Complete an initial proposal for an event

Apply to hold an event in Portsmouth - full application

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 full 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.

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

If you are a developer or utility company and wish to apply for a temporary road closure or restriction on the highway for roadworks, etc, please take a look at roadworks and closures for current and planned restrictions or contact the council's highway contractor Colas (select 'Highway Term Maintenance - Portsmouth PFI').

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