COVID-19 UPDATE: Until further notice, only events which meet current provincial health authority guidelines will be considered within the public Right-of-Way. Events must be planned or coordinated by an official Organization or Association (i.e. an individual cannot host an event). Please consult the Province of Nova Scotia reopening plan to determine current guidelines for events.
Before an event is approved, a member of the organization or association involved with the event must sign and return the appropriate application, found below. Each application contains a statement regarding Covid-19 protocols. The applicant must agree to and sign this portion of the application for the event to be considered.
If you are interested in hosting a block party or looking for information on what is involved in hosting a block party, call 3-1-1 or email directly for information. You must fill out a Block Party Application, including agreeing to the Covid-19 protocols as identified on the application. Fill out the application, save it as a pdf file and return to the e-mail address noted on the application.
BLOCK PARTY APPLICATION - fillable (PDF)
PARADES, RUNS, WALKS, etc.
For other events (parade, walk, run, march, etc) in the public right-of-way (street or sidewalk), you are required to fill out a public right-of-way event application, including agreeing to the Covid-19 protocols as identified on the application. Each application will be reviewed on its own merit, with safety of participants the number one consideration. Per the Motor Vehicle Act, these events must be approved by the Traffic Authority and an approved event will receive a permit signed by the Traffic Authority. You can fill out the application and return the saved pdf file to the email address on the application. Larger events requiring municipal services such as police or street closures may be redirected to the Special Event Task Force. More information can be found below.
Public Right of Way Event Application - Fillable (PDF)
Please note that any event requiring municipal services must adhere to ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NUMBER 2014-010-ADM RESPECTING Special Events Task Force Process for Events, Parades & Street Closures.
Please visit the Special Events Task Force page for more information on planning events in the municipality.