Denver’s week-long celebration of 4/20 dips a toe into almost each side of Colorado’s tradition.
Because the state’s hashish business grows, so do the dimensions and scope of its occasions. From concert events to meals festivals and excessive society soirées, right here is your definitive information to 4/20 occasions in Denver for 2018.
Live shows and Music Festivals
As a substitute of 1 night of celebratory music, Purple Rocks has blessed Colorado with three heady nights. On April 19, the historic venue hosts 311, Methodology Man & Redman introduced by native dispensary LivWell Enlightened Well being (the basic stoner duo additionally headlines Cervantes the next evening). On April 20, see Flosstradamus, adopted by Opuio + SYZYGY Orchesta and Sunsquabi on April 21.
UPDATE: Resulting from rain, Flosstradamus at Purple Rocks on April 20, 2018 has been moved to The Fillmore Auditorium.
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This free (hooray), non-consumption (boo) occasion will function a dialogue known as “The Hashish Connection” from legendary LGBTQ, hashish advocate and most cancers survivor Melissa Etheridge. Etheridge will inform her “survival tales” alongside a soundtrack, which leaves a little bit of thriller to the quantity of music she is going to play for the gang to accompany to her tales. Ron English will even be talking on the occasion which begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 20, 2018, on the Worldwide Church of Hashish 400 South Logan Road in Denver. Whereas it’s free, organizers warn there’s restricted seating so you could enroll right here.
Globeville’s historic-yet-newly-reinvigorated dive Globe Corridor will probably be throwing its first official 4/20 Fest with Rowdy Shadehouse, LOG and DJ Fortunate Luck. Not solely does it promise to be “far out”, organizers say it’s “Denver’s solely intercourse constructive 4/20 fest.” The present is 21-and-up and prices between $15-$25. Discover tickets right here.
This yr, Civic Middle Park tries to seize a few of its legendary magic for the 4/20 vacation with new sponsors and a brand new vibe (as extra of a celebration as a substitute of a protest). With dispensary Euflora on the helm, the Mile Excessive 4/20 Pageant will function headliners Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and The Unique Wailers. Discover out extra concerning the free occasion, together with a whole checklist of musical acts and extra on the controversy main as much as it, right here.
Snoop Dogg performs at Purple Rocks Amphitheater as part of his 420 Wellness Retreat in Morrison, Colorado on April 20, 2014. (Photograph by Seth McConnell/The Denver Publish)
Snoop Dogg has a factor for Denver. Snoop’s Wellness Retreat returns to the Mile Excessive Metropolis on April 20, 2018. The all-ages present at Fiddler’s Inexperienced Amphitheatre will co-headline Migos and have Lil Pump, Rob Stone, Tiara Thomas and extra particular company to be introduced. Discover tickets right here.
I used to be gonna end writing this text, however then I obtained excessive. The legendary hashish rapper Afroman is coming to city for the vacation. Offered by 107.9 KBPI, catch Afroman for an early 5:30 p.m. present on the Gothic with David Frederick, SwizZy B and extra particular company to be introduced. Discover tickets right here.
Tasha Taylor 19, of Denver lighting a joint on April 20, 2017. (Photograph by Joe Amon/The Denver Publish)
New location, new headliner, identical ole’ hashish lovers. This yr, 4/20 on the Block has pulled out all of the stops with a three-day pageant lineup that features headliner Motion Bronson on prime of extra well-known artists throughout the cannabis-music world: Matisyahu, Michael Menert, Break Science and Washed Out. Sponsored by The Inexperienced Resolution, the three day fest will happen on the funky, mural-laden Fox Road Compound on Denver’s northside. “That is an occasion for people who smoke not stoners,” one of many occasion’s organizers Adam St. Simons stated. “It’s changing into an increasing number of diversified.” Discover tickets right here.
Later at 10 p.m., an after social gathering with Michael Menert & The Fairly Fantastics will meet at The Gothic. Menert will probably be joined by Adam Deitch Producer Set feat. Chris Karns (PL Reside), Borahm Lee (Break Science), Day by day Bread and Tortuga. Discover tickets right here.
Dubbed by organizers as “the state’s greatest stoner social gathering,” a 4/20 music and humanities fest goes down in Colorado Springs on the Speakeasy Vape Lounge and Hashish Membership. Musical acts embody Pastor Troy on April 18, LoveRance on April 20, Deadly Injektion on April 21 and Layzie Bone on April 22. Discover extra data right here.
