CU Denver Block Party

The CU Denver Block Party is a free and public annual back-to-school event connecting the campus community with city partners. This year’s event will be held on August 22, 2024 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. on Lawrence Street between Speer Blvd. and 14th St., in what is referred to as the university’s “Education Corridor”.

Now entering its 12th year, and anticipating more than 3,500 participants, the CU Denver Block Party has rapidly become a must-attend event for anyone who lives, works or studies downtown. The Block Party showcases the endless opportunities that CU Denver has to offer in business, arts and media, public affairs, architecture, and education. Some of Denver’s most popular food trucks will be serving up delicious options for lunch. The entertainment line-up is still being determined, but previous years have featured up-and-coming Denver acts such as The Burroughs, Wildermiss, Air Dubai, Petals of Spain, Bop Skizzum and My Body Sings Electric.

CU Denver benefits from strong partnerships with local businesses. In turn, local companies also benefit from their relationships with the university. To continue to offer this free, high-quality event to the public, we need support from sponsors. Sponsorship provides the opportunity to not only promote your business, but also truly support an excellent community event and CU Denver.

CU Denver Block Party logo
Kick off the academic year with your fellow students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community friends at the annual CU Denver Block Party.
  • Lunch available for purchase from some of Denver's favorite food trucks
  • Exciting interactive games!
  • Photo ops with Milo the CU Denver Lynx
  • Activities, giveaways and more!

Thursday, August 22, 2024
12pm - 3pm

Lawrence Street between Speer & 14th Streets

Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Community Members
Free Admission!

University Events

CMS Login