Spring Festival 2019
Applications for special events during Spring Festival are no longer being accepted.
Click here to see the list of spring festival applications currently pending final approval.
The Spring Festival planning at a glance guide puts answers your finger tips. Click the box to check it out.
Things to know before you plan:
Submit your questions to SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov. An ACE representative will be in touch to discuss your event requirements.
Hosting an Art Tour? City of Austin Ordinance No. 20110922-087 establishes the requirements for residential tours and garages sales, as well as clarifies requirements for art production on residential properties. Under this ordinance, art tour organizers must provide the dates of their tour, as well as the addresses of all participating residential properties to the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. Find out more at the Art Tour Registration page.
Please do not submit an application if the deadline has passed unless directed by someone in the ACE office. Submitting an ACE application doesn't guarantee a permit - during busy times deadlines may change or capacity may be reached.
Many types of permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. Any event promoters or ancillary operators that do not meet public safety and permitting approvals are at risk of being cited, arrested and/or having their events terminated.
Site Plan Requirements
Detailed site plans are required as part of your application.
While site plans are not required to be professionally drawn, they must be:
close to scale
provide sufficient detail to show use of the space and what your event will look like.
Click here to view and download the list of minimum site plan requirements.