Denver Events in April 2017

Denver events in April 2017 includes Colorado Rockies baseball, Mamma Mia! at the Buell, and the Denver Auto Show. Other highlights this month include comedy shows, festivals, and both indoor and outdoor concerts.

Easter is also in April this year and you will find plenty of things to do all around town. The biggest event is the sunrise service at Red Rocks. In addition, you will find several places to hunt Easter eggs and enjoy a meal at one of our wonderful restaurants.

Read on for additional information on the best things to do in Denver in April.

Denver events in April

Colorado Rockies Baseball

Colorado Rockies

One of the Denver events in April that is a must see is a baseball game at Coors Field. It is the start of the MLB season and is always a fun time for everyone including kids and adults.

April usually has about 10-15 home games so you will have many chances to see the local team play in this gorgeous stadium that also affords views of the Rocky Mountains.

Make sure you don't miss the row of purple seats near the top of the stadium. They are located exactly one mile high!

>> Details on this year's Colorado Rockies games

Theater in April

Mamma Mia!

If you aren't a baseball fan but want to see some of the other Denver events in April, you have a lot of choices since there are many amazing theater shows.

One of these is one of Broadway's biggest musical hits, "Mamma Mia." Another option is the wonderful, "An Act of God", where God takes human form and sets the record straight as to what he originally wanted humans to do.

There are a number of other short run, or even one day, events like "Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight!" so make sure to check out the selection and order in advance!

>> Find this month's full theater calendar

Comedy Shows

Comedy in Denver

If you are looking for a laugh or two, make sure to check out some of the comedy shows during the month of April.

There aren't a lot of shows but the comedians are excellent. Marc Maron starts the month off on April 8th at the Paramount Theater. On April 21st, Gabriel Iglesias takes the stage at The Pepsi Center.

The final comedian to play in the Mile High City this month is Sebastian Maniscalco at the Paramount Theater on 22nd.

>> More details on the comedy shows this month in Denver

Easter Activities

Easter in Denver

This year, Easter in on Sunday, April 16. All weekend long, you will find numerous activities to help you celebrate.

The annual sunrise service at Red Rocks in Morrison starts at 6am. Doors open at 4:30am, so make sure to head up early to grab your seat.

You can also enjoy several Easter egg hunts, running races, and places to grab a brunch, lunch, or dinner.

>> More things to do this Easter

Concerts & Live Music

Pepsi Center

There are many Denver events in April to chose from but some of my favorites are the concerts and live music. Luckily, many big name stars, and also lots of local favorites, come through the Mile High City every year and this April is no exception.

Some of the more famous bands include Ariana Grande at the Pepsi Center on Monday the 3rd. Lionel Ritchie & Mariah Carey are also at the Pepsi Center on Sunday the 23rd. For the hard rockers out there, Anthrax is playing at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday the 28th.

There are also many not as well known bands playing around Denver that you should see before they are famous!

>> See a calendar of all top concerts and live music shows this month

Denver Auto Show

Denver Auto Show

A local, and international favorite, is the Denver Auto Show. This always lands in April and gives you five whole days to check out the newest, and coolest, cars from all over the world. This year's event is from April 5-9, 2017.

Whether you like electric cars, hybrids or just good ol' American muscle cars, this is the place for you and your family. You'll see all the latest models and also get a glimpse into the future of automobile engineering and design.

It is conveniently located right downtown at the Colorado Convention Center which means you can even take mass transit and avoid the traffic!

Elitch Gardens Opening Day

Elitch Gardens

Being that is it is opening day, Elitch Gardens is always one of the funnest Denver events in April! Opening weekend is Saturday, the 29th and Sunday, the 30th this year. 

Elitch Gardens is famous for being one of the best Theme and Water Parks anywhere in the USA. There are roller coaster rides, water rides, games and even concerts. 

If you and your kids get hungry, there are all kinds of different concessions to choose from and lots of friendly staff to help you with everything you need to have a great opening day! Tickets are $34.99 for children (if you are under 48 inches tall) and $35.99 for adults. If you plan to go more than once, make sure to check into the season pass as they are a great deal!

April Festivals

Rodeo All Star

It may still be a little chilly in the Mile High City but that doesn't stop anyone from these festivals and outdoor fun. Here are just some of the top festivals in Denver this April.

3/30 - 4/2: Interweave Yarn Festival

3/31 - 4/2: Queenz of Hip-Hop

4/14 & 4/15: Rodeo All-Star

4/28 - 4/30: NaturalTango Festival

4/29 & 4/30: Doors Open Denver

Free Museum Days in April 2017

Botanic Garden

These are the days you can visit our Denver museums at no charge.

4/1: Denver Art Museum (Saturday)

4/2: Botanic Garden - York Street & the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys

4/4: Botanic Garden - Chatfield Farms & the Children's Museum of Denver from 4pm to 8pm (Tuesday)

4/10: Denver Museum of Nature & Science for Earth Day (Monday)

4/14: Four Mile Historic Park (Friday)

4/30: Denver Museum of Nature & Science for Dia del Nino (Sunday)

Denver Nuggets Basketball

Denver Nuggets

Denver is know as a serious sport city and the local NBA basketball team, the Denver Nuggets, is a fan favorite. As you can probably tell by the name, the Nuggets were named after the famous Gold Rush era in the Rockies Mountains.

Even though the team has yet to win an NBA Championship, it has a long history of winning conference and division championships. Some of the Nuggets' players are in the NBA Hall of Fame as are some of their coaches. The team always plays their opponents tough and the high altitude location makes it especially difficult on visiting teams.

>> More about attending a game at the Pepsi Center

Denver Events in April: Xicanindie Film Festival

Xicanindie Film Fest

One of the most interesting Denver events in April is the Xicanindie Film Festival. This festival brings together some of the best Latin indie films from around the world. Many are shorts that last only a few minutes, but some are full length Hollywood feature films such as Counterpunch with Danny Trujillo.

You will also be able to see, and hear, actors, screenwriters and directors talk about their films and what inspired them to make these masterpieces.

The Xicanindie Film Festival runs for four days, from March 30 to April 2, and is a must see during the month of April.

Beyond Denver

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

As you can see, there are so many Denver events in April, you don't really even need to leave the city. However, if you choose to, you can find all kinds of fun events close by.

A favorite in the city of Boulder is the Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival. This lands on April 2nd and runs from 1-5 pm. It is also located on the gorgeous Pearl Street. This event allows people to dress up as Elves and Fairies as they welcome in the Spring. There are over 15,000 tulips scattered around Pearl Street mall as well as actors, musicians and shows for kids of all ages.

If you are more a fan of food and drink, then we have a festival just for you! The Taste of Pearl in the gorgeous city of Boulder. This food fest is on April 23rd, from 2-6 pm, starting at Pearl Street. Taste food, and wine, until you are full at this amazing event.


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