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.
Review the steps and permits required to getting approval for a special event on a street, sidewalk, or plaza in Vancouver.
Review the steps and permits required to getting approval for a special event in a Vancouver park or beach.
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.
Find information on throwing block parties in Vancouver.
Get a temporary event licence and permit; including permits for buskers, weddings, dances, and more.
Make your event more sustainable with our Green Events Planning Guide. How will you manage garbage and recycling? Hire us, a business, or do it yourself.