The 9th annual Denver Days celebrations will begin this summer with applications for events opening on Monday.
Denver Days 2021 runs from Saturday, July 31st to Sunday, August 8th. Hundreds of neighborhood block parties, social events, and charitable projects are expected to attend the celebrations.
“After last year of pandemic and social distancing, the Denver Days spirit is more important than ever,” Mayor Michael Hancock said in a press release.
“Giving our residents the opportunity to rebuild the spirit of community after a time when they couldn’t get together is another step in our recovery, and I encourage everyone to go out and see their neighborhood, community and community City to celebrate. “
Denver Days was first launched by Hancock in 2013 to encourage community engagement by giving residents a special week for block parties, picnics, and service projects.
Last year Denver Days were marked with walking parties and community parades to make the celebrations more pandemic-friendly, but this year’s events are expected to bring back the roots of direct neighborhood interactions.
Denver Days are sponsored by Comcast, Denver Health, Xcel Energy, the Office of Special Events, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships.
Residents wishing to host a Denver Days event can visit denvergov.org/denverdays for additional information and permit processing.
Once events are approved, a list of all Denver Day celebrations will be available at denvergov.org/denverdays or by emailing [email protected]