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15th Annual Denver Days Fall Festival
September 21 through September 23, 2017
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman

Welcome to Denver Days!

Denver Days is a community event in Denver, NC by a group of local leaders who had a goal of building a community park in Denver. 2017 marks our 15th year of existence in our permanent home the  Rescue Squad Park (across from Lincoln Charter School, located just off Highway 16 in Denver, NC).

Denver Days, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose members come from the membership of the local Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club. The Rotary Club provides the man power for the successful annual event and all proceeds are used to support and expand Rescue Park.



1.    No coolers permitted. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available on site from our vendors.

2.    No pets (accept service dogs)

3.    No firearms – no concealed weapons

Information will be continually updated on our web site.  Please check back often or You can like and share us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. For specific question or information, please use the contact information you see on the right side of this page or call 704-405-7905.

Contact List

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General Information


Special Needs Kids Day


Arts, Crafts, Commercial Vendors

Food Vendors

Food Trucks

Denver Days Partners

Phone Number
(704) 405-7905

Recap of Last Year!!!


Many thanks to all the Sponsor/Partners, Vendors and Volunteers who made 2016 a success.  This was the first year in Denver Day’s new home (Rescue Squad Park) and it was not without growing pains and learning experiences.  The comments received will help us improve in 2017, with more space, rides, food and vendors.  Last year’s entertainment was excellent and this year will be no different.  Check back often as we finalize our line-up and announce some terrific surprises.

Denver Days Events

Sponsor: Printing Pros

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017

Festival opens at 5:00 PM

1st night of “Ride all Night” for One Price

Festival closes at 10:00 PM


Friday, September 22, 2017

Special Needs Fun Day begins at 1:00 PM, ends at 3:00 PM

2nd night of “Ride all Night” for One Price beginning at 5:00 PM

Festival opens with vendors and live music beginning at 5:00 PM

Festival closes at 11:00 PM


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Festival Opens at Noon

Rides and Vendors Open

Live Music and Demonstrations begin

Festival closes for 2017 at 11:00 PM



2017 marks the 15th year for the Denver Days fall Festival and will be expanded to three days as in past years. Vendors return on Friday afternoon 9/22 and will remain through Saturday Evening.  (Vendor forms are available under the Vendor tab.)  There will be live bands on Friday Night and all day on Saturday (check back for the schedule as the schedule is finalized..

Fun-Time Amusements will again return with rides for all ages.  The festival fun begins with Student Ride all Night for one price on Thursday and continue on Friday Nights (9/21 and 9/22). This years rides include: Sizzler, Skymaster, Scat, Ferris Wheel, Windjammer, Super Spinner, High Flyer Swings, Super Trucks, Carousel, Scooby Doo, Fun Slide, Midway Inflatables.  More specific information on the rides can be found at www.4funtime.com.

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Rides take 3 -5 tickets each. The price is $10 for a block of 12, or value pack of 26 for $20. Single tickets can also be bought for $1. These are the regular prices for all three days.

Please spread the word. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy a great time.

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Music in the Park

This year there will be will be a total 4 Music in the Park Dates held on the 3rd Saturday of the month beginning in May and ending in August. The traditional fall festival will follow in September.  The festival fun begins with Student Ride all Night for one price on Thursday and Friday Nights (9/21 and 9/22).  Friday afternoon begins with Special Needs Fun Day where those with special needs can ride for free from 1-3 PM and the festival officially opens at 5PM.  Great local bands, fantastic food, beer and wine will be available on all dates.  If you have a band, or are an entertainer and would like to perform on our stage, please call 704- 405-7905 for consideration.

Poker Run 

On June 17th aDenver Days Poker Run will be held to benefit both the Rescue Squad Park and The Child Advocacy Center of Lincoln County. Registration begins at 9 AM at LKN Coffee Shop (Highway 150 / 4688 Mountain Creek Ave, Denver). Riders will depart at 10:30 AM sharp with a final 3PM check-in @ Rescue Squad Park, Denver for BBQ, Beer and Live Music in the Park Music.

