Special Events

Looking for that special venue to make lasting memories for large gatherings, athletic events, festivals and crowds of all sizes?  Whatcom County Parks & Recreation has many unique and beautiful park locations for your special event.

What is a Special Event?

Any event doing any of the following is considered a special event:

  • Athletic Events
  • Music Festivals
  • Open to the Public
  • Selling tickets, requiring an admission fee, or suggested donation
  • Selling food, alcohol, merchandise, or raffle tickets
  • Requiring services or facilities not normally available to the general public
  • May disrupt or interfere with the public's regular use of the facility

Application Process:

For information on the application and to download an application: 

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Special Event Fees

Fees for special events are assessed according to the Unified Fee Schedule and based on event activities, location and staff time required. During the review of your complete, submitted application, Whatcom County Parks can provide an estimate of fees.