In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
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The health and safety of our visitors, event attendees, and staff members remain our highest priority. As such, we are closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and sharing safeguards and best practices as outlined by federal health authorities and state and local officials. As of March 15, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States (Read full recommendation). As such, DCASE will not issue Special Events Permits during this time period.
Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Heath’s website, chicago.gov/coronavirus, for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19.
NEW Online Special Events Permit Application WorkshopThe workshop has been postponed. Please review the Special Event Application PowerPoint for guidance.
More than 400 neighborhood festivals take place in Chicago each year, showcasing the city's diverse culture, music and food.