Event Permits & Information

​Update:  June 16, 2020

While the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, the City of Fayetteville will not issue event permits for large outdoor gatherings without prior approval by the Arkansas Department of Health. Currently, events planned with more than 100 people in attendance require a written proposal to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Health for review and approval. Any event permit request sent to the City of Fayetteville for more than 100 people must be accompanied by a document verifying that the Arkansas Department of Health has reviewed and approved the event. Department of Health approval does not immediately guarantee City approval, and the City may opt to deny an event permit request based on local risk factors for COVID-19. 

If your event will use City parks or trails

Tournaments, races, or events that utilize City parks or trails must complete a Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Event Permit Form 14 days prior to event.

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Application: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Event Permit Form

If your event will use City streets or services, or you plan to sell or serve alcoholic beverages

The Parking Management Division processes permit applications for events, such as festivals, 5K races, parades, block parties, etc., involving the dedicated use of streets and parking lots for temporary periods. An Event Permit Application will need to be submitted for all events that take place on City property and/or require City resources (police assistance, street closure, City parking spaces, noise ordinance variance request, etc.). This event permit application is also required for events requesting to serve, sell, or provide alcoholic beverages on City property, including City parks. 

Deadline for application submittal for these permits is based on the following:

  • 21 days prior to event date: Application does not request closure(s) of a street or City parking lot or closure request(s) is for less than 8 hours.
  • 45 days prior to event date: Application requests a street or City parking lot closure(s) for more than 8 hours.
Application Instructions & Rules for Parking Management Event Permit
These instructions are intended to help you complete your event permit application and all associated forms. Please take the time to read these instructions prior to completing your application. Please keep a copy of these instructions / rules for reference during your event. 

Required for City Street/Parking Lot Closures

Event Permit Resources