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.
Current Free Speech Zones - updated the week of permitted events
Special Events on public property and parks in Reno, Film Permits and Residential Block Parties:Kacee Matthewson, Special Events Assistant
Alexis Hill, Arts, Culture and Events Manager
If you wish to have your event in a park, please reserve your permit through the Parks Department first by contacting:
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