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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.


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

Other Information

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

 Lincoln Central Test Drive Event: 7 a.m. Oct. 30; Sundance Square Plaza & Downtown Outdoor Events District

3rd Annual Toro Dash: 6 a.m. Nov. 1; Trinity Park

Fort Worth Walk Like Madd 5K Walk Run: 6 a.m. Nov. 1; Ridgmar Mall and Surrounding Areas

Puzzle Scuttle 5K-Benefits the Child Study Center: 7 a.m. Nov. 1; TCU Campus and Surrounding Streets

Wendy Davis for Governor Media Event: 6 p.m. Nov. 4; Cultural Outdoor Events District, street closure  Bledsoe from Currie to Foch

North Hi Mount Elementary PTA Run:  9 a.m. Nov. 7; North Hi Mount Elementary, 3801 W. 7th St.

W.J. Turner Elementary School Annual Veterans Day Parade:  9 a.m. Nov. 7; W.J. Elementary School and surrounding streets, 3000 NW 26th St

Wedgewood 6th Walk-A-Thon: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7; Wedgewood Middle School, 3909 Wilkie Way

2014 Brain Tumor Walk: 6 a.m. Nov. 8; Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr.

Lena Pope Potishman Path 5K: 7 a.m. Nov. 8; Lena Pope Home, 3200 Sanguient St.

Veteran's Day Parade: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11; Downtown Outdoor Events District

Circus Under the Big Tent Top in Stockyards Station : 7 p.m. Nov. 12; Stockyards Outdoor Events District - Performances Nov. 12 thru Nov. 23; check website for event information


Friday on the Green: 7 p.m. Nov. 14; Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb St.

Pumpkin Spice Run: 3 p.m. Nov. 15; Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr

Freeman Global Sales Fun Run: 6 a.m. Nov. 18; Downtown Outdoor Events District

ALSAC/St. Jude's Give Thanks Walk: 6 a.m. Nov. 21; Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr.

Starlight Symphony Opening Night: 6 p.m. Nov. 21; Cultural Outdoor Events District (Crockett Street from Currie to Norwood)

Christmas Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Nov. 22; Sundance Square Plaza, 201 Main St.

Park Glen Community Turkey Trot: 7 a.m. Nov. 27; 204 S. Main St., Keller - Run starts on Redwood (NBH 76248)

Westside YMCA Turkey Trot 1K, 5K & 10K: 8 a.m. Nov. 27; Cultural Outdoor Events District - See link for Course Routes

XTO Energy Parade of Lights: 6 p.m. Nov. 28; Downtown Outdoor Events District

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