Apr 23, 2022 - News

What not to miss this spring in Denver

Riders raise their hands on a roller coaster at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images

After two years spoiled by the pandemic, some of our favorite Denver destinations and events are back in full bloom this spring.

What to know: Mark your calendar for these can't-miss moments.

Plant sales:
  • May 6-7: Denver Urban Gardens hosts its popular plant sale from 10am to 3pm over two days at the Posner Center (1031 33rd St.). You can find organic flower, herb and vegetable seedlings, compost and a garden tool swap.
  • May 6-7: Grab free reservations and shop early to get the best plant starts at the Denver Botanic Gardens' annual sale. It runs 9am to 5pm at the York Street location in Denver.
Theme parks:
  • April 30: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park in the heart of Denver will open at the end of this month, featuring more than 50 rides and roller coasters, plus plenty of water adventures, too.
  • May 14: The family-owned Lakeside Amusement Park reopens for the spring and summer season, featuring its iconic Cyclone roller coaster and 140-foot drop tower.
Festivals and events:
  • May 14: Blake Street Tavern presents the Spring Tequila Tasting Festival, featuring dozens of tequila and agave varieties to sip and sample. Tickets start at $60.
  • May 19: Denver's annual Civic Center Eats event will return every Thursday through Sept. 1 with an army of food trucks offering some of the best food on wheels you can find in the city.
  • May 28-29: The Denver Arts Festival in Central Park will bring together more than 150 local and national artists showcasing their hand-crafted creations. Music, food and family-friendly activities will also be on deck.
  • June 4: Yoga on the Rocks is back to full capacity for its 10th annual series after a two-year hiatus. The weekend yoga classes run through Aug. 13, and a single-session ticket costs $17.
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