50 events for Easter weekend in Denver
posted by: Amber Johnson
Easter weekend is upon us! Don’t miss these egg hunts, brunches and Easter Bunny meet-ups. There are plenty of other general events as well including free days, free spring break tours and Boulder Arts Week. See our event calendar for more information.
Easter Bunny Breakfast at Outlets at Castle Rock
Mar 31, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Outlets at Castle Rock in the food court for a special Flippin’ Flapjacks breakfast. There will be fun activities for the children, such as face painting and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, so come dressed in your Easter outfits! The kids will also receive a special pair of Easter Bunny ears. The breakfast will cost $5 which will go directly to Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, or instead of a $5.00 ticket, you can bring a food item (see list below) to support Catholic Charities and pay for your flapjack meal.
District Easter Egg Hunt at Evergreen Park & Recreation
Mar 30, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Evergreen Park & Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt, 5:30 p.m. Calling all water babies! This is an aquatic egg hunt at Buchanan Pool. Wear your swimsuit, don your goggles and dive in to collect eggs and exchange them for candy. Bring a plastic bag or bucket to collect eggs. Parents must accompany children and 3 and younger in the pool. Ages 1 to 3 start at 5:30 p.m., 4 to 6 start at 5:45 p.m. and ages 7+ start at 6 p.m. 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, 720-880-1100.
Flashlight Egg Hunt at Northglenn Recreation Center
Mar 30, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Flashlight Egg Hunt at Northglenn Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Youth ages 9 to 14 can search the recreation grounds for Easter eggs. Some eggs will have candy and others will have prizes! Check-in at 7:30 p.m. and the hunt starts at 8:15 p.m. Fun continues after the hunt with a DJ, inflatables, and even more prizes in the gymnasium. Cost is $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents. Preregistration is REQUIRED, call 303-450-8800 or register online. RecTrac Code 10967001. Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Bindery
Mar 31, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bring the family to The Bindery (1817 Central St.) this Easter and enjoy a fun-filled egg hunt followed by a delicious brunch. In addition to the usual menu, The Bindery will have treats for kiddos and special Easter brunch items. The egg hunt will take place on March 31st from 8-9 a.m. inside the spacious restaurant and on the patio (weather permitting). Brunch service on Sunday, April 1 will begin at 9 a.m. and go through 3pm.The restaurant will be closed for dinner that evening. Reservations can be made through Reserve.com or by calling 303.993.2364. Children’s activities are open on a walk-in basis.
Family Sports Dome Egg Scramble at Family Sports Dome
Mar 31, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Sports Dome Egg Scramble, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free egg hunt (rain or shine!). Each age group will have a chance to search the course. And afterward, kids can burn off a few jelly beans with inflatables and fitness van activities. Bring your own basket. Children 3 and younger start at 9 a.m., ages 4 to 6 at 9:30 a.m., ages 7 to 9 at 10 a.m. and ages 10 to 12 at 10:30 a.m. 6959 S. Peoria St., Centennial, 303-754-0552.
Easter Candy Hunt at Mile High Flea Market
Mar 31, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come see the Easter bunny, hunt for candy, enter the prize raffle and enjoy the live radio remote! We have quite the Easter party planned, so bring out the family and celebrate with us on SATURDAY, March 31st! Stop by the check-in table at 9:00am to get your raffle ticket!
Egg Hunt at Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon Over 17,000 Easter Eggs were found last year! Staggered start times by age group. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. 10500 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, 303-979-6022.
Faith Mountain “No Hunt” Easter Eggstravaganza at Faith Mountain
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Faith Mountain “No Hunt” Easter Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instead of a traditional egg hunt, this is a full event with carnival games, FREE pancake breakfast, bounce houses, cookie decorating, magic show and 20,000+ candy-filled eggs. Cars lined up in the parking lot (much like a Trunk or Treat event) that will be decorated and each car will have a fun carnival type game for the children to play and “earn” their Easter eggs. Children will be able to go from car to car to play games and receive their candy filled Easter eggs. Two sets of carnival games — some geared towards 4 and under and others for 5-12 years old. 12344 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood.
Ft. Lupton Campus Egg Hunt at Crossroads Church
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Crossroads Church – Ft. Lupton Campus Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Candy, door prizes and a show. Held rain or shine! 1115 1st St., Ft. Lupton.
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at South Fellowship Church
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for one huge glow party on Saturday March 31st. Games, snacks, and Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunts happening every 20 minutes. This free event is open to the community and sponsored by the Kid’s Ministry.
Golden Family Easter at Parfet Park
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Golden Family Easter, 10 a.m. sharp! Get there early as once the bell sounds, kids sweep the park clean in less than 1 minute!, then head into downtown for activities sponsored by merchants. Parfet Park, 701 Washington Ave., Golden.
Highlands Ranch Community Easter Egg Hunt, Northridge Park
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Highlands Ranch Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. sharp! (Get there early). More than 25,000 eggs. For children ages one to 11. Meet the Easter Bunny. Event is outside – rain, snow or shine. Northridge Park, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch.
