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Denver Days logo, August 5th-13th

NOTE: As we are always trying to streamline our process and make Denver Days planning as easy as possible for Denver residents, this year’s registration will work differently than in year's past. 

 


What you should know this year:

This year, we ask Denver Days hosts to register their event AFTER receiving proper permits from different city agencies. In our updated registration form, we will ask for permit numbers.

If you are planning an event in a park, when applying for a permit, make sure to specify clearly that your event is a Denver Days event.

Only once you submit your registration form will you be eligible to receive Denver Days benefits such as waived park permit fees and free street barricades for residential block parties.

Additionally, this year we will be placing a cap on the number of barricades provided so completing your registration form is crucial as barricades will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
 

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.

Five 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

 

BLOCK PARTY PERMIT AND PARK PERMIT INSTRUCTIONS

For instructions on how to apply for block party permits and park permits. 

BLOCK PARTY PERMIT INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION

PARK PERMIT INSTRUCTIONS
 

 

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD 

Downloand and share the Denver Days flyer. English and Spanish versions are available. 

 

 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

For the most up-to-date information on EVERYTHING Denver Days, including tips on how to host block parties, plan barbecues, and organize service projects. 

 

NEED IDEAS FOR SERVICE PROJECTS?

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

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

 

 

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!

 

WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR EVENT

Nextdoor logo
Nextdoor is the private social network for your neighborhood.

 

so let's roll logo
Post events at the touch of a button. No fees. No fuss. Just authentic community-generated buzz.

NEED HELP

Jessica Jorgensen, Data & Research Analyst
Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships
jessica.jorgensen@denvergov.org