• Special Events Committee

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    Special events are public or private gatherings that feature one or more of the following conditions.

    • 500 or more participants
    • an impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking
    • a need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance

    Event organizers can submit a special event application of intent. The Special Events Committee determines event conditions and fees, and may even determine that a special event permit is not necessary. You may need to fill out other forms below. 


    The Special Events Committee is appointed by the City Council to:

    • Interpret and administer the Special Events Code;
    • Establish event conditions and fees;
    • Set event times, places and conditions designed to help ensure safe, quality events; and
    • Approve issuance of event permits.

    In 1994, Bellevue adopted a special events policy, which recognized the substantial community benefits that result from special events and the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these events. These events provide family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies as well as cultural enrichment, economic vitality and community pride. 

    Special Events Committee Minutes and Agendas 

    Parks & Community Services - Lead Department

    Fire Department

    Police Department

    Transportation Department

    Development Services

    Utilities Department

    King County Metro Transit

    Community Representative - East Bellevue

    Community Representative - Downtown

    Community Representative - South Bellevue

    Business Representative - Downtown

    Business Representative - West Bellevue

    Business Representative - East Bellevue

    Special Event Promoter, Position 1

    Staff Support

    Bellevue College

    • Eric Peterson -  
    • Than Ha - 425-564-3310 

    POSITIONS NOT CURRENTLY REPRESENTED:

    • Community Representative - West Bellevue
    • Business Representative - South (South of I-90)
    • Special Event Promoter - Position 2
    • Event Coordinator - Private

    Unless noted otherwise, the Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at City Hall. Check the agenda or display board for the meeting room. The meeting site is wheelchair-accessible. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request. Please call in 48 hours in advance: 425-452-5262 (Voice).

    Complete the application and send it to the address included in the application.

    Application of Intent
    Download a copy of the Special Event Application of Intent.