Special Event Permits

Service Alert

The City is accepting applications for Park Use and Photography/Film Permits. Each application is required to be reviewed by an Internal Committee comprised of various City of Redmond staff, and requires a safety plan. Special Event permits are under evaluation until January 31, 2021. These guidelines can change and the issuance of permits can be impacted by the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan outlined by the Governor and COVID-19 case counts in King County. All inquires for Park-Use, Film/Photography, and Special Event permits can be submitted to EventPermit@Redmond.gov.

Permit TypeCurrent StatusRestrictions
Photography and Film PermitsAccepted with restrictions
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan required
Miscellaneous Park Use PermitsAccepted with restrictions
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan required
Special Event Permits: Running, Walking, or Cycling EventsAccepted with restrictions
Special Event Permits: Ticketed or private outdoor eventsAccepted with restrictions
Special Event Permits: Large-scale gatherings, events open to the public, and festivalsNot accepted
  • Events over with over 200 people in attendance (including all staff, volunteers, vendors, and participants) are not allowed under the Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

special events in Redmond

Our goal is for you to have a successful event that will contribute to the culture of our great city. We have designed this page to be a resource for you - and assist you with the planning of your special event. 


Helpful Tips for Getting Started


View our Special Events Guide
The Special Events Guide is a resource to help you through the permit processes for your event. Every event is unique and through this process, the committee works with you to gain an understanding of the full scope of your event.

Review the Special Events Application
The Special Events Application is required for each special event hosted in the City of Redmond. Included in the application are links to important information, specified requirements and steps to complete throughout the process. 

Contact our Special Events Assistant
We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to the Special Events Assistant to discuss your event. City of Redmond is host to hundreds of events each year - and our Special Events Assistant can help you navigate through this process. Our Special Events Assistant can be reached at EventPermit@Redmond.gov, or by calling 425-556-2360.

  1. Get Started
  2. Requirements
  3. Find a Venue
  4. Attend an Event

Steps to get started

Before applying, we recommend reviewing the Special Events Guide. The Guide contains the Special Events timeline, committee review period, event requirements and fees. 

Applications are due 90 days prior to your event. Applications received less than 90 days are subject to increased fees.


Step 1: Complete Your Special Event Application Packet

The Special Event Application Packet serves as your official intent to apply. The packet but be completed in FULL in order to be considered an official intent to apply. The Special Event Application Packet includes:

  • A Special Event Application
  • A proposed site or route map
  • A list of activities
  • A timeline of events (can be general)

Step 2: Submit Your Special Event Application Packet

Send your Special Event Application Packet to:

By Email: 
EventPermit@Redmond.gov 

By Mail:
City of Redmond- Special Events
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052


Step 3: Pay the Special Event Application Fee

A $75 Special Event Application Fee is due at the time of applying. Please make a check along with your completed Application Packet, or you may call and pay over the phone with a credit card.