Events like concerts, tradeshows, and conventions occur throughout the year in Calgary. Depending on what type of event you are organizing, you will have to get a variety of permits and meet a number of safety regulations. We encourage anyone who is part of an event to be familiar with the event's fire safety practices and procedures.
If you have questions, you can contact the Fire Inspections and Investigations team by calling 311.
Indoor Special Events
Indoor events have unique safety and permit requirements. Indoor events can include, but are not limited to, home shows, concerts, rodeos, religious gathers, and any other event where the public is gathering indoors. Learn more.
Outdoor Special Events
Outdoor events have unique safety and permit requirements. Indoor events can include, but are not limited to, stampede, community events, beer tents, concerts.
Fire Safety Codes Officers
Fire Safety Codes Officers may visit before or during your event. They are responsible for ensuring all safety regulations are met. Depending on the event activities, you may require one or more Officers on standby throughout the event. Learn more.
Organizer and Vendor Responsibilities
Whether you are an event organizer or a vendor, you have specific responsibilities to help ensure the safety of everyone at the event. Learn more.