Although Denver's challenging weather patterns make it tough to tell when summer actually starts, it's never too early to start planning. While we wait through what is (hopefully) the last series of snowy days in store for the season, take a look at fifty of the best thing to enjoy in Denver during the sunny months. And don't forget sunscreen!
On April 7, 2013, Vinyl night club hosted tryouts for hopeful performers at the 2013 Denver PrideFest. All photos by Christopher Morgan.
- Saturday at Denver PrideFest
- Sunday at Denver PrideFest
The Prohibition Party & Brew Fest took a page out of the 1920s with a celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the end of the national ban on alcohol. More than 150 Colorado craft beers made an appearance at the event at the Oriental Theater. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
From April 3-6, 2013, the Taste of Vail welcomed winemakers, restaurateurs and chefs from dozens of spots across Vail's culinary scene. Cafe Society Editor Lori Midson captured these photos from the annual event.
Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Ros took to the 1STBANK Center on April 6, 2013, and photographer Eric Gruneisen stopped by to capture these scenes.
See also: Review: Sigur Rós at 1STBANK Center, 4/06/13
While the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 5, 2013, ViewHouse Eatery, Bar &Rooftop hosted an opening day celebration. Christopher Morgan stopped by to capture these photos for Westword.
See also: The fans of the Rockies' opening day
Roving nightlife photographer Brandon Marshall captured these scenes from the Santa Fe Arts District on April 5, 2013.
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The Colorado Rockies won their opening-day game against the San Diego Padres 5-2 at Coors Field on April 5, 2013. Westword's Danielle Lirette stopped by to capture the purple-clad fans who made it out for the first game of the summer.
- ViewHouse's opening day party
On April 4, 2013, Connect 4 Kids attempted to break its own world record of 104 players to create the world's largest Connect Four tournament at Stoney's Full Team Tavern. All photos by Danielle Lirette.
"DSTILL, an American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase, took place last night at the McNichols Building. The event was a collaboration between the Colorado Distillers Guild, the Colorado Bartenders Guild and Eat Denver -- and just happened to coincide with the American Distilling Institute's...
The most mythical moment of Nick Cave's set last night at the Ogden Theatre came at the end when the band performed "Stagger Lee," a re-casting of the Mississippi John Hurt classic "The Ballad of Stagger Lee." With lurid lighting and theatrical flourishes, Nick Cave commanded the audience with...