Outdoor Festival Permit Application

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Outdoor Festival


In general, an Outdoor Festival is an outdoor public celebration or gathering that includes entertainment, amusement rides, dancing, music, dramatic productions, art exhibitions, other exhibits or displays, selling of merchandise or services, sale of food and or alcohol or any combination of the components listed.

You must obtain an Outdoor Festival Permit before you can have an event, whether you are a Commercial or Non-Commercial organization or agency.  Effective March 8, 2010, the Outdoor Festival Application must be completed with ALL required documents and attachments and submitted by mail or in person 90 days prior to the start date of the event. Incomplete applications submitted after the 90 day deadline will be denied.   Because the application fee must be submitted with the actual application, emailed and faxed application will not be accepted.

If you are planning an event in a park with any number of attendees with the following elements, you will need to complete an Outdoor Festival Application:

  • Amusements (moonwalks, dunk tanks, and other large inflatable games)
    • City of Atlanta Bureau of Buildings and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department do not govern Amusement Permits. Event Organizers assume responsibility for liability.
  • Vending of food or merchandise
  • Distribution or sale of Alcohol
  • Stages, tents or other temporary structures
  • Commercial Advertising or Product Sampling

If an assembly is associated with the event, per the outdoor event ordinance, chapter 142-81(1) you must submit an assembly application along with the outdoor festival application.

Chapter 142-81(1): "Where an outdoor festival or large gathering: i) has a discreet component that involves organized group movement from one location to another, and ii) the organized group movement meets the definition above of assembly, then the moving component alone shall be considered an assembly. The applicant must receive an outdoor festival permit or large gathering permit, as appropriate, for the non-moving component of the outdoor event, and an assembly permit for the moving component of the outdoor event."

 APPLICATION AND PERMIT FEES

 

COMMERCIAL (FOR-PROFIT) 

Class

Anticipated Attendance

Application Fee

Permit Fee

A

50,000+

$ 150.00

$ 15,000.00

 

B

20,000 – 49,999

 

$ 150.00

$ 8,000.00

C

10,000 – 19,999

 

$ 100.00

$ 5,000.00

D

2,000 – 9,999

 

$ 100.00

$ 2,500.00

E

250 – 1,999

 

$ 100.00

$ 500.00

 

NON-COMMERCIAL (NOT FOR PROFIT)

Class

Anticipated Attendance

Application Fee

Permit Fee

A

50,000+

$ 100.00

 

$ 9,000.00

B

20,000 – 49,999

 

$ 100.00

 

$ 3,000.00

C

10,000 – 19,999

 

$ 50.00

 

$ 1,500.00

D

2,000 – 9,999

 

$ 50.00

 

$ 750.00

E

250 – 1,999

 

$ 50.00

 

$ 250.00

 

 

Insurance Requirement:

Applications for Class A, B, C Outdoor Festivals require the City of Atlanta to be listed as an additional insured as the following: City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office/Special Events, 55 Trinity Avenue SW,Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30303

Insurance Coverage Required: $1,000,000 injury total, $500,000 bodily injury to any person; and $100,000 property damage

*Please note: If any aspect of the application is not applicable, please indicate by marking N/A by those sections.

* Outdoor Festival Applications are not accepted via Facsimile. Any Outdoor Festival submitted via Facsimile will be discarded and not processed.  

Mayor's Office of Special Events does not provide permits or any information regarding the below listed City of Atlanta properties. Please call the entities directly for further information:

  • Chastain Amphitheater
  • Chastain Horse Park-call 404.252.4244 ext. 28
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden-call 404.876.5859 ext. 1585
  • Zoo Atlanta-call 404.624.5650
  • Piedmont Park Multi-Purpose Complex/Magnolia Hall-call 404.875.7275 
  • Underground Atlanta-call 404.523.2311
  • Centennial Park-call 404.223.4412

 

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