Special Events

The City of Bonita Springs loves to celebrate and is proud to host many events year round. Whether the event is a small neighborhood festival, charity run/walks or concerts, the Riverside Park area is a popular park for special events. The  Special Events Packet to the left was developed to assist you, the Event Organizer, through the permit process.  It is our goal to assist you in planning a safe and successful event.  It is your responsibility to make sure that both the park users and the surrounding neighborhood is safe and not unduly impacted. As the Event Organizer it is also your responsibility to ensure that participants are provided with a safe and enjoyable event. Please let us know if you have any questions. You can call or email us. All permitting questions should be directed to [email protected]

Completed special event permit applications take 45 days to process with all necessary attachments and without errors. Please take this into consideration when planning your event.

      2023 Approved Special Events






Lansdowne Street St. Paddy’s Day Block Party

24851 S. Tamiami Trail

11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Artichoke and Company St. Patrick’s Day Event

11920 Saradrienne Lane

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3/17/23 – 3/19/23

Cavallo Equestrian Theatrical Performance - Cirque Ma’Ceo

Bonita Springs Poker Room

Friday 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Sat. 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 5:30 pm


Bonita Springs Concert Band

Riverside Park

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Stardust Memories Band

Riverside Park

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


West Coast Muscle Car Club Car & Truck Show

Bonita Springs Poker Room

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Kiwanis/Sunshine ACE Big Green Egg EGGfest

Riverside Park

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

4/7/23 – 4/9/23

Theatre Odyssey Shrimp & Seafood Festival

Bonita Springs Poker Room

Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday 11am – 9:00 pm

Sunday 11 am – 6:00 pm


423 Praise “Praise in the Park Event”

Riverside Park

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Bonita Springs Concert Band

Riverside Park

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Bonita Springs Concert Band

Riverside Park

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Contempo Dance Club Event

Riverside Park

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm




Farmers Market – The Promenade

Saturdays, October 2022 through May 2023