Special Event Permits

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  • Fill out the event application that pertains to your proposed event (public property or private property).

  • The Events Coordinator will set up a phone meeting to go over the application and answer any questions.

  • Event will be proposed to the Town Event Committee which meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The committee will make a recommendation to Council.  You are welcome to attend this meeting.

  • A representative for the proposed event will need to brief Town Council for final approval.  Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.




  • What dates are available for my event?

    The Event Coordinator will go over possible dates with you that are available.  We stay away from having multiple events in Carolina Beach on the same day.  Also, we do not accept any new events between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


  • How long does the process take from the beginning to approval?

    You can expect at least 45-60 days.


  • Can I advertise my event before Council approval?

    No. Please plan to advertise after final approval.


  • Can I still brief Council if the Events Committee does not endorse my event?

    Yes, Town Council has final approval on all proposed events


  • How much will it cost?

    Please see link below for event costs.


  • Can I have alcohol at my event?

    Yes, there are certain permits and stipulations that must be met to serve alcohol.  The Events Coordinator will go over these with you while reviewing your application.



Please review the following links regarding the event application process:

Private Property Event Application

Public Property Event Application

Special Event Fees

Fire Code Permit Application

Beach Weddings


For additional inquiries, please contact Tim Murphy at (910) 707 - 2064 or tim.murphy@carolinabeach.org.