Office of Outdoor Events
Any outdoor gathering on public or private property that attracts more than 500 attendees, requires a street to be closed, sells food or beverages, or uses tents, stages, bleachers, fireworks, open flames or portable toilets require a City permit effective Oct. 1, 2010. The rules also apply to parades, neighborhood events requiring the use of city streets, events in parks and some First Amendment activity.
Events conducted entirely on the property of a church, educational institution, college or university campus, or on property containing an occupied residence are exempt. Additionally, events per contracts with the City or at City-owned facilities and at the Texas Motor Speedway are exempt.
Event organizers are required to apply to the City by a date certain in order to obtain approval to have the event placed on the City’s Events Calendar and attend the Pre-Event Committee Meeting — and must provide notice to surrounding property owners. The two committees are in charge of scheduling events, reviewing event plans and applications. The Events Calendar Committee includes City staff and representatives from Sundance Square, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Cultural District, Fort Worth South, Chambers of Commerce and the Stockyards. The Pre-Event Committee includes City staff and representatives from The T, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and Stakeholders. A designated employee from the City’s Public Events Department will serve as the special events manager to coordinate the process.
- Neighborhood Events and Parades
- Outdoor Events and Parades
- Stage Regulations and Requirements
- Sample Site and Traffic Control Plans
- First Amendment Activity
Certificates of Insurance
Certificates of Insurance should be mailed to:
Attn: Outdoor Events Manager
Public Events Department - Office of Outdoor Events Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112
View information on Fort Worth street classifications in the Master Thoroughfare Plan.
Staff Contact: Cynthia Alexander, 817-392-7894
Texas Society of Association Executives Welcome Reception: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14; Sundance Square Plaza
Carter Riverside Homecoming Parade: 2 p.m. Oct. 11; Carter Riverside High School, 3301 Yucca Ave; NBH 76111 & Surrounding Streets
Friends of the River Party on the Plaza: 6 p.m. Oct. 23; Montgomery Plaza, Surrounding Streets and Trinity Park
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering: 12 p.m. Oct. 24; LaGrave Field, Northside & Stockyards Outdoor Events Districts
Fort Worth Monster Dash: 6 a.m., Oct. 25; Trinity Park and Trail System
TAFA (Travis Acady of Fine Arts) Race Street: 7:45 a.m. Oct. 25; West 7th Cultural Outdoor Events District
Walk to End Alzheimer's: 8 a.m. Oct. 25; Trinity Park
Miller/Coors Family Day: 1 p.m. Oct. 25; 7001 South Freeway
Hilton Hotel Corporate Event: 7 p.m. Oct. 25; General Worth Square Courtyard, Downtown Outdoor Events District
South hills Elementary PTA Fall Festival: NBH 76123, South Hills Elementary, 3309 Bilglade Rd
Light the Night Walk: 5 p.m. Oct. 26; West 7th Street Cultural District
Lincoln Central Test Drive Event: 7 a.m. Oct. 30; Sundance Square Plaza & Downtown Outdoor Events District
Friday on the Green: 7 p.m. Nov. 14; Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb St.