Special Events

NOTE:  No special events application for proposed events from April 22 - 28 will be approved.

Effective June 21, 2023, there will be a new Special Events Application process. Applications previously submitted will not be impacted. Please email [email protected] with questions or concerns about current applications. 


The Special Events Management Team (SEMT) oversees special events in Detroit and is responsible for assisting applicants with obtaining approvals and permits from various City departments and City Council.  

Organizers should NOT widely publicize or sell tickets to events before they are approved by City Council. All applications must be submitted 60 days prior to the event start date.

Film Permits - Detroit Film Office


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