Mass Gatherings


A Mass Gathering is defined under Chapter 751 of the Texas Health and Safety Code as an event that can be defined by the following three conditions:

  • A gathering that attracts or is expected to attract more than 2,500 persons; or more than 500 persons, if 51% or more of those persons may be reasonably expected that alcoholic beverages will be sold, served, or consumed at or around the gathering; and
  • A gathering that is held outside the limits of a municipality
  • A gathering where participants will remain for more than five continuous hours; or for any amount of time beginning at 10:00 pm ending at 4:00 am