The Navy Yard offers a variety of public spaces for events, races, festivals, programs, activities and performances that are consistent with PIDC’s goals of increasing the regional visibility of the Navy Yard and engaging Navy Yard employees, stakeholders, and the surrounding community.
This application is intended for the use of organizers of special events – public and private events, races, festivals, programs, activities, and performances. Any gathering requiring a reserved space with tents, sound systems, staging, road closures, and/or any type of equipment is considered to be a special event.
Arrangements for your event should not be made until you have received approval from PIDC. Return the completed application to PIDC’s Navy Yard office along with payment and all other required documentation.
Now you can easily apply online, and for 2022 we are waiving the $25 application fee.
We will accept the first round of applications from Thursday, November 4 through Sunday, November 28. We will then review all applications and compile a schedule. It will not be first come first serve during this period, though we highly recommend submitting your application early. After this period, any remaining dates will be booked on a rolling basis.
Due to the current and anticipated construction projects at the Navy Yard in 2022, we will be limiting the number of events that require a road closure to lessen the impact to your event as well as employees and tenants of the Navy Yard.
Private events, such as weddings, cannot be accommodated in the park spaces at this time. If you wish to host a wedding, conference, or other private event at the Navy Yard, we encourage you to contact these Navy Yard companies directly with your inquiry, including questions regarding availability and fees:
Picnics, birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, and other small informal gatherings can be hosted in any park space that is not rented by a Public/Special Event Organizer on a first come, first served basis. Events cannot significantly interfere with ordinary park use. No grilling or staked tents are permitted. Please keep music and noise to a reasonable level that does not disturb other users.