Thursday, April 18, 2019

Where to find 4/20 events in Colorado

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If you’re ready to get mile-high this Saturday, you aren’t alone. In fact, you’ve got your choice of plenty of local and regional festivals, concerts, performances and more, all celebrating Colorado’s de facto state plant. Here are just a few we’re most looking forward to. Smoke up; you’ve earned it.

Mile HIGH Burlesque Fest

April 19-20, 8 p.m., The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, $20-$40, ages 21+, milehighburlesquefest.com.

With not one but two full nights of entertainment, Mile HIGH Burlesque Fest has you covered all weekend. The dancers, on the other hand, will be removing their coverings one teasing performance at a time. Enjoy weed-themed shows and contests, different each night.

Cannival Elevated Music Fest

April 19-21, times vary, I Bar Ranch, 850 County Road 49, Gunnison, $30-$70, ages 21+, cannival.net.

You hardcore smokers and tokers might appreciate this: a three-day, 4/20-themed camp-out with three nights of live music, vendors, food trucks, bonfires, hiking and biking, workshops, yoga and way more. Best part: Sunday’s events are free to attend.

Mile High 420 Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Civic Center Park, Denver, free, ages 18+ recommended, milehigh420festival.com.

This here’s the big one. Drawing more than 50,000 attendees each year, Denver’s massive 4/20 celebration is free and jam-packed with events and vendors. Featured 2019 performers: T.I. and Jermaine Dupri.

420 Art Jamboree

11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Knobhill Urban Arts District, 2307 E. Platte Ave., free, ages 21+, tinyurl.com/420ArtJamboree.

If you want our recommendation, this is how you should start your holiday. The Knobhill Urban Arts District has more than 20 mural artists set to paint a building all at once, plus vendors, contests, food, live music and more.

Southern Colorado 420 Festival

4 p.m., Speak Easy Vape Lounge, 2508 E. Bijou St., $25-$120, ages 21+,
facebook.com/SpeakEasyVapeLounge.

This massively popular festival is probably the biggest you’ll find south of Denver. Enjoy a headline performance by recording artist Lil’ Flip, with Whispers, Peezy & LaLa and Gorgangutang supporting.

The Greenest White Party

9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Club Q, 3430 N.  Academy Blvd., $5 for ages 18+, no cover for ages 21+ before 9 p.m., clubqonline.com.

Dress in all white for this weed-themed drag show, where Luscious Divine Banks will emcee and tons of the town’s best queens will take the stage.

“We Want All the Smoke”

9 p.m. to midnight, The Temple of Higher Consciousness, 805 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $10-$15, ages 21+, facebook.com/MountainHouseMusicCollective.

For a full-service celebration, head up to the Temple and enjoy live hip-hop music by folks like Bleezus Khrist, Sparrow House and many more, along with raffles, giveaways and competitions.

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