Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Denver Office of Special Events

More than 70 Public Events in June!

Enjoy Denver's Office of Special Events' monthly newsletter with updates on special events and film productions happening throughout the Mile High City.

Denver PrideFest - the Largest LGBTQ Celebration in the Rockies!

Denver PrideFest is a fun, family-friendly event taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16 in Civic Center Park.

In addition to the festival, the weekend's Pride events include a 5K run on Saturday, June 15 and the internationally-known parade on Sunday, June 16. Check out the event's website for details about all the festivities.

Around 300,000 festival participants are expected over the course of the weekend; enjoying live entertainment on three stages, an original art installation, 250+ exhibitors, food vendors and fun activities for all ages.

There will be extensive street closures around Civic Center Park related to the festival activities beginning Friday morning, June 14 and continuing through late Sunday night, June 16.

Road closures associated with the Pride 5K will be in effect on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. The race route will proceed along 14th Ave, between the Colorado State Capitol and Cheesman Park.

The Pride Parade steps off from Cheesman Park at 9:30 am on Sunday, June 16, and proceeds down Franklin St, to Colfax Ave, to Lincoln St., just past the Colorado State Capitol. These streets serving as the parade route, will be closed Sunday morning starting at 9:30 a.m.

June Events: The Highlights

Event season is poppin' this month with more than 70 public events taking place on public property throughout the City. Below are just a few - find a full list on the Office of Special Events' online event calendar.

Sat, June 1, 7 am-12 noon
Mile High Stadium & surrounding area
Sat, June 1, 1-8 pm
Five Points, on Welton St, between 25th & 29th
Sun, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
6-8 pm
City Park, Boat House

Sat, June 8, 9 am-5 pm
Sun, June 9, 9 am-5 pm
area surrounding The Art Students League building at 200 Grant St
Sat, June 15, 11 am-10 pm
Sun, June 16, 11 am-7 pm
Five Points, on Welton St, between 25th & 30th
Sat, June 15, 10 am-8 pm
32nd Ave. between Irving & Perry

Sat, June 22, 12-10 pm
Confluence Park at
2250 15th St
Sat, June 22, 11 am-6 pm
Sun, June 23, 11 am-6 pm
Sakura Square at 1255 19th
Sat, June 29, 12-10 pm
Golden Triangle, Acoma St, between 11th & 12th

The Magical Denver Chalk Art Festival Returns

The Denver Chalk Art Festival is a free, two-day street painting festival with entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages. More than 200 artists will spend many hours throughout the weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into an outdoor museum of chalk art.

It all goes down in Larimer Square on Saturday, June 1, 10 am - 10 pm and Sunday, June 2, 10 am - 8 pm.

Expect traffic congestion around Larimer Square as Larimer St will be closed from 15th St to Speer Blvd and 14th St will be closed from Lawrence St to Market St.

Celebrate the Spirit of the Mile High City with Denver Days Events and Service Projects

Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where residents are more connected to the communities they call home. Five years ago, he turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know each other through picnics, block parties and service projects.

This year's Denver Days events will be from August 3-11. Events that have a "neighbor-to-neighbor" focus and service projects that have a neighborhood-improvement focus will receive planning support, waived park permit fees (for picnics), free street barricades (for block parties) and free advertising on the Denver Days website and Facebook page.

Let this year be the year that your neighborhood participates. More information can be found online or by emailing

Food Truck Nation Films in Denver

Did you happen to see this film crew shooting a national television show at Civic Center EATS last month? It was Chef and food truck aficionado Brad Miller filming a Denver-based episode for the Cooking Channel's Food Truck Nation television series! Chef Miller travels across the country showcasing the latest and greatest bites on wheels.

And did you know that Denver's Office of Special Events issues film permits as well as managing special event applications? Find our more at

Whether you're going to an event or trying to avoid related traffic, follow the Office of Special Events on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Subscribe to the Office of Special Events' monthly newsletter and stay informed about special events and film projects taking place throughout Denver.