Event rentals | Calgary Parking

Event rentals

Calgary Parking has over 2.5 million square feet of indoor and outdoor space. With over 30 surface lots and seven parkades available to rent, we offer amazing options for event venues.

Plan your event

Most of our sites have convenient locations in the downtown core and in the inner city. Our facilities are ideal for:

  • Fundraisers
  • Festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Film shoots
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Car shows

Please read our Event Rental Guidelines prior to booking your event.

What you'll need to apply

  • Lot location
  • Event date, start and end time
  • Registered charity/Non-profit # (if applicable)
  • Event description


Book your event

We offer three types of event rentals:

  • Venue Rentals: Book a parkade or surface lot as a venue
  • Parking Codes: Book a special event code to offer attendees complimentary parking
  • Parking-only Rental: Reserve stalls for vehicle parking only

Venue rental

Venue rental

Book a parkade or surface lot as a venue

Rent one of our outdoor surface lots or indoor/covered parkades as your event venue*. You can book a portion of the lot or the whole space.

Email your completed form to parkingeventrentals@calgary.ca

Please note: after you’ve applied for a venue rental, you will be asked to provide:

  • Certificate of insurance
  • Emergency response plan template
  • Site map

* If your event requires the use of a City venue and Calgary Parking lot (ie. Millennium Park and Lot 61), you will need to apply through the City first. Once you have registered with the City, your parking lot request will get directed to Calgary Parking.

Parking codes

Parking codes

A special code for your group to use at pay machines

Provide your event attendees with a parking code to offer complimentary parking (at select locations).

* Rates include GST

Event rental code rates
    Days Hours Rate per stall


Less than 7 $15
  7 to 24 $20
  Evening * $5


Less than 7 $5
  7 to 24 $10
  Evening* $5

* Evening rate eligible for events beginning at 4 p.m. or later, and ending by 6 a.m. 

As of February 1, 2024, a standard administration fee of $75 applies to all issued event rental codes.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Email your completed form to parkingeventrentals@calgary.ca

Parking-only rental

Parking-only rental

Reserve a lot or some stalls for vehicle parking only

Reserve an entire lot or portion of a lot for your group's parking needs. 

Email your completed form to parkingeventrentals@calgary.ca

Rental locations

Many of our surface lots and parkades are available to rent for your events. Check out the image gallery below for some of our popular ones or browse through our lot locations to choose your perfect venue.

Events subsidy program

The City of Calgary is proud to support festivals and events through various grants.

Learn about microgrants and funding programs