This page is designed to be a one-stop-shop for those planning events in High Point. Whether you are planning an event with 50 attendees or 5,000 attendees, indoor or outdoor, the information below has been compiled with the event planner in mind; providing easy access to the right resources to make your event planning in High Point a success.
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When planning an event in the City of High Point, the first step is to complete a Special Events Application and submit to Karen Rimmer with High Point Theatre. Types of events include, but are not limited to, Parades, Foot Races, Bicycle Races or Festivals.
**Submitting the application does not guarantee eligibility. You must wait for approval from the City of High Point.
If your plans include closing a public street, then you will need to complete a Block Party Application and submit to Karen Rimmer. Block Party means “a planned gathering of persons in which a public street will be closed that is sponsored by a business, place of worship, non-profit organization or community interest group.”
Special Occasion Permit
If you plan to have alcohol at your event, whether you are selling or offering it complimentary, a Special Occasion Permit is required. To apply, review the requirements prior to filling out the Special One Time Application. For additional information on this process and fees, click here.
Food trucks and push carts make a great addition to any outdoor event. Be sure to complete and submit the Temporary Food Establishment Application (TFE) 30 days prior to your event to Guilford County Dept. of Health & Human Services; Division of Public Health Environmental Health Section. A list of Food Trucks and Push Carts within Guilford County can be found here.
**If you have questions about what is considered a TFE, click here.
When planning any event, insurance is a must. If you have already secured your venue, check with them to see if they will provide insurance. If that is not an option, here are a few insurance companies who specialize in event insurance.
We have created several links with resources to make it even easier as you begin to work on the logistics of your event. Karen Rimmer, with High Point Theatre, is the City of High Point’s event contact and can assist with Notary Services and connecting you to the Police Department, Fire Department, EMS, Parks and Recreation, and other logistic services through the City of High Point.
If you are looking for local talent or amusements to add positive energy to your event we have compiled a list here with options in the High Point and Greensboro area. David Briggs with the High Point Theatre can assist with scouting National Talent.
Printing promotional materials can be done right here in High Point. Whether you are wanting to print posters and flyers or rack cards and brochures, any of these printing companies can assist you.
Complimentary PR and Marketing Opportunities are available throughout High Point. If you have added your event to Eventbrite; it will automatically be uploaded to High Point’s Community Calendar. You can also enter it manually here. Visit High Point can distribute pre-written press releases to all media contacts. Email press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Additional Resources Provided by Visit High Point
High Point has a variety of venues to accommodate events from 10 to 10,000. Whether you choose a unique setting within a converted textile mill to a beautiful backdrop at Oak Hollow Festival Park, a complete listing can be found here. If your attendees will require overnight accommodations, then a complete listing can be found here. You can also contact Visit High Point to assist you with any hotel and venue needs.
In addition, the Visit High Point team can distribute your press releases to the media; list your event on the visithighpoint.com website, include on the Digital Sign, promote within all Visit High Point social media outlets and feature within the Regional Visitors Center.
All services provided by Visit High Point are complimentary.