Special Event Permits
Individuals and organizations wishing to hold an event in City-owned facilities or on public rights-of-way shall obtain a Special Event Permit from the City Manager's Office or Recreation Services, depending on the size or type of event. Review of the Special Event Permit application by City staff and/or the City Council ensures the event will be held safely with minimum disruption to the surrounding community; and that the cost of the event is borne by its sponsors.
A special event is any scheduled or planned non-emergency event occurring within the City of Coronado which can reasonably be expected to require increased or modified emergency or non-emergency services or support by the City government and personnel.
Special Event Permits Issued by Recreation Services:
All organized use of City park facilities, use specific to a particular time or location in a park or beach, use by a group of more than 25 people, or use including a "Jump House" or other activity center requires a use permit. Groups larger than 100 persons require special consideration for locations other than the beach venues.
The Recreation Services Department should be contacted for further information and an application.
Special Events Requiring Approval by City Manager and/or City Council:
All Major Events require prior approval of the City Council. A Major Event is defined as an activity which entails in excess of 2,000 participants and/or spectators and which significantly affects City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation, or impacts the community and/or its citizens. It is recommended that a general application, or letter of intent be filed with the City at least one year in advance for major events. Per City codes, no more than eight Major Events are permitted in any calendar year. However, major special events in excess of eight during any calendar year may be considered by the City Council on a case-by-case basis. A detailed application and liability waiver must be submitted to the City Manager no later than August 1 of the preceding year in order to be reviewed and possibly considered by the City Council at its annual review of Major Special Event requests.
All Moderate Events require prior approval by the City Council. A Moderate Event is defined as an activity which entails up to 2,000 participants and/or spectators and which significantly affects City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation, or impacts the community and/or its citizens. A letter of intent or general application shall be filed with the City Manager at least six months prior to the scheduled event. A detailed application and liability waiver for Moderate Events must be submitted to the City Manager no less than 30 days prior to the event.
All Minor Events require prior approval by the City Manager or designee. A Minor Event is defined as any activity for a small and/or specialized group that does not add special burden on City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation or impact the community or its citizens. A detailed application and liability waiver for Minor Events must be submitted to the Recreation Department or City Manager's office no less than 30 days prior to the event.