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Worcester is a City That Celebrates Special Events

From meetings and conventions, to sporting events, to festivals and parades, the City of Worcester is proud to support and host a variety of special events that contribute to the spirit and vitality of our City. Worcester offers many unique public and private venues to accommodate all kinds of events and the Support Staff to help guide organizers through the municipal permit process and event coordination.

If you are interested in hosting your next event in Worcester, please call (508) 799-1175 or email We hope you find our process convenient and helpful. We pledge to work with you every step of the way to ensure that your event is a success.

For more information on hosting events, meetings and conferences within the City of Worcester, please visit the Destination Worcester website.

City of Worcester Street Banner Program

The City of Worcester owns thousands of light poles throughout the downtown and along primary commercial corridors. The Worcester Banner Program complements the City's Wayfinding Initiative and public art policies and builds on the vast diversity of destinations and attractions within the city. Not-for-profit organizations and institutions may apply to the City of Worcester for approval of a banner or banner system for the vicinity of the organization/institution or associated event, as long as it is within a commercial or institutional district.

Requests to participate in the City of Worcester's Banner Program must be submitted electronically to and should be made at least 45 days prior to anticipated installation of the banners. For more information and an application, please see our Banner Program Guidelines.

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