In order to hold various special events in Riverside, a Special Event Application Packet is required along with a $10 application fee.
Temporary Food Service
Any event where food will be served must also submit a Temporary Food Service Application and required documentation to Village Sanitarian Lynn Hoette, with a copy to Village Clerk Ethan Sowl, at least 7 days prior to the event.
Any event where alcohol will be served requires a Daily Liquor Permit from the Village. Please submit a check for $75 payable to the Village of Riverside along with a current certificate of insurance showing evidence of liquor liability coverage (listing the Village as additionally insured) along with your application.
For current liquor license holders (retailers) within the Village looking to be present at any off-premise special event(s), an Illinois Special Use Permit Liquor License must be filed with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission after the Village approves the event. The form must be submitted to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at least 14 days prior to the event and requires an additional fee of $150 (1 day only) or $250 (2-15 days).
For events held by educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious or non-profit organizations looking to have liquor at their event, an Illinois Special Event Retailer's Liquor License must be filed with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission after the Village approves the event. The form must be submitted 14 prior to the event and requires an additional fee of $25.
If your event will include a raffle, a Raffle License must be obtained. Please fill out and submit the Raffle License Application 30 days prior to selling any raffle tickets. Other required items for the raffle license are listed in the application.
Scout Cabin and Park Rentals
In order to rent out the Scout Cabin or Village Parks, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 708-442-7025 for more details. Parks are available for rental in 2 hour time slots Monday through Saturday.