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Special events and block parties

The City of Airdrie believes events are essential to making Airdrie a vibrant, active and inspired city.

Special Events Guidelines (PDF) have been developed to assist organizers in planning safe community events on City owned lands. The guidelines outline the City of Airdrie’s commitment to supporting organizers in hosting safe and successful events and navigating through the permit and safety requirements.

Submit a special event application

Neighbourhood block party

Connecting neighbours leads to positive individual and community well-being. As friendships grow, so do safe, caring and inclusive neighbourhoods.

Planning neighbourhood block party on City property (road, cul-de-sac, or neighbourhood park)?

Use our Neighbourhood Block Party Guide (PDF) for information on planning and implementing a block party.

 Submit a block party application

Planning your block party

  • The idea of a neighbourhood block party is to bring people together, so why not invite some neighbours to help out with the planning?
  • Decide what type of party would be best: barbecue, picnic, potluck or catered event?
  • Start with a smaller event and grow it over the years.
  • Use natural neighbourhood boundaries (such as end of the block or everyone in the cul-de-sac) when determining who to invite.
  • Find a location. If you choose to host it on the street, or in a park or alley, you will need to complete a Neighbourhood Block Party Application form. 
  • If the party is held on private property like a backyard or a garage no application is required.
  • Decide on a date and time for your Block Party and inform neighbours in the area.
  • At the event, name tags are great for helping everyone to get to know each other.

Want to request a local parade?

Looking to plan a parade or procession? Below are a few things you need to consider:

  • A parade or procession is defined as any group of pedestrians, including a walkathon, charity run or marathon, with more than 50 participants marching or walking in the street or on the sidewalk. It is also defined as any group of 10 or more vehicles.
  • The parade permit application must be received at least six weeks prior to the event to ensure adequate time for application review.
  • For more information on the requirements of planning a parade or a procession, refer to the Traffic Bylaw (PDF) or contact Municipal Enforcement at  403.948.8892.

Apply for a parade permit