Easter in Denver 2017
Fun Ideas for this Annual Holiday

Easter in Denver 2017 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 16. 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 at the Mile-High Flea Market

Mile High Flea Market

Date: Saturday, April 15th 

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.

Note: If there is bad weather, it will be moved to April 22nd.

Eggstravaganza Carnival & Egg Hunt


Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Location: Civic Green Park at 9370 Ridgeline Blvd, Littleton CO

Registration, carnival games, and lunch all start at 11 am so get ready to eat and have fun the second you get there. The egg hunts start at noon, so make sure you are ready to go when the competition begins.

There are 4 different age groups and you must register beforehand. You’ll get your wristband when you register and then you are ready to go.

If your little ones don’t find enough eggs to fill their baskets, there is also the Give-A-Ways that start at 12:45 pm.

Eggciting Hoppity Egg Hunt


Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Location: Sweet Water Park at Lone Tree: 8300 ½ Sweetwater Road, Lone Tree CO

One of the other fun Easter in Denver events is the Eggciting Hoppity Egg Hunt starting at 10 am and ending at 1 pm. This event not only has an Easter Egg Hunt, but also has face painting, balloon animals, lots of arts and crafts for kids of all ages to participate in, and, last but not least, a bouncy castle.

Make sure to enjoy the gorgeous lake, and all it has to offer, as you get ready for the egg hunt at the conclusion of this event.

Red Rocks Easter Sunrise Service

Red Rocks

Date: Sunday, April 16th

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, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th

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.

Mamma Mia! At the Buell

Mamma Mia

Date: Sunday, April 16th

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

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

If you want to see a Broadway show on Easter Sunday, Mamma Mia! would be a perfect choice for you and the whole family. This will be your last chance to see Mamma Mia! on the road since they won’t be touring ever again. 

Based on an upcoming wedding, on an island in Greece, this show is famous for romance, love, and comedy all bundled into one. It is also famous since the soundtrack uses many of the band ABBA’s hits. There are two shows on Easter Sunday so make sure to choose whether on at 2:30 pm, or the one at 7:30 pm, fits your schedule.

>> Find additional theater shows in Denver

Bunny Trail at the Children’s Museum

Children's Museum

Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: 2121 Children’s Museum Drive

Bunny Trail at the Children’s Museum is a perfect way to spend Easter in Denver. It is an all-day event, with so many different activities, that all members of your family will be entertained and excited. There is also face painting, tasty food treats for all, and other fun things to do.

The kids will be sure to enjoy photos with Truffles the Big Bunny. The Tooth Fairy and other magical creatures will also be in attendance. It is almost impossible to list all the fun events that occur all day long here. Some of them include a petting zoo, food tastings, live music and so much more!

Easter Sunrise Service & Pancake Breakfast

Easter Sunrise

Date: Sunday, April 16th

Time: 6 am until 7:30 am

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

I’m a big fan of pancake breakfasts and having one on Easter Sunday, at sunrise, must be one of the most enjoyable ways out there. Starting at 6 am and ending at 7:30 am, you will want to get up early, arrive on time, and eat your fill of delicious pancakes and enjoy a beautiful outdoor service.

Being that it can be quite cool, or even cold, make sure to dress appropriately and enjoy the beautiful sunrise service.

Colorado Rapids & Colorado Mammoth Games

Colorado Mammoth


Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Pepsi Center

If you are looking for a sporting event the night before Easter in Denver, this just might be the ticket. The Colorado Mammoth play in the National Lacrosse League and will be at home against the Rochester Knighthawks. 

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. 

Colorado Rapids


Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 7 pm

Location: Dick’s Sporting Good Park

If soccer is more you style, the Colorado Rapids will be at home and playing against Real Salt Lake. Outdoor soccer is always a lot of fun, with the players in constant motion, and the crowd cheering them along. The game starts at 7 pm and is a great way to spend the night before Easter in Denver.

>> More details on attending a game

Saturday Night Concerts


Date: Saturday, April 15th

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 Cowboy Mouth, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and The Grateful Ball. 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 16th

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. 

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