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South Market Street Saint John

Organizing an Event in a Public Space

Planning to host an event in a Public Space (Park, Public Beach, Block Party, Street Event, Parade, Walk/Run) in the City of Saint John?

All community events on municipal public property require City approval to

  • Reserve the space
  • Ensure the safety and success of all event elements.

The focus of event approvals is to make sure that your event is safe and accessible for the community and to assist event organizers to make their event a success.

Approval is contingent on many factors including the nature of the request, location availability, and the completion and submission of all
necessary event requirements.

Depending on the size and scope of your event, you may be approved as early as 2 weeks, however a minimum of 4 weeks up to 16 weeks may be required to review and process your application.

The City of Saint John reserves the right to revoke access and/or cancel an event up to and including the day of the event or at any time during an event.