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So you're planning an event? Well you've come to the right place! Whether it's a private event, an athletic tournament, or a public festival, we can help you make your event permitting process as easy as possible. From services to permitting assistance to best practices, our Special Events division can make it happen! Please allow 30-60 days for most permits to be processed. Permit information can be requested through our Special Events Division at 850-891-3885.

Annual Special Events

Private Events (Parties, Weddings, Family Reunions, etc.)

When planning a private function at one of our beautiful parks, you'll need to complete a few things before you send out the invitations. Park permit applications are required for groups of 50 or more people.

Athletic Tournaments

If you are a tournament organizer, group or non-city sports league who would like to reserve a field, you can do so by contacting our tournament specialist.

Public Events (Runs, Festivals, Block Parties, Fundraisers, etc.)

Residents, Visitors and Businesses of Tallahassee LOVE Special Events! The Special Events Division permits over 300 events per year and we want yours to be next! Once you've checked the date availability at the park or location you are interested in, please complete at minimum the Special Events Application and return to the Special Events Division. Your event will be processed and you will receive an email with a checklist of items still needed along with your cost estimate.

Cascades Park Events

Want to use Cascades Park for your event? Please call 850-891-3816.

Services Offered

Stage Reservation
Need a stage? We have that too! Our Showmobile Stage has been seen at Frenchtown Getdown, Winter Festival and Celebrate America to name a few. The stage surface measures 32' by 15' with a height of 4' off the ground. The cost for the showmobile is $100 per hour for non-profit organizations and $122 per hour for all others. A 4 hour minimum is required for all Showmobile rentals.

Other City Services
Other services the City offers for events include, trash cans, street sweeping, electrical hook up, street closures, security and much more! These items may be requested through the Special Events Application.

Mobile Food Vendor Program
Do you have a Food Truck? A Food Trailer? A Hot Dog Cart? This program is for you! The City offers locations downtown and throughout our City parks where you can park your truck, cart or trailer and sell your wonderful cuisine! Complete the above application and provide all requested documentation and we can get you permitted today!

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