For Event Planners

Permits & Planning

We would love to help you bring your event to downtown Everett!


The City of Everett defines a “Special Event” as any temporary activity that affects the ordinary use of parks, public streets, rights-of-way, sidewalks, traffic, public transportation, etc. and/or generates large public participation.


All special event organizers must complete a Special Events Permit application according to the appropriate classification. City staff will review the application and department staff will communicate directly with the event organizer to clarify event plans or to provide additional direction. A Special Event Permit will be issued to the applicant prior to their event. 


If you are planning a special event taking place on city right of way and in a city park (including Wetmore Plaza), you will also need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit from the Parks and Community Services Department. If you are planning an event only within a city park, you only need to apply for an outdoor/special use permit and not a special event permit.  

Additional details about planning an event in Everett, including FAQs and links to all Special Events Permit applications, is available on the City of Everett website. If you need help, or have any questions about planning a special event, please contact Tyler Chism, City of Everett Placemaking Manager. Learn More.


Additional Resources:

Arranging Parking for Special Events

Street Parking

Street parking is free with no time limit in downtown Everett after 6pm and on weekends. During daytime hours on weekdays, street parking is limited to 90 minutes and no re-parking is allowed. Please see parking policies for more information on street parking.


Garage Parking

Garage parking rates, hours and allowed length of stay vary by location. Outside of special events, rates are typically at least $3. Many garages prohibit overnight parking – be sure to note each garage’s policy. Our parking map can help guide you to a garage or surface lot near your event.


Everpark & Special Events

If you’re having a special event in downtown Everett and would like to make parking arrangements, the Everpark Garage may be able to meet your needs. Please contact the Downtown Everett Association at (425)-258-0700.