COVID-19 Updates

View the Washoe County Phase I Guidelines to learn more about the requirements for businesses to reopen under Phase 1.


Please pay attention to our COVID-19 web page, our social media, emails and other credible sources of news for the most recent updates and information.

All special events held on public property (street, sidewalks, and Reno parks) are cancelled through May 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions. All special activities held on private property are canceled through May 31, 2020. The Business Licensing Office and the Arts, Culture and Events Office are not accepting any applications during this period. For more information on what the City is doing to prevent COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 web page.

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

Important Contacts

For special Events on public property and parks in Reno, Film Permits and Residential Block Parties. 

Special Events HOTLINE

Call or text your event onsite issues/complaints - 775-432-0487. 

Event planning questions

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

  • Parks and Recreation Department:  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):