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It was a busy year with dozens of fun and exciting events in the City of Littleton!
That Eighties BandIn 2018, the city processed more than 40 permits for some very diverse events, including the grand opening of a new coffee shop, a couple car shows, several 5k and 10K races, a professional street bike race, a wine tasting and silent auction, a weekly farmer's market, and two yoga-in-the-park programs, just to name a few. Littleton also was the home of more than 40 live outdoor music concerts in 2018.

The city recognizes that large, organized events, concerts, races, markets, and celebrations are wildly popular and attract thousands of visitors to Littleton each year. To make sure the events are safe for attendees, organizers and city crews, and that organizers follow the event protocols in the city code, event organizers are required to complete an Event Permit Application for each event or series of events.

New event permit application process coming in 2019
In 2018, Littleton City Council revised some of the regulations in the city code regarding events so the event permit process is being updated. A new Event Permit Application will be launched in early 2019. If you are an event organizer hosting an event in early 2019 and you need to submit an event permit before the new system is launched, email comkn@littletongov.org.

Special Event Liquor Permits
The process to apply for a Special Event Liquor Permit has not changed. You must complete and submit a liquor permit application to the city clerk at least 30 days before your event. Visit the Special Event Liquor Permit information page to start the process.

Do you need to submit an event permit?
If your event includes one of the following, an event permit is required:

  • Events with more than 100 attendees held in a city park, street or facility;
  • Events that serve or sell alcohol;
  • Events that have amplified sound;
    PLEASE NOTE: An Amplified Sound Permit (PDF) will be emailed to each applicant for each event that includes amplified sound. The Amplified Sound Permit fee was increased to $75 on January 1, 2018. The Amplified Sound Permit fee is a separate fee and NOT included in the Event Permit fee. Visit the Building Services - Application Fees page for more information about fees.
  • Events that require street closures
  • Events that require city staff time (police, public works or fire personnel)
  • Events that require services from Littleton Fire Rescue or the Littleton Police Department
  • Events that have pyrotechnics

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event in the City of Littleton!