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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.

Applications

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 76102

Other Information

View information on Fort Worth street classifications in the Master Thoroughfare Plan.

Staff Contact: Cynthia Alexander, 817-392-7894

Ordinance

Calendar

Attorneys Canas & Flores Annual Community 4th of July Celebration: July 3, 2016-July 4, 2016; Northside, 1441 North Main.

Sendera Ranch Annual Fireworks: 7:30 p.m. July 3, 2016; 76052 Neighborhood, Diamond Back Lane @ Sendera Ranch.

Overton West/Overton Park/Tanglewood Neighborhood Parade: 9 a.m. July 4, 2016; 76109 Neighborhood.

Monticello Neighborhood Association 4th of July Parade: 9 a.m. July 4, 2016; 76107 Neighborhood.

Bellaire Park North HOA 4th of July Parade: 9:30 a.m. July 4, 2016; Bellaire Park North Neighborhood.

Ryan Place Neighborhood 4th of July Parade: 9:30 a.m. July 4, 2016; 76110 Neighborhood.

36th Annual Lake Country POA Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. July 4, 2016; 76179 Neighborhood.

66th Annual Independence Day Celebration/Como Day Parade: 10 a.m. July 4, 2016; Horne Street & Lake Como Neighborhood Streets.

Ridglea Country Club Estates HOA 4th of July Parade: 10 a.m. July 4, 2016; NBH 76179.

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration: noon July 4, 2016; Stockyads Outdoor Events District.

Trinity River Vision Authority's Fort Worth's Fourth Festival & Fireworks: 2 p.m. July 4, 2016; Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street.

Friday on the Green Monthly Concert Series: 7 p.m. July 8, 2016; Near Southside Outdoor Events District.

Mayor's Triathlon: 6 a.m. July 10, 2016; YMCA & Downtown Event District & Surrounding Streets.

Juneteenth Parade: 7 p.m. July 17, 2016; Evans Avenue to Cobb Park.

Juneteenth Festival: 10 a.m. July 18, 2016; Cobb Park, 2600 Cobb Park & Berry Street.

Party on Crockett: 10 a.m. July 18, 2016; Cultural Outdoor Events District.

Kimbell Fest : 2 p.m. July 18, 2016; Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd..

Christ Chapel Bible Community Kids Camp: July 20, 2016-July 24, 2016; Christ Chapel Church, 3701 Birchman Avenue.

Slide the City - Giant 1,000-foot Slip-n-Slide: 9 a.m. July 23, 2016; Clearfork Main Street Bridge @ Hulen Street.

National Day of the American Cowboy: 10 a.m. July 23, 2016; Stockyards Outdoor Events District.