Accepting Applications for New Events on August 3
We have recently begun to process existing 2020 event applications that can comply with the current PHO. On Monday, August 3, we will begin to accept and process applications for new 2020 events scheduled to take place on or after August 20. As a part of the application process, all events will now be required to submit a COVID Mitigation Plan (step 8 on the application) that outlines the steps your event will take to comply with State and City requirements and guidance prior to approval.

City and County of Denver (CCD) agencies will make every effort to expedite event related permit requests that have been submitted before Labor Day (September 7, 2020).

  • The Department of Parks and Recreation has reduced public event application deadlines from 60 days to 30 days. Additionally, the paperwork and walk-through deadlines have been reduced from 21 days to 14 days.
  • The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has reduced Revocable Street Occupancy Permit (RSOP) deadlines from 60 days to 30 days.

Reminder: These shortened deadlines are only in effect until December 31, 2020.

Special Event Application

Thank you for choosing to hold your event in the City and County of Denver!

Denver is proud to host fun, creative events that showcase diversity across our neighborhoods throughout the city.

All events open to the public that are held on public property such as in a Denver park or on a street or sidewalk must complete a Special Event Application. If you are unsure whether your event is required to complete a Special Event Application, contact us at 720-913-1501 or denverevents@denvergov.org.

The Special Events Online Application must be submitted 90 days prior to your event date.

Contact the OSE at 720-913-1501 or denverevents@denvergov.org with any questions you have along the way.

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The Special Event Application does not apply to the following activities. Click on each item to learn more.

Weddings, Picnics, Athletics, Reunions
Block Parties
Neighborhood Cleanup
State Property/Facilities

For events at a private facility or parking lot, contact the owner of the property. However, if the event will impact public resources such as police, streets or neighborhoods please contact us for assistance.

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