Special Event Applications

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Special Event Policy & Resolution


Category A Event Application

Category A events are defined as events not requiring the use of cones, barricades, or other traffic control devices in traffic lanes, and shall occur only on established routes on local/minor streets which are maintained on file at the police department.


Category B & C Event Application

Category B events are defined as requiring full or partial control over the use of the street and are less than a calendar day in duration. Category B events are restricted to local/minor streets and streets in the Downtown Area.

Category C events are defined as requiring full or partial control over the use of the street and are either a multiple day event or a single day event with a community-wide focus or major impact. Events utilizing fireworks shall be Category C events.


Parade Application

Parades are defined as processions occurring on the established route in the Central Business District, on file with the Police Department, which is closed to regular vehicular traffic. Parades shall follow the approved route on the north side of the Central Business District, and staging shall occur within the staging area in and adjacent to the south side of the Central Business District.


City Hall Lawn Application

The City Hall Lawn is available for reservation, however, City of Abilene events take precedence over any other reservation. The area includes the grass lawn between City Hall and Walnut Street and includes the steps and patio area under the portico. The City Hall Lawn is not available for overnight use.