Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Denver May 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 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 too! 

Rock Out Downtown During Denver Day of Rock!

Photo Credit_ Denver Post
Denver Day of Rock 

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

Interested in contributing an event or film related article to this e-Newsletter? Send your idea(s) to denverevents@denvergov.org and we would love to incorporate your story if space allows.

May 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!
*Denotes Road Closures

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.)

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.

Denver's Film Industry Hits the Streets

Photo Courtesy of KiaDid 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!?

Click here to find out more about the film permitting porcess in Denver

What's For Lunch!?

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

Photo Credit, Denver Post
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?

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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We Want to Hear From YOU!

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Drop me us an email at denverevents@denvergov.org.

Thank You!

The Office of Special Events Team