Special Event Permits


Due to the indefinite pause of Washington’s Phased Reopening from the Governor’s Office, Special Event Permits will not be issued until 2021 and Phase 4 has been reached; and Park Use Permits and Film & Photo Permits will not be issued until 2021 and Phase 3 has been reached. When phases 3 and 4 have been reached, permits will be issued with additional health and safety plans in accordance with the CDC, King County Health, and the Governor’s Office. A full reopening plan will be available online at redmond.gov/PlaySafe, with requirements outlined for special events and permits. During Phase 3 and 4, event producers will be required to submit an application packet that will be reviewed through the Special Event Permitting process, which includes a full review of the safety plan.

Please contact us with any questions or for additional information.

Click here for more information about the City of Redmond's Play Safe, Stay Safe Plan.

(Updated October 2, 2020)

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: 

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.