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City of Norfolk Special Events
Norfolk is a city that celebrates special events and their contributions to the vibrancy, cultural richness and economic vitality of our community. Norfolk values the diverse array of special events hosted annually and encourages new events that will educate, entertain and support healthy lifestyles in our communities.

Our Services

Special Event Permits (Small & Large) - CITY PROPERTY ONLY*
Coordination of the issuance of special event permits for the use of City property and serves as a resource to assist event organizers to facilitate the collaborative involvement of city departments to provide services and support for your event. 
*Private Property Event Permits are issued by the Development Services Center.

Expressive Activity Permits
Coordination of the permitting process for expressive activities protected by the First Amendment. 

Town Point Park
Management of the rental of Town Point Park for special events and annual programming. 

Event Rental Equipment
Facilitation of the rental of City event equipment (tents, tables, chairs, staging, etc.) for City and community special event use.   

Selden Arcade Events
Scheduling and coordination of programming and events at the Selden Arcade for the d'Art Center, Cultural Affairs and private event rentals.

Contact Us
Special Events Office
Selden Arcade
208 E. Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Ph: 757-664-6880
Fx: 757-664-6810

Special Events Equipment Rentals
2800 Tarrant Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23509

Ph: 757-441-1141
Fx: 757-441-1216