Planning a Special Event

Festivals and events are opportunities to celebrate and showcase our local arts and culture and to develop our community identity and spirit. If you are considering creating or growing a special event, follow the steps listed below and for more detailed information about event planning refer to the Community Event Manual or email

Step 1:

Complete the Special Event Application.
If you would like to request the event trailer please fill out the Event Trailer Request.

Step 2:

Once you are notified that your event has been approved, you can apply for grants to help fund your event. The Festival Grant Application is meant for major annual community events. The Grassroots Grant Application is meant for smaller scale or first-time events. The Parks, Recreation & Culture Business Plan Template for event organizers is available if you would like assistance developing your event's business plan. 

Step 3:

To help promote your event, you can add it to Parks, Recreation & Culture on-line event calendar. Visit the event submission page, enter in your event details and submit. Be sure to keep up with other local event news by subscribing to the Cultural Networks Newsletter here.

Event Planning Documents