The Special Events Office is responsible for providing event permits and will assist with scheduling and approval by other city departments to ensure a safe and smooth event process.
2013 Outdoor Event Permit Application
Please submit the event application and processing fee 30-60-90 days (depending on event type) prior to event to avoid incurring late fees. Refer to page 1 of the application form to determine the event type. When you submit an application, you are agreeing to all rules and regulations as stated in the: 2013 Special Event Permit Guidebook.pdf
Vendor / Sponsor Information
A 2013 Vendor-Sponsor Information Form.pdf must be completed for each individual, organization or business participating at the event providing information, services, merchandise or food. Forms must be submitted 15 days before the event.
Food vendors may be subject to an inspection by the Health Department and Fire Marshal's Office. Food vendors must also register with the Commissioner of the Revenue. For more information, refer to the Special Event Requirements for Food Vendors.pdf.
The Parks & Recreation department also plans public year-round events. Their event calendar can be seen by clicking the image in the right sidebar.
The Special Events and Film Production Office does not plan, present or sponsor events itself.
Events in Virginia Beach are planned and presented by individuals, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, other city departments, local businesses, cultural institutions and professional event planners.
The current city contractor for entertainment events in the oceanfront resort area is: