Apply to hold an event in a park

Birmingham’s parks and public open spaces are a great place to hold your public event. We have hosted fetes, carnivals, funfairs, charity events, races and more. 

Any organised outdoor event will need permission, especially when it involves:

  • large groups of people
  • equipment or structures
  • music

Normally your event must be open to the general public, but you can charge people to attend. Private functions, such as weddings and corporate events, are sometimes allowed in some parks.

Apply to hold an event

Apply in advance

If you’d like to hold an event in a park you need to apply for permission at least 12 weeks before your event. We recommend that you don’t advertise your event until you have gained written confirmation from us that your event can go ahead.