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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 76112

Other Information

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

Staff Contact: Cynthia Alexander, 817-392-7894

Ordinance

Calendar

Fort Worth Texas Magazine Presents Young Guns Battle of the Burger: 6 p.m. Sept. 5; National Cowgirl Museum, 1720 Gendy St.

Arlington Heights High School Band Booster Yellow Jackets March-a-Thon: 8 a.m. Sept. 6; Arlington Heights High School, 4501 West Freeway

Paschal High School Panther March-a-Thon 2014: 8 a.m. Sept. 6; Paschal High School Faculty Parking Lot, 3001 Forest Park Blvd.

Friday on the Green: 7 p.m. Sept. 12; Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb St.

Tarrant County Heart Walk: 8 a.m. Sept. 13; Stockyards Outdoor Events District

Cowtown Classic Bike Ride: 11 a.m. Sept. 13; CFW, Tarrant County, Crowley & Burleson City Limits

Mexican Independence Day Parade: 11 a.m. Sept. 13; Downtown Outdoor Events District

TCU Kappa Alpha Theta: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14; TCU Campus, 2800 South University Dr.

Fiestas Patrias Mexican Independence Day Celebration: 12 p.m. Sept. 14; LaGran Plaza Parking Lot #8, 4200 South Freeway

Downtown Fort Worth Latin Festival Showtime Latino Entertainment: 1 p.m. Sept. 14; Downtown Outdoor Events District

Texas Society of Association Executives Welcome Reception: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14; Sundance Square Plaza

Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School Homecoming Parade: 1 p.m. Sept. 15; Northside

Northside High School Homecoming Parade: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15; Northside

Cowtown Crusin for a Cure Car Show: 10 a.m. Sept. 20; Downtown Outdoor Events District

Run in the Dark 5K and 1K:  6 p.m. Sept. 20; Alliance Towne Center and Adjacent Streets

Main Table: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21; Downtown Outdoor Events District

Bobby Norris Round Up for Autism: 6 p.m. Sept. 26; Stockyards Outdoor Events District

Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K: 7 a.m. Sept. 27; Near Southside Outdoor Events District

SWVS Stride 5K Run/Walk - Supporting the SW Veterinary Symposium: 8 a.m. Sept. 27; Downtown Outdoor Events District

Texas A&M Arkansas Corps March-In: 9 a.m. Sept. 27; Downtown Outdoor Events District

 Life in Color Tour Day Glow Concert: 3 p.m. Sept. 27; LaGrave Field

Friday on the Green: 7 p.m. Oct. 10; Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb St.

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

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