The City of Provo recognizes special events as valuable to the community. In the city's roles of both support and regulation of special events, city departments must operate in a consistent and coordinated manner. Although special events may be distinguished from continuing service functions for some departments, special events constitute an integral component of departments' overall support service obligation.
A special event is defined as an activity or series of activities, specific to an identifiable time and place, produced in conjunction with community organizations often held on public property, and which may occur on a one-time or a recurring basis. Such events may include but are not limited to street closures, filming, protests and rallies, block parties, fundraisers, street parties, runs, races, walks, and other community events. They may occur on streets and/or sidewalks, parks, and other city-owned property. They may also include mass gatherings as defined in city ordinance. For the purposes of this policy, special events shall not include privately sponsored events which rent space inside city facilities.