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 and approved. To request an event permit, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Venue + User Fees
Once you determine which venue is most suitable for your event, make sure the venue is within your budget with consideration to our the daily user fees.

Step 2: Submit Event Forms
The following items are all required in the permit process:

Waterfront Park Special Event Permit and User Policy Agreement (PDF) or to submit your event application electronically click (here)
• 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)

Step 3: A Louisville Metro Special Event Permit is ONLY needed if one or more of the following apply:

Louisville Metro Special Events Handbook

Step 4: 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.


Complete the Event Payment form only if your event has been approved by Waterfront Park staff.

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