The City of Sheboygan is a city that celebrates special events. From major conventions and international sporting events to community-based festivals, parades and athletic activities, the City of Sheboygan is proud to host hundreds of events each year.

Mercury Midwest Challange Block Party, photo from P1 Offshore Racing

Public Works begins accepting online applications for special events

In 2022, the City of Sheboygan Department of Public Works began an initiative to streamline the Special Events process for the community. The amount of permits, which departments needed to be contacted, etc. created a challenging process for event organizers within the community to host special events. Together, key individuals in all City Departments worked to create a Special Event Ordinance which provides the framework for Special Events in the City. The Department of Public Works took the initiative a step farther, recognizing the need for an easy to use online application process for permitting in the City of Sheboygan. To kick-off the 2024 events process, the DPW is proud to announce the new platform, HeyGov, which allows event organizers to apply online for Special Events. 

If you have any trouble when using the HeyGov platform while applying, please contact the DPW Office at 920-459-3440 to set up a meeting for assistance.

Special Event Application Special Event Ordinance

Special events are defined as an event that is open to the public and is scheduled in advance to occur on city property and which has any of the following:

  1. Alcohol, beverages, food, and/or merchandise are sold, or dispensed in exchange for donations;
  2. Fireworks display;
  3. Offers amusement rides, inflatables, music (live or pre-recorded), etc.;
  4. Involves the closure of any street, parking lane, or right-of-way;
  5. Involves the temporary installation of structures such as tents, staging, bleachers, signs, etc.; or
  6. An expected attendance of fifty (50) or more persons

Examples of special events include but are not limited to competition and athletic events; music, theater, film performances or filming; carnivals; fairs; cultural events; religious services; classes; meetings; parties; and other gatherings meeting the above criteria.

To find more information on upcoming events scheduled in the community, please visit the Sheboygan Area Tourism Website.

Special Events

City Contacts

Heather Burke

Public Works Business Manager

Rachel Masse

Public Works Administrative Clerk

Stacy Weseljak

Public Works Administrative Clerk

Meredith DeBruin

City Clerk

Melissa Fassbender

Council/Licensing Clerk

Derek Muench

Parking & Transit Director

Andy Kundinger

Police Department Sergeant of Administration

Nicholas Noster

Fire Department Division Chief of Inspection and Prevention

Janet Duellman

Community Development Planner

Ellise Rose

Program Assistant

United States Coast Guard


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