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Denver’s One Stop Shop for Planning Events on Public Property

Denver offers mild weather, blue skies, beautiful parks, historic buildings, unique neighborhoods and a Rocky Mountain backdrop - the perfect location for your event, whether it's a street festival, neighborhood market, live music concert, 5K fund-raiser or bicycle race. Perhaps you're scouting for the perfect location for a commercial film shoot and need a film permit? In any case, start your planning with us!

The Office of Special Events is here to help guide event organizers and film producers with the city's permitting processes. Our team of event liaisons provide support regarding city procedures and help ensure that your event or film production is safe and compliant.

Contact our office at 720.913.1501 and and we'll help you think through your project's needs and identify all the appropriate steps you need to take.


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Special Events

A special event that is required to work with the Office of Special Events is a race, parade, festival, market, etc. that is temporary, utilizes public property in the City and County of Denver (including public streets, a park, etc.) and/or requires involvement and approval by more than one city agency.




Film Productions

Commercial photography and film productions that take place on public property including family/senior photo shoots, commercials and feature films all require a Denver film permit when any of the following apply: the cast and crew includes five or more people; takes places in a Denver Park (regardless of cast/crew size); and will block pedestrian or vehicular traffic (regardless of cast/crew size).


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