Hosting an Event Downtown

Downtown Florence supports non-profit special events that provide enjoyable opportunities for residents and visitors, and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive, and livable city. Special events may include fundraisers, festivals, parades, 5Ks, and other types of gatherings on city-owned property or inside city-owned public plaza spaces. 

Downtown Florence celebrates special events for their contributions to cultural, community, and economic growth. We are pleased that you are thinking about Downtown Florence as the site for your special event. Please take into consideration that producing a successful events requires detailed, organized and thoughtful planning, much of which must be done prior to submitting a public plaza space rental application or street festival application. 

Florence Downtown Development Corp. (FDDC) produces many of the special events and street festivals in Downtown Florence, and is also responsible for providing final approval for any event that proposes a street closure as part of its activities. It is very important that your organization read and adhere to all special event policies and application procedures to ensure the success of your event.