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April in Colorado is that magical time of year when you can sunbathe in the city or setup a volleyball net at a park for a Saturday of outdoor activities, or run up to the mountains for a warm day on the slopes soaking in the end of ski season.  Either way (or both) you’re in for a fun month!

 

1
April Fools’ Comedy Fever (April 1st)

What’s April Fools Day without jokes?  Venture up to the RiNo district in Denver for a very affordable night of laughs at Jake’s Food and Spirits.  Five opening comedians and an emcee all lead up to the headliner which is Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald; a Colorado veterinarian who found that his patients didn’t laugh at his jokes enough so he tried his luck at being a comedian (also) and has found success across the nation including on Animal Planet.  All for a whopping $3/person you can probably afford a few extra drinks and an Uber home at those savings.

Learn more about April Fools’ Comedy Fever and Jake’s at Hahaha.

2
Rockies Home Opener (April 7th)

For many the mark of spring/summer is Opening Day for baseball.  In Denver this is no different and it also marks one of the only sold out games of the season for the home team (unless the playoffs are in our future).  If you’re lucky enough to get some of the pricey tickets then you’ll enjoy a full Coors Field in the warm sun.  If you can’t (or shouldn’t) fork out the cash for the exaggerated ticket prices no need to worry, LoDo boasts some of the best rooftop bars and Opening Day parties around.  Not to mention you’ll save a few bucks on beer prices.

Learn more about the Rockies Home Opener at Play Ball!

3
Cambodian New Year (April 14th)

Asian Hope is a Denver-based organization that endeavors to eliminate human trafficking in Cambodia by giving education to vulnerable children of Cambodia.  They have been doing this for 18 years and have grown immensely serving over 1,250 children and families and giving over $2.2 million.  Show your support and enjoy Asian cuisine, traditional Cambodian dance presentation, and an opportunity to give at this year’s Cambodian New Year Celebration.

Learn more about Asian Hope and the Cambodian New Year at New Year in April.

Additionally, Asian Hope is a Spur Experiences Charity Partner and you can add them to your registry at Asian Hope Registry.

4
The Moth StorySLAM (April 21st)

The Moth is an NPR supported organization the values the art of storytelling.  StorySLAMs gather hundreds of people together for a night of stories and the rules are simple: your story must be true, must be under five minutes, and must be done without note cards or visual aids.  This month the topic is “Fresh” so if you have a true story from your life that incorporates this theme then you, yes you, can throw your name in the hat  (no seriously, that’s how they pick the speakers for the night) and if you’re chosen you’ll have about 60 seconds to get to the stage and start your story.  You’d be surprised at how engaging this event can be with stories ranging from the hilarious to sad or eye-opening.  If after two minutes you’ve decided you don’t like the current story then sip your wine remind yourself that it’ll only last three more minutes until it’s over and a new story starts.  Buy your tickets as soon as they’re released as they sell out quickly and resell tickets are rarely available.

Learn more about The Moth StorySLAM at Five Minute Stories and their podcast at Podcast.

5
Winter Park Spring Splash (April 23rd)

For the 49th year Winter Park is throwing it’s one of a kind Spring Splash!  This event has been featured in Warren Miller movies and has created many laughs and wet pants (from the pond, not the laughs...).  The snow might be slush by now but the real entertainment is watching contestants try to ski or board across a manmade pond of icy water – most belly flop to thundering applause and laughter.

Learn more about Winter Park Spring Splash at Human Skipping Stone.

That’s a pretty fully month but do you have any other “must see/do” activities in Colorado for the month of April 2017?  Let us know!