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How to Plan Your “Denver Days” Party!

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“Won’t you be my, won’t you be my, won’t you be my neighbor?” -Wise citizen of the world, Mr. Rogers

Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home.

Five years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know their neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.

To be considered a Denver Days event, events must fit any to all of the below criteria:

  • Neighbor to neighbor focus
  • Service projects with neighborhood improvement focus
  • Cultural showcase events
  • Residential street events
  • Neighborhood focused at neighborhood (smaller) parks
  • Small business discounts/convenings for community members
  • Apolitical

For instructions on how to apply for block party permits and park permits, go to

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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