Easter in Denver 2018
Fun Ideas for this Annual Holiday

Easter in Denver 2018 includes several things to do from egg hunts to the sunrise service at Red Rocks. You will also find some great suggestions for lunch or brunch and other ideas for the entire weekend.

This year, it falls on Sunday, April 1. Read on for more events this holiday in the Mile High City.

Easter in Denver

Easter in Denver Brunch Ideas

  • Avelina: 3-course prix fixe, 1550 17th Street, downtown
  • Sarto's: Special Easter menu in addition to their regular brunch menu, 2900 West 25th Avenue in Jefferson Park
  • Max's Wine Dive: Specials all morning long, 696 Sherman Street
  • Ocean Prime: Brunch and dinner specials, 1465 Larimer Street
  • Charcoal Bistro: 3-course brunch plus bottomless brunch cocktails, 1028 Gaylord Street in Wash Park

Find additional recommendations and book your table today on OpenTable.com.


Easter Candy Hunt

Date: Saturday, March 31 

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Mile High Flea Market at 7007 East 88th Avenue

Easter in Denver is always a great time when you visit the Easter Candy Hunt at the Mile-High Flea Market. This free event is fun for kids of any ages. It especially fun for kids ages 11 and under as they get to enjoy an Easter egg and candy hunt starting at 10:30 am and ending at 11:30 am.

Kids will also get one free ride ticket and a raffle ticket to win a prize after the Easter egg and candy hunt. It is best to preregister online if you want to avoid the lines.

more Fun Easter Events for Kids

3/24: Easter Egg Hunt at two of the campuses of Crossroads Church, Thornton campus at 9:30am and 11am (53 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241) and Northglenn campus at 3pm and 4:30pm (10451 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO 80234), if it rains or snows they will move it indoors

3/30: Easter Egg Hunt at Buchanan Park Recreation Center Pool in Evergreen, runs from 5:30pm to 6:15pm, unique hunt that will take place in the pool, grab eggs floating around the water, for ages 1 to 7+, and parents are welcome to accompany kids in the pool during the hunt

3/30: Flash Egg Hunt at the Northglenn Recreation Center, runs at night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, for kids 9 and older, must register to participate

3/31: Easter Egg Hunt at Northridge Park in Highlands Ranch, starts at 10am with a visit from the Easter Bunny

3/31: Egg Hunt at Maple Grove Park in Golden, starts at 10am sharp

3/31: Egg Hunt at Faith Mountain in Lakewood, starts at 9am and runs until 11am, more than 20,000 candy filled eggs, bounce house, free pancake breakfast, prices and other family-friendly fun for Easter in Denver

3/31: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wilmore Nurseries in Littleton at 11am sharp

3/31: Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at the South Fellowship Church in Lakewood, runs from 10am to 12:30pm, games, snacks and Easter Egg hunts every 20 minutes

3/31: Easter Egg Hunt at My Gym Arvada, for kids ages 10 months to 10 years, three times (2:30-3:30, 4 to 5, 5:30-6:30), $10 for non-members, $5 for each additional sibling

3/31: Egg Scramble at the Family Sports Dome in Centennial, Egg Scrambles are set up by age and the event starts at 8:30am (9am for ages 3 and under, 9:30am for ages 4-6,  10am for ages 7 to 9, and 10:30am for ages 10-12)

3/31: Bunny Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, 10am to 4pm, Easter Bunny will be handing out candy

Red Rocks Easter Sunrise Service

Red Rocks

Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: 6 am

Location: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

If you want to spend your Easter morning in one of the most beautiful venues in the world, then the Red Rocks Easter Sunrise Service is for you. This event usually draws over 15,000 people and is an awe-inspiring event for everyone that attends.

The doors open at 4:30 am and the pre-worship music begins at 5:30 am. The worship starts at 6 am and usually ends by 7:30 am. Being that so many people attend, make sure to get there early and plan for the service. It is a service you will never forget.

Easter Activities at the Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium

Date: Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st

Time: Saturday breakfast starts at 8:30 am ends at 11:30 am. Sunday brunch starts 10 am and ends at 4 pm.

Location: Downtown Denver Aquarium at 700 Water Street

If you want to have a truly amazing experience this Easter in Denver, then the Easter Breakfast, or Brunch, cannot be missed. You’ll be able to check out the aquarium during the celebrations, and depending on which day you go, you’ll get other exciting options to enjoy.

If you decide to go Saturday, you can have breakfast while enjoying games, egg hunts, and take photos with the Easter Bunny. If you choose to go on Sunday, you will get a delicious brunch, games, egg hunts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Make sure to buy your tickets early as they often sell out. Prices differ depending on age and which day you decide to attend.

Hamilton At the Buell


Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: Two shows: 2pm and 7:30pm

Location: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis Streets

The smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton will be performing their very last shows on Easter in Denver. With sold out shows all over the US, this is a must see!

It's the story of one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. During the Revolutionary War, this immigrant from the West Indies became an important figure in our history. He was George Washington's right hand man and also went on to become our first Secretary of the Treasury. 

With strong language, this show is recommended for those over 10.

>> Find additional theater shows in Denver

Easter Sunrise Service & Pancake Breakfast

Easter Sunrise

Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: 6am

Location: Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church at 10150 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO

Another popular sunrise service on Easter in Denver is at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. The service starts at 6am. It's outside at the stone cross, so don't forget to bring along a jacket to stay warm.

After the sunrise service, head over to the Pancake Breakfast that starts at 7am. Fill up on pancakes and enjoy spending some time with those around you.

If you can't make it to the sunrise service, they are also offering traditional services at both 8am and 9:30am. 

Denver Nuggets


Date: Sunday, April 1

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Pepsi Center

If you are looking for a sporting event on Easter in Denver, this just might be the ticket. The Denver Nuggets basketball team will be at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

You will want to plan ahead so you can buy the seats for the best view of the game. You may not see the Easter Bunny, but you will see some exciting plays and incredible athleticism. 

>> More details about attending a game

Saturday Night Concerts


Date: Saturday, March 31

Time: Varied

Location: Varied

Saturday night before Easter in Denver is a great night to catch exciting bands in intimate theaters. Some of the bands that will be playing include Lucy Dacus and Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Be sure to plan ahead as you will want to get the seats you want to each show. 

>> Discover a full calendar of April concerts

World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain

Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: Starts at 8 am

Location: Cooper Mountain 

If you are looking for lots of eggs, in a lot of space, the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Copper Mountain is a must. With over 65,000 eggs, over 2,500 acres of land, you are bound to find more eggs than a bunny can shake its tail at. There are three different Easter Egg hunting age groups and admission is free for all. 

If you want to have breakfast before you start searching for eggs out in the wild, there is also an Easter Breakfast with Character Rainbow Fish until 10 am. There is a fee for this breakfast and your kids can take photos with the Rainbow Fish during the breakfast. 

More Easter Events Beyond Denver

4/1: Frisco Kids Easter Egg Hunt on Main Street, 5,000 Easter Eggs will be up for grabs along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Kids 8 and younger are invited to hunt for eggs stuffed full of candy. Specific locations will be set up for kids of different ages. It begins at 12pm.

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