Activity and Block Party Permits Suspended

Due to the concern of community spread of COVID-19, the City of Lancaster will not be issuing Facility & Activity Permits for the use of parks and public spaces until further notice. Parks and public spaces like Penn Square are open for public use, but the City will not be issuing permits to reserve these spaces for events and gatherings. The City will also not be issuing block party permits at this time.

What We Do

The City of Lancaster Office of Promotion aims to be the arts and cultural driver of the City of Lancaster by leveraging Lancaster City’s best assets and our partnerships to enhance and promote the City’s quality of life, economic vitality, and attractiveness as a destination and residence. The Lancaster Office of Promotion or LOOP has four main functions: planning special events, marketing the city as a destination, managing the Lancaster City Visitor Center, and permitting the use of public space.



Services We Provide

The Lancaster Office of Promotion operates the Lancaster City Visitor Center located at 38 Penn Square. Each day our staff greet visitors from around the world and introduce them to Lancaster City. LOOP also works to market Lancaster City to potential visitors through the “Visit Lancaster City” website and social media. In addition to visitor services and marketing, LOOP plans the City of Lancaster’s special events like the Mayor’s Tree Lighting, Celebrate Lancaster, and the Red Rose Run. Finally, LOOP also permits the use of public space for events like festivals or block parties.


General Contact Info


Lancaster City Visitor Center
Third Floor
38 Penn Sq.
Lancaster, PA 17603



(717) 291-4758



(717) 291-4722



Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Who We Are
Documents & Resources
Latest News
Who We Are
Wyatt Behringer
Marketing & Communications Manager
Kayla Forgrave
Special Events Manager
Patricia Wright-Sherman
Administrative Assistant
Documents & Resources
Latest News
Celebrate Lancaster 2020 Department of Community Planning & Economic Development LOOP
Celebrate Lancaster is an annual celebration of Lancaster City’s vibrant culture & divers…
Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Tuba Christmas Bureau of Police LOOP Mayor’s Office
The 2019 Lancaster City for the Holidays season will kick off with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting &…
City of Lancaster closed for Election Day Bureau of Operations Department of Public Works LOOP Mayor’s Office Solid Waste & Recycling Program
The City of Lancaster will be closed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 5.
City of Lancaster Seeking Christmas Tree Department of Public Works LOOP
The City of Lancaster, in partnership with Lancaster’s Economic Action for Downtown’s Success (L…
Event Road Closures: September 7 Bureau of Police LOOP
Know before you go! There are a few road closures this weekend for two separate events – 
2019 Outdoor Music Friday Season Department of Community Planning & Economic Development LOOP
The 2019 Outdoor Music Friday Season opens on May 17 in Binns Park, 100 N. Queen Street. Music Friday’s outdoor season last…