Special Events Information

Special Event Process

  A special event is defined in the Town of Los Gatos Municipal Code Section 14.100.010. Examples include but are not limited to: athletic events such as runs, walks, bicycle races, etc., parades, street fairs, festivals, outdoor music concerts, and carnivals. Depending upon the scope of your event, you may be required to apply for permits with the Public Health Department, Fire Department or Alcohol Beverage Control. The Marketing and Events Specialist will assist you with any questions and can provide you with any forms you may need. Contact CHill@losgatosca.gov for further information.

Special Event Checklist

  • You must fill out a special event application, sign the general instruction sheet, hold harmless agreement and include the application fee.
  • You will be required to provide insurance for your event.
  • You may be required to hire police officers or other police personnel for your event.  
  • If you are posting a sign or banner, cooking or serving food, using amplified sound or using a tent or canopy, or serving alcohol, you will be required to obtain permits from the appropriate entities.

Special Event Application

To get started, download the applicable special event applications and/or review the following documents:

You must return all completed forms within 90 days of your event to the Marketing and Events Specialist located in the Town Manager's Office.