Special Events

  1. Neighborhood Block Party
  2. Small Special Event
  3. Large Special Event
  4. Expressive Activities (Free Speech)

If you have any questions regarding what type of special event permit you need, assistance in any portion of the planning process, required documents, or other related information, CLICK HERE to schedule a complimentary pre-application consult with staff, or contact Tyler Chism via email.

The City of Everett defines a “special event” as any temporary activity that affects the ordinary use of parks, public streets, rights-of-way, sidewalks, traffic, public transportation, etc. and/or generates large public participation.

All special event organizers must complete a special events permit application according to the appropriate classification. City staff will review the application and department staff will communicate directly with the event organizer to clarify event plans or to provide additional direction. The application is not a guarantee the event will be approved. The City will not approve your permit until all required documents, such as liability insurance, if applicable, has been submitted and approved by our legal department.

A Special Event Permit will be issued to the applicant prior to their event, after the invoice has been paid. To apply, click on the tabs above to view details of the different special event types.

If you are planning a special event taking place on city right of way and in a city park, you will also need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit from the Parks and Community Services Department. If you are planning an event only within a city park, you only need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit and not a special event permit.