Plan a Special Event

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Pandemic Updates Involving Special Events

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, please carefully consider plans for a public gathering or event at this time. Carefully plan and follow CDC and health department guidelines for sanitation and safety to protect people at your event and prevent them from being exposed unnecessarily to illness. Please be aware that due to constantly changing circumstances with the COVID-19 issue, the city may be required to temporarily limit or cancel public events or gatherings.

Currently, Eastern Idaho Public Health is recommending all events over 250 people cancel their events.

At this time, if you have already booked your special event and wish to cancel, the City of Idaho Falls is currently completely refunding the special event fees. Please contact the Special Event Coordinator at mhandke@idahofallsidaho.gov

An event application is required for anything that meets the following standards:
  • The event takes place in a publicly owned area, such as a public park or street, and has 100 or more attendees
Or: 

  • The event needs additional public support or input, such as a street closure or needing additional trashcans

Special Event Applications can be filled out and submitted in three different ways: 

  1. You can fill out and submit an application completely online
  2. You can download a copy of an application, print it out, fill it out, and then submit it to the Front Desk of the Recreation Center at 520 Memorial Drive
  3. You can pick up a physical copy of an application at the Front Desk of the Recreation Center at 520 Memorial Drive

All Special Event Applications must be filled out and submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of your event.



Special Event Policies and Procedures
Before you fill out the applications, please read over the Special Event Policies and Procedures. This document explains all the rules, regulations, and fees that an event organizer must know. It also provides examples of site plans and other needed documentation. 

Links to Fill Out and Submit a Special Event Application Electronically


Links to Download and Print the Special Event Applications
Please download and print the physical forms. Once they are then filled out, you can submit them to the Front Desk of the Recreation Center at 520 Memorial Dr.
Before you fill out the applications, please read over the Special Event Policies and Procedures
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Link to Banner Hanging Application
If you would like Parks and Recreation to hang your marketing banners from our streetpoles, please make sure you meet our guidelines and then fill out the application below:


Maps of Popular Parks for Special Events

​We Want to Hear from YOU!

Fill out our online Event Organizer Survey and tell us how we did, and how we can improve.