Spring Fever: 15 Activities for Every Interest in Colorado

Spring Fever: 15 Activities for Every Interest in Colorado

From farmers markets to baseball games, spring in Denver allows us to embrace rejuvenation, adventure and community

March 1, 2024 - The Schossow Group

As Denver shakes off the winter chill, residents eagerly anticipate the delightful transition in weather, marked by warmer temperatures and longer, sun-kissed days. While we do still get snow throughout the springtime, it often melts away as quickly as it comes and outdoor spaces come alive with the vibrant hues of cherry blossoms, tulips, and freshly sprouted green grass. Beloved hiking trails (see our area favorites) reawaken, and a collective sense of lightness permeates the spirit of Coloradans. Spring fosters a strong community bond, as locals engage in festivals, farmers markets, and a variety of outdoor events.

Here are 15 of our team’s favorite spring activities (for indoor and outdoor fun) in and around Denver: 

1. Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens

Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens to witness the vibrant spring blooms and attend special events and workshops. Denver Botanic Gardens aims to captivate and bring joy while disseminating the shared knowledge of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration, and education. 
Two locations, 1007 York Street in Denver and 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. Open 9am - 4 pm daily.
2. Enjoy a Round of Golf

Stretching from the expansive plains east of Denver to the snow-capped peaks in the west, Colorado boasts an exceptional landscape that lends itself to breathtaking golf courses. With over 200 public and resort courses (our favorite being The Club at Ravenna) in the state golf enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. Explore some of the finest accessible public and resort golf courses near Denver year around but especially in spring. 

Spring Activities in Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Above: A concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison is an experience everyone should take in. 

3. Take in a Red Rocks Concert

A transformative experience for many during the Colorado spring/summer is attending a concert at Red Rocks. The allure of Red Rocks transcends the performer – witnessing any artist on this stage becomes a memorable experience. From The Beatles, Sonny & Cher, the Carpenters, Carole King, Depeche Mode, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Phish, Neil Young, Kenny Chesney and Florence + The Machine - the list and rich history goes on and on, representing every genre and decade. If concerts are not for you, perhaps a movie or yoga at Red Rocks is more your speed - they do that too. 
Located at 18300 West Alameda Parkway. Schedules and events vary.

4. Civic Center EATS Food Truck Festival

Treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure at Civic Center EATS, Denver's largest gathering of food trucks that brings a variety of Denver’s best mobile restaurants together for lunch throughout the summer. Held in Civic Center Park annually, this weekly festival offers a wide array of gourmet eats in a vibrant outdoor setting. In 2024, the fun (and food) begins on May 8th.

Spring Activities in Denver: Coors Field, Rockies

Purple Mountain Majesty: No matter if the Rockies are winning or losing, Coors Field remains a superb way to take in a ballgame. (Photo via Rockies on X)

5. Go to a Colorado Rockies Baseball Game

On April 5th, the Colorado Rockies will usher in a sense of renewed hope and anticipation for fans across the state. The vibrant atmosphere at Coors Field, combined with the scenic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, creates an unforgettable experience for both avid supporters and casual spectators alike during the spring baseball season. 
Located at 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205. Game times vary. Check online for schedule and ticket sales. 

6. Take a Tour or Ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum

For six and a half decades, the Colorado Railroad Museum has dedicated itself to the preservation and dissemination of locomotives, railroad cars, and the rich history of railroads on its expansive 15-acre site. Through engaging events like THE POLAR EXPRESS™, Day Out With Thomas™, weekend train rides, and occasional steam-ups showcasing operational steam locomotives, the Museum continues to captivate new generations with the excitement of railroading. With a variety of tours and rides there is something for everyone! 
Located at 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403. Open T-Su 9am - 5pm

7. Explore the Denver Dining Scene and Denver Restaurant Week

No matter the time of year, the Greater Denver area features a growing and eclectic dining scene which is often ranked as one of the best in the United States. We've previously highlighted some of our favorite local date spots featuring food and locally-brewed beer and as the sunshine comes, the patio scene around Denver comes to live as well. The annual Denver Restaurant Week is also a staple of this time of year, and 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the event which runs from March 1st-10th and features over 200 local restaurants featuring special menus. Should you miss it, the list of restaurants still serves as a great guide of unique Denver-area favorites to check out for your next brunch, lunch or dinner.

Family-Friendly Spring Activities in Colorado 2024

Above: Ziplining and adventure courses provide fun for thrill-seekers of all ages. (Photo via The EDGE)

8. Go Ziplining

With an abundance of year-round outdoor activities in Colorado, those seeking a springtime adventure will find a plethora of options. Ziplining stands out as one of the best and most popular activities during this season. Two great spots include AVA's Cliffside Zipline course and The EDGE Ziplines. Book AVA's Ziplining Adventure is located just 30 minutes west of Denver, offering stunning views as the surrounding mountains come alive with color after the snowfall. The EDGE is located at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, along with a number of other activities including an Adventure Tower and Ninja Course.

9. Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival June 22-23, 2024 at Sukura Square

Enthusiasts of taiko drumming, teriyaki chicken, sake, and Japanese artwork and goods should not miss the 50th Annual Denver Cherry Blossom Festival – known as "Sakura Matsuri" in Japanese. Located at Sakura Square in downtown Denver, the festival embraces Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, culinary delights, a marketplace, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. Temple members contribute their unique flair to the beloved teriyaki chicken plate lunch and delectable Japanese sweets known as manju, while adults can unwind with a refreshing craft beer or partake in a genuine Japanese experience with sake - Kampai ("Cheers!") included!

10. Tour Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Established in 1994 at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum proudly holds the title of Colorado's Official Air & Space Museum. Committed to inspiring, educating, and entertaining the public about the rich history and future possibilities of aviation and space exploration, Wings showcases over 50 aircraft, offers exhilarating flight simulator experiences, and spearheads an educational program aimed at advancing aerospace knowledge in Colorado. 
Located at 7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230. Open M-Sat 10 am- 5pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5pm

11. Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Join the festivities at the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the country. Enjoy colorful floats, Irish music, dancing, and plenty of green-themed fun. The 2024 event takes place on March 16th as the annual celebration nears 60 years. One of our favorite spots, Q's Pub and Grille in Littleton has been serving food, music and fun for three decades and has annual celebrations - some of the biggest in the state - each year on March 17th.

12. Get a Taste of Colorado at Outdoor Farmers Markets

Explore outdoor markets like the Denver Union Station Farmers Market or the Cherry Creek Fresh Market, where you can find fresh produce, flowers, and artisanal goods. Shopping at Colorado farmers markets not only allows you to savor the freshest local produce but also supports the community by fostering a direct connection between consumers and farmers. Additionally, it promotes sustainable agriculture practices, reduces carbon footprints associated with transportation, and provides an opportunity to discover unique, artisanal products.
Check online for opening days as each market varies with a few opening in May and all by mid-June 

Spring Activities in Denver 2024: Colorado Farmers Markets

From Boulder to Denver you can find local farmers setting up stands of the freshest Colorado produce. 

13. Experience Urban Air Park Meadows

Beyond being just a trampoline park, Urban Air Adventure Park transcends expectations. For the finest year-round indoor entertainment in the Park Meadows area, Urban Air stands out as the ideal destination. Offering new and exciting adventures around every corner, they are the ultimate indoor playground catering to the enjoyment of your entire family.
Located at 8181 S Quebec St, Centennial, CO 80112. Open M - Th 4 -8pm, F 4-9 pm, Sa 10am - 9pm | Su 11am - 8 pm

14. Battle with Friends and Family at Game Show Battle Rooms

Step into the excitement of the Game Show Battle Rooms, offering the #1 new game show experience for everyone's enjoyment in Centennial. Challenge your friends, family, co-workers, teammates, and more as you engage in classic game show games like Survey Battles, Spin and Solve, What's that Cost, MatchUp Wars, and Time Rush Games. Ideal for group sizes ranging from 6 to 64 plus, gather up a few friends and battle it out. Located at 8230 S Colorado Blvd B, Centennial, CO 80122. Open daily 10 am - 10 pm.

15. Visit the Denver Art Museum

With an ever-evolving and comprehensive events calendar, visitors have the opportunity to explore the exhibits at the Denver Art Museum throughout the year. As spring arrives, outdoor art installations come to life, allowing patrons to embrace the harmonious blend of art and nature during this vibrant season. The museum's dynamic calendar ensures that guests can engage with exhibits and experience the captivating intersection of art and the changing seasons year-round.
Located at 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, Colorado. The Denver Art Museum is open daily from 10 am-5 pm, 10 am-8 pm on Tuesdays

Spring Activities in Denver: Denver Museum of Art Spring Shows

Above: A stunning art display at The Denver Art Museum.

Whether its wandering through the blooming gardens of the Denver Botanic Gardens or taking in a once in a lifetime concert at Red Rocks, embrace spring in Colorado. Dive into the lively community atmosphere with spring festivals, farmers markets, and outdoor events that showcase the city's cultural diversity. The spring season in Denver provides the perfect backdrop for delightful and rejuvenating experiences after the long winter - so get planning! 

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