Event Application

We look forward to hosting your event! Prior to hosting an event at one of our venues, a Waterfront Park event permit must first be obtained. To request an event permit, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Review State Regulations Regarding COVID-19
Review the State requirements for venues and event spaces (here) and prepare a written plan that adheres to the applicable requirements. A copy of the plan shall be provided to Waterfront Park for informational purposes only. Compliance with the State requirements shall be the sole responsibility of the event producer.  Waterfront Park takes no responsibility for ensuring compliance with State requirements.

Step 2: Select your Venue – User Fee and Capacities
Determine which venue is most suitable for your event by reviewing the daily user fees and the venue capacities (capacities per venue have been updated to safely adhere to proper social distancing).

Step 3: Submit Event Forms
The following items are all required in the permit process:

Waterfront Park Special Event Permit and User Policy Agreement
• Proof of insurance from your insurance provider (see example here)
• A load-in and load-out schedule for your event (see example here)
• A map layout of your event (downloads available on venues page)

*If using the Belvedere, please fill out the Belvedere Special Event Permit and User Policy Agreement*

Step 4: A Louisville Metro Special Event Permit is ONLY needed if one or more of the following apply:

Step 5: Final Approval
When your event is approved, you will receive an invoice from Waterfront Park and a payment will be requested to secure the date on the events calendar.

For more questions or information about planning your event, please contact Waterfront Park.