Special events are important gatherings in the community that remind us of Antioch’s rich heritage. Special events strengthen civic pride and support the efforts of businesses and organizations. It is the City’s goal to assist event organizers in planning a safe and successful event with minimal adverse impacts upon our citizens or neighborhoods surrounding the event.
Generally, any activity organized by an individual, group, or outside entity that involves the use of, or having an impact upon, public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks, and street areas, requires a permit. Events that take place on private property also require a permit. Special events are generally significant in scale and often involve an invitation to the community at large.