Picnics

Lambton Shores has plenty of parks and green space that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics.

Events taking place at the Grand Bend Beach or an outdoor space are subject to the discretion of the Community Services Department and/or Council.

All outdoor events must comply with the Outdoor Event Policy.

Before you submit your request…

When you submit your event request, you will need to include the following information:

Desired event location

Search our parks/pavilions to find the perfect location for your event.

Location requirements

Do you have any specific needs like washrooms, garbage/recycling units, access to electrical or picnic tables? Please include these in your event request, so we can ensure the facility you book will suit your needs.

Date

Select a date for your event, as well as an alternate date. Facilities are booked on a first-come first-served basis, however we do our best to accommodate all requests.

When considering the amount time to book the facility, be sure to include enough time for set-up before and clean-up following your event.

Event type

What kind of event are you hosting? What activities do you plan to present during your event?

Attendees

How many attendees do you anticipate attending your event? Depending on the size and details of your picnic, you may be required to complete the Outdoor Event Application.

Alcohol

Are you serving alcohol at your event? All licensed events must follow the Municipal Alcohol Policy and have a Special Occasions Permit from the Alcohol and Gaming Corporation of Ontario.

Other event details

List any other event details. This can include, but is not limited to: food trucks, inflatables, amusement rides, stages, live or pre-recorded music, other entertainment, road closures, by-law exemptions, fireworks,

Depending on the size and details of your picnic, you may be required to complete the Outdoor Event Application.

Submit your event request

Once you have determined the above details, submit your event request online or complete the event request form and submit to one of our offices.

After you submit your event request, you will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your rental, or to provide more information if necessary. Depending on the size and details of your event, you many need to complete additional forms.

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