Outdoor Music Festival Site Planning

Are you planning to promote or hold an outdoor music festival? According to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 10.16.05), a permit is required if 1,000 or more spectators are expected to be in attendance. COMAR regulations define an outdoor music festival as a group of persons participating in musical entertainment in open spaces and not in a permanent structure and not on publicly owned property. The health department’s Environmental Health Division evaluates outdoor music festival site plans and determines if a permit may be issued.

To download an application for an Outdoor Music Festival, click here.

For questions about Outdoor Music Festival activities, please contact the Environmental Health Division at 301-475-4321.