Special Events

BE ADVISED:  Special Event applications for events taking place in 2022 will be accepted starting Monday, January 10, 2022.

Special event means a planned temporary aggregation of people or attractions for a common purpose, including but not limited to, street fairs, arts and crafts shows, carnivals, circuses, rallies, public entertainments, or similar events or attractions, that:

  1. Are conducted primarily outdoors; and
  2. Interfere with the normal flow or regulation of pedestrian or vehicular traffic; or 
  3. Require special city services, that may include but are not limited to: street closure; provisions of barricades; special garbage collection and removal; special parking arrangements; special electrical services; and special police services.

Before submitting the special event application, read the Special Event Checklist and City's special events ordinance (Section 15-176, et seq.).  If you have Special Events questions you would like to submit, click here

Special Events applications must be completed and submitted with the appropriate non-refundable processing fee at a MINIMUM of 30 days prior to the event.

Special Event Application

Event Vendor Application

Block Party

Block Party requests are used by residents for neighborhood block parties.  Once the block party application is submitted, it is internally reviewed then sent to the appropriate Council Member and the Mayor for approval. 

Block Party applications must be received at least 14 days prior to the block party date.  

Block Party Application

Film Production

For filming in Waukegan, complete the Film Production Application

City of Waukegan Calendar of Events

View the City's calendar for community events. Neighborhood block parties are not listed on the City's calendar.

Community Events

Additional event calendars may be found at: