Organizing Events in Scranton
Scranton is host to hundreds of special events each year including fairs, festivals, marathons, fund-raising walks, community and cultural celebrations, and much more.
The Office of Community Development works with other City departments to make sure that those who host events have:
- All necessary permits.
Special events approval are needed for any event that uses:
- City-owned or occupied property.
- City equipment.
- City services.
A Special Event approval ensures that all necessary permits, licenses, insurances and agreements are executed prior to any event that pursues the use of City-owned or occupied property, City equipment and/or City services.
Interested in organizing a public event, like a run, rally, concert or festival? Please complete this form.
Parks and public spaces are available for public use for activities and events. To reserve a park pavilion or open space please complete this form.
Interested in hanging a banner to promote your event? Please complete this request form.
COVID-19: Activities and events must follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines.