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Special Events

Thank you for wanting to host your event with the City of Petersburg! 

To obtain a Special Events permit and to coordinate City Services, you must complete the event application in it's entirety. Please also review and print the application for your records before submitting. 

To complete the special events process, you will need to:

  1. Apply for the Special Event permit
  2. Complete any City Service Permit Applications (if applicable)  
  3. Submit General Liability Insurance Certificate and Policy Endorsement

Should you have any questions regarding the City of Petersburg Office of Special Events or questions about the application process, please feel free to contact the Event Coordinator, Marnelle Fanfan at 804-733-2302, e-mail 

Union Train Station
103 River Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Capacity: 272
Seated: 169

Let us take care of your special day- Rent our venue for your next party, wedding, meeting or private event. The Union Train Station is designed to make it easy for any type of event with full seating, dance floor and additional equipment like tables and chairs. The venue also offers parking spaces in front of the facility and a nearby lot through the City. 
See you soon at the Union Train Station!

Request Pricing: 804-733-2302
Reserve Your Date Here

Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K
The Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K features 13.1 & 3.1 miles of scenery! 

Our Half Marathon course was designed to capture the historical aspects of the city and the surrounding areas. The Start & Finish will take place in historic downtown Petersburg by the Union Train Station. Runners will make their way through the streets, lined with shops and Bed & Breakfasts before heading out towards the Petersburg National Battlefield; the site of battles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Now for the most unique aspect of this event during your run through the Battlefield you will be able to witness a battle re-enactment taking place! Actors will be using their muskets to create the sights and sounds of a battle!

Join us for a unique event that is sure to deliver lasting memories! Runners and Walkers of all abilities are welcome.

Half Marathon Start Time: 7:00 AM
5K Start Time: 7:15 AM
Kid's Race Start Time: 10:30 AM

To register, CLICK HERE

City of Petersburg - Virginia