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About Special Events & Filming

The Office of Special Events and Filming is the bureau within the City Manager Department responsible for permitting all Special Events and Film productions within the City of Long Beach.

Our staff strives to provide year-round events to cultivate civic pride, social awareness and cultural enrichment for residents and visitors by permitting special event activities such as, festivals, runs / walks, and citywide holiday celebrations. By doing this, we help build a foundation that fosters sustainable community development, economic development and tourism.

In addition, the Office of Special Events and Filming is responsible for all street closures pertaining to block parties, parades, filming and other events taking place in parks or on public property.

We are also responsible for managing the Pole Banner Program.