Denver 4/20 Events Guide for 2018 | Westword


Cannabis Calendar: Every 4/20 Event in Denver

From concerts to weed-infused brunch, here's every event the week of April 20, 2018.
Get ready to ride into the 4/20 week and beyond with our Cannabis Calendar.
Get ready to ride into the 4/20 week and beyond with our Cannabis Calendar. Ken Hamblin III
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Brace yourself: 4/20 is here, and the lineup of events is piled high. On top of such regular suspects as the gathering in Civic Center Park, there are some noteworthy newcomers this year, including pot-infused hikes and brunches, dispensary parking-lot parties and more. Here's everything we know so far, in chronological order:

Ten Days of 4/20 at iBake Denver
Through Monday, April 23, 4:20 p.m.
iBake Denver
6125 Washington Street

Denver cannabis club iBake will hold hookah and dab sessions, games and cookouts for 4/20 as the holiday approaches and leaves. Starting at 4:20 every day from April 14 to April 23, the members-only lounge will have various contests like Cards Against Humanity and toking relay races, and will serve up free doughnuts, cereal and ice cream sundaes on certain days; there will also be a raffle for heady prizes every night at 8 p.m. Entrance into the club (21+) requires a membership, which can be obtained online. Learn more on Facebook.

Caspa’s 420 Celebration of Music & Cannabis
Through Saturday, April 21
The Black Box
314 East 13th Avenue

Melodic, bass-heavy DJ Caspa is throwing a 4/20 party at the Black Box, starting with trivia and Cheba Hut subs with the man himself on April 18. Each subsequent day will feature more meet-and-greets and catered meals, as well as live music at 9 p.m. each night. There's also a visit to Myxed Up Creations (and its mobile cannabis lounge) throughout the day on 4/20. Tickets for each day of fun range from $10 to $30, but VIP passes for all three are available for $50. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.

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4/20 on the Rocks in 2017.
Miles Chrisinger

4/20 Week at Tetra 9
Through Sunday, April 22
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street

Denver's newest private cannabis club will be hosting parties before, during and after 4/20. Although membership is required to enter Tetra 9, anyone 21 and older can acquire a membership online. Memberships range from $20 on the days before and after 4/20 to $50 on the holiday itself, but you can attend all four days for $100. Each event will be consumption-friendly and have various industry sponsors.

Four Days of 4/20 Bud Crawl
Through Sunday, April 22
Loopr Mobile Cannabis Lounge

Denver's most popular mobile cannabis lounge, the Loopr, will take riders on a special 4/20 edition of its dispensary bud crawl April 19 through April 22. After downloading the Loopr app for pick-up locations and admission, guests will be driven to different dispensaries each day — including Ballpark Holistic Dispensary, Colorado Harvest Company, Levels, Lucy Sky, Mighty Tree and Northern Lights Cannabis Co. — all while toking up as much as they'd like. Tickets (21+) for each day of the bud crawl are $45. Learn more on the Loopr website.

It Smoke How It Smell With Young Dolph
Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street

On top of its already planned 4/20 events lineup, Tetra 9 will host a cannabis farmers' market, games, giveaways and other activities throughout the day with rapper Young Dolph. Membership is required to enter Tetra 9, but anyone 21 and older can acquire one online. Tickets (21+) to the event are $40 (or $100 to smoke with Young Dolph), but you can attend as part of Tetra's four days of 4/20 for $135. Learn more on Eventbrite.

Mile High 420 Festival
Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Civic Center Park
Broadway and Colfax Avenue
Under new promoters, the 4/20 event at Civic Center Park this year is no longer disguised as a political rally. Instead, the Mile High 420 Festival will have three stages of entertainment, with local craft and food vendors set up throughout the day. Headliners include Lil Wayne, Lil' Jon, The Original Wailers, Inner Circle, Whitewater Ramble and Taylor Alexander, with plenty of local musicians and comedians performing on other stages. The festival is free to attend.

Myxed Up 420!
Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Myxed Up Creations Denver
5800 East Colfax Avenue

Colfax head shop Myxed Up Creations will be celebrating 4/20 throughout the day, giving away free merchandise and munchies as the Myxed Up party bus is parked outside for legal, social pot consumption (21+). DJs will be set up and playing music all day, with live glass-blowing demonstrations, raffles and Cheba Hut sandwiches making appearances throughout. The party is free to attend, but RSVP on Facebook first.

Cheba Hut 4/20
Friday, April 20, noon
Cheba Hut
745 Colorado Boulevard

Cheba Hut's Colorado Boulevard location will ring in 4/20 appropriately with a Montucky Cold Snacks beer-pong tournament, serving up Dulce Vida Tequila cocktails and bringing in High Hops Brewery for a tap takeover. Prizes from Myxed Up Creations will be awarded throughout the day, and bundles of nug-sized sandwiches and limited-edition Frisbees will be available for $4.20. Learn more on Facebook.

