host your event.

Public Square is the perfect outdoor venue for all of your special event needs. Find out everything you need to know to make your event a success right here.


why choose

Public Square?

Our expert events team hosts hundreds of events each year in The Square. Our venue can accommodate events of any scale.

contact events team.

Our expert events team is here to help you to plan your event. Contact us today to get your plans in motion. 


frequently asked questions.


how much is it to rent the square?

Public Square offers a number of different pricing options. Fees are based on the area of The Square you'll use. We do offer non-profit discounts as well as tiered pricing.

See reservation rates.

Contact our events team to learn more about pricing.

can I bring my own vendors?

Yes, but license and permit must be pre-approved by Public Square events team for the following:

  1. Food vendors, catering
  2. Equipment, sound, stage, adn lighting rentals
  3. Restrooms, including layout diagram
  4. Janitorial, trash & waste removal
  5. Security

where can I find event policies and procedures?

We have detailed policies and procedures within the planning tools section of our website:

  1. See Public Square policies
  2. See event hosting procedures

where can I see diagrams and property specifications?

Public Square is a 6.5 acre park that is designed to handle any type of event. We offer state of the art utilities, a natural amphitheater, and multi-purpose features perfect for events of any size.

  1. View site plan, dimensions, electrical & water layout
  2. Weight restrictions map
  3. Service vehicle access, loading procedure

do I need city of Cleveland permits?

Yes, our expert events team is available to assist in the planning and application process for all applicaple permits. Examples include:

  1. Street closure, lane obstruction
  2. Retail vendor
  3. Noise variance
  4. Event approval

is alcohol permitted at my event?

Yes, with proper permits from the city of Cleveland, security plan, and pre-approval. The Public Square events team also works with area distributors and can assist in identifying a vendor for your event.

what security measures are in place to keep The Square safe?

  1. Downtown Cleveland "Safety Ambassadors" are on The Square daily
  2. Cleveland Police have a regular presence in Public Square
  3. Enhanced lighting and public events activate the space, even during evening hours
  4. Increased foot traffic and activity improves public safety

does Public Square have internet service?

Yes, we have state of the art high-speed internet service available anywhere in the property. Our events team can offer wired or wireless service with the right amount of bandwidth to make your event a success.
Learn more about internet service options here.

Public Square is host to hundreds of events that happen year-round.

Contact our events team today to learn more about how you can book any type of event. 

Public Square is Downtown Cleveland's premier outdoor space offering state of the art utilities.

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