Special Events

The City of Champaign welcomes and celebrates special event opportunities throughout the city.  To support successful public gatherings, special events that occur within City of Champaign limits are required to obtain a city permit prior to any public promotion, advertisement, or event participation.

To review special event requirements and to complete an online Special Event Application, click HERE.  To download a fillable PDF document, click HERE.

Please note:

  • Neighborhood block events, party registrations and outdoor music requests must submit a special event application a minimum of 10 days prior to the date of the event.  All other permit requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date of the event.
  • If an event is being held on leased property, evidence of approval by the landlord or property manager may be required. It is strongly suggested that event sponsors provide evidence of that approval. The City of Champaign may contact landlords to confirm approval of the event prior to issuing the permit.