Holding an event

Holding an event in a park, open space or on the highway

Every year the London Borough of Ealing hosts a culturally diverse and varied calendar of events. These include funfairs, circuses, street parties, carnivals, processions, community and commercial events.

You need to get the council's permission to hold an event in a park, open space or highway in the borough.

Please note: The council has developed a new process for reviewing and approving all festivals, events and small group activities in the context of COVID-19. We can now accept applications for events and activities, however, approval will be subject to national and local restrictions at the time of the event. This new process means that we will require a longer lead time to review applications and ensure proposed events are COVID-safe. Below is the timeframe required for submission. If your proposed event is sooner than this timeframe allows for submitting your application, please contact us as soon as possible, so we can discuss potential solutions.

  • Small event (up to 499 capacity) – 10 weeks
  • Medium event (up to 4,999 capacity) – 10 weeks
  • Large event (up to 9,999 capacity) – 26 weeks
  • Special event (10,000+ capacity) – 26 weeks

The events team will be on hand to advise how you can go about making your event COVID-safe, so if you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Events in parks and open spaces

Street events or processions