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Special Events & Showmobile Services

​​Public Events in Phoenix City Parks or on City Streets

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Phoenix city streets are the site of dozens of public special events each year such as parades, runs, cycling races and parades while city parks host everything from family reunions and birthday parties to large public events. 

Our City Park Public Event Planner outlines everything you need to know to plan and conduct an event or gathering in a city park.  If you want to use a city street for an event, our City Street Special Event Planner outlines everything you need to know. 

Organizers of most public events on city property are required to hold liability insurance for their event. To simplify this process, the City of Phoenix has created a tenant user liability insurance program. The program gives you an easy way to obtain event liability insurance that automatically meets the city's coverage standards. 


If you're holding a public event in a Phoenix city park or on city streets, you're eligible to rent the department's mobile "Showmobile" stage and its professional sound system. Please check below for information on City Mobile Stage and Sound System rental for your event. Costs vary depending on the nature of the rental, but  you can check our event equipment information below to get a general estimate of rental costs.


Small Showmobile is 15 ft. deep X 17 ft. wide.  Showmobile comes with two staff.  Set up and tear down time is 4 hours, plus time of event. 2 hour event minimum.  Cost: 
Cost for 2 hour event is $955.
Each additional event hour would cost $135.


Large Showmobile

14 ft. deep X 36 ft. wide. Showmobile comes with three staff.  Set up and tear down time is 4 hours, plus time of event. 2 hour event minimum. (Does not include dance floor).


Cost for two hour event would be $1315.  
Each additional event hour will cost $195.

For nighttime use event producer will need to rent a 25kw generator to operate lights and sound. Daytime events will be able to operate off Showmobile generator. (Generator provided cannot operate lights and sound together).

Sound Equipment Only


Microphones, stands, speakers, amplifiers, mixer board, CD and cassette player. Two sound technicians provided.
Set up and tear down time is 4 hours, plus time of event.  2 hour event minimum.

Cost for a two hour event is $810.
Each additional event hour will cost $135.

All events must take place in Phoenix Parks or on City of Phoenix Right of Way. 

For reservations contact Bob Berlin at (602) 262-7239 or e-mail at

Portable Bike Rack Loan Program

Valley Metro Commute Solutions offers portable bike racks at no charge to organizations holding events in Maricopa County.  Portable Bike Rack Loan Program Form. Complete, print, and bring with you to pick up racks. Click here for bike rack set up, use, and tear down instructions. For more information call Valley Metro RPTA Representative Suzanne Day at (602) 523-6063.



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