Navy Yard Event Application

EVENTS AT THE NAVY YARD

This application is for 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 and conducted your initial meeting with the PIDC team.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

  • All event applications must be submitted through the PIDC’s Navy Yard office at least 90 days prior to the event. Only completed applications submitted will be reviewed. Submitting an application does not grant the applicant permission to hold the event.

  • Once a completed application is received, PIDC will contact the applicant within approximately 30 days to request more information for an extended review, conditionally approve the application, or deny the application.

  • PIDC will waive the $25.00 application fee for 2022 events.

Please review the Rules and Regulations for Events here.

COVID-19 POLICY AND RESTRICTIONS

    Event organizers acknowledges that we are currently in a pandemic which may affect events in 2022. Event organizers must agree to the to the Indemnification contained in the License Agreement, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Indemnitees from and against any claims, including but not limited to those related to illness, injury, or death, arising out of or related to COVID-19 by any event organizer’s agent. Furthermore, event organizer shall and shall cause its agents to comply with the City of Philadelphia’s Guidelines found at www.phila.gov/covid-19, including but not limited to the following: 

    • (a)Requiring guests to cover their face (“face covering”) while on site except while drinking or eating on the Property; 
    • (b)Requiring guests to social distance and stay at least 6 feet away from other people; and 
    • (c) Providing a sufficient amount of hand sanitizer for guests to use throughout the event. 

    To help keep people safe as businesses, services, and activities restart, PIDC will continue to follow the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines for events. 

    PIDC will review and approve event applications in adherence with our standard timeline and procedures; however, events are subject to be postponed or canceled due to new guidelines issued by the City of Philadelphia or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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    FEE SCHEDULE
    Fees
    Attendance fee
    • If the actual attendance is greater than estimate stated in the application, PIDC has the right to adjust the Daily Site Fee, and event organizer agrees to pay such increase within seven (7) days of PIDC’s request.
    Street closure fee
    • Any event requiring the closure of any streets for a race, walk, etc. will incur an additional $500 street closure fee.  Please note that in 2022, priority will be given to events that do not require a street closure.
    Alcohol fee
    • Any event providing or having the sale of alcohol will incur an additional $1,200 Daily Site Fee surcharge and be subject to additional insurance requirements, including but not limited to host liquor liability or liquor law liability in amount to be determined by PIDC’s risk management team.
    Set up/breakdown fees
    • Applicant will be charged the following set up or break down fees associated with production of the event: 
      • Weekday set up after 3:00 PM: no additional daily site fee. 
      • Weekday set up prior to 3:00 PM: 25% of the quoted daily site fee. o Exclusive weekend set up: 50% of the quoted daily site fee. 
      • Break down must be completed prior to 3:00 PM on day of event, or may be subject to 50% charge of the quoted daily site fee. 
    Rain date fees
    • Rain dates can be requested and approved based on availability. An additional Daily Site Fee of up to 50% will be charged when booking a rain date. Site fees will not be refunded if a rain date is not used
    Non-profit rates
    • Non-profit organizations with verified 501(c)(3) status will receive a 25% reduced Daily Site Fee.

    AVAILABLE SPACES 

    Central Green
    About: Central Green is ideal for events, 
    Central Green Image
    performances, athletic events, and small festivals for 
    audiences that range in size from several hundred to approximately 2,000 people. 
    Location: Central Green is located at Rouse 
    Boulevard & Intrepid Avenue.
    Electricity: 110v at base of sunlawn; 220v at north Size: 5 acres 
    end of 12th Street for food trucks
    Staking/tents: tents must be weighted down, staking 
    is prohibited. Tents cannot remain overnight.
    Furniture: bistro tables and chairs, large wooden 
    conference table, chaise lounges, and Adirondack 
    chairs throughout.
    Additional amenities: Hammock grove and 1/5 mile running track. Bocce courts, table tennis, and restroom 
    facility usage available upon request and may be subject to additional fees.

    Crescent Park
    About: Crescent Park is ideal for events, Crescent Park Image
    performances, meetups, and small festivals for 
    audiences that range in size from several hundred to 
    up approximately 1,500 people. 
    Location: Crescent Park is located at Broad Street & 
    Crescent Drive.
    Size: 2.5 acres 
    Electricity: limited 110v in center of park
    Staking/tents: tents must be weighted down, staking 
    is prohibited. 
    Furniture: park benches
    Additional amenities: putting green

    League Island Park
    About: League Island Park is ideal for events, League Island Park Image
    performances, meetups, and small festivals for 
    audiences that range in size from several hundred to 
    up approximately 1,500 people. 
    Location: League Island Park is located at 12th Street 
    & Constitution Avenue.
    Size: 3.5 acres 
    Electricity: n/a
    Staking/tents: tents must be weighted down, staking 
    is prohibited. 
    Furniture: park benches, bistro tables and chairs.
    Additional amenities: n/a

    Marine Parade Grounds
    About: the Marine Parade Grounds is ideal for events, Marine Parade Grounds Image
    performances, athletic events, and large festivals for 
    audiences that range in size from several hundred to 
    over 10,000 people. 
    Location: the Marine Parade Grounds are located at 
    Broad Street & Intrepid Avenue.
    Size: 8 acres 
    Electricity: n/a
    Staking/tents: tents may be weighted down or 
    staked. 
    Furniture: n/a
    Additional amenities: n/a

    Riverfront Greenway
    About: the Riverfront Greenway is ideal for small Riverfront Greenway Image
    events, performances, and athletic events for 
    audiences that range in size from several hundred to 
    approximately 1,000 people. 
    Location: the Riverfront Greenway is located along 
    the Delaware River on Admiral Peary Way between 
    Broad Street & League Island Boulevard.
    Size: Approximately 3,800’ long by 12’ wide. 
    Electricity: n/a
    Staking/tents: tents must be weighted down, staking 
    is prohibited.
    Furniture: park benches.
    Additional amenities: n/a

    Field 624
    Located a block from the waterfront, Field 624 is a 2.5-acre space ideal for semi-permanent structures
    and stationary events including: performances, athletic events, and large festivals for audiences that
    range in size from several hundred to approximately 5,000 people.

    Mustin Fairgrounds
    The Mustin Fairgrounds offers scenic views of the Delaware River. It is approximately 5.5 acres, 910’ by 277’, and is ideal for semi-permanent structures and stationary events including: performances, athletic events, and large festivals for audiences that range in size from several hundred to approximately 5,000 people. Electricity: N/A 
    Staking/tents: Tents may be weighted down or staked. 
    Furniture: N/A 
    Other features: Scenic views of the Delaware River. 

    5k Walks/Runs
    All accepted 5k walks/runs are required to use the Navy Yard certified 5k route. Park spaces associated with this route include Crescent Park and the Marine Parade Grounds. 

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    Event Information






    If the event is not over multiple days, enter the same start and end date.

    *additional fees will apply

    Please add rain date information if applicable.















    Organization and Contact Information














    Additional Information

















    Any event having the sale of alcohol will be subject to additional insurance requirements, including but not limited to host liquor liability or liquor law liability in amount to be determined by PIDC’s risk management team; and the alcohol fee. 

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    FINALIZE EVENT APPLICATION

    Read and initial at each blank space. All approvals are subject to the following provisions: