The Special Events Program was established to provide members with a method for transferring risk to individuals or groups using public facilities for events such as weddings, athletic events, fairs or parades. The program provides up to $5 million per occurrence limits and includes coverage for both public and private events. Coverage options include: athletic participants, instructors and volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, concessionaires and liquor liability.
In addition, CIRA has developed a Special Events Handbook, available under Best Practices, to assist members in implementing policies and procedures for managing events. This handbook is designed to be customized and provided to third parties who wish to hold an event at a public facility. The handbook addresses entity policies, insurance information, application timing, and procedures for a successful event.