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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

Currently in the City and County of Denver, all public and private gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited through July 10 and all special events scheduled through that date have been cancelled.

Denver's long-term re-opening strategy will take an intentional and phased approach and updates will be shared as details become available. Moving forward, special events scheduled for after July 10 will have to adhere to attendance number restrictions and public health requirements that are in place at the time of the event.

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Denver loves special events!

The Office of Special Events is here to help guide individuals and organizations through the event planning and permitting processes for special events on public property. The office functions as a one-stop-shop on all aspects of event production and serves as a liaison to the many festivals, outdoor concerts, runs, walks and parades held in the City and County of Denver. Contact us to find out what you need to do to get started with your special event.

The Office of Special Events does not issue event permits, but serves as the primary point of contact for event-related questions and assists event planners with obtaining permits and approvals from other City Departments.

Event organizers must complete an online application a minimum of 90 days prior to the event date.

Planning a special event on public property?

1. Complete the online application - this is an easy online form that will only take a few moments to complete. You will need to create an account to get started. Once your completed application is received, you will be assigned a Special Event Liaison who will provide you with a customized checklist of requirements and due dates specific to your event and see you through the permitting process.

2. Contact the office at 720-913-1501 with any questions - the Office of Special Events staff are here to assist you through the many different processes of the city.  Please let us know how we can help you!

3. Review and complete the various city requirements - in addition to your customized checklist, OSE Liaisons provide valuable information that will help you obtain all the necessary permits and approvals.



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