Spark Centennial is a pilot program that provides the community with resources to create temporary one-of-a-kind pop-up events.

The City will assist citizens in the development of these events to help to spark interaction and connect the community by bringing new life to Centennial’s shopping centers.

The City will provide planning resources and up to $4,000 to make your pop-up place a reality.

Application and Response Deadlines

Received Response
7/14 7/29
7/28 8/12
8/11 8/26







Upcoming Spark Centennial events

Celebrate! The Streets at SouthGlenn 10 Year Anniversary

August 28 - September 1

The Streets at SouthGlenn is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary with a concert, shopping discounts, gift cards, a jump house and more! Learn more at


Previous Spark Centennial events

Blues, Bugs & BBQ Festival



Rolling Smoke kick started summer with neighbors at their annual Blues, Bugs & BBQ Festival. The University Towne Center parking lot was filled with live blues music, a fresh crawfish boil and delicious BBQ on Saturday, June 15 from 1 – 9 p.m. Local talent Austin Young and Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Trenton Ayers provided the musical entertainment. Admission was free; food and beverages were available for purchase.







SmashDEN Super Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament at Halfpenny Brewing

On August 3, 2019, Spark Centennial and SmashDen hosted a Super Smash Brothers video game tournament in Halfpenny Brewing. The event attracted visitors to the Arapahoe Village Shopping Center while serving as an opportunity for community engagement and connection. 

Click here for Spark Centennial Idea Statement Application PDF 

Please email as an attachment to or deliver to: 

Centennial Civic Center

13133 E. Arapahoe Rd.

Centennial, CO 80112

Attn: Spark Centennial


Electronic Application

Your Contact Info


How would you prefer to be contacted?


Share your Spark

*What is your idea for a Spark Centennial pop-up? 
*We are looking for people who are passionate about their ideas and who will have the dedication to turn their spark into a reality. Why is this idea important to you? 

Optional Details

If you have ideas for when and where your Spark Centennial pop-up will be, share those with us here. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.
If an image or drawing helps express your idea, you may attach one here.
Upload a file

Your Spark Centennial pop-ups will:

  • Spark Curiosity – by creating events people are interested in attending
  • Spark Connection – by inspiring people to interact in meaningful ways
  • Spark Pride – by developing a sense of belonging to the Centennial community
  • Spark Investment – by demonstrating what is possible for Centennial’s future

We would love to see one-of-a-kind creative events! Examples of Spark Centennial pop-up places might include:

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Festival
  • An event to beat the Guinness World Record for most balloons suspended by static electricity (Current record is 415 balloons.)
  • Temporary art café in a vacant storefront with public art lessons
  • A neighborhood gratitude tunnel
  • Host a watch party for an e-sporting event
  • Giant Board Game Tournament
  • Create a temporary youth maker space and science lab


You! Eve­­ryone!

Anyone is invited to submit ideas for Spark Centennial pop-ups that will draw people to our shopping centers.

We encourage applications from students (with the support of an adult), HOAs and Civic Associations, and businesses. Applicants do not need to live in Centennial, but should demonstrate a tie to Centennial. Pop-ups must be held within or near Centennial shopping centers.


Events must be held in 2019. We encourage you to send us your ideas early. Funding will be offered on a rolling, competitive basis and may run out.

The City anticipates fueling pop-ups that last a few hours up to 8 months.

Centennial is dedicated to creating a unique sense of community pride by developing memorable places and experiences bringing the community together. These pop-ups seek to increase visibility and interest to the City’s shopping centers and capture the curiosity of visitors.


Step 1: Spark

Submit The First Spark: Idea Statement. This idea statement should take less than an hour to complete.

If your idea is selected, a City representative will reach out to you based on the timeline outlined above.

Step 2: Fuel

Your City representative will schedule a time to review and discuss project details, budget, goals, and partners with you. You’ll formalize these details by submitting an Action Plan, and your City representative will help secure any necessary City approvals and permits. 

Step 3: Build

You will organize your volunteers, prepare your space, and invite your friends and neighbors to join you on the big day.

Step 4: Illuminate

Hold your event!

Step 5: Pass the torch

Let us know how your event went. Write a blog post, make a video, or post a Snapchat story that demonstrates success of the event. Tell us what we need to know to make our next pop-ups more successful.


Note: The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received as a result of this program. In accordance with the adopted Policy concerning requests for City donation or sponsorship from outside organizations and agencies, the following groups are not eligible: i. Religious or political groups; ii. Groups that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or national origin.

Quick Contact Info:

City of Centennial
13133 East Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO  80112

(303) 325-8000 - 24-Hour Citizen Response Center
(720) 488-0933 - Fax Number



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