April Events 2017 | Things To Do In Denver

Here is your guide to all the best events happening in Denver this April!

Food & Drink

Drink RiNo

Date: April 7th & 8th
Location: RiNo Art District
Time: Friday from 5:00pm to 12:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free

Started back in January, RiNo and the new Drink RiNo group have begun sponsoring a free eTuks every First Friday, 5pm–12am and Saturdays, 2–10pm. It will have multiple stops throughout the neighborhood allowing people to visit artists, studios, breweries, eateries, and everything else RiNo has to offer.

April Events | Drink RiNo

Denver Grilled Cheese Festival

Date: April 12th
Location: McNichols Building
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $35

Imagination Library invites you to melt winter away at the Denver Grilled Cheese Festival. Treat your taste buds with grilled cheese sandwiches from Denver’s top chefs while you support children’s literacy. Join in for a night of food, music, signature cocktails, local beer and wine, and silent auction items including vacations, spa treatments, private dining, and more.

April Events | Denver Grilled Cheese Fest

Easter Brunch Buffet at Rock Bottom

Date: April 16th
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery, Downtown Denver
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $25 for Adults, $12 for Children under 12

Their Easter buffet will include Chicken & Waffles, Chilaquiles, and Croque Madam sandwiches with traditional buffet accompaniments. $10 bottomless mimosas and house beers will be served

April Events | Easter Brunch at Rock Bottom

Argonaut Wine Tastings

Date: April 25th
Location: Park Hill Golf Club
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $30 – $35

Presented by Argonaut Wine & Liquor, join us at the Park Hill Golf Club for a monthly wine tasting, each featuring a different region and topic. Enjoy 100’s of unique wines, liquors, and beers paired with generous appetizers! There will be a very large selection of wines from Spain, Chile, Argentina & Portugal to try.

April Events | Argonaut Wine Tasting

Belgian Brew Fest 2017

Date: April 29th
Location: Bruz Beers
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $40

Join Bruz Beers for the first annual Belgian Brew Fest! They’ll have 10 Colorado breweries pouring their best Belgian-style beer, plenty of great food trucks, and music from Velvet Compass and The Goonies. Kids are welcome and get in free.

April Events | Belgian Beer Fest

Music

G Love & Special Sauce

Date: April 1st
Location: The Ogden Theater
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $30

Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade.

April Events | G Love & Special Sauce

Ariana Grande: Dangerous Women Tour

Date: April 3rd
Location: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $30

Ariana Grande is an American singer whose music is defined as pop and R&B with elements of funk, dance and hip hop. All three of her albums have been certified platinum and in 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.

April Events | Ariana Grande

Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour

Date: April 5th
Location: 1st Bank Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $50

Green Day is an American punk rock band that was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. Green Day was widely credited (alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring, and Rancid) with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.

April Events | Green Day

Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour

Date: April 5th
Location: Pepsi Center
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $29

Eric’s style has been described as country rock, outlaw country, and southern rock. Church’s influences include Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard, Little Feat, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Waylon Jennings. Eric has also claimed that many hard rock and heavy metal bands influenced his music, including Metallica, Pantera, and AC/DC.

April Events | Eric Church

Bon Iver

Date: April 11th
Location: 1st Bank Center
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $40.95

Bon Iver  is an American indie folk band.  Bon Iver won the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver.

April Events | Bon Iver

Devin the Dude

Date: April 22nd
Location: Summit Music Hall
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $16 – $20

Devin the Dude has kept a smile on Hip Hop’s face while most of his peers have opted for a menacing scowl. Possessing the rare ability to inject humor, sex, and substance in each of his rhymes, Devin has carved his own unique niche in rap music.

April Events | Devin the Dude

Lionel Richie: All The Hits with Very Special Guest Mariah Carey

Date: April 23rd
Location: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: TBA

Lionel Richie is a music icon and international superstar with ovre 100 million albums sold worldwide. He is also an Oscar winner, five time Grammy winner, 16-time American Music Award winner, and Golden Globe winner. You would think that Lionel would be content with his career, which has spanned over three decades, but Lionel insists on pushing forward and marking new territory in his musical legacy.

