Friday, February 23, 2018

Denver News & Events

Whether it's 16th St. Mall, the Ballpark neighborhood or the Plaza at Union Station, Denver's downtown is brimming with events. Our monthly downtown Denver newsletter is designed to inform Mile High City employees and families about the awesome events we host in our own front yard in Civic Center Park, Skyline Park and across Downtown. And we'll have some fun info on commercial film production in Denver too! 
May The Luck Of The Irish Be With You!
Photo Credit: The Denver Post

What a lucky city Denver is with so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the month of March! 

The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will take over the streets of LoDo for the 56th year in a row on March 17! The parade steps off at 9:30 am and details and route information can be found here

If running is more your speed, back for the 28th year, the Runnin' of the Green 7K returns to Lower Downtown on March 11.

Registration and more information can be found here for those of you looking to burn of the calories before enjoying a traditional Irish meal!

If a 7K isn't your cup of green tea, the Lucky Charm event at Denver's City Park on March 10 offers a 1 mile, 5K, and 10K option. Details and registration can be found here

For the wee Irish ones in your life, the Lucky Laces 5K and 10K also offers a Kid's Run in addition to the run/walk! More info and registration can be found here.

Interested in contributing an event or film related article to this e-Newsletter? Send your idea(s) to and we would love to incorporate your story if space allows.
March 2018: Downtown Special Events 
Events in Civic Center Park, Skyline Park & Downtown plus Free Days at Downtown cultural institutions. 
Click the links to find out more!
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For information on special events on city property throughout Denver, check out our online calendar
*Road Closures Below:
(Please give us feedback on the best way to inform you about road closures.)

March 11th: Runnin' of the Green
Rolling closures along race route: 17th St. & Wazee start, 17th St. to Market, Market St. to 20th St., 20th St. to Central St., Central St. to 15th St., 15th St. to W. 29th Ave., W. 29th Ave. to Zuni, Zuni to W. 27th Ave., W. 27th Ave. to Vallejo St., Vallejo to W. 29th Ave., W. 29th Ave. to 15th St., 15th St. to Platte, Platte to Water St., Water to 15th St., 15th to Central St., Central to 20th St. 20th St. to Wazee St. 

March 17th: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Rolling closures along route: 19th St. to Wynkoop, Wynkoop to 17th St., 17th St. to Blake, Blake to 27th St. 
Event Safety is our Number 1 Priority

The City and County of Denver Hosted a Free Safety Workshop for Special Events on February 7

On February 7, the City and County of Denver hosted its first ever Special Events Safety Workshop. The Denver Police Department, Denver Office of Emergency Management, Denver Fire Department, Denver Health, Office of Special Events, the Colorado Information Analysis Center, and representatives from Denver's PrideFest Event teamed up to present a four hour information session on event safety measures.

The workshop was heavily attended and also filmed for those not able to attend. The sessions which will air on Denver's Channel 8 can be viewed here and here

The Office of Special Events aims to ensure ALL events in Denver are successful and fun but most importantly SAFE. The safety of event goers and the organizers and volunteers producing them each year is our top priority. 
How Can We Help You?
How can we help you? Interested in expanding your patio onto public property to take advantage of a special event already underway? Or maybe you are hosting a private event and they want to use the alley for the festivities?
Denver's Office of Special Events (OSE) can help you! Launched in January 2015 with themission of supporting and coordinating special events and film productions on public property, the OSE issues the City's film permit and ensures events are safe and compliant. Have an idea about an event you'd like to host? Call us at 720-913-1501 so we can help!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

The Office of Special Events Team 
Denver Office of Special Events, 201 W. Colfax Ave , Dept. #1104, Denver, CO 80202

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