Boise City finds special events which are offered to the general public often attract large gatherings of people which may cause conditions requiring municipal regulation to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety.
Applications must be submitted at least 45 days in advance of the event. It is strongly recommended that they be submitted at least 120 days prior to the proposed event date. The completed application and any required attachments may be submitted to the Boise City Clerk’s Office via email or in person at:
Boise City Hall
150 N Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Special Events team at the City Clerk's Office.
1,000 or More Participants
The following require review by the Citywide Special Event Permit Process: Events or organized activities anticipating more than 1000 participants/spectators held on public property that require street closures or include event components requiring the coordination of multiple city departments or other agencies such as the service of alcohol, onsite cooking/food sales, or the use of temporary structures.
Examples include festivals, parades, runs/walks, farmer’s markets, and other planned group activities.
Less Than 1,000 Participants
Events anticipating less than 1000 participants/spectators are required to complete the Special Events Application but may not be required to pay the Special Event Application Fee.
Events held on private property whose organizers choose to use the Special Event Process are responsible for payment of the Special Event Application fee.
Special Event Team Meetings
If the above link takes you to a different board or commission landing page, please select "Special Event Team" from the meeting group in the left column.
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