Park Event Permits

Private Events Not Open to the General Public

General Park Use Permit Application
for private events (birthday parties, family gatherings, etc.)

Applications must be received 30 days prior to event date. Non-refundable application fee: $35. Park Impact Fees and Pavilion fees vary by location.

Permits for Park Events Open to the General Public

Effective, January  2, 2015, all permit applications for Special Events on park property that are open to the general public (ex., Festivals, Concerts, Races, etc.) must be submitted in person to the Department of Transportation Permits Office, 200 N. Holliday Street, 1st floor, at least 8 weeks in advance of your event date.

A non-refundable $75 application fee is required at the time of application.  Event impact fees will also be assessed based upon the location chosen and the size of your event.   A Security Deposit may also be charged based upon your event set up.

The event site plan, run/walk route, flyer or promotional piece, and security plan must be included with your application.

For additional information on the Department of General Services Special Events process please call 410-396-1926.

Special Event application 
Park Festival/Special Event Fees 
Park List with Fee Code 
Special Conditions for Mt. Vernon 
Special Conditions for Patterson Park 
Special Conditions for West Shore Park 
Park Rules 

Inner Harbor

For all events to be held at Inner Harbor venues (Public or Private).

Applications must be received at least 8 weeks in advance of event date.  Non refundable application fee of $75.  Event impact fees vary according to location and size of event.

Inner Harbor Event Fees 
Special Conditions for West Shore park
Park Rules 

Private Events Inner Harbor(Wedding Ceremonies, Picnics, etc.)

Private events may be held at the Kaufman Pavilion and West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor.  Short ceremonies may be held on portions of the Inner Harbor Promenade.  These events must be reviewed by the Inner Harbor Review Group and will be coordinated with the Waterfront Partnership.  There may be additional management fees required for your private event once your application has been reviewed by the Recreation and Parks Permits Office and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. 

For additional information, email:  [email protected].

Inner Harbor General  Park Use Application 
Special Conditions for West Shore Park
Wedding Application


Inner Harbor events open to the general public (Festivals, Concerts, Fairs, Runs, Walks)

Effective, January  2, 2015, all permit applications for Special Events  in the Inner Harbor that are open to the general public  must be submitted in person to the Department of Transportation Permits Office, 200 N. Holliday Street, 1st floor, at least 8 weeks in advance of your event date.

A non-refundable $75 application fee is required at the time of application.  Event impact fees will also be assessed based upon the location chosen and the size of your event.   A Security Deposit may also be charged based upon your event set up design.

The event site plan, run/walk route, flyer or promotional piece, and security plan must be included with your application.

For additional information on the Department of General Services Special Events process please call 410-396-1916.

Special Event Application 
Special Conditions for West Shore Park