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Mayor Michael O'Connor
Applications will only be processed, and permits issued if the event/activity adheres to mass gathering and capacity guidelines as issued by the State, County, and City. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when unable to socially distance, and practice proper hand hygiene.
Only posted, City pre-approved routes will be permitted. No special routes permitted. Preapproved Routes and additional Parade, Walk Race information may be viewed on the City's website: https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/1054/Parades-Walks-Races . COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS AND NONREFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE MUST BE SUBMITTED 90 DAYS PRIOR TO PROPOSED DATE OF EVENT.
AS OF JUNE 1, 2023 - Nonrefundable application fee for Parade ($200), Walk ($50) or Race ($100) must be submitted along with ALL paperwork, prior to event date being secured, or review of application packet. Once Office Manager receives the online application packet, applicant will be contacted to remit NONREFUNDABLE application fee. Additional fees for park amenities, or City permits may be required prior to permit issuance.
Please read entire document and complete in its entirety, attaching all information requested. Event date will not be secured, and review of request will not begin until NONREFUNDABLE application fee, and required documents have been received. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and/or to check date availability for event and any other park areas requested prior to submitting application packet.
Please attach Certificate of Insurance naming ‘The City of Frederick’, 101 N Court Street, Frederick MD 21701 as the holder and additional insured in the amount of one million general liability and two million aggregate
Animal participants require additional insurance and information.
Preapproved routes can be viewed online at www.cityoffrederickmd.gov.
Petting zoos, inflatables, generators, water slides, and special activities may require proof of insurance from the vendor, or other information. ALL EQUIPMENT DELIVERY AND PICKUP TO OCCUR WITHIN YOUR RESERVATION TIMEFRAME.
Reservations of additional park areas and additional fees may apply. Reserved park amenities will be unlocked/turned on by Park staff during the seasonal work shift. (Normal workshifts begin at 6 am Memorial Day thru Labor Day, and 7 am the remainder of the year). ALL EVENT EQUIPMENT DELIVERY/PICKUP TO OCCUR WITHIN YOUR RESERVATION TIMEFRAME.
A vendor/peddler permit (additional fee) will be required from the Building Department for any sales. Mobile vendors and/ or alcohol sales are not permitted within the Historic Preservation District.. Alcohol is not permitted in City parks without a waiver from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The waiver process is a multi-month process, and additional permits/licenses may be required at additional cost. No waivers granted for alcohol sales in the Historic Preservation District.
All Parades & 5Ks must submit proof of traffic control, 45 days prior to permit issuance.
SEE Sec. 18-11 attached and #4 in policies. Parades and 5K races must obtain services and provide proof to Office Manager 45 days prior to event, to ensure safe and secure road closings, road crossings and route security
Reserved parking permit must be obtained from parking department, 301.600.1429. Additional fees may apply.
Restrooms may not be available due to weatherization and Covid-19. Not all locations have restrooms and/or electric available.
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