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Welcome to CityStage


CityStage is the digital portal connecting you to the Austin Center for Events (ACE).

ACE, is a collaborative office designed to streamline special event permitting. ACE is anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire and EMS departments as well as other departments, agencies and facilities. Visit our Event Planning page to find out how to get started with your special event in Austin. For general inquiries email SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-1000.

What's New

2019 Spring Festival Season

Spring Festival Application Deadline: Applications for special events being planned during Spring Festival 2019 (March 8 to March 17) must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday February 8.

The 2019 Spring Festival Season is expected to be even busier than usual.  The sooner you submit a completed ACE application for your special event, the better.  Get started with the Spring Festival Planning at a Glance Guide that has answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Special Event permitting process, then visit the ACE event planning page for details on permit deadlines, fees, and a link to the ACE application portal.

Special Events Ordinance

Austin Center for Events worked with community stakeholders to develop proposed administrative rules for the Special Events Ordinance adopted by City Council on May 10, 2018The proposed rules are available for review here.  Austin Center for events is seeking feedback from the public.  Comments should be submitted, no later than January 18, 2019, to:

Mr. William Manno, Corporate Special Events Program Manager

Austin Center for Events

505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 1070

Austin, Texas 78702,

512-850-4477, or via email at


To learn more about the ordinance and rules development process click here.

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.