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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. 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 Permits

Park Permits are free-of-charge to those holding a picnic or public event, both of which must be free and open to the public. Denver Days events must abide by Denver Parks Rules and Regulations. 

Denver Days 2019: August 3-11


2019 picnic permit applications will be accepted beginning on Wed. February 13. Details on each site can be found at

Reservations are accepted up to 24 hours before the picnic is to occur. Requests for a Saturday and Sunday must be made by the Friday before, by 4:00PM in person or 12:00PM by email. Reservation requests are not processed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Picnic site capacities may not be exceeded and cannot have stages, large sound systems, bands, food trucks, alcohol (only 3.2% beer is allowed and cannot be sold) or other similar features.  Picnic activities must stay within the boundaries shown on the site map.

To submit your Denver Days picnic reservation by email, please send an email with the following information to

  • Name of picnic (i.e. Neighborhood Picnic) and event description
  • Number of Attendees
  • Desired date of Picnic
  • Time of Planned Arrival
  • Park name and picnic site #
  • Customer name and organization name (if applicable)
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

You can also provide the above details to the Park Permit Office by phone (720.913.1311) or in- person at the Webb Building (Mon.-Fri., 8AM-4PM): 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 1.G.1.

Public Events

Denver Days public event applications are accepted up to 30 days before the event is to occur. Public Event reservations for the 2019 season will be accepted beginning on Thurs. November 1, 2018. Visit the Public Events and Special Occasion page ( to learn more.

Denver Days Public Event applications can be submitted in-person at the Webb Building (Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm): 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 1.G.1 or by sending a completed permit application by email to Download the application at You may also contact the Park Permit Office to have a copy of the application sent to you. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

In order for your Public Event Permit to be approved, you will need provide a certificate of insurance (or acknowledgement of waiver), a site map, trash plan, complete a park walkthrough, arrange for portable toilets, and pay any hard costs such as electricity on-site.