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Want to host an event in one of our facilities or parks? Fill out our Outdoor Special Event Application Form for large outdoor events. Want more information about parks in Nanaimo? Try our Nanaimo Parks Search.

Please note: we require at least five (5) business days notice to reserve a park (longer for special events and sporting activities).

Are you planning on hosting a smaller indoor event (birthday parties, workshops, meetings)? Please use our Facility Rental Application.

To book a large indoor special event, fill out the Indoor Special Event Application Form.

Getting married? See our Wedding Brochure for information on having your special day in one of our parks. You'll need to complete Wedding Ceremony Application to hold a wedding ceremony at a public park or beach.

Want to hold an event on or close a City street? Complete a Special Events on City Streets form.

Are you planning on filming in Nanaimo?

You may be required to attain additional permits or licences. Please click the following links for more information.

Do you have questions about or want to operate a food truck, food trailer, or food cart in the City of Nanaimo? Here are some FAQs you'll need to know.

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Last updated: June 20, 2024

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