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Neighborhood Block Party Requests

A neighborhood block party is a small-scale event that closes a small number of blocks on a local-service, residential street. These small-scale gatherings, such as neighborhood potlucks or barbeques, are initiated by and are intended to attract only local residents who live on or in close proximity to the street being closed. They are not intended for the general public. If your neighborhood event is open to the general public, is being advertised outside the affected area, or involves major street closures, you will need to fill out our Special Event Application.

Neighborhood Block Party Application Deadline: 30 days

Neighborhood Block Party Application Fee: $50 non-refundable

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Neighborhood Block Party Application before the 30-day deadline.
  2. Submit the $50 non-refundable application fee over the phone, in person, or via mail. Instructions for payment submittal are included on the Application Fee Payment Form.

Until both the application and application fee are received, your application will not be considered complete and your materials will not be reviewed. Submitting an application does NOT guarantee that your event will be approved.

Traffic Barricades and Neighborhood Block Parties

Event organizers are responsible for providing traffic barricades to safely close the road for the event. The Raleigh Neighborhood Registry provides free festival equipment rentals, including barricades, to neighborhood-based organizations that are members of the program. For more information on registration and program benefits, please email RNR@raleighnc.gov or call 919-996-4330.



Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Suite 307
Raleigh, NC 27601



Lead Department:
Special Events Office
Service Categories:
Special Events