Special Events Sponsorship Applications are LIVE!

The City of Reno Sponsorship Program has been created for Special Events in and around the City of Reno. Special Event Sponsorships are not cash funded; they're used for in-kind services. In-kind services are services provided from the City's Public Works Department, Reno Fire Department, Reno Police Department and Parks Department. All Special Events are required to abide by all City, County, and State Laws. 

This funding period is only for events that take place July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.


Sponsorship Categories:

Nonprofit / Government Events

New Events

Community Events

Legacy Events 

Contact the Special Events Office 775.334.2055 for additional details. 

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

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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:

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