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Denver Days 2020 | August 1st - 9th


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Celebrating The Spirit Of The Mile High City

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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.

Eight 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 fellow neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.

The 2020 Denver Days events will take place August 1st-9th. 

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 (non-residential requests will be considered on a case by case basis and may not be eligible for free barricades)
  • 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 (non-residential requests will be considered on a case by case basis and may not be eligible for free barricades)
  • Free advertising on Denver Days website and Facebook page
Find Denver Days 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. 

Have Denver Days Questions?

For questions regarding Denver Days,
please contact:

Kaylie Showers
Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships



Getting Involved

Block Party & Park Permit Instructions

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

Interested in Having a Fire Truck at Your Event?

The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with a dedication to purpose. We are honored to participate in community and neighborhood association events, block parties, and similar public gatherings to meet our neighbors and talk about fire prevention and education. We are unable to send crews/rigs to private events such as birthday parties.

Learn more and request a DFD fire truck at you Denver Days event:


Need Ideas For Service Projects?

Denver Parks and recreation logoDenver Parks and Recreation Volunteer
Tina Myers, 
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.

Keep Denver Beautiful logoKeep Denver Beautiful Program
Brad Paterson,
Keep Denver Beautiful focuses on supporting residents and businesses in maintaining an attractive safe urban environment.

Metro Denver Volunteers logoDenver Metro Volunteers
Kelly Streck,
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.


Thank you to our 2019 Denver Days Sponsors:

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