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405 University Drive
Coral Gables,
FL
33134

Events & Media Permits

Reopening Coral Gables Parks and Recreational Facilities For Limited Use

All special events requiring a Special Events Permit will be suspended until further notice. All City events including sports tournaments will be suspended until further notice. Facility closures until further notice: Parks and open spaces below 1 acre in size; park amenities such as playgrounds, basketball courts and exercise equipment; the Adult Activity Center, the Venetian Pool, and the Youth Center and Ball Field.

For additional and updated information on the reopening phases visit https://www.coralgables.com/ReopeningCoralGablesParks

Parks will continue to provide free virtual programming on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coralgablesparks/.

Some programs advertised in the City Beautiful Magazine may have been temporarily suspended. For additional information please contact parks@coralgables.com 


Covid-19 Emergency Business Recovery Special Event Permit

An Implementing Order has been set by the City Manager to establish an expedited permit process for COVID-19 related special events on a temporary basis. As the City returns to a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the City Commission tasked the administration with finding creative ways to support businesses and encourage individuals to participate in the local economy. In response to the re-opening of businesses under the strict conditions outlined in applicable emergency orders and corresponding handbooks, the City Commission passed an Emergency Ordinance which enacted City Code Section 62-303 “Covid-19 Emergency Business Recovery Special Event Permit”. Section 62-303 streamlines the special event permit process in order to safely expand economic opportunities for businesses in the City impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to require adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act and general life safety standards. The Ordinance sunsets on January 15, 2021.

You can download the application from this link: COVID-19 Recovery Special Events Application & Permit 

For additional information and to submit your application, please contact COVIDRecoverySpecialEventPermit@coralgables.com 


Planning Your Special Event In Coral Gables

Special events are a great way to highlight your organization, and the community to both visitors and residents of Coral Gables. It is the City of Coral Gables’ objective to help make sure that the event is safe, successful and planned effectively.

You Need to Obtain a Special Events Permit if...

  • Event is open to the general public (with or without charge).

  • Event takes place at a City of Coral Gables facility, on public property or in the right of way.

  • Event requires City services

  • Event involves closure or modification of traffic flow of local streets or any arterial street.

The submission of a Special Events Permit Application may be one of several applications an event organizer may need to submit. The responses to questions in the application will help the City inform you of other necessary permits and approvals needed.

For additional information on special events please contact Norma-Milena Gavarrete at 305-460-5607 or via email at ngavarrete@coralgables.com or by mail at 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

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Farmers Market:

Vendors' participation in the Farmers Market is by invitation only.
Please contact Norma Gavarrete for more information.