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Organize a special event

Vancouver has two special events offices:

  • The Park Board Special Events Office - for events held in a park and on the seawall.
  • The City Special Events Office (FASE) - for events held on streets, sidewalks, and public plazas. 

Events bring people together to have fun, to mark important events, or to work towards a higher purpose.

The focus of event approvals is to make sure that events are safe, and don’t negatively affect the community. We want you to have a fun, safe, memorable event.

Organize an event on a street, sidewalk, or plaza

Review the steps and permits required to getting approval for a special event on a street, sidewalk, or plaza in Vancouver.

Organize an event in a park

Review the steps and permits required to getting approval for a special event in a Vancouver park or beach.

Park wedding ceremony permit

To hold an outdoor wedding ceremony in our designated Vancouver park sites, you'll need a permit. Learn what's included in the permit and apply.

Block parties

Find information on throwing block parties in Vancouver.

Event permits private property

Get a temporary event licence and permit; including permits for buskers, weddings, dances, and more.

Greening your event

Make your event more sustainable with our Green Events Planning Guide.

Special Events Task Force

The Special Events Task Force consists of 15 community members and representation from 5 City staff.

Apply for a Water Street open street permit

Get an open street permit during the Water Street pedestrian zone pilot to host small events and activities.

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