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Street Festival
'Street Festival' means any celebration, fund-raising event or similar event - other than a block party - for which the use of the public street is desired and requires the interruption and discontinuance of the flow of traffic during the period so authorized. 

No person, firm, corporation, association or organization of any kind shall use the public street in a manner so as to block off the flow of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic for the purpose of having a street festival, unless a street festival permit has been granted by the Common Council.

This license is issued in lieu of, and takes the place of beer and wine, food, soda water licenses, and parade permit which would otherwise be required for those concessions run by non-profit civic organizations.  (Municipal Code Chapter 6.98)

Application Process
At least six months before the proposed event, submit a letter to the City Clerk's office requesting issuance of a street festival permit.  Please provide information concerning who wishes to hold the event, the location of the event, the purpose of the event, the proposed dates and times of the event, whether any musical entertainment is proposed, whether any provisions have/can be made for parking and for trash removal, and the name and phone number of a contact person.

The letter of request will be forwarded to a Common Council committee, and then to the entire Common Council for final action.

The Health Department will perform an inspection of the premises if food products are being sold. 

The fee for a street festival permit is $125.  There may be additional fees imposed by the Public Works Department or by the Police Department for services provided; an estimate may be provided prior to the event.

For more information please contact the City Clerk's office at (414) 479-8917. | Email 

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