Special Events Committee

If you are planning a large event where there may be: 500 or more participants; an impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking; or a need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance, you may need to submit a special events application of intent. The Special Events Committee determines event conditions and fees. You may need to fill out other forms below.

The Special Events Committee is appointed by the City Council to:

  • Interpret and administer the Special Events Code;
  • Establish event conditions and fees;
  • Set event times, places and conditions designed to help ensure safe, quality events; and
  • Approve issuance of event permits.

In 1994, Bellevue adopted a special events policy, which recognized the substantial community benefits that result from special events and the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these events. These events provide family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies as well as cultural enrichment, economic vitality and community pride. Committee Members
2017 events approved by the Special Events Committee (Many special events are listed in Visit Bellevue's calendar.)

Special Events Committee Meetings

2016 Meeting Agendas:

November 10
October 13
September 8
August 11
July 14 - meeting cancelled
June 9
May 12
April 14
March 10
February 11
January 14

Meeting Minutes: 

August 11
June 9
May 12  
April 14
March 10
February 11
January 14, 2016
December 10, 2015 

Committee members
Join the committee
Planning an event?


Unless noted otherwise, the Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at City Hall.  Check the agenda or display board for the meeting room.  The meeting site is wheelchair-accessible. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request. Please call in 48 hours in advance: 425-452-5262(Voice).

Contacting the Committee

Address the committee at a meeting or use the contact information in the right column of this page.

Joining the Committee 

Complete the application and send it to the address included in the application.

Special Events Application of Intent

To obtain approval for a special event, download the special events application of intent and submit it to the Special Events Committee.

These forms may help you:


Jon WilsonParks & Community Services 450 110th Avenue NE or PO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009-9012




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