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COVID-19 - Cancellations

The City of Calgary is advising organizations and individual event organizers that all festivals and events in Calgary with an audience of more than 50 people or more, must be canceled or postponed. While we understand this is a difficult time for many organizations, this decision is aligned with the Federal and Provincial direction on mass gatherings.

New festival and event permit applications are not being accepted for 2020 until further notice. We will continue to provide updates to our event partners as the City’s response to COVID-19 progresses. At this time, it is impossible to predict how long this emergency will exist.

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The City of Calgary public parks, ​​pathways, skateparks, and greenspaces are available for various outdoor activities, including weddings, fundraising events, performances, walks/runs, fitness activities, etc. Picnic sites and community playfields can also be booked for purposes outside of the realm of their intended use.


Step 1. Browse Park, Pathway and Green Space Availability

  • Contact Facility Bookings to check availability of parks, pathways, skateparks, and green spaces.

Step 2. Review Policies and Regulations

Review the information on the parks, pathways and green spaces policies page.

Step 3. Check Booking Timelines and Rental Rates

  • Applications for special events taking place this year take 6 to 8 weeks the process. Applications for special events taking place next year will be processed 6 to 8 weeks after January 1.
  • For the following year: Responses for (most) special event applications for the following year cannot be processed prior to the New Year. Customers can expect to receive permits or updates approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the New Year unless the event is occurring in the first 2 months of the year. Booking priorities are first given to festivals and renewal special events for the following year's booking requests.

Step 4. Submit an Application


Confederation park
Confederation park​

Rental rates

Rental Rates (prices include GST)
Greenspace $56.62 per day*
Pathways (exceptions below) $56.62 per day*
Pathway segments B04-07**
(Bow River Pathways 04-07)
$82.56 per day**
Special event admin fee $26.25 (non-refundable, due upon processing of application)

**B04-B07 are Bow River pathways: Shouldice Park pathway, Edworthy Park pathway, Prince's Island Park north & south pathways.

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