Information About Application Lead Time

Depending on how complex your event is, it can take up to 60 working days for approval.  Refer to the information below to assist with your planning process.

Events without street closure or alcohol (excluding Main Street)

A Facility Use Packet shall be turned in no less than 15 working days (3 weeks) prior to the event. The application will then be subject to a review and action by the Downtown Staff. The Downtown Staff may request input from some of the Main St. Downtown stakeholders.

Events involving a street closure or parade, but without alcohol (not including Main Street closure)

A Facility Use Packet shall be turned in no less than 20 working days (4 weeks) prior to the event. The application shall include: 1) A map of the proposed street closures or the route of the procession or parade; 2) The staging location; and 3) The start and end times. This information is in addition to that requested on the application. The application will then be subject to a review and action by the Downtown Staff. The Downtown Staff may request input from some of the Main St. Downtown stakeholders.

Events with alcohol, regardless of street closure

A Facility Use Packet shall be turned in no less than 45 working days (9 weeks) prior to the event. In addition to the application, the process and timeline defined by the City for alcohol licensing must be followed. Inability or unwillingness to follow the process and/or timeline will result in a denial of the Facility Use Application. If a street closure is also requested as part of the application, the organizers must follow the policy for events with street closures. The application will then be subject to a review and action by the Downtown Staff. The Downtown Staff may request input from some of the Main St. Downtown stakeholders.

Events with Main Street closure

A Facility Use Packet shall be turned in no less than 60 working days (12 weeks) prior to the event. Input from businesses with a storefront on the portion of Main Street you wish to close must be notified and invited to collaborate on your event, if they wish. A signature from the business owner listed on the Main Street Stakeholder Notification Form will be required from at least 75% of all listed Main Street stakeholders to approve this application.

For questions or more information about hosting events in downtown Las Cruces, contact us at 575-541-2150 or, downtown@las-cruces.org.