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Welcome to CityStage

Welcome to CityStage, the City of Austin's special events online hub.

CityStage includes essential information during those busy times of year like South by Southwest, Austin City Limits and the Trail of Lights, including road closures, transportation options, and helpful contact information. This site serves as a City of Austin go-to spot with everything people need to get around, have fun and do business within the city. 

CityStage is the online portal to the Austin Center for Events, or ACE, which is a collaborative office established in 2012 by direction of the Austin City Council to streamline special event permitting processes. ACE is anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire and EMS departments as well as other departments, agencies and facilities.

Temporary events must comply with the Texas Architectural Barrier Act in Texas Government Code 469, the Texas Accessibility Standards in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68, and Texas Human Resources Code Chapter 121. For additional information, please read A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilitites published by the ADA National Network.

For general inquiries email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.

Visit Event Planning to learn more about each department's roles and responsibilities in special events.