Here are some top Denver events for this weekend, April 27-29, 2018. It’s opening weekend at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Plus, it’s your last chance to see Disney’s ‘Aladdin.’ And if you love craft beer, gourmet tacos and lucha libre-style wrestling, don’t miss the Sabroso Taco Fest.


Special Events

Elitch Gardens Opening Day (opens Saturday, April 28)

Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Annual Bead Bazaar (Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29)


Museum Exhibitions

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting (opens Saturday, April 28)

Play Ball!

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Creatures of Light

Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects

Stampede: Animals in Art

Past the Tangled Present

Arthur Jafa – ‘Love Is the Message, the Message is Death’

Cleon Peterson – Shadow of Men

Highlights From the Collection

Dead Sea Scrolls

Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard

Near and Far


Arts & Culture

Clyfford Still Museum Free Evening (Friday, April 27)

Untitled Final Fridays: Suzi Q. Smith (Friday, April 27)

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads


Performing Arts

‘The Who’s Tommy’

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ (last chance on Saturday, April 28)

‘Las Arpias’ (Saturday, April 28)

‘Honorable Disorder’ (last chance on Sunday, April 29)

Java – Panji Ballet With Gamelan (Sunday, April 29)

‘Native Gardens’

‘A Picasso’ (last chance on Sunday, April 29)

‘Madness, Rack, and Honey’

NaturalTango Festival 2018

Transformations (Sunday, April 29)



Vulfpeck (Friday, April 27)

Gabriel Mervine Quartet (last chance on Friday, April 27)

My Blue Sky: Allman Brothers Tribute Band (Friday, April 27)

The Brothers Comatose (Friday, April 27)

Puddle of Mudd (Friday, April 27)

Rainbow Kitten Surprise (Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28)

Lady Day by the Crystal Collins Quintet (last chance on Saturday, April 28)

Midnight Tyrannosaurus (Saturday, April 28)

Of Montreal (Saturday, April 28)

phAb5 (Saturday, April 28)

Indigenous (Sunday, April 29)

Parquet Courts (Sunday, April 29)


Food & Drink

Tennyson Street April Rumpus (Saturday, April 28)

Sabroso Taco Fest (Saturday, April 28)

Belgian Brew Fest (Saturday, April 28)

Drink RiNo (Saturday, April 28)

Urban Party Adventure – Wiggin’ Out (Saturday, April 28)



Día del Niño at History Colorado Center (Sunday, April 29)

Día del Niño at Denver Art Museum (Sunday, April 29)

Día del Niño at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Sunday, April 29)

Family Day (at Clyfford Still Museum): Día del Niño 2018 (Sunday, April 29)

Garden to Table: Spring Flavors (Sunday, April 29)

Becoming Butterflies

Okee Dokee Brothers (Saturday, April 28)

Fiesta Colorado (Saturday, April 28)


Film & Literature

National Theatre Live: ‘Julius Caesar’ (Sunday, April 29)

‘America’s Musical Journey’

‘Pandas 3D’



Chris D’Elia (Friday, April 27)

Lucha Libre & Laughs: Future Endeavors (Friday, April 27)

The Comedy Get Down (Saturday, April 28)

Bryan Callen (Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28)

Bob Marley (Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Colorado Mammoth vs. Toronto Rock (Saturday, April 28)

Front Range Fly Fishing Rendezvous (Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29)

Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City SC (Sunday, April 29)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.