Special Events

Thank you for wanting to host your event with the City of Petersburg! 

To obtain a Special Events permit and to coordinate City Services, you must complete the event application in it's entirety. Please also review and print the application for your records before submitting. 

To complete the special events process, you will need to:

  1. Apply for the Special Event permit
  2. Complete any City Service Permit Applications (if applicable)  
  3. Submit General Liability Insurance Certificate and Policy Endorsement

Should you have any questions regarding the City of Petersburg Office of Special Events or questions about the application process, please feel free to contact the Event Coordinator, Marnelle Fanfan at 804-733-2302, e-mail 

Union Train Station
103 River Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Capacity: 272
Seated: 169

Let us take care of your special day- Rent our venue for your next party, wedding, meeting or private event. The Union Train Station is designed to make it easy for any type of event with full seating, dance floor and additional equipment like tables and chairs. The venue also offers parking spaces in front of the facility and a nearby lot through the City. 
See you soon at the Union Train Station!

Request Pricing: 804-733-2302
Reserve Your Date Here

Petersburg Holiday Parade
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Saturday, December 2, 2017 3 PM

Are you interested in participating in the Holiday Parade? Parade participants typically include the Petersburg Marching Band and Color Guard, schools, other youth groups, local clubs and service organizations, local businesses, City departments and City Council members, and of course, Santa Claus himself!

Parade Route: 2223 S Crater Rd, traveling down S Crater Road to 3500 S Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia 23805.

Contact (804)733-2302 or for parade entry info, sponsorship opportunities, volunteering, food vendors and artisan vendors.

The only daytime parade in Petersburg offers family fun in an old-fashioned community parade. Award ceremony to follow! Show off the holiday spirit of your business, club, or organization and be in the parade!!

Expanding holiday celebrations create maximum community involvement and participation in the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Holiday of Lights decorating contest open to residences and businesses in the city with separate categories. For more information, please send an email or give us a call!!

Petersburg Holiday Sponsorship
Petersburg Holiday Parade Application