A Shotgun's Circus
Friday, April 20, noon
Smokin' Gun Apothecary
492 South Colorado Boulevard

Hosted by Smokin' Gun Apothecary and its sister strip club, Shotgun Willie's, this 21+ event will take place inside the dispensary (where there will be deals aplenty throughout the weekend) and in the parking lot, where attendees can carry drinks outside to the designated event area. Pot vendors, prizes, artists, a smoke bus and live music will be on hand for guests to enjoy — no admission required.

Third Annual 420 Weekend ExtravaGanja
Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, 1 to 11 p.m.
3995 South Broadway, Englewood

Members-only pipe and tobacco shop Studio420 has been holding it down in Englewood as one of the metro area's small number of pot lounges for years now, and it's showing out on the big weekend. From April 20 to April 22, you can buy a membership for $20 per day to enter Studio420 (21+), with VIP and weekend passes available for prolonged membership and free gift bags.

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Spectra Art Space regularly hosts 420-friendly parties to showcase glassware and local art.
Jacqueline Collins
Wook Show 420
Friday, April 20, 2 to 8 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street

Do you have dreadlocks on your head and like to borrow a lot of things from your friends? Are corn dogs a staple of your diet? If so, you're a wook. Hang out with other wooks on a day of hazy wookiness at Cultivated Synergy, a pot-friendly establishment known for live music and heady vibes. RSVP (21+) to the private event at Eventbrite.

Snoop Dogg's 420 Wellness Retreat
Friday, April 20, 5 p.m.
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood
America's favorite pothead rapper returns to Denver on 4/20, and he's bringing a group of buddies with him. Migos, Lil Pump, Rob Stone and Tiara Thomas will join the Doggfather at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre for an all-ages show on the high holiday, with tickets ranging from $41.75 for lawn seats to $89.75 for first-level seats.

420 Party!
Friday, April 20, 5 to 9 p.m.
Colorado Vape & Glass Co.
1871 South Broadway
Colorado Vape & Glass Co. is throwing an evening shindig on 4/20, with live music, glass-blowing, food trucks, raffles and free beer for anyone who comes by. The shop will also offer sale prices on select smoking accessories. The event (21+) is free to attend upon registration at Eventbrite.

Elevate 2018 With Melissa Etheridge and Ron English
Friday, April 20, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan Street

The International Church of Cannabis is holding its second-anniversary party on the high holiday itself, and it's bringing in some star-studded guests for the occasion. Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge and contemporary artist Ron English will join the church for its 4/20 bash, with a pop-up shop of English's work taking place as the two chat with attendees and sign autographs. Tickets to the event (21+) are free, but guests must register first at Eventbrite.

420 After Party
Friday, April 20, 6 p.m. to midnight
Spectra Art Space
1836 South Broadway

As one of the more prolific pot-friendly art galleries in town, it only makes sense for Spectra Art Space to be a great 4/20 spot. The gallery will host several local artists, musicians, jewelers, fashion designers, vendors, food trucks and more during its 4/20 after-party, with live glass-blowing and door prizes taking place throughout the night as well. Tickets (21+) are available for $12.61.

4/20 at Cervantes' with Method Man & Redman, Collie Buddz and Chali 2na
Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street

Love hip-hop but can't make it to Red Rocks on Thursday night? No worries. LivWell Enlightened Health is sponsoring another 4/20 show with some of the same headliners from 420 Eve on the Rocks. This shindig takes place at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, with Method Man & Redman, Collie Buddz, Chali 2na and Project 432 all performing as the holiday comes to an end. General admission tickets to the show (16+) are $42, with VIP balcony passes going for $75.

Colorado Cannabis Tours After Party
Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.
381 East 55th Avenue

Hosted by pot-tourism service Colorado Cannabis Tours, this private venue will be consumption-friendly and packed with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, infused mocktails and an ice bong, as well as live painting, music glassblowing and a performance by Aeriel Silk. Tickets (21+) are $99.

4/20 Bob Marley Tribute
Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.
Rackhouse Pub
2875 Blake Street

A blend of reggae, hip-hop and EDM will celebrate Bob Marley and the ganja plant in the RiNo District. Local artists will paint Marley and 4/20-inspired paintings during the show, and there will be a mac-and-cheese bar, munchies grab bags, a photo booth and games for guests to enjoy. Tickets (21+) range from $10 to $20.

Colorado Springs 420 Fest, Tattoo & Art Expo
Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22
Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is throwing a 4/20 party of its own throughout the weekend during the Colorado Springs 420 Fest, Tattoo & Art Expo, a three-day extravaganza with 100,000 square feet of cannabis-friendly vendors and music as well as fifty-plus tattoo artists from around the country setting up to work. Mobile cannabis lounges will be shuttling tokers around, and there will be plenty of food vendors to satisfy any munchie desires. Tickets (21+) start at $25 per day, with three-day and VIP options available. Learn more on the event website.