Hope Community Church Egg Hunt at Platt Park
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hope Community Church Egg Hunt at Platt Park, 10 a.m. sharp! Tons of eggs and prizes at Platt Park. Donuts & coffee, too. Get there early. 1501 S. Logan St., Denver.
Parker Easter Egg Hunt at O’Brien Park
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parker Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon. Annual egg hunt at O’Brien Park sponsored by area Parker churches. Hunt is a morning of candy-filled eggs, prizes and family fun. 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker.
Prospect Rec & Park District Easter Egg Hunt at Maple Grove Park
Mar 31, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prospect Rec & Park District Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. sharp! (Get there early). Tons of eggs and the Easter Bunny. Maple Grove Park, 14600 West 32nd. Ave., Golden.
Free Easter Event at Bass Pro Shop
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
March 31st, Bass Pro Shops, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE professional photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts and activities all day. Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 10 at 2 p.m. Arrive early to register. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver.
Glendale Easter Eggstravganza
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glendale Easter Eggstravganza, 11 a.m. sharp! Egg hunt at Infinity Park Turf Field for kids 13 and under. Bring a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Find one of three prize eggs for an extra special prize. (In case of bad weather, the hunt will be held in the Glendale Sports Center Gym for ages 8 and under only). 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Glendale.
Heritage Amusement Park Easter Celebration, Heritage Amusement Park Easter Celebration
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Amusement Park Easter Celebration, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter egg hunts for different age groups throughout the day in the picnic area. Ages 2 to 6 start at noon, ages 7 to 12 start at 1 p.m. Get your picture taken with a special visit from the Easter Bunny. All attractions will be open, weather pending. FREE gate admission ($14 to $20 for unlimited ride wrist bands). Parking is free. 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden.
Roaming Easter Bunny at Belmar in Downtown Lakewood
The Easter Bunny will be taking to the streets of Belmar March 24, 11 – 2 pm, March 25, 12 – 3 pm and March 31, 11 – 2 pm. Families are welcome to snap selfies with the Easter bunny and pets too.
Wilmore Outdoor Living Center Egg Hunt
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wilmore Outdoor Living Center Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. sharp! Children 10 and younger can hunt for eggs filled with candy. Come early so kids can line up by age group. 711 E. County Line Rd., Littleton, 303-795-5339.
Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Apr 1, 5:30 am – 6:45 am
Easter at YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park Center
March 31 and April 1
YMCA of the Rockies will host their annual egg hunt with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and photo opportunities follow with the Easter Bunny and additional activities throughout the afternoon. On April 1st, Hyde Chapel will hold an Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m and a delicious Easter Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Adults: $35; children aged 6-12: $15; children ages 5 and under free
Easter Brunch at Social Fare
Apr 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Social Fare Denver Dining + Drinks at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is hosting a special Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 1st. Social Fare’s Easter Brunch will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the price is $44 for adults and $22 for children. Ages 6 and under can join for free. Families can enjoy a delicious brunch, a visit with the Easter Bunny and a dedicated playroom for children to enjoy movies, games and their own holiday buffet.
Hams and Hamstrings Easter Sunday 5K
Apr 1, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Add something new to your family Easter tradition and join us for a brisk run on Easter Sunday. You bring the hamstrings and we’ll bring the HAMS … prizes for top finishers and best costumes. And EVERY FINISHER will receive a mini Easter ham!! The Hams and Hamstrings® 5K is a community favorite each year.
ELWAY’S Downtown Easter Brunch Buffet at ELWAY’S Downtown at The Ritz-Carlton
Apr 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at ELWAY’S Downtown for our annual Easter Brunch Buffet! Spring is around the corner, and our annual Easter Brunch Buffet will offer guests a scrumptious selection of culinary delights for the whole family including fresh fruit and breakfast breads, cheese and, fresh greens, chilled seafood, two carving stations, an egg station and delectable desserts.
Covenant Presbyterian DTC Easter Egg Hunt at Covenant Presbyterian
Apr 1, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Covenant Presbyterian DTC Easter Egg Hunt, 11:15 a.m.. Held on church grounds for preschoolers to 5th graders. 5400 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village.
Free Day at Molly Brown House Museum
Mar 28, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Free admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties – must show ID. January 20, March 28, June 3, August 1 (Colorado Day), September 22, and November 10 (Veteran’s Day). On the free day, please consider making a donation according to your ability.
Like Mentoring Teens? Foster a Teen! at Sheridan Library
Mar 28, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
It takes one positive adult relationship to change the course of a teen’s life. Please join to see how you could be that person to make the difference on Wednesday, March 28th at Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver from 6:00-7:30. Light refreshments served. Contact Sara at 303-225-4073 for more information or to schedule a more convenient time.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers at Pepsi Center
Mar 28, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Grand Opening at the Women, Infants and Children Clinic
Mar 29, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pregnant women, infants, children and their parents in South Jeffco can now receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support closer to home. On March 13, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) opened a new WIC clinic, also known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, in Littleton at 11139 Bradford Road. The Littleton Clinic is located in the same building as the Department of Motor Vehicles near Chatfield Avenue and Kipling Parkway.
