Denver’s premier public celebration of our city’s architecture and urban design—Doors Open Denver 2017—is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30!
WHAT IS DOORS OPEN DENVER?
Doors Open Denver is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city and learn about and connect with many of Denver’s unique spaces and high-profile, intriguing, and historic buildings and sites. Doors Open Denver tells the story of the past, present, and future of Denver’s built environment.
Doors Open Denver is the flagship event of the Denver Architectural Foundation. I’ve had the honor of serving on the DAF board of directors for the past several years, and helping organize Doors Open Denver has been a very rewarding experience.
At this year’s Doors Open Denver, there are 119 different sites and tours to choose from, including 68 Open Sites that are free and self-guided, and 51 Insider Tours that are fee-based and require pre-registration.
Insider Tour tickets went on sale on Monday, April 3 for Denver Architectural Foundation members, and tickets will be available for purchase by non-members starting Monday, April 17. If you become a new DAF member before April 17, you’ll receive an exclusive tour registration and purchase link. Insider Tour tickets sell quickly, so if you’re not already, join the DAF to have a chance to buy your tickets before non-members!
In addition to Open Sites and Insider Tours, there are many free cultural events and other fun activities going on as part of Doors Open Denver. Visit the Doors Open Denver website or use our handy Event Guide (PDF) for a complete list of things to see and do.