Holding a Special Event in Madison
Public Health of Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) is issuing orders for gathering limits, physical distancing and masking due to COVID-19. These orders are updated every 28 days and are based on Dane County data and metrics. View the Current Orders.
If an event meets the criteria to occur under this order or any future orders, organizers must submit an Event Safety Plan Checklist ( PDF / MS Wordthat verifies the event will meet PHMDC requirements for physical distancing and recommendations for Best Event Protocols at the event. Please contact us at MadisonEvents@cityofmadison.com for additional information.
If this order or any future PHMDC order restricting or prohibiting the size or nature of outdoor events are in place on the date(s) of an event, they supersede and may invalidate any approved street use or park event permits.
Stay up to date with Public Health of Madison and Dane County guidelines for events:
For guidance from the CDC on events and gatherings:
What type of event are you planning?
Madison is the perfect place for a special event. The process to reserve locations and apply for permits depends on the type of event you are planning.
Please choose an event type to start the process.