Special Events in the City of Reno

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

Crafters on the Riverwalk Application - July 1-September 30, 2019

Current Road and Lane Closures

Free Speech Zones in Wingfield Park 

Free Speech Zones in Idlewild Park

Free Speech Zones in Downtown Reno


Important Contacts

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

Special Events HOTLINE! - *NEW* Call or text your event onsite issues/complaints (please call the numbers below if you have event planning questions) Phone:  775-432-0487

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:

Phone:  775-657-4654

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