Special Events - Guide for Event Planners
Beaumont hosts hundreds of local and national events each year-ranging from music concerts, festivals, and races, to parades, galas, and fairs. As our city continues to encourage special events that enrich Beaumont's quality of life and boost economic prosperity, we want to help event planners streamline their activities. Our main objective is to keep all major events and mass gatherings safe.
The Major Event Coordination Team oversees the permitting and planning for temporary special events and festivals in the City of Beaumont and is an interdepartmental team consisting of representatives from multiple city departments, including Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Public Transit, Event Services, Public Works, Parks, Recreation, Public Health, Engineering, and Facilities Maintenance.
Should your event require involvement from several city departments or has a large expected attendance, this team will guide you through the city permitting process by providing requirements and guidelines necessary to produce a special event in the City of Beaumont.
For more information about hosting a major event or mass gathering in the City of Beaumont, please call 409-838-3435.
Book a Venue
Downtown Beaumont is home to 5 premiere indoor venues and several outdoor event spaces. The featured venues include the Downtown Event Centre, Julie Rogers Theatre, Jefferson Theatre, Civic Center and Tevis Room, which host more than 500 events annually.
Fill out the Booking Inquiry Form.
Open burning of trash or brush on private property is illegal in the City of Beaumont. An open burning permit may be obtained for bonfires, ceremonial fires, trench burning operations and the use of an open flame in a public assembly. Learn more here.
Fireworks are illegal to possess in the City of Beaumont. Permits are required for public fireworks displays. Learn more here.
Temporary Event Food Permits are required for events where six or more food booths will be in operation. See more information regarding Temporary Event Food Permits.
Any requests to block a street, close part of a road, or host a parade is required to submit the Parade Permit application to Beaumont Police Department.
How do I get a permit to block a portion of my street for a special occasion?
Contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980-7271 or fax the request to 409-980-2525. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Block closures are only given out under certain, limited circumstances. No closure can be approved which would affect the access/egress of any private, residential property. This restriction limits the number of block closures which can be granted.
Is there a fee for a parade permit and are there any special conditions?
There is a $250 permit fee for both commercial and nonprofit entities. Commercial entities are also required to pay for all associated costs including police overtime, barricades, and cleanup costs. For more information, contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980-7271.