Are Denverites Ready for Outdoor Events to Return?
Denver Has Moved to Level Clear!
This change eliminates face-covering requirements, physical distancing, and capacity limits for outdoor events. View Denver's current Public Health Order online (check back often for updates).
 
Community Opinion Survey Results
During the month of April, OSE administered a community opinion survey to see how ready the public is to attend outdoor events and to host outdoor events in their neighborhoods.
 
Survey results showed that a small percentage of respondents were not at all ready to attend events regardless of the COVID mitigation measures in place, but 90% of respondents said they were ready right now or expect to be ready by summer to attend at least some types of outdoor events.

While COVID mitigation plans for outdoor events are no longer required, OSE is encouraging event organizers to maintain some COVID mitigation measures to support staff, volunteers and attendees during this transitional time. The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) suggests that those who are not yet vaccinated to continue to wear face masks and distance themselves from others. DDPHE encourages event organizers to continue to provide plentiful hand washing and sanitizing stations and to perform regular cleanings of common-use areas.

Up-to-date information can be found on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Colorado websites.
Juneteenth Festival History and Highlights
Juneteenth honors the day in 1865 that African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom from slavery -- more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Read more about this holiday's history.

In 2021, the Denver City Council recognized Juneteenth as an official commemorative holiday however Denverites have celebrated the day with live music, delicious local food and fun, family festivities for decades. A few highlights of this summer's festival include:
  • Juneteenth R&B Summer Kick Off, Fri, June 18, 5:30 - 10 pm, Levitt Pavilion (tickets on sale now)
  • Juneteenth Parade, Sat, June 19, step-off at 11 am, traveling from Manual High School to 26th and Welton in Five Points (register to participate)
  • Street Festival with live music and food booths and trucks, Sat, June 19, 12 - 8 pm and Sun, June 20, 2 - 8 pm

View details about these and other activities as well as sponsor, vendor and volunteer information on the Juneteenth Music Festival website.
City Park Jazz is Back!
The City Park Jazz concert series is a Denver institution! Bring your family, friends, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy free live music on Sunday evenings, 6 - 8 pm, from June 13 through August 8. Pack a picnic (no glass) and get ready to shake your groove thing!
Join in Outdoor Public Events in June
Events are once again filling up our mile-high days and nights. Check out the public events scheduled to take place on public property in June below. You'll find community events and festivals, runs and walks, and markets. View all of Denver's public events on public property currently scheduled for 2021 on OSE's online event calendar.
Weekly Farmers Markets, Flea Markets and Bazaars
Races, Runs and Walks
Civic Center Next 100 Public Meeting #2
What do you imagine for the next 100 years in Civic Center? Share your ideas at the next public workshop on Thursday, June 10, 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

You can participate on Zoom (Webinar ID: 849 9469 4694) or join by phone at 720-928-9299. Participants will be providing feedback on concept design options.
 
2021 MLB All-Star Game Comes to Denver
The 2021 All-Star Game and All-Star Week activities will be in Denver July 9-13. Updated information about all the fun fan festivities in and around the Convention Center and Coors Field will be found on the Major League Baseball All-Star Game website as they become available.

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