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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 2020: August 1-9


2020 picnic permit applications will be accepted beginning on Wed. February 12. 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 Event Applications are accepted up to 30 calendar days before the event is to occur. Public Event Reservations for the 2020 season will be accepted beginning on

Friday, November 1, 2019. Find more information, including details on the November 1 permit process.  Reservation restrictions apply to certain parks – please contact the Parks Permit Office for more information.

Download an application now. (PDF) Please allow 24 hours for processing.

Denver Days Event Applications are accepted:

  1. In person at the Webb Building
    201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 1.G.1
    Denver, CO 80202
    Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

  2. By email (
    Please visit the website ( and select “Learn more” under “Public Events and Special Occasions” for the 2020 Park Permit application. You may also contact the office through email or phone for the application to be sent to you.

    Complete the 2020 Park Permit application in its entirety and return to

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

    You will receive further information once we have received your application. Please allow 24 business hours for application processing.