Normally a time for larger block parties, picnics and neighborhood gatherings, this year’s Denver Days is going to look different. Denver Days 2020 will stage mini-parades through each of the 11 City Council districts from August 1 to 9. This year Denver Days will feature walking celebrations of community hosted in each of the council districts.
Each event will be led by local second line style band Brothers of Brass and will feature “Love This City” artist Pat Milbery painting live on a flatbed truck.
Giveaways created by local artist Santiago Jaramillo will be awarded to random residents who post on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #DenverDays. In addition, community representatives will be featured in the celebration.
Parade routes and event schedules are posted on the Denver Days website. Parades will be held in one district each night at 6 p.m., weather permitting, and on both Sundays there will be one at noon and one at 2 p.m. You can download a document here with each parade route in detail.
Here’s the proposed Denver Days parades schedule
Saturday, August 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at La Raza (Columbus) Park
Sunday, August 2, noon to 2 p.m.
Starts and ends at La Alma Rec Center
Sunday, August 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Starts and ends at Bear Valley Library
Monday, August 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at Lindsley Park
Tuesday, August 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School
Wednesday, August 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends on northeast side of Wash Park
Thursday, August 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at Huston Lake Park
Friday, August 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at Civic Center Park
Saturday, August 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Starts and ends at District 9 Office (2855 Tremont Place)
Sunday, August 9, noon to 2 p.m.
Starts and ends at Montbello Central Park/STRIVE Prep Campus
Sunday, August 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Starts and ends at Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Brothers of Brass is a Denver-based horn and drum outfit specializing in hard-hitting street music, where Southern brass tradition meets the Denver streets!
Pat Milbery is the muralist and creator behind the Denver-based So-Gnar Brand with designs inspired by the world we live in and the people around us. His work highlights his passion for Denver and he aims to add love and positivity to everything he does.
Santiago Jaramillo is a third generation Westwood resident, business owner and self- taught artist. His art is inspired by his culture, neighborhood, life experience and expression of self. He is a co-founder of D3-Arts, and was co-creator of the Frida Kahlo Exhibit, that take place very year in Westwood.