Special Events

Special Event Permits Community event

Please email Geoff Fairchild, Special Events Coordinator, or call at 972-547-2661. Return the completed form by email or U.S. Mail to:
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Definition of a Special Event

(From the City of McKinney Special Event Ordinance, Chapter 87.)

Special event means a temporary event or gathering of 75 or more persons for a common purpose under the direction or control of a person or entity, including a special event parade, using either private or public property that involves one or more of the following activities, except when the activity is for construction or house-moving purposes only:
  • Closing of a public street
  • Blocking or restriction of public property, including public rights-of-way
  • Sale of merchandise, food, or beverages on public property
  • Sale of alcoholic beverages on public or private property where otherwise prohibited
  • Erection of a tent or canopy on public property
  • Installation of a stage, band shell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance
  • Placement of temporary informational signs including, but not limited to: no-parking, directional, identification or special event signs or banners in or over a public right-of-way or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance
Special event parade means the assembly of 75 or more persons whose gathering is for the common design of traveling or marching in procession from one location to any other location for the purpose of advertising, promoting, celebrating or commemorating a thing, person, date or event.