If you are interested in holding an event in the City of Green Bay, please visit the Special Events page for the application or more information. Special events are defined as “an athletic event, ceremony, demonstration, exhibition, march, pageant, parade, procession, race, show, or other similar display which interferes with the normal flow or regulation of traffic upon the streets, sidewalks, and/or rights-of-way, or the customary use of parks or other public grounds.” Essentially, a Special Event takes place on public property including parks, streets, alleys, sidewalks, terraces, boardwalks, piers, landings, bodies of water, and the like. Special Events are open to the public. A Special Event can be as small as 200 people or as many as 50,000. Special Event Organizers may charge attendees or create an experience that is free. Events held on private property are not Special Events for the purposes of the City of Green Bay’s policies.
Special Events in the City of Green Bay are defined and regulated by Green Bay Municipal Code Chapter 10 Article IX.