Public Event License 

Rockville offers a variety of large parks to host large scale public events and festivals. 

Event organizers have the option of hosting public events in:

  • Rockville Town Square Plaza
  • Courthouse Square Park
  • Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 
  • Redgate Park
Still have questions? Contact: 

Special Events
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240-314-8620
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Application Process

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Determine Eligibility 

Rockville Public - All local branches of national, state, and county not-for-profit organizations, government, Rockville service clubs, civic club and civic associations. A local branch and a Rockville service club must have principal office located within the corporate City limits of Rockville or have membership made up of at least 60 percent Rockville residents. The primary purpose of these organizations must be service to the community and not the general benefit of its members.

Rockville Private and Political - Private Rockville citizens and private organizations primarily for self interest, which are made up of 60 percent or more Rockville residents. Individual businesses may not hold-large scale public or private events. Candidates for City of Rockville offices and political parties whose purpose is to elect candidates to the office of Mayor and Council for the City of Rockville.

Non-Rockville Public - All branches of national, state, and county not-for-profit organizations, government, service to the community and not the general benefit of its members. These organizations consist of a membership with less than 60 percent Rockville residents.

Non-Rockville Private and Political - Private citizens and organizations primarily for self-interest, which consist of less than 60 percent Rockville residents.

Individual businesses may not hold large-scale public or private events.

Individual bands and performers may not rent the pavilion. Performances need to be part of a permitted event.

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Review Rules and Regulations

Review the rules and regulations prior to completing and submitting the Application for Public Event License (City Parks). Rules and regulations are updated annually and there are extensive changes to the rules, regulations and process for the 2021 season. It is the responsibility of the applicant to follow all rules and regulations listed in this document and in the application.

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Apply for License

The application and supporting documents must be submitted:

  • A minimum of 120 days prior to the event date if the event includes road closures.
  • A minimum of 90 days prior to the event date for all other events that do not include a road closure.

The application must be submitted with a $50 non-refundable application fee. 

Download Application

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Mattie Stepanek Park
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