Public Events

Public Event Portal

Welcome to the City of Boston online public event application portal! Please read the instructions on each page carefully. A public event is an event open to the general public; it can be held on public or private property; it may feature entertainment, amusements, food and beverages; it may be classified as a road race, block-party, festival, fundraising party, or parade.

Depending on the size and planned activities, a public event may require a number of permits from various departments within the City before being officially approved. In order to assure that the City, as well as the public event applicant, has as much information as needed before beginning the permitting process, the City requires the applicant to sit down with the public event committee prior to the scheduling of their event. For guidelines, please click here

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  • If you have an online account, but can't remember your password click here
  • If you are new to the system click here
  • For users wishing to print online, you must have the ability to scan all required documents and attach them to your application. Also, your computer must be connected to a printer to print the application.

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