Joints & Jawns

Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22
10050 Ralston Road, Arvada

This three-day celebration at a private venue will bring together Colorado cannabis, culture and food with a focus on local talent. Live acts include Hanzo the Phantom, Cash Gas Rod, Wes Dawg, TwoSkii, Mr. Infinity, The Famm Crew, Jazz2kool, Dante ThatGuy, Burnalotta Endo and Hoss LB Grind with La Familia, all of which will be "capped off with the aroma of assorted MMJ flavor," according to event organizers. RSVP (21+) to learn more details.

420 on the Block
Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22
Fox Street Compound
725 West 39th Avenue

The second annual 420 on the Block festival has moved to a new venue, but it's still carrying the same potent lineup. Headlined by Action Bronson, Matisyahu, Break Science Live Band and much more, the three-day festival will feature plenty of stoner-friendly music and cannabis-industry vendors. Tickets (21+) range from $25 for a single-day pass to $59 for all three days.

Reefer Madness: The Musical
Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, April 28
Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street

You've heard of the movie, but what about the play? Reefer Madness: The Musical will play Friday and Saturday nights at the Bug Theatre through April 28, turning the dated-but-hilarious propaganda film made to scare people away from cannabis into a musical comedy. Tickets are $20 each (and going fast), but there are discounts for groups of six or more.

This Is NICE: A Hip-Hop & Live Art Showcase
Saturday, April 21, 3 to 10:30 p.m.
Spectra Art Space
1836 South Broadway

Spectra Art Space continues the party on 4/21, when the 420-friendly art gallery hosts a day full of hip-hop, live murals, glass-blowing, hands-on creation, vendors and more. Riverrock dispensary and B Fresh Gear will be handing out free goodies, and VIP tickets and goodie bags will be available. Tickets (21+) are $8 now and $15 at the door.

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A previous Mason Jar dinner at Space Gallery.
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CannaVenture Hike: Well Gulch Trail
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Charles A. Lory State Park
820 Lodgepole Drive, Bellvue

CannaVentures, a pot-infused hiking group that travels around Colorado, will hold a 420-friendly hike on the Well Gulch Trail in Charles A. Lory State Park — perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Guests are invited to consume their own cannabis at their own risk during the 1.8-mile hike, according to CannaVenture, which is bringing along infused-product company Stratos to chat with hikers. The hike is free to attend (21+), but RSVP with CannaVenture first.

Ganja Guru Yoga Brunch
Sunday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Urban Sanctuary
2745 Welton Street

Ganja Guru Yoga is holding a special 4/20 yoga session and brunch for the holiday. Founder Adam Brous will allow pot consumption before class (bring your own) and then lead the class through a vinyasa yoga session. Sunshine Bowls will provide Acai & Pitaya Bowls for breakfast afterward, and Color-Up Therapeutics is offering free CBD massages. Tickets (21+) are $20 for one person, $35 for two.

Heady Harvest
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.
First Grow
10050 Ralston Road, Arvada

Cannabis and hemp growers are invited to share tips, knowledge and war stories at Heady Harvest, a meetup for growers at the end of each month in Arvada. An educational seminar and guest speaker will start the discussion at 11 a.m., with live music, drinks, snacks and a consumption-friendly bus on site after the talks. Attendance is free, but the after-party (21+) and VIP entry cost $10 and $20, respectively.

Crypto Cannabis Conference
Monday, April 23
Club Vinyl
1082 Broadway

This one-day conference wants to connect visitors with cryptocurrency and legal cannabis, two of the country's fastest-growing investment sectors. A number of keynote speakers, Q&A panels and networking sessions are geared toward advancing crypto-cannabis knowledge, with raffles, giveaways and free refreshments available for guests. Basic admission starts at $75.

Mason Jar Spring Dinner

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Location shared upon registration

Mason Jar Events will hold its seasonal spring dinner in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, with the exact location shared with attendees upon registration. There will be live music, a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Asher and, of course, plenty of cannabis-infused goodies. To attend (21+), guests must request an invite on the Mason Jar website.

CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research Conference
Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28
Colorado State University-Pueblo
220 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo

Colorado State University's Institute of Cannabis Research will hold its second annual conference, a three-day, on-campus forum about scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic and social elements of cannabis research with leading scholars and researchers in the field. Registration is $350 until April 26, when it goes up to $400. Veterans, active military personnel, and students with appropriate ID can get in for $99.

Goddess Gala
Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street

Tetra 9 will celebrate local singer Annabelle's birthday and her new single, "Lady," with a suit-and-gown party. Water and soft drinks will be provided at the private cannabis lounge; Tetra 9 members can attend for free. If you'd like to become a member and are at least 21, request a membership on the Tetra 9 website. Learn more at Eventbrite.

Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Through May 20
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder

This art exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History includes botanical watercolor, colored pencil, print and mixed-media illustrations from the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, all of which explore the diversity of cannabis. Learn more on the exhibit's web page.

Know of a 4/20 event we missed? Email event information to [email protected].

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