Free Spring Break Family Tour at Clyfford Still Museum
Mar 29 – 30
Enjoy a free art adventure for the whole family! Designed for children five through ten years old and their caregivers, family tours are an interactive way to explore the art on view. Every tour features games, close looking, and an art project to take home. Our professional team of gallery teachers will introduce a different theme–such as color, line, shape, movement, music, or architecture–in every tour.
Boulder Arts Week
Mar 30 – Apr 7
The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week will take place on March 30 to April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. Celebrating Boulder Artists, the Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. Join us to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.
Ballet Director’s Choice at June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 – Apr 1
Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, which includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor with music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced. Pillar of Fire is made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jeff & Paige at Gunbarrel Brewing Company
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our first-ever kids’ concert in Gunbarrel at this spacious, family-owned, kid-friendly “hop spot.” Award winning duo “Jeff & Paige” present a science and nature-themed show for the kids complete with live, original music, educational skits, quick costume changes and loads of audience interaction. Perfect for kids ages 3-8.
Hot Import Nights Denver 2018
Mar 31, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HIN is a unique nationwide automotive festival taking place at the Denver Mart. The HIN experience will feature a world recognized car competition showcasing hundreds of customized vehicles, Top Car Crews and Teams, Pioneer DJ Main Stage w/ Headliner DJ Talent, Wish HOT 100 Car Competition, Featured Industry Models in the Model Lounge, Miss HIN Model Competition, Auto Aftermarket Exhibitors, Merchandise Stands, Entertainment Zones, Concessions, plus tons of festival attractions. HIN makes way to Denver for the very first time!
Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Mar 31, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Colorado Rapids will square off against Philadelphia Union at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Don’t miss out on this exciting game!
Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Pepsi Center
Apr 1 ,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms
Apr 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
Free Target Tuesday Nights at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Apr 3, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Target is committed to giving back to the communities where their guests and team members live and work. Through their generous sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of each month from 4 – 8 pm.
Ongoing Events and Exhibits
Colorado’s only invertebrate zoo, will debuted its newest interactive exhibit, Survival, beginning March 24, 2018. This exhibit will give a fascinating, up-close look at the incredible ways some of the world’s smallest animals overcome the challenges of an invertebrate world. Butterfly Pavilion’s 30,000-square foot facility is located in Westminster at 6252 West 104th Ave.
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
March 16-Sept. 3
Dead Sea Scrolls is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls will be dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers, along with the full English translation. dmns.org/dead-sea-scrolls
Be the Astronaut at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018; Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) enthusiastically announces the arrival of Be The Astronaut, an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery. Broken down into three interactive parts, Be The Astronaut first places “explorers” at a NAV (Navigation) Station to explore basic concepts of the universe. Second, guests move to a SCI (Science) Station that reinvents the way users think about the science and technology needed to thrive in outer space. Finally, participants move to the FLY Station. The FLY Station puts guests in control of a variety of spacecraft, including a lander, a rover and an interplanetary spaceship, on a wide variety of extraterrestrial missions. http://wingsmuseum.org/
Becoming Butterflies at CU South Denver
Now through June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: CU South Denver
Becoming Butterflies is a fascinating look at some of the world’s most captivating insects throughout their entire life cycle. A successful journey means overcoming natural enemies, evading predators and transforming from a tiny egg to creeping caterpillar to delicate winged flyer. Learn how butterflies impact our lives and the role we play in their survival. http://southdenver.cu.edu/events/event/becoming-butterflies/
Denver Puzzling Adventure at Civic Center Park
Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race®. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. http://puzzlingadventures.com
Eyes On at Denver Art Museum
December 3, 2017 – July 8, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Xiaoze Xie has a lifelong passion for books. In his worldview, books are conveyers of prestige and signifiers of collective cultural knowledge: repositories of historical meaning, cultural conflict, and political strife. For Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie, the artist has created still-life paintings of books, videos, and installations based on banned and forbidden books in China. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/eyes-on-xiaoze-xie
Past the Tangled Present at the Denver Art Museum
November 14, 2017 – October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space. Sit on boxes painted with faces and play in a garden of fabricated cacti. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/past-tangled-present
Creatures of Light at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
February 23- June 10, 2018
They light up our lives, but have you ever wondered how? Delve into the world of living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. The new exhibition Creatures of Light explores the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, visible light emitted by living things. This enlightening experience features larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and real animals, fungi, and minerals that get their glow on. http://www.dmns.org
Colors of East Africa
Jan. 20-May 19, 2018
Colors of East Africa, an exceptional showcase of eight countries along the Great Rift Valley, continues through May 19 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The exhibit features art and artifacts on loan from over 40 collectors and international travelers in Northern Colorado. Many items reflect the intersection between the wildlife and the indigenous cultures, such as a loin cloth fashioned from fish vertebrae and a Maasai shield & weaponry. http://globalvillagemuseum.org/upcoming-main-gallery/