Biggest Little City

The City of Reno is a city that celebrates and supports special events. We believe that events enhance the vitality, quality of life, and economic prosperity of the City of Reno. The Special Events Office works to grow Reno’s current tourism base, attract new visitors and encourage community events that add to the local quality of life.

Important Links

Current Road and Lane Closures

Current Free Speech Zones - updated the week of permitted events

Creativity on the River Permit


Important Contacts

Special Events on public property and parks in Reno, Film Permits and Residential Block Parties:  

Kacee Matthewson, Special Events Assistant

Phone: 775-334-2055

Alexis Hill, Arts, Culture and Events Manager
Phone: 775-326-6697

If you wish to have your event in a park, please reserve your permit through the Parks Department first by contacting:

Peggy Nelson-Aguilar, CPRP, Recreation Supervisor
Phone:  775-334-2303

After you reserve your park please fill out the special event applications on this page and send to Kacee Matthewson.

Permits for events on private property (Special Activity):

Business License Division
Phone: 775-334-2090

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