Denver 4/20 Events: Weed-Friendly Parties, Concerts, Meals and More | Westword

Every 4/20 Event in Denver This Year

From the annual gathering at Civic Center Park to cannabis-friendly brunches, here's every 4/20 event in Denver.
The Mile High 420 Festival returns to Civic Center Park in Denver on Saturday, April 20.
The Mile High 420 Festival returns to Civic Center Park in Denver on Saturday, April 20. Jacqueline Collins
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Marijuana has been legal for almost twelve years in Colorado, but 4/20 events and parties in Denver are still going strong.

From the annual gathering and free concert at Civic Center Park to cannabis brunches, comedy shows and art classes, we've compiled information on every 4/20 event we could find, with more to come as they're announced.

Denver Cannabis Week
Colorado Cannabis Tours
1904 South Cherokee Street
Colorado's original cannabis tour service is going all out for 4/20 week. On top of the usual classes and excursions — which include cultivation and dispensary tours, cannabis art and cooking classes, scenic mountain drives and more — Colorado Cannabis Tours is offering pot-friendly transport to 4/20 concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Civic Center Park. After registering, show up at the headquarters and hop on the bus. Find out more about available classes and tours (21+) at

Toking & Tacos Tour
Green Space Market Place
2590 Welton Street

This cannabis-friendly tour, set for two hours, will take you to a handful of Denver's hottest taco spots for samples — after you hit up a dispensary and burn one, of course. The tour starts and ends at Green Space Market Place in RiNo, so don't worry about driving. Tickets (21+) are available for every day of the week at $77 each at

Mile High Loop Tour
Green Space Market Place
2590 Walton Street

Take a weed-friendly trip around the city, with stops including a local dispensary, the 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, the Denver Art Museum and more. The tour starts and ends at Green Space Market Place in RiNo; tickets (21+) are available for every day of the week at $77 each at

Brush & Blaze
Monday, April 15, 7 to 10 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

For $40, you'll get a canvas, painting supplies, artist instruction and a pre-roll to puff while painting — and if you want to wing it and get creative, that's fine, too. Get tickets (21+) for $40 each; learn more by calling the cannabis bar at 303-993-5760.

Elevate Yoga
Wednesday, April 17, 5:45 p.m.
Urban Sanctuary
2745 Welton Street

Five Points wellness studio Urban Sanctuary is hosting a plant-friendly yoga class for movement, healing and flow. Although herbal combustion is allowed (you must bring your own plant medicine), it's not required. Attendance (21+) is $22; learn more and RSVP with at

Tortured Poets Department Album Launch Party

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street
Celebrate the release of Taylor Swift's new album at a licensed cannabis bar. On top of the live music, there will be a bracelet-crafting station, a snack buffet, a drag show and a sing-along. Learn more about attendance (21+) by calling JAD's at 303-993-5760.

A Slow Burn: Bingo and Burlesque
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
The Devil’s Drink
3330 Mariposa Street

It's all about bingo, burlesque and weed worshiping during this night of devilish fun from Missfitts Entertainment. On top of the games and performances, there will be cocktails, a food truck and prize giveaways. Tickets (21+) are $20 each.

Tokes and Brushstrokes
Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 21
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Puff and paint at the Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed pot lounge. For $59.99, students will receive instruction and painting supplies, but anyone wanting to consume cannabis must bring their own, as well as a vaporizer or dab rig (no smoking is allowed at the Coffee Joint). There will be a class on Friday at 4 p.m., and sessions on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Find out more and buy tickets (21+) with Creatively Cannabis.

Cloudy Eyed Comedy
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Hosted at Denver's only licensed and operating pot lounge, this cannabis-friendly comedy show often features national names along with its local talent. Tickets (21+) are just $4.20 apiece, but only electronic vaping, dabbing and edibles are allowed. Learn more about attendance (21+) and admission details by calling the Coffee Joint at 720-583-4657.

Potty Mouths: THC Comedy Experience
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Watch Denver comedians C.J. and Emil get baked off various cannabis products and then perform a standup set at JAD's Mile High Smoke, Colorado's only licensed cannabis bar. They're veterans with the hazy method, but every show has something different. Tickets (21+) start at $14.20 apiece.

The Savage 420 Comedy Show
Friday, April 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Woods Boss Brewing
2210 California Street

Comedians who love cannabis will be dishing out laughs right before the big day at Woods Boss Brewing. Presented by Savage Entertainment, this third annual 4/20 standup special will hold two different shows on 4/20 eve. Tickets (21+) are $15-$18 (21+).
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Puff and paint during one of several cannabis-friendly art classes on 4/20 weekend.
Jake Cox
420 Pot Party and Art Jam
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
11394 West 18th Avenue, Lakewood

Wake, bake and make art in this private morning 4/20 session. For $30, you'll get pots, brushes, paint and a special 4/20 treat. Learn more and buy a ticket (21+) on Eventbrite.

420 Puff and Paint Picnic
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Beeler Street

Puff, paint and enjoy a waterside environment on 4/20 with this private picnic session, put on by Tempestt Higgins. Attendance includes a 5x7 canvas, paint, brushes, food and drink, but the cannabis is up to you. Tickets (21+) are $30 each.

