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Downtown Manchester Events

Downtown Manchester is a great place to host an event! All events held on public property (including sidewalks and parking lots) must be approved by the Downtown Manchester Board of Commissioners and permitted by the Town of Manchester's Police Department.  

This process applies to both District constituents as well as to other non-Downtown organizations. The Downtown District does not charge a permit fee, but there may be fees for additional permits if required, such as temporary food service permits and building permits. 

Downtown Manchester will consider event applications from businesses and organizations but does not approve permits for individuals. 

We encourage event organizers to apply for permits as early as possible, with a minimum of 45 days prior to your requested event.   Please use the contact form below to request access to the Permit Application.

If you are interested in hosting an event in Center Memorial Park (next to Mary Cheney Library) please contact the Town of Manchester Department of  Leisure, Families, and Recreation.