April Events | Lionel Richie

Silversun Pickups

Date: April 23rd
Location: The Ogden Theater
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $58

Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s PIKUL EP to 2012’s far-reaching NECK OF THE WOODS, each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits.

April Events | Silversun Pickups

Arts & Culture

Margaret Cho

Date: April 7th & 8th
Location: Comedy Works Denver
Time: Varies
Cost: $40

Comedian Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand-up. Never one to shy away from a taboo topic, there are literally no subjects off limits. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.

April Events | Margret Cho

A Time To Kill

Date: April 7th – May 21st
Location: Vintage Theater
Time: Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm, Sunday – 2:30pm
Cost: $28 – $34

Carl Lee Hailey shot two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. But attorney Jake Brigance sees this act of vengeance against the men who attacked his daughter as a desperate bid for justice. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of John Grisham’s incendiary, best-selling novel.

April Events | A Time To Kill

Mamma Mia!

Date: April 11th – 16th
Location: Buell Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets starting at $30

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!

April Events | Mamma Mia!

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron

Date: April 14th – 22nd
Location: Avenue Theater
Time: Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm, Sunday – 4:00pm
Cost: $27.50

Described by The New York Times as “Hilarious… a one man tour de force!” it is hands down one of the funniest solo shows you will ever see. On a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to straddle the gender gap – all while drinking a beer.

April Events | The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron

SuicideGirls BlackHeart Burlesque

Date: April 20th
Location: Summit Music Hall
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $20 – $80

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen, filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack, and the sexiest choreographed strip tease that will make your inner nerd explode with glee.  Join us at the Black Sheep for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange, and more! Please note this event is 18 and over only.

April Events | Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffy Mania

Date: April 21st
Location: Pepsi Center
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $50

Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

April Events | Gabriel Iglesias

Natural Tango Festival 2017

Date: April 28th – 30th
Location: Mercury Cafe
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Cost: $10 – $280

Come and experience a weekend full of big and small surprises, precious moments, and inspiring people! Experience intense and fun workshops, for beginners and experienced Tango dancers, with masterful instructors, and amazing milongas with dj’s who know how to keep the flow alive and the dancers going ALL NIGHT! Amazing performances, Live Music, Super Guided prácticas, interesting lectures and documentaries… all in a welcoming, friendly ambiance!

April Events | Natural Tango Festival

Kid Friendly

Denver Art Museum Free Day

Date: April 1st
Location: Denver Art Museum
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: Free

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

April Events | DAM Free Day

Repticon Denver: Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Date: April 1st & 2nd
Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $10 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12

Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

April Events | Repitcon

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Date: April 6th – April 9th
Location: Denver Coliseum
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget.

April Events | Disney on Ice

Colorado Rockies Home Opener

Date: April 7th
Location: Coors Field
Time: Starts at 2:10pm
Cost: Varies

Don’t miss the Colorado Rockies Home Opener where the Colorado Rockies square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

April Events | Rockies Home Owner

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Free Day

Date: April 10th & 30th
Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district’s boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.

A fee still applies to IMAX films, Planetarium shows, and temporary exhibitions. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.

April Events | Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Bunny Trail

Date: April 15th
Location: Children’s Museum of Denver
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Event Day Pricing Varies

It’s the finest spring festival in town! Bunny Trail is filled with all kinds of blossoming fun including springtime art projects, face painting, tasty Teaching Kitchen samples, meet & greets with Truffles the Big Bunny, and so much more!

April Events | Bunny Trail

Easter Candy Hunt

Date: April 15th
Location: Mile High Flea Market
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $3 for Adults, Free for Children 11 and under

Come enjoy the Mile High Flea Market Easter Candy Hunt! Kids get to hunt for candy around the market, enjoy a free ride ticket and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of many prizes after the hunt.

April Events | Easter Candy Hunt

5 Dollar Day

Date: April 22nd
Location: Butterfly Pavillion
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $5

Experience the Butterfly Pavilion and all of our small wonders for only $5.00! Journey through our new and improved Crawl-a-See-Em, hold Rosie, touch a starfish, and make your way through our Tropical Rainforest with 1,600 fluttering butterflies!
$5 for each guest 2 and older; Free for members and children 1 and under.

April Events | Butterfly Pavillion

Tagged Under: Denver Events, Local Events

Mara Calomino


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