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Festivals and Events

Festivals and events

Our Event Services team assists event planners, organizations, and citizens planning events that take place on City land and/or require City permits.

We help navigate planning processes, applications and regulations. We can also answer any questions about event planning, available funding, liquor licenses, food vendors, fireworks, logistics, and technical production.

Are you planning an event?

Plan your festival or event that occurs on or impacts City of Calgary property.

Attend an event

Get outdoors and experience arts, culture, recreation events and activities throughout our city.

News for event organizers


Waste and recycling services changes

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, The City will no longer provide waste and recycling services for events. Organizers will need to contract a private waste and recycling service provider.

Return to 90-day application process

As of January 1, 2022, we will require 90 days to process event applications.

Festival and event strategy

We are working on a strategy to maximize the benefits of festivals and events planned and held in our city.

Are you an event organizer? Keep up-to-date on latest City policy, process, permit changes, event funding, important deadlines and professional development sessions.

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