Event permits Get a permit to hold an event in the city. Events in a City park, field, or rec center Learn about getting a permit to use or reserve a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space. Permits are recommended for all events. Large-scale special events Get a permit for a large event. Apply to hold a block party or street event How to request a street closure for a block party or special event like a birthday celebration, serenade, or wedding. Operate a farmers market Requirements for farmers market operators in Philadelphia.