Special Event Applications

Special Event Policy & Resolution

View the Special Event Policy and Resolution (PDF) for more information about hosting a special event in the City of Abilene.

Category A Events

Category A events are defined as events not requiring the use of cones, barricades, or other traffic control devices in traffic lanes, and shall occur only on established routes on local/minor streets which are maintained on file at the Police Department. Review the Category A Event Application (PDF) to get started.

Category B & C Events

Category B events are defined as requiring full or partial control over the use of the street and are less than a calendar day in duration. Category B events are restricted to local/minor streets and streets in the Downtown Area.

Category C events are defined as requiring full or partial control over the use of the street and are either a multiple-day event or a single day event with a community-wide focus or major impact. Events utilizing fireworks shall be Category C events.

To apply to host a category B or C event in Canton, please fill out the Category B and C Event Application (PDF).

Parades

Parades are defined as processions occurring on the established route in the Central Business District, on file with the Police Department, which is closed to regular vehicular traffic. Parades shall follow the approved route on the north side of the Central Business District, and staging shall occur within the staging area in and adjacent to the south side of the Central Business District. Take a look at the Parade Application (PDF) to have your parade in Abilene.