Attendees gather at Dorothea Dix Park for Dreamville Festival

Special Events Office

Special Events Specific COVID-19 Information:

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.

With that in mind, all special events and gatherings of 25 or more people indoors and 50 people outdoors have been canceled through Jan. 1. Mass gathering restriction numbers will be updated with each new update from the State. Next update is expected before Oct. 2.

Citywide COVID-19 Information:

Visit our all-inclusive Citywide COVID-19 info page.


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 307
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.