Do you want to plan your own event in our community? We're happy to help you with that! Check out the information below to find all sorts of information to help you get started on the planning process. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Special Event Application
To ensure the Town of Taber is aware of events and their possible impacts it may be necessary to complete a Special Event Application. Providing information to the Town within the application helps to ensure that organizers have made the proper arrangements for a safe and successful event.
If you are planning an event, we ask that you complete and submit the Application a minimum of two weeks in advance of the event so our staff can verify the information and provide assistance where needed.
Please note that your event may also require additional permits depending on the type of event, types of activities, and any structures/entertainment you may be having. More information is available below.
Taber plays host to and welcomes special events throughout the year. To ensure that the Town of Taber is aware of events and their possible impacts it is necessary to complete a Special Event Application. In addition to providing information to the Town, the application, in conjunction with this information sheet, helps to ensure that organizers have made the proper arrangements for a safe and successful event.
A special event is any event or celebration that occurs that can be reasonably expected to impact the community and require services beyond, which are normally provided by the Town of Taber.
You may be required to obtain a permit for your event if you are having any of the following:
- Food Trucks
- Circus (indoor or outdoor)
- Erecting a structure of any kind for your event
- Getting a business to come from out of town
For more information on needing a permit, contact the Planning & Economic Development Department: 403-223-6009.
Town of Taber Recreation Department and Public Works Departments
The Town's Recreation and Public Works Departments are responsible for parks, recreation, roads, water, sewer and garbage. If your event will have an impact on these services beyond normal day-to-day operations then they will be notified.
This includes the use of facilities and equipment such as: bleachers, barricades, chairs, tables, etc. Examples of events that should notify public services include any that will attract a large volume of people or an event such as a parade or run/walk that will impact traffic flow. Any events requesting road closures must submit a Special Event Application and receive permission from the Town of Taber.
Please contact our Recreation Department using the contact information above if you have questions or would like assistance.
Taber Police Service
Events that will attract a large volume of people, affect traffic or road access or involve fireworks should be brought to the attention of the Taber Police Service. If additional security staff is hired for the event, it is essential that the Police are made aware.
5700 50th Avenue
Emergency Services (Fire and Ambulance)
Events that will attract a large volume or people, affect traffic or road access, involve fireworks or have a high risk of injury should be brought to the attention of emergency services (Taber Fire Department).
5207 A 49th Avenue
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commissions
Events that include liquor/cannabis consumption or gambling components must get required permits and licenses from AGLC. Please contact them directly to see if your event requires a permit.
Toll Free: 1-800-272-8876
Alberta Health Services
If you plan to serve food at your event, check with Alberta Health Services to establish if any permits or approvals are necessary. AHS also has information about proper food handling procedures.
Taber Health Centre
Phone: 403-223-7211 (Switchboard)
Are you looking to book one of our Town facilities for your event? If so, we're happy to assist! Please find more information on the booking process and the facilities available here.
Special Events Frequently Asked Questions
It depends. If your event is a community event, you may be able to advertise on a few of our channels, but there is no guarantee. Each channel has different eligibility, so please click the links for more information on whether you are eligible to advertise:
For other options for advertising your event, please consider local media (such as the Taber Times), bulletin boards around the community, or social media.
Block Party Planning Guide
Black parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours and get your community together. But it's hard to know where to start when planning one! Our Recreation Department makes it easy with our new Block Party Guide. It has tips, tricks, ideas, and requirements if you are planning a block party in the community.