Office of Special Events

Information about what you need to do in order to apply for a Special Event Permit, rent the City Hall Rotunda, and other helpful information involving event planning.


Great things happen in the City of St. Louis every day!  The Office of Special Events staff is ready to assist you if you're planning a major event in the City that will involve the services of several City departments.  

Find information on how to rent the City Hall Rotunda or apply for a Special Event Permit for your event, such as a parade, Street Runs and Walks, Cycling Races and Rides, Festival and Street Fairs, and Outdoor Concerts.

"How to" Help

Apply for a Commercial Loading Zone Permit
A Commercial Loading Zone Permit allows restaurants and businesses that offer curbside pick-up to convert metered parking spots into commercial loading zones for carryout patrons to pick-up orders.

Obtain a Special Event Permit
Outlines the process to apply for a permit to hold a large event in the City of St. Louis, such as a Parade, Run and/or Walk, Cycling Race or Ride, Festival, Street Fair or Outdoor Concert.

Reserve City Hall Rotunda For Events
City Hall Rotunda is available for weddings, receptions, parties, and other special events.

Submit A Community Event to the Event Calendar
Add your community and neighborhood event to the City's Event Calendar.

Temporary Outdoor Seating Expansion General Information, Rules and Guidelines
Process for restaurants and bars to temporarily expand or introduce outdoor seating while taking prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19. The program is extended through December 31, 2021

Events Around Town

Plan event in a City Park

If you are planning an event in a City park, call the Parks Office at (314) 289-5344 to learn if the date and time is available at that location.

Plan event on Archgrounds

If you are planning an event on the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, call the National Park Service, Park Permits Office, (314) 655-1613.

Places to Visit, Things to Do

Explore St. Louis

36 Hours in St. Louis, New York Times Travel Section

Contact Information

Email Office of Special Events

More Contact Info

Phone: (314) 589-6640

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

In-Person services: To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, essential services will be provided by phone or email only during regular business hours.

1200 Market Street , Room 416 City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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