Planning Your Event

City-wide Special Events and Film Production functions as a public resource on all aspects of event production and as a liaison to the many festivals, outdoor concerts, runs, walks and parades held in the City. It is recommended that all event coordinators contact the Special Event office very early in the planning process.

Regardless of the size of your event, we recommend you fill out the Event Information Form and the Not-For-Profit Form. Once both forms are completed, contact Kevin Scott, Event and Film Administrator at  or call 720-865-4311

The Special Events Guide is designed to provide you with the necessary current information about permitting, planning and producing your event.
The Special Event Calendar is used as an important notification resource for neighborhood organizations, city agencies, event coordinators and as a guide when coordinating new events. Listing on the event calendar is limited to outdoor public events that are free and take place in a Denver park, on a Denver street, or in the Denver right of way.
Your festival or special event is a valuable part of attracting visitors to Denver. Visit Denver, the travel and visitor’s bureau for Denver, want to assist you in promoting your event. Submit your information and be listed on Denver’s comprehensive entertainment and event website. Go to Denver365 to submit your event details.

*Remember to post your dates to as many event calendars as early as possible. Some publications seek information as much as six months prior to your event.

Public notice

Runs/Races/ Walks and Bike Rides -  While Denver evaluates its current citywide processes and criteria for permitting these popular events in and around the city and our neighborhoods, we will not be accepting applications for any NEW Runs/Races/Walks or Bike Rides in 2014.  Read more..


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