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Welcome to the City of Mt. Pleasant’s special event page!

Special events help build a sense of belonging, community pride and excitement. The Special Event Team exists to serve the community by assisting event planners through the special event permitting process. All reservations for special events, such as festivals, runs or walks, parades, block parties, and citywide holiday celebrations that take place on public property are initiated through this team.

We have created a user-friendly, one-stop location to facilitate your successful event application through an online fillable form designed to gather all the necessary event information for our team to review it and respond within 7-10 days from submittal.

The specific special event application and related staff contact will be dependent on where your event is going to be held, either downtown or elsewhere in the city. See below under the heading “Contact and Application Information” for details.

Our dedicated, professional Special Events Team is your resource on all aspects of event production. Should you have questions before submitting your application we’ll be happy to provide guidance and answer your questions.


The City of Mt. Pleasant Special Event Team

Contact and Application Information
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I know if I need a Special Event Permit?

    A Special Event Permit is required when an event organizer plans a celebration, march, parade, block party, art of music festival, carnival or similar local special event which is held wholly or partially upon a street, park or public property.

    Please note: General park shelter rentals for such activities as family reunions, weddings, club/business meetings, and picnics do not need to fill out a special event application; however, a park facility rental application is needed.

  • Can I promote my event before I get a permit?

    Please do not publicize your event until you have been notified it has been approved. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval of your event. Approval must be granted prior to your promoting the event through social media, distributing flyers, contacting the media, or promoting your event by word-of-mouth.

  • How do I decide which park will be best for my special event?

    Although each of our City parks have room for a variety of events and shelters you can rent, you need to determine if the park you select has enough parking to accommodate your anticipated attendance. Not sure what park will fit your need? Visit the Parks web pagefor information on each of our parks and available amenities.

Park Rules, Facility Rentals and Guidelines