A Special Event Permit (PDF) is required for use of the City Right-of-Way or events in a City Park as stated in Section 7-4-1 (PDF). This includes street closures, parking space closure, sidewalk sales, weekly runs, parades etc. Review the Special Event Guidelines (PDF) to learn about the procedures and regulations involved with holding a special event in Whitefish.
Please complete the checklist and return the completed Special Event Application with payment to the Customer Service Clerk at least 15 days prior to an event. Please contact the City Parks and Recreation Office for events in a City Park. Any event that crosses or takes place along a state highway will need to complete the Montana Department of Transportation Special Use Permit for State Maintained Highways (PDF).
Governor Gianforte’s newest directive, effective on January 15, states that public gatherings or events should be managed in a way that accommodates CDC social distancing guidelines. View the CDC Events and Gatherings: Readiness and Planning Tool.
The City of Whitefish allows the use of parks for organized fitness activities. For organized fitness activities where anticipated attendance is greater than 15, a fee is charged to participate, or you wish to advertise your business during a free fitness activity, please complete the Fitness in the Parks Registration Form and submit the required insurance.