We require that all applications must be received at least 60 days in advance of the event. This allows time for other boards, commissions and committees to meet and approve your application. If submitted later, the application may be declined.

Before beginning the event application process, be sure to check with the City to ensure that the site/facility you want to use is available:

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Norwalk is a vibrant, active community and one of the most exciting places to live in the country! Our residents enjoy outdoor events, festivals and concerts all year long in our beautiful parks, neighborhood streets, and in our thriving downtown. Special events provide more than fun, they create opportunities for our community to connect, to celebrate our diverse heritage and to express our creative energy.

We are here to help guide event producers through the permitting requirements and regulations to be considered when planning a special event in Norwalk. We act as a liaison to the various City departments involved in making sure all events are held safely and responsibly. We also serve as a resource for the community, providing information about the many festivals, outdoor concerts, runs, walks and parades held in the City each year.

Please note that event organizers along with their employees, officials, volunteers, participants and invitees must comply with all policies, laws, bylaws and regulations of all lawful authorities, as well as the Terms and Conditions. The City of Norwalk reserves the right to deny events that are deemed to be unsafe, unsuitable, or that do not abide by City guidelines, policies, or bylaws. If you have any questions regarding site availability or the suitability of your event, please email us at

To apply, you will need to have an account with us. If you don’t have an account, please create an account here.


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