Events held on City of Grande Prairie property may require an event permit in addition to booking approval or rental contracts for specific venues.

Examples include special events held on the following locations:

  • All roadways within the City of Grande Prairie (excluding parades)
  • Outdoors on all other City property
  • Public/private land where more than two municipal services are likely to be impacted 

Event Categories may include, but are not limited to:

  • Festivals
  • Walk/Run Events
  • Rally/Protest
  • Promotional/Commercial Events

Application Requirements

  • A booking approval or use permit from the venue if the event takes place at a City of Grande Prairie rental venue

  • A Commercial Building Permit from Inspection Services if any of the following are being used:

    • Tents or canopies larger than 108 square feet require a Commercial Building Permit from Inspection Services. Each tent requires a permit.

    • Stages 24" from grade to the walking surface. Each stage requires a permit. 
    • All  bleachers.

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  • Proof of a minimum of $2 million liability insurance with the City of Grande Prairie named as additional insured


The Special Event Permit Application must be submitted along with any supporting documents and required permits at least sixty days prior to event date. A non-refundable permit fee of $250 is required with the application. Non-profits are exempt from this fee.  Once submitted, a City representative will be in contact with you.

If you have any questions pertaining to the application, please email

Submit applications by e-mail to: