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Welcome to ACE

The Austin Center for Events is a collaborative office designed to streamline special event permitting. ACE is anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire and EMS departments as well as other departments, agencies and facilities. For general inquiries, email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.

Please see our Event Planning page for information about our Special Event Application and hosting your event in Austin.

What's New


Our new Special Event Application process is now available! 

All incomplete Special Event Applications not submitted before Sunday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. on the previous site will need to be reentered into the new ACE Special Event Application portal. Moving forward, please use our new portal for all ACE Special Event Applications.

Please see our Event Planning page for information about our Special Event Application and hosting your event in Austin.

Check out the following step-by-step how-to documents created to assist applicants with the new system:

Direct access to the new application can be found here: https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/permit/index.

For more information or questions, please email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.


UT Austin Football Game Upcoming Road Closures

At the heart of our city is the University of Texas at Austin, with the Texas Longhorns football team taking the field at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Please be aware of and plan ahead for the road closures associated with these games. Fall 2019 schedule: Aug. 31Sept. 7Sept. 21Oct. 19Nov. 9Nov. 29.


Check out our guide to the City

From transportation options to tips for exploring the best Austin has to offer, view our Spring Festival guide here.

Temporary events must comply with the Texas Architectural Barrier Act in Texas Government Code 469, the Texas Accessibility Standards in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68, and Texas Human Resources Code Chapter 121. For additional information, please read A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilitites published by the ADA National Network.