The best hand wins a $250 cash prize with the worst hand taking home a $50 cash prize. The cost is $20 per rider / $10 per passenger and cars are also welcome to join the fun.  (Bring a Stuffed Animal which will be donated to the children at the Child Advocacy Center).

poker run


Special Needs Fun Day

The Special needs Fun Day will be held on Friday Afternoon from 1-3PM. Hecht Realty has sponsored this event for several years and is again sponsoring this year. Most of the rides will be open and free, plus food and drinks are on the house. There are No large crowds, little or no lines and parking is near by.  This is a special time for those with special needs and is open to their immediate families.  We would love for you to join us! For information and to RSVP please email specialneedskids@denverdays.com or call Nicole at 704-309-7883 or Bob at 704-634-4444. Please RSVP so we can better plan!



The schedule for this year’s line-up has been finalized. You can also check Facebook daily for continued posts and new information.  Please like and share it.  You may find special offers.



5:00-6:00   |   Sage Fire

6:15-7:45   |   Rush Lake

8:00-9:30   |   Mike Strauss Band



12:00-1:00 |   DJ

1:15-1:45   |   Star Struck Dance Studio

2:00-3:00   |   Selfless Sunday

3:15-3:45   |   Expressions Dance Studio

3:45-4:30   |   Fight to Win

4:30-5:45   |   JAGZ

6:00-7:15   |   Funk Rush

7:30-8:30   |   Butch and the Boomers

8:45-10:00 |   Poncho After Glow

Location of Denver Days

7835 Galway Lane, just off highway 16, next to the Lincoln Charter School  



1. Where is parking?

Parking is at the Rescue Squad Park, Lincoln Charter School for Music in the Park . Other lots will be made available for the fall festival and shuttles will be available. Attendants will be available for ease of parking.

2. Are animals allowed?

No pets are allowed at Denver Days, other than service animals.

3. Who is allowed to come to the Special Needs Kids Day?

The special needs child and his or her immediate family are invited. The rides are free and food/drink are available. Those planning to attend need to register so adequate staffing is on hand.

4. Is safety provided?

The East Lincoln Fire Department will have their command post set up at the park, and are available for anything from minor to an emergency. In addition, Sheriff Carpenter will have an ample number of personnel covering the area.

5. I want to be a vendor or sponsor. Where is that information?

Go to denverdays.com or email info@denverdays.com.

6. What rides will be at Denver Days?

Rides  will  be listed in the entertainment tab as we near the festival.  Check back.

7. Rules of Denver Days

No firearms, no coolers no drugs of any kind. Denver Days is a community, family-oriented festival.

8. Is there a cost to Denver Days?

Just for the rides and food and any purchases you may make. Come see the bands at the festival at no cost.

9. Is Denver Days handicap accessible?

Yes, we have a separate handicap area and are able to provide transportation from the parking areas as needed.

10. What type of vendors will I find?

We have a variety of food vendors, our local businesses will be at the Denver Days Festival in the fall with giveaways, games and photos. Jewelry, handbags, leather items, candles, art and just about everything you can imagine!

11. What are the ride ticket prices?

Rides are being provided by Fun Time Amusements, Danville, Va. (www.4funtime.com)  The rides are priced individually and tickets may be purchased at the rides ticket booths, located just in side the Park, in the area of the carnival rides.

Thursday and Friday Night “Ride all Night” arm bands will be available.

Armbands cost $22 each and $2 coupons will be distributed through local schools and newspapers.  In the event of total cancellation of Friday Night Activities due to inclement weather, armbands will be valid on Saturday 9/24 from 11AM – 3PM only.

Rides require 3 -5 tickets each.  Regular prices are $10 for a block of 12, or value pack of 26 for $20.  Single tickets can also be bought for $1.

12. For General Information

Call 704-405-7905 or email info@denverdays.com

2017 Sponsors/Partners Opportunities


2017 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor/Partner 

Hecht Realty

Entertainment Sponsor/Partners 

Peoples Bank

Energy United

Lake Norman Publications

Lincoln Times News

Beverage Sponsor/Partner

D9 Brewery Company


Hecht Property Management

Event Sponsor/Partners

Duke Energy

Modacam, Inc. 

Carolina Eye Care

First Federal Savings Bank

Trilogy Lake Norman

Wilmer & Austin Dentistry

Advanced Family Eye Care

T-shirt Sponsor/Partner 

Peoples Bank

Friends of the Park Partner/Sponsors

BB&T Bank

Publix Food Stores

Carolina Trust Bank

Lake Norman Granite and Cabinetry

Davidson Wealth Management

Denver Tire



Grace Covenant Church

Lake Norman Self-Storage

Denver Baptist Church