Denver Days: Hundreds of block parties return to the city — here’s how you can host one

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Juneteenth on Welton Street, June 15, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nothing says summer more than a block party. That's what you'll get at Denver Days, which run from July 31 through Aug. 8 this year.

Last year, the event was limited to socially distanced parades and walking events held in each City Council district. Neighbors celebrated on their front lawns and through windows or balconies. But this year, Denver Days is going back to its root, bringing Denverites outside to celebrate. The nine-day event hosts hundreds of block parties, social events and community service activities.

If you want to host an event, go to for more information. The city will waive park picnic permits and block party permits. Free barricades will also be provided, though there is a limited supply.

Mayor Michael Hancock started Denver Days in 2013 as a way to promote neighborhood interaction and community involvement.

As the city emerges from the depths of the pandemic, Hancock on Monday said "the spirit of Denver Days is more important than ever" and that the events would provide "our residents that opportunity to help re-build community spirit."

Check back here for a full listing of events once they've been approved.

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