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
businesses in downtown 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
Out Downtown During Denver Day of Rock!
Credit_ Denver Post
Denver Day of
May 26, 2:30-9:30 PM
There are so many things to love about Denver, not the
least of which are all the amazing music festivals and concerts that
are scheduled for this summer!
Kicking off a season of great music events, is the
annual Denver Day of Rock festival which will feature FIVE stages of
live music along the 16th Street Mall on May 26. The event is free to
attend and benefits Amp the Cause, a local Denver non-profit. Learn
more about Amp the Cause here.
Fun fact, Mayor Michael B. Hancok's wife will be
performing at 3:50 pm on the Curtis Street Stage with her band, the
Mary Louise Lee Band! Additional information about the event and the
lineup of music can be found here.
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2018: Downtown Special Events
in Civic Center Park, Skyline Park & Downtown plus Free Days at
Downtown cultural institutions.
information on special events on city property throughout Denver,
check out our online
*Road Closures Below:
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about road closures.)
May 5-6, Cinco De Mayo
Various closures surrounding Civic Center Park. Rolling
closures during parade.
May 19, Five Points Jazz Festival
Various closures in Five Points.
May 19, Bellco Colfax 5k
Rolling closures near City Park.
May 20, Colfax Marathon
Rolling closures throughout the City.
May 20, IPW Media Brunch
Private event. Closure of Larimer: 14th to 15th.
May 26, Denver
Day of Rock
Numerous closures near Skyline Park.
Film Industry Hits the Streets
Did you know,
that each year the Denver Office of Special Events issues
approximately 300 Filming Permits?? Well we do, and many of them are
automotive commercials! In fact, in March both Ford and GMC
held commercial shoots on Denver's streets, and in April, Kia filmed
here. So who says Detroit is the motor city!?
Denver's favorite summer lunch
tradition returns! Delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live
music, and a great cause...
The 13th annual Civic Center EATS takes
place in Civic Center Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from May 1 through October 4,
2018 (excluding May 31; July 3 & 4; August 8, 29, & 30;
September 4). With approximately 25 options available each day
it's the easiest decision of the day.
Cinco de Mayo,
Celebrate Culture Festival and Pararde
May 5-6, 10 AM - 8 PM
On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, the outnumbered
Mexican army defeated French forces providing the momentum and
national confidence to drive foreign power from their country.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the tradition of freedom and
acknowledges the beauty of Latino culture. Join the celebration which
includes a community parade, 3 stages with live music and dance
performances, and plenty of vendors & exhibitors....and did we
mention the contests? The Chihuahua Races, Taco Eating Contests and
Lowrider Car Show are not to be missed.
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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our community! And help us spread the word!
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