Crowd with hands raised enjoying Dreamville Festival at night with ferris wheel in background

Dreamville Festival - Photo by Jack Tumen/The Parallel Agency

Special Events

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.