Join us at the I Walk Denver 2017 Gala on July 20! Tickets are on sale now!

On July 20, 2017, WalkDenver will be hosting our 3rd annual gala event and we’d love for you to join us! The I Walk Denver 2017 Gala will be a unique opportunity to experience the temporary transformation of a downtown street to prioritize people over cars. Held at the Square on 21st, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other pedestrian-minded individuals while you enjoy food, drink, games and more. This year’s event is truly a celebration of what happens when streets are for people!

We will be honoring John Desmond as this year’s Walkability Champion at the Gala. John is the Executive Vice President of Downtown Environment for the Downtown Denver Partnership, where he oversees all urban planning, transportation, and research efforts. He is also Executive Director of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, which is responsible for a variety of programs to enhance 120 blocks of Downtown Denver’s public realm, most notably the upkeep of the 16th Street Mall.

One of John’s visions for Downtown Denver is to create a walking and biking loop similar to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. This summer’s pop-up park at The Square on 21st is allowing the city, residents, and visitors to see what happens when streets are for people, as well as test design concepts for the proposed loop. Volunteers came out to several events to help paint, plant flowers, and get the park ready for it’s grand opening. The park is now open on 21st Avenue between Larimer and Lawrence Streets and features a large street mural, public seating, lawn games, a dog park, and much more.

Buy Your Tickets to the I Walk Denver 2017 Gala!

Event Sponsors:

Downtown Denver Partnership

Colfax Mayfair Business Improvement District

Captain Notepad

Kindness Yoga