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. 

cultural 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:lgshoow.jpg
 - 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 (minimum is 6 hours).
- Outside Department Charges: Staff cost is $60 per hour, per staff person. There is an additional fee of $15 per hour if sound tech is required.

 

 

Large Showmobile:

smalshow.jpg- 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 (minimum is 6 hours).
- Outside Department Charges: Staff cost is $60 per hour, per staff person. There is an additional fee of $15 per hour if sound tech is required.

Sound Equipment Only:
- Sound only for an event includes two staff. Set up and tear down is 4 hours, plus time of event (minimum is 6 hours).
- Equipment includes microphones, stands, speakers, amplifiers, mixer board, CD/cassette/iPod player
- Outside Department Charges: Staff cost is $60 per hour, per staff person. There is an additional fee of $15 per hour for the sound tech.

Other:
- Daytime events will be able to operate off showmobile generator. For night-time use, event sponsor will need to rent 25kw generator in order to operate lights and sound. Generator provided cannot operate lights and sound together.
- Usage fees are due at the time booking is finalized.
- Booking requests made less than 30 days out from the event may not be approved due to staff scheduling conflicts.
- Showmobile and/or sound can only be used in a City of Phoenix park or City right of way event.

 

For reservations contact Bob Berlin at 602-262-6437 or via e-mail.

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. View bike rack set up, use and tear down instructions. For more information call Valley Metro RPTA Representative Suzanne Day at 602-523-6063.