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4/20 Things to Do in Denver: Every Marijuana Event in the Mile High | Westword

Can you smell that? April 20 is getting closer, and it’s time to get your joints rolled and pipes cleaned. Denver’s list of 4/20 events can rival any city’s, with cannabis-friendly concerts, art classes, dinners, video game tournaments and so much more slated for every stoner’s favorite week.

We’ve compiled a list of cannabis events in Denver and beyond for 4/20 week, and will continue updating as the big day approaches. Find details below.

National Cannabis Volunteer Week
Saturday, April 13, through Saturday, April 20
Nuvolution
3835 Elm Street
Give stoners a good name the week before 4/20 by participating in National Cannabis Volunteer Week, a chance to help local cannabis-friendly nonprofits and startups as they find their legs. Nuvolution will connect you with an organization that matches your attitude and passion for helping patients, cannabis refugees and more, and you can volunteer further during events and speaking engagements. Learn more by calling Nuvoluiton at 303-589-8139.

Mezz Talks: Bun B and Mayor Michael Hancock
Monday, April 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
ATC DEN
3420 Larimer Street
Rescheduled thanks to March’s winter cyclone, this chat between our mayor and Houston hip-hop legend Bun B will center on legalized cannabis and its effects on a city. Attending the event is free, but register first on Eventbrite.

Sensi Night Denver
Wednesday, April 17, 7 to 11 p.m.
Exdo Event Center
399 35th Street
Take advantage of the flood of cannabis-industry executives and representatives in Denver for 4/20 at Sensi Night, an evening full of networking and live entertainment — and we mean full, with several dozen cannabis vendors, local pot celebrities and food trucks all slated to attend. Register for a ticket (21+) for free on Eventbrite.

King of Cups Cannabis Competition
Thursday, April 18, 5 to 10 p.m.
Speakeasy Vape Lounge Cannabis Club
2508 East Bijou Street, Colorado Springs
Hang out with Lil Flip and partake in a few rips before the big day arrives at Colorado Springs cannabis club Speakeasy Vape Lounge. You can judge this local competition of flower, concentrate and edibles, or simply hang out and test the entries for fun, with live music, food and games there to re-energize you. General admission and judge passes (21+) are available for $30 and $60, respectively, on Eventbrite.

Snoop Dogg’s 420 Wellness Retreat
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
If 4/20 rolls around without a Snoop Dogg appearance, did the holiday even happen? Lucky for us, he comes back almost every year, and this time he’s bringing some West Coast heavyweights. Snoop will perform with Ice Cube, Warren G and Tha Dogg Pound to ring in the holiday with his 420 Wellness Retreat concert. Tickets (all ages welcome) run from $75 to $125 on the Red Rocks website.

Mile High Burlesque Fest
Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20
Oriental Theater
4335 West 44th Avenue
This two-night event returns for the third straight year to celebrate 4/20 the sexy way, with weed-centric shows like Master of the Munchies and I Didn’t Inhale! bringing laughs and raised eyebrows. Join host Cora Vette and headliner Blaze, the Red Rose of Texas; tickets (21+), $20 for one night, $30 for both, and more information available on Facebook.

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Cannival
Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21
I Bar Ranch
850 County Road 49, Gunnison
Celebrate 4/20 with three days of music and reefer at Cannival, a Gunnison campout for art, live tunes and “our freedom to enjoy legal cannabis,” according to the event’s promoters. The fun runs from Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21, at the I Bar Ranch, 850 County Road 49, Gunnison. Tickets (21+) range from $35 for a single day to $65 for a weekend pass, with VIP and camping options available. Learn more at Cannival’s website.

Mile High 4.20k Race
Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sloan’s Lake Park
1700 Sheridan Boulevard
Burn those lungs in a different type of way on 4/20 with a good jog, run or walk at the Mile High 4.20k, a race to raise awareness about healthy cannabis lifestyles. Following the race, there will be vendors, food trucks and informational booths at the finish line. Sign up to run at runsignup.com/Race/CO/Denver/MileHigh420K — and get that blood pumping before melting into your couch with a joint!

Fly Hi 420 Festival
Saturday, April 20
Civic Center Park
Broadway and Colfax Avenues
Make the annual pilgrimage to Civic Center Park for the the Fly Hi 420 Festival. The free day of stonerific fun will feature dozens of food and cannabis memorabilia vendors, with performances by Jermaine Dupri and T.I. as well as Eye Am Shane, $ubxrox MetaOx and Big Legion Hurox. The event is open to all ages, but recommended for those eighteen and up. Remember: Cannabis consumption is technically prohibited, and no bags will be allowed inside. Find out more at the festival’s website.

420 Extravaganza!
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Spectra Art Space
2191 South Broadway
Color Up Therapeutics and Apothecary Extracts are partying all day long in honor of the big day, holding art exhibitions, live music, a yoga session, CBD-infused services, an aerial performance, comedy acts and more. Learn more about the day’s schedule and free attendance on Facebook.

Yoga With a View
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Pot-infused dinner party organizer Mason Jar Events Group is back for 4/20, hosting a yoga and brunch party at Space Gallery. This cannabis-friendly shindig will feature live music, a yoga class with teacher Larissa Ortiz, and gourmet dishes from chef Kevin Grossi — all of which can be accompanied by cannabis consumption. Learn about attendance (21+) and more at the Mason Jar website, or by emailing Kendal@masonjareventgroup.com.

