Easter in Denver 2019


Easter in Denver 2019 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 21st. Read on for more events this holiday in the Mile High City.

Easter in Denver

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Easter in Denver Brunch Ideas

  • Avelina: 2-course prix fixe with dishes like salmon pastrami, chicken quinoa salad, veggie tacos, and more at 1550 17th Street
  • EDGE Restaurant & Bar: Brunch Buffet including bottomless mimosas, 1111 14th Street
  • Urban Farmer: Brunch Buffet: All locally sourced brunch buffet, 1659 Wazze Street
  • Max's Wine Dive: Specials all morning long, 696 Sherman Street 
  • Ocean Prime (Two locations): Brunch and dinner specials, Larimer Square at 1465 Larimer Street and Denver Tech Center at 8000 East Belleview Avenue
  • Charcoal Bistro: 3-course brunch plus bottomless cocktails, 1028 South Gaylord Street in Wash Park

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


Easter Candy Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: Registration starting at 9 am: Hunt from 10 am to 12 noon

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 am and ending at 12 noon.

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. There is a raffle from 11 am until 12 noon.

more Fun Easter Events for Kids

Saturday, 3/31: Egg Hunt at Maple Grove Park in Golden, starts at 10am sharp and located at 14600 West 32nd Avenue in Golden

Sunday, 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. South Fellowship Church is located at 6560 South Broadway, Littleton

Saturday, 3/31: Bunny Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Experience what it was like to ride the rails over 100 years ago. This festive event features bunny hop sack races, bean bag toss, face painters, and much more. There will be food trucks and eats and drinks. Opens at 9 am, with entertainment beginning at 10 am and ends at 5 pm. Admission tickets include a ride on the train.

Friday, 4/12: Flash Egg Hunt at the Northglenn Recreation Center and runs at night from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Flash Egg Hunt is for kids 9 and older. You must register to participate and there is a cost. You can also preregister online. This egg hunt is located at Northglenn Recreation Center at 11801 Community Center Drive in Northglenn.

Saturday, 4/13: Easter Egg Hunt at Crossroads Church, Carol Stream campus at 10 am to 12 noon at Community Park in Thornton.

Friday, 4/19: Easter Egg Hunt at Buchanan Park Recreation Center Pool in Evergreen, runs from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm at night. This unique hunt that will take place in the pool, where kids can grab eggs floating around the water. It is for ages 1 to 7+, and parents are welcome to accompany kids in the pool during the hunt. It is located at Buchanan Park Recreation Center at 32003 Ellington Trail in Evergreen.

Saturday, 4/20: Easter Egg Hunt at Northridge Park in Highlands Ranch starts at 10 am with a visit from the Easter Bunny. You will want to get there early as parking is limited. This is for ages 1 to 11 years old and located at 8801 Broadway in Highlands Ranch.

Saturday, 4/20: 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, prizes and other family-friendly fun for Easter in Denver at 12344 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood.

Saturday, 4/20: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wilmore Nurseries in Littleton starts at 11 am at 711 East County Line Road, Wilmore.

Saturday, 4/20: Easter Egg Hunt at My Gym Arvada, for kids ages 10 months to 10 years, four times during the day (1:30-2:30, 2:24 to 3:45, 4 to 5, 5:15 to 6:15). There is also a raffle during it and your tickets gives you 2 raffle tickets. This event fills up quickly, so it is best to RSVP if possible. It is located at 7705 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

TBD: 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). The Family Sports Dome is located at 6959 South Peoria in Centennial.

Red Rocks Easter Sunrise Service

Red Rocks

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Time: Doors open at 4:30 am and the service starts at 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. Last year there were over 10,000 people. It is a service you will never forget.

Easter Activities at the Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium

Date: Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st

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, play numerous fun games, check out the egg hunts, and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Make sure to buy your tickets early as reservations are required. Prices differ depending on age and which day you decide to attend.

xanadu At the garner galleria theatre

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts at 1050 13th Street in Denver

The smash hit Broadway musical Xanadu will be performing only one show on Easter in Denver. With sold out shows all over the US, this is a must see!

Everyone knows the story of Xanadu, made famous by Olivia Newton John back in the 80s when disco was king, and spandex was queen. In case you don't, this wonderful romp is based on a gorgeous Greek muse who decides she's bored of her life in the magical world of Xanadu. She moves to Venice Beach, CA, and inspires a mural artist.

As they fall in love, her wicked sisters try to break them apart. Will love prevail? You can only find out if you attend this hilarious even on Easter night!

>> Find additional theater shows in Denver

Easter Sunrise Service & Pancake Breakfast

Easter Sunrise

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Times: Sunrise Service at 6 am; Pancake Breakfast at 7 am; Services with Brass and Choir at 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11:15 am

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 6 am. 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 which starts at 7 am. Fill up on pancakes, meet other attendees, 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 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11:15 in the morning. 

colorado rockies baseball

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Time: 6 pm

Location: Coors Field, Denver

If you are looking for a sporting event on Easter in Denver, this just might be the ticket. The Colorado Rockies' baseball team will be up against some of the best National League competition as they play the Washington Nationals.

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. And maybe you'll even see a home run or two!

Make sure to check out the purple row of seats in the outfield. They are situated 5,280 feet above sea level. That means you can sit exactly one mile high there! Feel free to take a selfie to show your friends.

>> More details about attending a game

Easter Weekend Concerts


Date: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st

Time: Varied

Location: Varied

The weekend of Easter in Denver is a great time to catch exciting bands in intimate theaters. Some of the bands that will be playing include rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, rapper Method Man, and one of the top country acts anywhere in Brett Young. 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 21st

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.

Advance tickets for the breakfast is suggested as this is such a popular event. 

More Easter Events Beyond Denver

Saturday, 4/21: Frisco Kids Easter Egg Hunt: Get ready to have fun on the city of Frisco's Main Street. 5,000 Easter Eggs will be up for grabs along with a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Any children that are 8 or younger will love hunting for eggs stuffed full of candy. Specific locations will be set up for kids of different ages. It begins at 12pm with the famous ringing of the schoolhouse bell.

Everyone is welcome to have their photos taken with the Easter bunny, so make sure to bring your cameras or cell phones!

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