Attendees gather at Dorothea Dix Park for Dreamville Festival

Special Events Office

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Citywide COVID-19 Information

Special Events Specific COVID-19 Information:

The Office of Emergency Management and Special events is currently accepting applications for special events and reviewing them on a case-by-case basis. Note that submitting an application does NOT guarantee approval of the event.

All permitted special events are subject to COVID-19 mass gathering limitations and Statewide requirements for face coverings and social distancing. In addition, all event organizers must provide a detailed COVID-19 safety plan prior to event approval. For questions regarding the safe return of special events, please contact our office at 919-996-2200 or

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.