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Public Events

The City of Fort Worth’s Public Events Department oversees the operations of downtown’s recently renovated Fort Worth Convention Center as well as the Cultural District’s Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.

Office of Outdoor Events

Any outdoor gathering on public or private property that attracts more than 500 attendees, requires a street to be closed, sells food or beverages, or uses tents, stages, bleachers, fireworks, open flames or portable toilets require a permit through the Office of Outdoor Events. Learn more »


Will Rogers Venue Taxes

As part of the funding for the city's share of the new Dickies Arena, the Fort Worth City Council adopted three venue taxes in June of 2017 to be assessed for all events taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Center and Dickies Arena. The taxes were previously approved by voters in a Nov. 4, 2014 election. These venue taxes include an Admissions Tax, Parking Tax and a Livestock Facility Use Tax, and will be assessed once Dickies Arena receives its final certificate of occupancy. The adopted rules and reporting forms are available to download below.


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Department Director:
Mike Crum