Special events organized by community groups and volunteers make the Town of Saugeen Shores a rich and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Special events include, but are not limited to:

  • Parades
  • Cultural events
  • Festivals or concerts
  • Fundraisers or community events
  • Farmers markets

Planning a special event

The following information will help you plan a special event on municipally owned property in Saugeen Shores.

Policy and procedure

If you are planning an event that will be held on municipally owned property, please review the Special Event Guidelines and Application. It outlines all requirements, including the following:

Special events application

Once you have read the application instructions, please fill out a Special Events Application. Submit the application at least 60 days before the event.


If your event involves a parade, the special event application must include a map showing the route, as well as specific road closure times. Once the application is approved, staff will arrange road closures, including Highway 21, if necessary.

Please note that the closure of Highway 21 requires a minimum of 60 days notice. 

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