Event Request

Interested in hosting your event or community walk/run on the waterfront?

We welcome and host 40+ community groups and organizations annually to the waterfront that contribute to the vibrancy and energy we all enjoy at the waters edge. Our Community Use of Space program online submission form is below. Please complete all relevant sections and our team will review your request and be in touch within 10 business days. Please note that insurance, permits and on site meetings may be required if the request is approved. If you have any additional information to share with our team, not captured here, please email events@developns.ca.
*Please note, given our current COVID-19 conditions, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of and plans to meet the current (and anticipated) Nova Scotia Public Health Guidelines related to COVID-19 for Events and Performances or related guidelines.

Waterfront + Public Call for Activations:
Interested in hosting a special event or activation on the waterfront in Halifax or Lunenburg in 2021 (or beyond)? If so, we’d love to hear from you – be a part of our Public Call for Activations: Waterfront +.
Review Deadline for Submissions:
1st intake for review deadline: April 29/21
2nd intake for review deadline: May 27/21
3rd intake for review deadline: June 24/21

Busking on the Waterfront:
Interested in busking opportunities? View our guidelines here.

Event Request


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