Block Party

Are you interested in throwing a Block Party? If the answer is "Yes!", you'll need to request a permit at least fourteen (14) days prior to the planned event. There is no fee for the permit. 

Block Party Rules:

  • Noise, such as radios, bands, etc., is to be confined to the immediate area and is not permitted after 10:00 p.m.
  • Block parties are to conclude by 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, and by 11:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and nights before holidays. 
  • Road closures are permitted, however vehicular access must be maintained for emergency vehicles and residential use. The City of Vandalia will provide barricades for your event.
  • The Applicant must notify all residents within the affected area and provide signatures of approval for at least 50% of these same residents as part of the permit application.

Click to download the Block Party Permit application. Applications can be filed electronically via email to Christine Budich at, or in person in the Development and Engineering Services Department

Block Party Trailer:

Coming in 2024! The City of Vandalia will soon debut a Block Party Trailer that contains all of the basics you'll need to throw a Block Party. The best part? We will bring the trailer to you and pick it up when you're done!

Photo of Block Party Trailer

What's Inside?:

  • 6 - 6-foot folding tables
  • 4 - 6-foot picnic tables
  • 32 - folding chairs
  • 2 - 120 qt. coolers
  • 2 - 5 gallon beverage cooler
  • Yard games including volleyball/badminton, Connect 4, giant jenga, KanJam, corn hole, sidewalk chalk, and more.
  • Bluetooth enabled speaker with microphone
  • 1 - 10' x 10' pop-up tent
  • Barricades & cones

Rental Information:

Reservations for the Block Party Trailer can be made starting on January 15, 2024 for use between April and October 2024.