Event Management Training-Event Production on Public Property Edition

Next date: Monday, April 15, 2024 | 05:15 PM to 08:45 PM

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The free Event Management Training course is designed by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events (OSE) to provide event producers with the knowledge and tools necessary to organize successful events of any size in the City of Grand Rapids on public property. The 3.5 hour course --Event Production on Public Property in the City of Grand Rapids -- is free and open to the public, specifically event organizers, volunteers and staff, and provides practical advice from seasoned professionals concerning:

-- goal setting

--budget creation

-- venue selection

-- event insurance

-- permitting/production process specific to the Office of Special Events

-- community notification best practices

-- emergency action plans

The course also provides the opportunity to meet and speak with OSE and DGRI staff relevant to executing successful events. Complimentary water and coffee will be available. Parking at street meters is recommended. Meters east of Division Avenue are free after 5 pm. Meters west of Division Avenue charge until 6 pm (download the "MOTU" app to pay by credit card). View other parking options at https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Departments/Mobile-GR/Parking. The free DASH bus does not run on Monday or Tuesday.

Participants who attend both the April 15 and 17 training sessions will receive a 25% site fee reduction on their first permitted event in the 2024 calendar year scheduled through the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and a certificate of completion from DGRI.


  • Monday, April 15, 2024 | 05:15 PM - 08:45 PM


Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., 29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1 Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Grand Rapids, View Map

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