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Working to Support Citywide Events and Film Production in Denver


Denver's new Office of Special Events (OSE) was established in January 2015 to help guide event organizers and film producers through our City's permitting process. 

Denver is proud to host fun, creative events that showcase the beautiful cultural variations so evident within our strong neighborhoods, whether it be The People's Fair,  the Dragon Boat Festival, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival or Fiestas Patrias. We are also an active city with many walks, runs, races and parades that showcase and promote continued good health and an active Colorado lifestyle while supporting worthy causes. 

We are here to provide support and guidance for all special events on Denver public property. Thank you!


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Office of Special Events Feedback
Do you have feedback regarding a special event, film production or the Office of Special Events? Let us know your comments, concerns, or suggestions below:
What is a Special Event?

A special event is defined as a race, parade, festival, etc. that utilizes public property in the City and County of Denver (such as a street closure or park), is temporary, and/or requires approval by more than one city agency.  For details, requirements, and applications please look over our website.

What is a Film Production?

A film production for the Office of Special Events has many forms that include projects like feature films, commercials, documentaries, student projects, television programming, music videos, still photography, public service announcements, or other filming/photography projects. Any production that is commercial in nature requires a film permit through the Office of Special Events.