Bloom 420
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
Denver location shared upon registration
Too mature for blunt circles and gravity bongs? Hang out and heal with Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa Lounge, which is hosting a cannabis-friendly day of reiki, massage, yoga, meditation and more at a private mansion in Capitol Hill. Hemp-based foods and snacks will be provided for guests (21+), who must request an invitation by emailing utopialife420@gmail.com. Learn more on Facebook.

4/20 Carnival at the Smokin Gun
Saturday, April 20, 12 to 7 p.m.
Smokin Gun Apothecary
492 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
On top of the usual deals and vendors at a 4/20 dispensary event, the Smokin Gun will have free carnival games, go-go dancers, face-painting, tarot card readings, music, food and giveaways to entertain throughout the day. Check out the action for free; find out more at the Smokin Gun website.

Southern Colorado 420 Festival
Saturday, April 20, 12 to 11:30 p.m.
Speakeasy Vape Lounge Cannabis Club
2508 East Bijou Street, Colorado Springs
Lil Flip will hang around at Speakeasy until 4/20 rolls around, and friends Whispers, Peezy LaLa and Gorgangutang will perform for the crowd at the Southern Colorado 420 Festival, a full day of pot-friendly fun in Colorado Springs. Tickets (21+) range from $25 for general admission to $125 for a painting class with Lil Flip. Learn more on Eventbrite.

The New 420
Saturday, April 20, 3 to 8 p.m.
Denver location shared upon registration
This female-focused event brings together content creators and cannabis consumers alike for joint rolling, creative collaboration and infused eats, as well as sage bundling, henna tattoos, tarot card readings and more. The consumption-friendly location will be shared via email after registration. Tickets (21+) are $34.20 apiece on Nightout.

The Puff Ball Featuring Dean Ween Group
Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Summit Music Hall
1902 Blake Street
Fresh off opening his new cannabis-friendly lounge on South Broadway, Dean Ween and his musical buddies, the Dean Ween Group, are jamming at Summit with the Color Red All Stars featuring Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic) and Gabe Mervine. Tickets are $40 on Ticketfly.

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The Coffee Joint
Events throughout the week
1130 Yuma Court
720-583-4657
Denver’s first licensed cannabis lounge is hosting a bevy of pot-friendly events throughout 4/20 week, including comedy and video game nights, dab pong and art classes. The fun really amps up on Thursday, April 18, with standup comedy and printmaking, and dab pong and a Punch-Out!! video-game tournament on Friday. The big day is even more packed, featuring a glass show from Campanelli, an art class by Creatively Cannabis, astrology reading with Kelsey Bednar and more. Find out more about the various classes (21+) at the Coffee Joint website.

Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge
Events throughout the week
1753 South Broadway
303-842-3724
Fresh off a grand opening in April, licensed cannabis venue Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge wants you to check out the dab bar and share some good times during its week of events. The week starts with a catered Game of Thrones viewing party on Sunday, April 14, followed by pot-infused comedy nights, a meditation and wellness session with Queen Bee LaynieGanja, live music and film screenings before the daylong 4/20 party. Purchase tickets (21+) and learn more at the Honey Pot Lounge website.

The Loopr
Events throughout the week
Various pickup locations
303-816-8458
Mobile cannabis lounge the Loopr will be rolling around town during 4/20 week, taking riders to pot destinations while hosting some events of its own on wheels. Take a dispensary and grow tour, enjoy wake-and-bake and pizza-party rides as you puff and grub, or party on 4/20 as the Loopr makes its rounds around the city Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about admission (21+) and bus fare at the Loopr website.

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My 420 Tours
Events throughout the week
3881 Steele Street
720-571-0536
Cannabis tourism agency My 420 Tours will host a range of rides, tours and activities throughout 4/20 week, including cannabis cultivation tours, brewery hopping, concentrate classes and sushi and joint-rolling — all in a toker-friendly environment. Learn about the tours and classes (21+), pot-friendly lodging in Denver and more at the My 420 Tours website.

Colorado Cannabis Tours
Events throughout the week
Location shared upon registration
303-420-8687
Colorado Cannabis Tourism can also take you for a pot-friendly ride, with grow tours, brewery crawls, hemp and CBD tours, art classes, pipe making and more available during 4/20 week. Register for a class (21+) and check out pot-friendly hotels at the Colorado Cannabis Tours website.

Studio 420
Events throughout the week
808 East 78th Avenue
303-781-4642
Celebrate 4/20 early, on time or late at private cannabis club Studio 420. After signing up for a membership, you can hang out and toke up as much as you’d like. Weekend and VIP passes are available for purchase, and a secret musical guest is expected to perform on the big day. Daily membership (21+) is $30; find out more at the club’s website.

International Church of Cannabis
Events throughout the week
400 South Logan Street
303-800-5644
Denver’s well-known cannabis church will celebrate its third anniversary by enhancing its beautiful indoor murals with laser shows, HD projections and sounds as part of its BEYOND experience for 4/20 weekend. Check out the show or just peruse the church’s art and gift shop throughout the weekend for $15. 

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