Entertainment & Special Event Rentals

The show must go on, and rentals can make it happen. You may need tools to set up an event, like aerial lifts and forklifts, or the equipment to make things go smoothly, such as generators and light towers. Hosting an event that only takes a few days or weeks to set up typically doesn't warrant a new equipment purchase, so short-term rentals are an excellent choice.

Here at Foley Rents, we carry a wide range of equipment to assist with entertainment and special events in many parts of the East Coast, including New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Staten Island and northern Delaware. Whether you're running an indoor or outdoor concert, play, conference or athletic event, we've got you covered.

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Between setup tasks and operation, the equipment used in entertainment and special events can run the gamut. Fortunately, we carry plenty of these tools:

  • Aerial equipment: We supply a range of aerial equipment to help you set up structures and decor or to position other elements like spotlights and wiring. These come in scissor lifts, boom lifts and vertical personnel lifts.
  • Forced air heaters: Is your event happening in the winter? Some temporary structures that don't have existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) need forced air heaters to make them pleasant and habitable.
  • Earthmoving equipment: Utilize earthmoving equipment to dig up earth and clear out room for event structures.
  • Telehandlers: Telehandlers make it easy to move materials around the job site.
  • Light towers: Deadlines can be tight when it comes to events, and working at night isn't uncommon. You may also need to light up an area during the event, which is where diesel-powered light towers can come in handy. They're great for lighting up stadiums and sports arenas for athletic events and for achieving accurate lighting on video and film shoots.
  • Power generation: Operating all of the tools for setup and the electronics to put on an event requires a lot of power, often in the form of a generator. We carry large mobile generator sets and portable generators to fit various power needs, such as sports and entertainment power generation.
  • Message boards: Make sure attendees know where to go with message boards to direct traffic.
  • Venue clean-up equipment: Events get messy. Use a sweeper attachment or sweeper machine to make clean-up easy.
  • Utility vehicles: Both set-up and tear-down can be much easier with utility vehicles for on-site transportation.

Whether you're working on a music festival, setting up a corporate event or working on the set for a theatrical show, rental equipment offers short-term access to exactly the tools you need. These rentals allow you to take on any specialized task that your event calls for at an affordable price.

Another time when rentals come in handy is when you already have some equipment but need to temporarily beef up your arsenal of tools. You also eliminate the need for capital investments, as well as storage and maintenance costs, making rentals cost-effective for smaller businesses.


When you work with Foley Rents, you get the combination of reliable, well-maintained equipment and exceptional customer service. We'll help you find the right tools and get them to you on a flexible schedule, even providing delivery to the event site if you need it.

To learn more about our equipment for entertainment and special events, browse the links above or give our Piscataway, NJ team at 888-417-6464 or Bensalem, PA team at 215-244-3850 or get a quick quote online.

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