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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

The Office of Special Events is now accepting applications for 2020 events that can comply with state and local Public Health Orders and Guidelines.

FIRST STEP: Review the Office of Special Events' Tips for Outdoor Events and Assemblies document which answers many common questions on holding events during the COVID pandemic.

After reviewing this and other applicable tips documents (below), proceed with completing the online application or contact for more information.

    OSE COVID-19 Prevention Tips Documents:

Outdoor Events and Assemblies

Runs and Races (developed by OSE partners at

Parades and Processions

Drive-In Events

Film and Photo Shoots

civic center park concert crowd


Submit Your Event Application


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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