Festivals & Major Events

More than 40 park sites are suitable for events like community festivals, arts and cultural events, concerts, races and walks, promotional functions, and other large-scale public functions.

These large events typically require insurance and coordination with several other agencies in addition to the festival, event and stage permits. Download the Insurance Requirement (PDF) (for groups of 100 or more).

Fee Schedule

Event User Size Standard Fee
(per day for non-alcohol)
Standard Fee
(per day with alcohol)
 1-350  $ 260  $ 440
 351-3,000  $ 855  $1,430

Special Occasion list - Locations

Service Description Fee
Damage Deposit with alcohol or 750+ users 75% of standard permit fee
Electricity $ 9.25 / hour
Generator for stage rental $ 250 / day Mon - Fri
$ 375 Sat, Sun and holidays
$ 375 delivery charge
Setup / Breakdown 50% of standard permit fee
Show Wagon stage $ 400 / day
Performance stage $ 500 / day
Recycling bins for "open to the public" festivals and events No charge for use. Damage assessment fee if needed. Contact permit office.
Filming or Photography No charge, insurance is required.
Note: Other permits and fees may be required from police, fire, public works etc
Application fee with alcohol $35
Application fee (non-alcohol) $25

Contact Us

For information about POFA:

Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778  


This Colorado Sustainable Events Guide was designed for hosts and planners to help lessen negative impacts on the environment and make a positive contribution to the community and the planet. The content of this guide is drawn from best practices researched and the experience gained by the local Denver Greening Initiative of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Download the sustainability guide.