Brunch N Blunts
Saturday, April 20, 11:20 to 4:20 p.m.
Metro location shared upon registration
Have a smoke and a pancake — or a bong and a blintz, perhaps — at Brunch N Blunts, a private cannabis-friendly party on 4/20. Entry and drinks are included with your ticket, with food trucks on site and a bring-your-own cannabis policy for anyone who wants to light up. There will also be DJs, art vendors, giveaways and more. Get a ticket (21+) for $60.

420 BBQ Bash
Saturday, April 20, noon to 6 p.m.
Headed West
4811 South Broadway, Englewood

Head down to Headed West, the 2024 Best of Denver winner for Best Head Shop, and celebrate the high holiday with Mohawk Bob and the Headed West crew. Rollin Eats Catering will provide the barbeque, with music, raffles and more all part of the party. Find out more by calling Headed West at 303-422-2120.

4/20 Creepatorium Market and Chronic Carnival
Saturday, April 20, noon to 10 p.m.
1974 South Acoma Street

Horror, metal, burlesque and the 4/20 holiday will blend together all day at the 4/20 Creepatorium and Chronic Carnival. From noon to 5 p.m., check out an intensely curated 4/20 horror market. After that, you can stick around for a metal concert featuring local bands Honey Bunches of Death, Condemned to Burn and Dropout, with each performance accompanied by a live go-go burlesque show from Blassphemy. Once the music is over, Consensual Circus takes the stage with its Sinister & Smoke Cabaret. Attendance to the market is free, with tickets to the concert, burlesque and circus show $30 each.

JARS Mile High 420 Festival
Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m.
Civic Center Park

Denver's most famous 4/20 event returns on the big day, with a musical lineup that includes Gucci Mane, Ohgeesy, Afroman, Big Boss Vette, Murs, Tommy Genesis, Dro Kenji, Lexy Panterra and Fedd the Godd. As in previous years, the Mile High 420 Festival will be free to attend, but this marks the second year that no one under 21 will be allowed in. Although cannabis is officially banned in the event's listed policy, organizers say enforcement will be the same as last year — when zero public consumption citations were cited despite rampant pot use. Register for a free ticket and learn more about the event at the festival website.

Ultimate Taste of JAD's
Saturday, April 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Not sure of what to buy on 4/20? Sample products from Colorado cannabis brands (and the entire menu at JAD's) for various fees all afternoon at Colorado's only licensed weed bar. No products can be taken outside, unfortunately, but all Taste of JAD's vendors are available in Colorado dispensaries, so take note of what to shop for next time. Learn more about entry (21+) by calling JAD's at 303-993-5760.

420-Friendly Acrylic Pour Painting
Saturday, April 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
Broomfield location shared upon registration

Flower Powered Crafting wants to have a trippy, drippy good time this 4/20 with a cannabis-friendly acrylic painting class. Each $65 ticket includes materials, instructions and bongs to use (bring your own cannabis). No experience is necessary. Register (21+) and learn more on Eventbrite.

Rolling Papers Screening
Saturday, April 20, 3:45 to 7 p.m.
SIE Film Center
2510 East Colfax Avenue

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Rolling Papers by screening the documentary with the people who made it. The documentary follows Ricardo Baca, the first marijuana editor for the Denver Post, during the early days of recreational legalization as he and his team begin covering the plant for a major daily newspaper. The afternoon starts with a panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. moderated by Stoned Appetit host Kip Wilson, which includes Baca, Rolling Papers director Mitch Dickman, producer Britta Erickson and more. The screening begins at 4:20 p.m., with a nightcap gathering afterward at SIE. Tickets start at $12 each.

Dry Mouth, Wet Pussy: Cannabis and Sexuality
Saturday, April 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
1800 South Broadway

Fans of oral, rejoice: The Sexploratorium wants to help you make vulva and penis pipes. Denver's new sexual education and art venue is hosting another sexual ceramics class that will include a discussion of the plant's impact on sensuality and intercourse. The class, dubbed "Dry Mouth, Wet Pussy: Cannabis & Sexuality," is part of the Sexploratorium's ongoing curriculum to make sex talk more approachable, with the pipe-making class taking place after a brief lecture. Tickets (18+) start at $50.

Blaze N' Bingo: 420 Edition
Saturday, April 20, 7 to 11 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

It's drag and bingo night at JAD's Mile High Smoke, where bongs and burlesque go hand in hand. And this edition, hosted by Minor Misdemeanor and Juiccy Misdemeanor, is extra special for 4/20. Between bingo rounds, there will be games, giveaways and, of course, drag performances from the two hosts. Tickets (21+) start at $30 each; call JAD's at 303-993-5760 to learn more about attendance.

All Time High: An Infused Brunch
Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Denver location shared upon registration

Couldn't partake in any 4/20 festivities on Saturday? Make up for lost time at an infused brunch. The vegan feast, whipped up by the Vegan Epicurist, includes matcha pistachio muffins with a lime glaze, pesto potato salad, seitan chicken salad, assorted crudités, seasonal fruit and cheese and a mocktail — all of which can be infused with THC, if you ask. Tickets (21+) for a non-infused meal are $15, with infused options for $30 (and a take-home goodie bag for a little extra).

420 Puff, Puff, Pass Game Day
Sunday, April 21, 2 to 5 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Roll the dice until the last joint has been won at the Puff, Puff, Pass launch party. The new board game's debut is held at a licensed cannabis bar, so try playing the game for yourself, with demonstrations, door prizes, giveaways and more throughout the day. Get a ticket (21+) for $25.

Do you know of a 4/20 event in metro Denver? Send information to [email protected].
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