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Allentown, PA

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Special Event
In Order to Properly Process Special Event Requests please select the Special Event Facility, not specific park locations.

Fee Schedule
APPLICATION FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE - FEE CAN BE PAID VIA CASH, CHECK (Payable to "City of Allentown"), or Credit Card *note there is a 3% processing fee when using a credit card form of payment*

Special Event Application Fee - $75.00
Block Party Application Fee - $25.00
*Provided that the event organizer is responsible to pick up and drop off barricades for the event

Late Fee - $25.00 (in addition to application fee)
*if application not received 60 days prior to to an event

Additional Fees For Various City Services May Apply (APD, EMS, Health, Etc.)

Street Closure Fee - $50.00
*All street closures require the Special Event Closure Petition and Street Closure Traffic Checklist to be completed

No Parking Signs- $10.00 per sign (extra meter charges may apply)
*All no parking signs are handled by the Allentown Parking Authority. Event organizers must contact APA (Christopher Morello at 610-841-8115 or

All events that include a street closure will require barricades and/or cones and will be billed accordingly

Barricades - $6.00/each + equipment & labor for delivery at event
Traffic Cones - $3.00/each + equipment & labor for delivery at event 

Additionally, Fees will be charged for cleanup after an event:
Fastening any object to a tree, shrub, or natural amenity - $25.00 per occurrence

Replacement fee for barricades, traffic cones, recycling & trash containers will be charged as the city's cost to replace the equipment if its not returned by the event organizer.

Damage or destruction of glass, fields, or pathways; clean-up after an event(including street sweeping), will be billed to the event organizer at the cost of equipment, materials & labor for city staff to complete the work. 

Reservations & Activities

Click on an activity or reservation name for details or the date for the activity schedule.


Program Event Teams Date Time
West End St Pats 5K Sunday March 17, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Allentown St. Patrick's Parade Sunday March 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM