Festivals and Events


2018 Festivals and Events Policy

Council of the Town of Smiths Falls recognizes the many benefits that various groups, organizations, volunteers and events within the Municipality provide by promoting and improving upon the cultural, social and economic well-being of the community.  The newly revised Festivals and Events Policy provides an accessible and equitable process for organizers of events who are seeking funds or municipal resources.

A “festival or special event” are defined as Smiths Falls based events that present a multi-faceted program within a defined period of time using budgets that are distinctive from regular operating budgets of the hosting organization. Festivals must demonstrate broad community participation and a broad potential audience marketed to local Residents as well as visitors to the community. Festival programs must offer a unique experience to participants and fit as a part of the strategic priorities of the Town of Smiths Falls as well as the spectrum of events identified in the Tourism and economic development service delivery plan.

The Application Form and Policy is available on the Town of Smiths Falls website or by calling the Town Hall at 613-283-4124 ext. 1130.

If you wish to obtain an application in person or via email, please contact Nadine Bennett, Deputy Clerk (nbennett@smithsfalls.ca)

Sealed Requests will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to Festivals and Events Policy by the Deputy Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 4:30 p.m. local time on

DEADLINE: May 15, 2018

Festival and Events Policy April 2017

Festivals and Events Policy_Application Form