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.