Block Parties

Face painting at Local First Street PartyAre you looking to set up a Block Party for your neighborhood? Fantastic! Block Parties are the best way to get to know your neighbors, your local community, and your neighborhood resource staff. 

Block Parties vary from a simple gathering of a few folks in a front yard sharing food and drink, to elaborate, highly organized events involving dozens of streets in a neighborhood. Whichever type suits your area, we encourage you to use this time to renew neighborhood awareness, exchange greetings, and celebrate the importance of neighborhood relationships.

Fostering Community RelationshipsBlock party gathering in Washington Square

Block Parties are a way for neighborhoods to come together, get to know each other, and form relationships that:

  • Promote a stronger sense of community
  • Promote higher safety within the neighborhood
  • Provide opportunities to meet face-to-face with city officials and service providers in order to better understand what resources are available, and how to address concerns, questions, or suggestions

These events further the sense of community as we provide a unified voice that can better address any concerns or suggestions with "strength in numbers". The City of Holland actively supports and encourages neighborhood block parties because of all the benefits.

Your imagination is the limit when planning activities, safe and fun for the age groups present, that will make your block party memorable!

Submitting Requests

To submit a request, please fill out this form. If you do not hear back from us within 72 hours, please call the department of Community and Neighborhood Services at 616-355-1330. Two weeks notice is required if requesting fire truck visits and minimum one week notice for street closing only.

If you would like to request the Polar Patrol Ice Cream Truck to be at your block party, please fill out this form


Feel free to contact Community and Neighborhood Services, Mark Kornelis 616-355-3139 or email