Here are some top Denver things to do this weekend, April 19-21. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park opens for the season and there are plenty of Easter-related activities, including the famous Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks.


Special Events

Elitch Gardens Opening Weekend (Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21)

Colorado Anime Fest

Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks (Sunday, April 21)


Museum Exhibitions

Our Senses: Creating Your Reality (opening weekend)

Leonardo Da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius 

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze 

Clyfford Still & Photography 

Stampede: Animals in Art

Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History

Natura Obscura 

Bauhaus Centennial   

Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This

Andrew Jensdotter: Flak

Barbara Locketz: Form, Color, Texture

Espacio Liminal | Liminal Space


Arts & Culture

One Two Kazoo! A Storytelling Experience (Friday, April 19)

Artaria (Saturday, April 20)

Curtis Park Walking Tour (Saturday, April 20)

Carol Shinn Solo Exhibition (opens on Saturday, April 20)

Beautiful Baker Historic Walking Tour (Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21)

Human | Nature: Figures From the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection

Joy! By Betsy Margolius


Work by Ketty Devieux: Lines, Cloth, Thread, Knots

Vignettes by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

Small Works Gallery Exhibit - Denver's Month of Photography 2019


Performing Arts

SongSlam (Friday, April 19)

Denver Phil: ‘Gloria’ (Saturday, April 20)


‘Boomtown With Chimney Choir’

‘Heathers: The Musical’

‘Trav'lin – The 1930s Harlem Musical’


'Our Town'

‘Sin Street Social Club’

‘The Boys in the Band’

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

‘The Moors’

Aggregate Immateriality

The Grammy Award-Winning Takács Quartet Performs (Saturday, April 20)



Jeff Austin Band (Friday, April 19)

Face (Friday, April 19)

311 x Method Man & Redman (Friday, April 19)

Ben Rector (Friday, April 19)

Bob Schneider (Friday, April 19)

Dead Dreams: Grateful Dead Dance Party (Friday, April 19)

Haley Reinhart (Friday, April 19)

Jon Langston With Travis Denning (Friday, April 19)

Paradise Theatre: The Styx Tribute Band (Friday, April 19)

Andy Frasco and the U.N. with A-Mac & the Height (Saturday, April 20)

Brett Young (Saturday, April 20)

Charley Crockett (Saturday, April 20)

Juicy J (Saturday, April 20)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart Band (Saturday, April 20)

Rocky Mountain Harp Blowdown (Saturday, April 20)

Stick Figure (Saturday, April 20)

Whitey Morgan (Saturday, April 20)

EELS (Sunday, April 21)

Ella Vos (Sunday, April 21)


Food & Drink

Dinner With the Ricky Earl Band (Friday, April 19)

The Whisky Extravaganza (Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20)

Saturday Breakfast: Pancakes With Purnell (Saturday, April 20)

Easter Brunch With Julie Monley (Sunday, April 21)

54thirty Season Opening (Sunday, April 21)

Easter Brunch (Sunday, April 21)

Trash, Treasure and (Dragon) Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 21)



Bumblebee Jamboree (Saturday, April 20)

Bunny Express Train (Saturday, April 20)

Party for Our Planet (Saturday, April 20)

Earth Day Celebration (Saturday, April 20)

Easter Bunny Breakfast (Saturday, April 20)

Easter Candy Hunt (Saturday, April 20)

‘The Little Prince’


Film & Literature

‘All About Eve’ (Friday, April 19)

Hollywood Favorite: ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2D’ (Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20)

Ski Movie Night (Friday, April 19)

‘Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation’ 

‘Superpower Dogs 3D’



Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard - Live! (Friday, April 19)

Bill Engvall (Friday, April 19)

Colfax Comedy (Friday, April 19)

Chingo Bling (Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20)

Taylor Williamson (Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2-for-1 tickets available)

The Lucas Brothers (Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies

University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse (Saturday, April 20)

Hoppin' Half 1m/5k/10k/10m/HM (Saturday, April 20)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames Playoff Game (Sunday, April 21)


Planning a future trip to Denver. See our Reclaim the Weekend page. Also see our Denver 365 Event Calendar for activities, events and other stuff to do. Denver is a sunny outdoor city, full of urban adventures for the whole family.