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The Events Team organises a broad range of free outdoor, recreational, civic, royal and other events for the city including the Remembrance Sunday Service, Live at the Bandstand, the Rural and Seaside Show, Southsea Food Festival, Christmas Light Switch-ons and the Mayor Making Ceremony.

We also provide support for other events such as the Great South Run and Race for Life and work with the organisers of large scale events, such as Victorious Festival.

As well as organising our own programme of events, we provide assistance and support to people who want to put on their own event on council land.

If you are planning an event in Portsmouth, please complete our event application form, referring to our guidance notes and terms and conditions below.

If your event is to be held on a public highway or road please also complete and return the Temporary Road Closure application form below, along with all required documentation to at least 12 weeks prior to your event.

If you would like to plan an event then complete the initial enquiry form below and email it to us at

If you would like advice or to discuss an idea for an event, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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