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Special event permits

From major festivals and international sporting events, to neighborhood block parties and parades, the City of Santa Ana is the perfect city to host your special event. We take pride in the wide collection of community focused events held in our city every year.

Event permits are required to host an event that takes place outdoors on private property or indoors/ outdoors on public property. Minor events are considered to host up to 100 attendees, moderate events are considered to hold between 101 and 1,000 attendees, and major events are considered to host over 1,001 attendees. Event applications are required if your event:

  • Occurs outdoors on private property
  • Occurs on city streets or city property
  • Occurs at a park, the zoo, or the stadium

All applications and event site plans must be submitted 90 days prior and up to 1 year in advance to the first event date. Please submit special event permit applications and supplemental documents to specialevents@santa-ana.org.

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