Street Festivals and Parades

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.

Before you submit your request…

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

Desired event location

Provide a detailed description of the street festival location and/or parade route.

Location requirements

Do you have any specific needs like washrooms, garbage/recycling units, picnic tables, snow fencing, fence posts or barricades/pylons?

Date and time

Select a date for your event, as well as an alternate date. Events 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 your event, 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?


How many attendees do you anticipate attending your event?


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 forms of entertainment, selling goods or merchandise, fireworks, etc.

An Event Safety Risk Control Plan may be required. 


Submit your event request

Review Temporary Use of a Municipal Road or Right of Way for a Special Event or Road Toll and complete the application for a road closure.

After you submit your request, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide more information if necessary and to let you know whether or not your request has been approved. Depending on the size and details of your event, you may need to complete additional forms.

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