The City of Pocatello recognizes events as an important part of Pocatello. Each year, the City of Pocatello receives many requests from individuals and groups to conduct events in City parks. These events enhance tourism, provide economic benefits to businesses, promote cultural diversity, and provide affordable entertainment. The City of Pocatello’s event process has been designed to ensure these events are enjoyable and safe.
An event is defined as a preplanned single gathering, one-day event, or reoccurring gathering or event of entertainment, cultural, recreational, educational, political, religious, or sporting nature, or of any other nature that:
- Is open to the public.
- Is held at a City park;
- Impacts City parks and common areas, or City resources.
- May or may not have vendors advertising, selling, giving away goods, information, or services, or collecting donations.
- Unless otherwise permitted to do so, proposes to sell serve alcohol publicly; or,
- Intends to broadcast amplified sound or generate unusual noise.
Examples of events include, but are not limited to, these types of events:
Fun Runs, Church Services, one-day fundraisers, fairs, group gatherings or meetings, festivals, community events, mass participation sports (such as marathons and running events, bicycle races or tours, sports tournaments), and/or other organized activities conducted for common or collective use.
Excluded from this requirement are venues that are permitted to hold such activities according to the property’s zoning designation or through an approved Special Use Permit.