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What is Denver Days?
Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home.

Four years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know their neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.


Denver Days Event Criteria

To be considered a Denver Days event, events must fit any to all of the below criteria:

  • Neighbor to neighbor focus
  • Service projects with neighborhood improvement focus
  • Cultural showcase events
  • Residential street events
  • Neighborhood focused at neighborhood (smaller) parks
  • Small business discounts/convenings for community members
  • Apolitical


Denver Days Benefits

  • Waived park permit fees for Denver Days picnics and events
  • Free street barricades for residential block parties
  • Free advertising on Denver Days website and Facebook page


Registration Deadlines
Please keep in mind the following registration deadlines as you plan your events:

  • Block Parties - July 15th
  • Park Picnics - Up to 24 hours before the picnic is to occur. reservations are not processed on Saturdays and Sundays. reservation requests for Saturday and Sunday must be made by friday at 4pm (In person) or by Friday at  noon (by email).
  • Social Events in Parks - July 15th
  • Special Events - June 30th
     

Note: Insurance is required for Park events. Insurance is not required but is strongly encouraged for residential block parties. The City does not provide insurance for Denver Days events.


I'M INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, NOW WHAT?!
Check out our Toolkit to learn more!

 

 

READ, WATCH, & SHARE

As you’re posting status updates, tweets, pictures and videos, please use the hash tag #DenverDays2016 so we can capture all of Denver’s amazing moments from Denver Days 2016!
 


Click here for a map of current Denver Days events.

 

NEED IDEAS FOR SERVICE PROJECTS?

Volunteer Program 
tina.myers@denvergov.org 
Denver Parks & Recreation(DPR) offers volunteer projects throughout the year, giving groups, individuals and businesses the opportunity to help keep their park and community beautiful. Click here for open projects.
 

Keep Denver Beautiful Program
neddra.niblet@denvergov.org
Keep Denver Beautiful focuses on supporting residents and businesses in maintaining an attractive safe urban environment.
 

Denver Metro Volunteers
kgroen@metrovolunteers.org
Metro Volunteers is Denver’s leading source for volunteer engagement, volunteer leadership training and volunteer advocacy. 

 

 

DENVER DAYS MAP OF EVENTS

Check out what's happening in your neighborhood by clicking on the map below!
 

 

WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR EVENT


Simply upload your flyer to the Denver Days Facebook page and post!

 


Nextdoor is the private social network for your neighborhood.

 


Post events at the touch of a button. No fees. No fuss. Just authentic community-generated buzz.

 

HOW BUSINESSES CAN GET INVOLVED

There's no reason to feel left out!

Every year in the spirit of Denver Days, local businesses offer product/service discounts to residents during the week of Denver Days. 

Simply register your discount as a Denver Days event and we'll help promote it!

Contact Us

Jessica Jorgensen, Special Projects Coordinator
Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships
jessica.jorgensen@denvergov.org

 

Thanks to our generous sponsors for helping to make this year's Denver Days great!