Special Events

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The City of Eau Claire encourages and supports community events!

A special event permit is required to promote the equitable and efficient use of limited public park and other public spaces, use of limited city staff resources through proper planning for such events, and to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

Your event is a special event if it is a scheduled gathering, on city property, the public is invited, and it meets any one of the following criteria:

  • Over 100 people are expected to attend
  • Food/concessions will be served or sold
  • Merchandise or others items are to be sold
  • An admission/entry fee is charged for participation or inclusion
  • Donations are accepted
  • Street closures needed
  • Tents over 250 square feet will be put up
  • Alcohol will be served or sold
  • Alteration of park operation hours requested

See Ordinance 9.59.010 for a full list and description of special event criteria.

Special Event Application
Payments (required)
Insurance Information (required)
Serving or selling food at my event?
Putting up a tent(s) at my event?
Will there be alcohol at my event?
Will there be drone at my event?
Is my event at Phoenix Park?
Sample Event Route Maps
How do I know if my event a Special Event?