Things to Do in Denver for 4/20 Week
Cannabis has come a long way since Denver held its first annual 4/20 Rally back in 2007. In the eleven years since the rally began, much of the nation has embraced marijuana–thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have legal cannabis in some form. And along with the growing acceptance of cannabis, the celebration of cannabis culture in the Mile High City has grown from one annual rally to a week chock full of 4/20 events.
Check out this listing of some of our top events this April:
Mile High 420 Festival – April 20
When it comes to weed in 2018, there’s less to protest and more to celebrate–so it makes sense that this year’s 4/20 revels at Civic Center Park have been dubbed a festival, rather than a rally. The festival is free and will feature live music, comedy, yoga and other wellness activities, food trucks, cannabis craft vendors, and more than 20 local charities. Festival headliners include Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Inner Circle, and The Original Wailers.
RiNo Cares: Cannabis Health and Wellness Fair – April 15
This first-time event will offer health screenings, medical marijuana provider sign-ups, culinary demonstrations, industry panel discussions, and more. Event organizers describe the fair as supporting independent businesses and creatives in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Art District, and 30% of vendor booth fees will be donated to provide care, resources and support for Veterans in Colorado. The free, 21-and-up event will take place at Cultivated Synergy.
TedxMileHigh: Colorado’s Cannabis Conversation – April 18
Furthering the conversation around marijuana, speakers at this event will discuss topics ranging from the commercialization and medical uses of cannabis to pop culture and politics. Speakers include Dr. Doris Gundersen, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, lawyer Christian Sederberg, Esq., a founding partner in a law firm described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “the country’s first powerhouse marijuana law firm,” and Wanda James, who along with her husband, Scott Durrah, was the first African-American to own a dispensary and edible company.
Sensi Night Colorado at Temple Nightclub and Club Vinyl – April 19
Hang with cannabis industry workers and enthusiasts at Sensi Magazine’s second annual event. There will be over 120 Colorado companies on site to answer all your product and brand questions. The free, 21-and-up event will take place at two locations on Broadway. Register here.
107.9 KBPI Presents Afroman at The Gothic – April 20
“Because I Got High” isn’t just a song by rapper Afroman, it’s also an excellent, all-purpose explanation for stoner mistakes. Afroman is performing at the Gothic for an early 5:30 pm show, along with David Frederick and SwizZy B.
Red Rocks Amphitheater 4/20 weekend – April 19-21
Colorado’s legendary music venue is host to three nights of concerts in honor of the stoner holiday. See 311, Method Man & Redman on April 19, followed by Flosstradamus on April 20. On April 21, see Opuio + SYZYGY Orchestra and Sunsquabi.
Snoop’s 420 Wellness Retreat – April 20
The first stop of Snoop’s four-city tour is an all-ages event at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Snoop co-headlines with Migos and other performers include Lil Pump, Rob Stone, and Tiara Thomas. Get tickets here.
420 on the Block – April 20-22
The three-day music fest sponsored by The Green Solution, will feature headliner Action Bronson, along with Matisyahu, Michael Menert, Break Science, Washed Out, and more at the Fox Street Compound. Purchase tickets for the event here.
Ganja Guru Yoga Brunch – April 22
After a busy week of 4/20 festivities, chill out with this 21-and-up, yoga-meets-cannabis brunch event. Hosted by Urban Sanctuary Yoga, there will be space for consumption (make sure to bring your own weed), a healthy breakfast, and an uplifting vinyasa yoga class, followed up by CBD massages.
Good Vibe Mafia Charity Yoga Event – April 28
The Good Vibe Mafia will be gathering at Rino Yoga Social on April 28th at 2 p.m. for a mindful yoga class lead by Amanda Learned. All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of the Rockies; a local Denver based charity providing food for those in need.