The city has declared the holiday "Patio Day," a celebration of local food and culture.
Under the exemption, if there isn't enough space on the sidewalk, an owner may use space in a parking stall in front of an establishment. Each business may submit one application.
Unlicensed establishments are permitted to apply for a one-day licence to serve alcohol on patios.
The deadline to apply is noon on July 15. Applications can be obtained online and mailed to email@example.com.