“Reefer Insanity: The Musical” opens this week at Equinox Theatre. (Photograph offered by Equinox Theatre Firm)
Different “Excessive Society” occasions
Equinox Theatre Firm Presents: Reefer Insanity: The Musical, a play written by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. The musical will premiere this week at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Road in Denver and runs April 6 by means of 28. $20 upfront/$25 on the door, discover tickets right here.
Wellness, well being and hashish all work in concord over 4/20. This primary-time occasion will come to Cultivated Synergy occasion heart at 2901 Walnut Road on April 15, 2018. The free occasion restricted to these 21-and-older will supply well being screenings, medical marijuana care supplier registrations, wholesome cooking demonstrations, panels for business discussions, domestically made merchandise and even inventive demonstrations, organizers say. Discover out extra right here.
Moderated by The Cannabist’s former editor in chief Ricardo Baca, audio system to count on on the TedXMileHigh occasion embody Dr. Doris Gundersen, an Assistant Medical Professor within the Division of Psychiatry on the College of Colorado, Dr. Laura F. Martin is an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry on the College of Colorado College of Drugs, and habit specialist Ben Cort, a previous TEDxMileHigh speaker. The free occasion will occur at Wednesday, April 18, 6 to eight p.m. at Impress on Platte, 1644 Platte Road. Register right here.
Sensi Magazine launch social gathering on April 22, 2016. (Photograph by Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist)
Sensi Journal will rejoice its second anniversary with a 4/20 social gathering on Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at twin areas on south Broadway. The occasion will happen at each Temple Nightclub 1136 Broadway and Cluyb Vinyl 1082 Broadway, and is free to the 21-and-up public if you RSVP right here.
The Ganja Goblet and The Focus Cup hope to find out the most effective of every respective class in Colorado with eight judges figuring out every native entry. The competitors will culminate with a 21-and-up occasion with reside glass blowing and musical company. Tickets ought to price between $5-$15 and VIP choices can be found, e-mail email@example.com. Extra guidelines and knowledge on the occasion will be discovered right here.
For the sixth yr, World Hashish Week hosts three days of marijuana-infused enjoyable together with two free occasions: 420 Problem, a sequence of carnival video games with a scavenger hunt and “weed Olympics” (and a complete of $7,000 in prizes) and the 420 Bazaar, a free, open-air product and life-style honest that revolves round hashish manufacturers. Each will probably be discovered exterior of 420 on the Block on the Fox Road Compound at 725 West 39th Avenue in Denver. The 420 Problem begins at 1 p.m. on April 20 and is free to attend and enter (in the event you’re over 21).
For its second yr, the Mile Excessive Burlesque Fest will take over Berkeley’s historic Oriental Theatre on April 20 and 21. This horny, stoned weekend of dancing and comedy will probably be hosted by Cora Vette and Hagbard Celine with headliner Ophelia Flame. Discover tickets to evening one, the 4/20 Showcase Spectacular, and evening two, a contest evening the place they crown winners “Most Excessive”, “Dankest Duo” and “Grasp of Munchies”.
Studio 420, a cannabis-friendly non-public occasion house in Englewood that payments itself as a glass store and a “secure place to eat”, is internet hosting a 4/20 Weekend Extravaganja. Month-to-month membership to the house prices $10, with a every day entry payment as properly. Discover out extra concerning the Extravaganja right here.
Mia Desmedt of Denver, CO relaxes in a warmup pose at Yoga With A View hosted by Mason Jar Occasion Group on Sunday, Could 15 2016. (Photograph by Vince Chandler / The Denver Publish)
Ganja Guru is one standard yoga-meets-cannabis firm in Denver. And through 4/20 weekend, on Sunday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., they are going to host a 21-and-up yoga, hashish brunch. Discover out extra concerning the occasion taking place at City Sanctuary, 2745 Welton Road, right here.
Kendall Norris, the thoughts behind Mason Jar Occasion Group, boasts probably the most critically acclaimed hashish dinner pairing occasion teams within the nation. It’ll host its spring dinner on April 25 in Denver, Colorado – a seasonal hashish pairing dinner with River and Woods, at House Gallery at 400 Santa Fe Drive. For an invitation, go to the web site and e-mail the occasion’s organizers instantly.
A scene from Mason Jar Occasion Group’s Fall dinner (Lisa Siciliano, Canine Daze Photograph)