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Your guide to Denver Days 2022

In 2012 Mayor Michael Hancock started something special. By encouraging Denver residents to spend the first week of August stepping out into the community and getting to know their neighbors — Denver Days was born. And 10 years later, this tradition is still going strong.

As Colorado natives, we couldn't be more excited to help bring our neighbors and friends together as we kick off Denver Days with a free festival at Civic Center Park on July 30th from 10 am - 3 pm.

There you'll find some of Denver's best food trucks so you can taste your way through the city. From tacos to pizza and vegan eats, you're sure to find something to please the whole family.

Once you've gotten your fill, head to the main stage to cut a rug with a lineup of local bands or post up by one of our many cultural and artistic performances. You'll also find giveaways, tree planting, face painting, and more to keep you and your family entertained.

This event is family-friendly, so grab the kids and a few friends and spend the day in Denver's Civic Center Park.

But the festival is just the beginning. Denver Days runs from July 30th - August 7th. During this time the fee for park permits and block party permits has been waived, encouraging Denver residents and business owners to come together as a community and connect.

Some of these festivities include:

The Rock the Block Party

July 30, 2022, starting at 2:00 pm

2700 Block of South Otis Street, 80220

Bring your grill, favorite BBQ food, and color of beverages out to the street to grill together and get to know your neighbors!

Nonprofit Community Resource Fair

July 30, 2022, from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Denver Civic Center Park

14th Annual Backpack Giveaway and Nonprofit Community Resource Fair

Denver Trivia Night

August 03, 2022 from 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Raices Brewing Co., 2060 W Colfax Ave, Denver 80204

Pop-Up Book Sale

Friday, August 05, 2022 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Eugene Field Branch Library, 810 S University Blvd, Denver

The library will have used books for sale. Both children's books and adult favorites will be available at discounted prices.

Smiley Neighborhood Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 05, 2022 from 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W 46th Ave, Denver

Free Bike Tune-Ups

Saturday, August 06, 2022 from 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Ross-Barnum Branch Library, 3570 W. 1st Ave, Denver

Bikes together will be giving free bike tune-ups at the Barnum Branch Library.

And that's just a handful of the free block parties and community events happening in Denver from July 30 - August 7. For a complete list of Denver