Special Events

RE: New Special Events application process

The city, with participation from  the Chamber and Oktemberfest organizers, has simplified the application process for Special Events and reduced the approval time for these Special Events, which include neighborhood block parties, 5K runs, and parades. We have made it easy to complete the application for a Special Event online.

You may upload your event flyer, google map screen shot for street closures, etc., within the online application form. We prefer PDF files for those uploads. Following staff review of the form, you will receive approval by email. Larger events and 5K runs do not need a deposit but do require an insurance certificate for the event or 5K run with listing the city as additional insured for your event.

Neighborhood block parties do not need an insurance certificate and will need to mail the deposit checks attn: Special Events / City Clerk, 24 N Center Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158. An insurance certificate will be accepted in lieu of a deposit check and should be uploaded on the online form.

Larger events may also upload their insurance documentation and indicate if they are also allowing alcohol at their event, which requires scheduling council approval by Resolution for both the alcohol license and consumption of alcohol on city property or streets.

For neighborhood parties, please note that per City Code, the alcohol/beer/wine should only be consumed on private property, and not in the street. 

Please email the city clerk if you any questions about the event approval process.