Working to Support Citywide Events and Film Production in Denver

Denver's new Office of Special Events (OSE) was established in January 2015 to help guide event organizers and film producers through our City's permitting process. 

Denver is proud to host fun, creative events that showcase the beautiful cultural variations so evident within our strong neighborhood, whether it be The People's Fair to the Dragon Boat Festival, to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival to Fiestas Patrias. We also are an active city with many walks, runs, races and parades that showcase and promote continued good health and an active Colorado lifestyle while supporting worthy causes. 

We are here to provide support and guidance for all special events on Denver public property. Thank you!

News and Announcements

In a unified effort by City agencies to help understand and manage the impacts special events* have on Denver’s residents and municipal resources, such as the number of events, neighborhood usage, park usage, noise, trash, frequency, parking, road closures, etc., we will implement 3 caps for 2015. The caps are temporary and only apply to 2015. Read more....


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Do you have feedback regarding a special event, film production or the Office of Special Events? Let us know your comments, concerns, or suggestions below:

What is a Special Event?


A special event is defined as a race, parade, festival, etc. that utilizes public property in the City and County of Denver (such as a street closure or park), is temporary, and/or requires approval by more than one city agency.  For details, requirements, and applications please look over our website.

What is a Film Production?


The Office of Special Events receives all initial film permit requests and insurance requirements, conducts preliminary screening and forwards materials to approving and permitting agencies.  Please explore this website for more information.

Economic Benefits


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