Apply for a special event permit

The City of Escondido hosts a variety of events each year from parades and community-focused festivals to sporting tournaments. Other special events include walks, street fairs, school events and fundraisers.

A Special Event Permit is required for any event that is outside the scope of normal services offered by the City. Please review the
Special Event Support Policy before submitting your application to learn about conditions and all other necessary information.


Types of Permits


Special Event Permit - This application covers examples such as parades, street fairs, runs/walks, bike rides, etc.

Block Party Permit - This application is for neighborhood block parties that are not open to the general public or are for fundraising purposes.

Film Permit - Filming that takes place in any city park, city facility, or city streets (street closures, lane closures, traffic control, or impact to parking) requires a filming permit.

Please contact us by email at or by phone at 760-839-4692 to obtain permits and to check date availability and pricing.