not to announce, advertise or promote the event. Use of the City of Ridgefield logo is strictly prohibited unless written permission is obtained.
Application Process Details:
Special Event Permits Require a site map. You may download the map below to assist with this: