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Fun Things to Do in Denver, April 5 to 11

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Culture

From Opening Day festivities to a celebration of all things Scotland, here are the best events in and around the Mile High City this week.


Colorado Pint Day
It shouldn’t come as a shock that a state as beer-obsessed as Colorado has a whole day dedicated to the beverage—and a record-breaking 175-plus breweries celebrating the occasion. On Wednesday, head to local establishments like Luki Brewery, Ratio Beerworks, and Great Divide Brewing Co. to get a pint glass commemorating the holiday ($1 of each purchase goes to the Colorado Brewers Guild), which, this year, celebrates Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s 125th anniversary. Many breweries are also offering up deals; check here for a full list of participating businesses. April 6; Locations & times vary

Game Day on the Block
Get your fill of peanuts and cracker jacks (or hot dogs and beer) during the Dairy Block’s celebration of the Colorado Rockies’ Opening Day. All weekend long, baseball fanatics can listen to live music from the likes of blues musician David Lawrence and others, check out Rockies-themed chalk art, and take part in delicious deals, such as $4 Upslope Lagers from Kachina Cantina and $5 Coors Banquets from Poka Lola Social Club. Blanchard Family Wines will also be offering purple wine, baseball macarons and cake pops, specialty popcorn, and “charcuterie cones.” April 8-10; Times vary; 1800 Wazee St.; Free

Garage Sale Vintage Grand Opening Party
Fashionistas can get first dibs on the wares at Garage Sale Vintage’s newly opened second location in Lakewood during this bash. In addition to perusing the wide selection of secondhand clothing, shoppers can check out the outfit’s vinyl selection and Pickletown Flower Co.’s bouquets, grab drinks at the bar, and play retro games. April 8; noon-11 p.m.; 390 S. Teller St., Lakewood; Free

Colorado Tartan Day
Whether you have Scottish ancestry or not, this festival celebrating the country will leave you with a greater appreciation for its culture. Listen to live Celtic music from local duo Gobs O’Phun, visit an on-site pub, watch Medieval-era reenactors, and take in demonstrations by the Renaissance Scots Living History Association on subjects like leatherworking, blacksmithing, and traditional Scottish foods. And, if you’re unsure of your Scottish heritage, check out the more than 20 “Clan Tents” stocked with people ready to help you trace your lineage. April 9-10; Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont; Free

Winter Park Spring Bash & Splash
Denverites game for a drive (and a bit of snow) can head to Winter Park for the next three weekends, where they’ll be met with concerts, skiing, costume contests, and more. This coming weekend, put on your cowboy boots and saddle up for a country-themed day, including a mechanical bull, horseshoe games, and a free concert from Nikki Lane. Skiers can also compete in the “Uphill Battle”—a timed poker run event in which participants draw a playing card at five checkpoints on an uphill course. The player with the best hand at the end of the route wins $500. Next weekend, don your neon gear for a “Retro Bash.” April 9; April 16; April 23-24; Times vary; 85 Parsenn Rd.; Participation is free

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