Denver Days

Denver Days Logo Bilingual_Dates August 4 to August 6, En Espanol de Agosto 4 al 6

Celebrating The Spirit Of The Mile High City 

GET YOUR GRILLS READY! Let's celebrate together Denver's Annual Tradition, Denver Days. Eleven years ago, Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors, not only met their neighbors, but connected with one another, making our community a safer place to live. 

The 2023 Denver Days celebrations will run through the first weekend of August. Host a block party, community picnic, and/or a service project, in small and organic gatherings and get closer to your neighbors and community! Before planning your event, make sure you visit the "FAQ" tab below to learn more about what qualifies as a Denver Days Event, and how to register your picnic and/or block party.

2023 Denver Days
August 4th - August 6th

A Look Back at Denver Days 2022

Event Permits

Deadline to register your event is July 21, 2023.

  • Fees for picnic permits are waived. Before planning your picnic, visit Denver Parks Rules and Regulations.
  • Fees for block parties are waived. Block party barricades are provided free of charge.
  • After you have registered your Denver Days event, you must apply for one of the permits below: 



What is a Denver Days Event? 

  • A Denver Days Event is a block party, community picnic, and/or a service project held in a small and organic setting. If your event requires a permit from The Office of Special Events, this event does NOT qualify as a Denver Days Event. 
  • Please visit Office of Special Events Permit to learn about the Special Events Guidelines and Application Process.

What are Denver Days Park Permits? 

  • Denver Days Park Permits are free of charge to those holding a picnic which must be free to the public. Denver Days Picnics must abide by Denver Parks Rules and Regulations.

What are Denver Days Picnics? 

  • Denver Days Picnic Reservations are accepted up to 24 hours before the picnic is to occur. Reservation requests are not processed on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations requests for Saturday and Sunday must be made by Friday at noon.
  • Picnic sites have CAPACITIES that may not be exceeded. Picnics cannot have stages, large sound systems, bands, food trucks, alcohol (for sale or service) and other similar features. Picnic attendees may consume their own beer, wine, or champagne.
  • Picnic activities must stay within the boundaries which are shown on the INVENTORY LIST on our webpage. Click on the park name for map with boundary.

What do I need to apply? 

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name of Picnic (i.e. Neighborhood BBQ)
  • Number of Attendees (please do not exceed the capacity of the picnic site)
  • Organization Name (if applicable)
  • Customer Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Park Name
  • Picnic Site #
  • Date of Picnic
  • Picnic Timeline
  • Event Description

Contact Us

General Questions about Denver Days? 


Registered Events

Check out our Denver Days Event Calendar for events in your area!

Event Calendar


Share It With Us

Share your Social Media Post about your Denver Days Event with us!

Use #DenverDays23 and tag us at @DenverHRCP - Facebook and/or @HRCPDenver - Twitter

Who knows? You might end up on our City and County of Denver Social Platforms!

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