Attendees gather at Dorothea Dix Park for Dreamville Festival

Attendees flood the Big Field at Dorothea Dix Park under shade structures and on blankets for Dreamville Festival.

Special Events Office


 COVID-19 and Special Events:

The safety and security of our community is the City of Raleigh’s top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and are working in partnership with Wake County and other local partners as we continue to monitor this evolving situation closely.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the City of Raleigh continues to adjust our response in support of Wake County’s updated State of Emergency.


The City of Raleigh is proud to host and celebrate hundreds of events each year, from major conventions and sporting events to community-based festivals and races. The Special Events Office provides a single point of contact for event management and compliance, overseeing all aspects of special events that utilize City streets, public plazas, and Dorothea Dix Park.




Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27601



Parking Requests

If you wish to request the temporary reservation of parking spaces, please contact the Special Events Office at 919-996-2200 to learn how to apply.

Aerial Requests

If you wish to request an aerial permit, please contact the Special Events Office at 919-996-2200 to learn how to apply.