Denver Events in April 2019

Festivals, Shows, Concerts, Sports & More

Denver events in April 2019 includes Colorado Rockies baseball, Aladdin 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

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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 amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. The schedule changes every year, but some of the teams you might see include the rival L. A. Dodgers, The New York Yankees, The Boston Red Sox and others.

Make sure you don't miss the row of purple seats near the top of the stadium. They are located exactly one mile high! Even if you don't sit there, you will want to take a photo and share it with others.

>> Details on this year's Colorado Rockies games

Theater in April

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, the much beloved, "Cats" will be coming to Denver starting April 24th and running until April 28th. This Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1981 is still as poignant, fun, and moving as when it originally premiered in NYC. Join these young street cats as they meet up for their incredible "Jellicle Ball."

Other characters show up, and the cats have to decide what to do and how to deal with them, as their leader, Old Deuteronomy is kidnapped (catnapped?). This show is known for the incredible dancing, singing and the out of this world costumes. It is a can't miss show if you love spectacle, excitement and theater shows!

There are a number of other incredible performances, such as the Broadway musical, "Xanadu", or even some special one day only shows, 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.

One of the all-time great comedians, Dane Cook, stops in the Mile High City this month. He is known for his cantankerous attitude and his appearance on the hit tv show "American Gods". Dane will be at the top of his game and is sure to make you laugh at his brutally honest jokes, and his opinions on life in general. This one day performance is at the Bellco Theater on Saturday, April 13th. This will likely sell out quickly so buy your tickets as soon as possible.

Another big name comedian, Bill Engvall, will be coming through Denver this April. Not only is Bill a great stand-up comedian, but he's also been a game show host, tv and movie actor, and so much more. And, if you are a "Dancing with The Stars" fan, you will be sure to know him from his appearance during season 17 when he finished in 4th place. He will be performing on Friday, April 19th at the Paramount Theater.

Some of the other headliners coming through Denver during the month of April include the season 19 star of The Bachelor's Kaitlyn Bristowe, 85 South (which is 18 years and older only), and the amazing Dax Shepardand others so make sure to click the link below and get ready to laugh the night away.

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

Hotel Recommendations

You will find a lot of great places to stay in Denver. Here are some of my top recommendations.

Downtown Denver | Near the Convention Center | Near the Pepsi Center | Airport Hotels

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Easter Activities

Easter in Denver

This year, Easter in on Sunday, April 21st. You will be sure to find many events during this weekend as you celebrate as you enjoy our chocolate bunny candies!

The annual sunrise service at Red Rocks in Morrison starts at 6am. However, the doors open at 4:30am, so make sure to head up early to grab your seat. This is a very popular event and something everyone should experience at least once if you are in the Mile High City.

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 choose from but some of my favorites are the concerts and live music. Luckily, lots of big name stars, and also numerous local favorites, come through the Mile High City every year and this April is no exception.

Some of the more famous bands include the incredible songstress PINK, as she comes through Denver on her "Beautiful Trauma World Tour" for one day only at The Pepsi Center on Monday, April 1st.  Hard core heavy metal fans will be able to bang their heads as TESLA comes to the Mile High City also on Monday, April 1st at the Paramount Theater. Anyone who loves rap, rock, and reggae will not want to miss the amazing SNOOP DOGG on his "Puff Puff Pass Tour" appearance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, April 18th. 

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

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! 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. 

This fun-filled family park's opening weekend starts on Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st this year. Saturday's hours are from 10:30 am to 8 pm. Sunday's hours are a littler shorter as they still open at 10:30 am but close at 6 pm. 

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! Make sure to buy your tickets online as they are only $39.99 in advance but cost $59.99 if you buy them at the main gate! Tickets are $34.99 for children (less than 48 inches tall) whether you buy them online or at the gate.

Note: If you plan to go more than once during your trip, or you are coming to Denver more than once this year, make sure to check into the season passes 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.

Denver Art Museum (DAM) Uncorked Reserve 2019 (Friday, April 12th): This amazing annual wine and food event is one of most delicious of all the Denver events in April. There are two parts to this event with the first being a world class wine tasting and silent auction. The night then continues with a 4-course meal with the best wines of Napa, California.

Rodeo All-Star (Saturday, April 12th - Sunday, 13th): With three different rodeo performances, some of the best rodeo riders in the world, a fashion show, and a mechanical bull, I can't think of a better way is there to spend a weekend that at the Rodeo All-Star in Denver. Come watch and see who gets to be crowned the All-Star Champion!

Belgian Brew Fest 2019 (Sunday, April 28th): This brew festival is a favorite among both locals and visitors to the Mile High City. Everyone knows that Denver is home to some of the best breweries anywhere, and this is a great way to celebrate 10 of them all in one day. You will have unlimited pours from any of them and enjoy live music, numerous food trucks for when you get hungry, and vendors so you can purchase all your beer related items. Designated drivers are free.

Free Museum Days in April 2019

Botanic Garden

Travelers on a budget can take advantage of Denver's free museum days. On select days each month, some of the area's top attractions waive admission fees.

This April in Denver, you can visit the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, and the Children's Museum for free. Others with free days this month include both locations of the Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still, and Four Mile Historic Park.

>> Find more details on my free day calendar

Denver Nuggets Basketball

Denver Nuggets

Denver is known 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, such as Alex English, Dikembe Mutombo, and others are in the NBA Hall of Fame. This is also true of some of their coaches.

The team always plays their opponents tough and the high altitude location makes it especially difficult on visiting teams. This month concludes the regular season and features games against the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

>> More about attending a game at the Pepsi Center

Denver Events in April: Xicanindie Film Fest

Xicanindie Film Fest

One of the most cultural of the Denver events in April is the XicanIndie Film Festival. This festival brings together some of the best Latin indie films from around the world. Being that many are shorts that last only a few minutes, you will have a lot to choose from and enjoy. If you want longer films, there are also full length Hollywood feature films.

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 Friday, April 4th until Sunday, April 7th and is a must see during the month of April.

Beyond Denver

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

There are so many Denver events in April, you don't really even need to leave the city. However, since there are other amazing choices just outside the city, I've given you just a few of them to check out.

Taste of Vail (Wednesday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 6th): Take a gorgeous two-hour drive from Denver to Vail and experience the best wine, food and views of the Rocky Mountains anywhere. With more than 30 of the city's best chefs, and over 50 of the finest wineries from around the country, you know that you will have an experience unlike any other. 

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival (Sunday, April 7th) :This festival is situated on the beautiful Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. 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. This fun and magical festival runs from 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Taste of Pearl (Sunday, April 28th): The Taste of Pearl is also located in the gorgeous city of Boulder. This food fest is from 2-6 pm, starting at Pearl Street. Taste food, and wine, until you are full at this amazing event. Make sure to check out the beautiful galleries and boutiques when you are visiting here.

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