Special Events

The City of Fort Myers recognizes that special events play a significant role in the life of a community. Special events enhance a community by providing recreation, cultural and educational opportunities as well as:
  • Foster a sense of belonging and collective identity among residents
  • Provide economic support for both the not-for-profit and business communities
  • Provide opportunities for the development of tourism
Any event, whether a carnival, circus, festival, parade or any other special event that takes place on public property (other than indoor city venues) or require city services or facilities must apply for a Special Event Permit. Centennial Park will have special requirements. 

We have assembled a Special Events Handbook to assist organizers, promoters, and producers in successfully planning and producing public events. 

Download Special Event Handbook here.

For More Information

The Recreation Division representative will be your primary contact to guide you through the permitting process. You may reach the representative during regular business hours at 239-321-7530. 
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