It's always 420 somewhere (img: Wikimedia)

Despite myriad health benefits and massive tax revenue, Uncle Sam could technically take a weed whacker to our country’s rapidly growing medical marijuana industry at any moment. That fact obviously doesn’t scare tens of thousands of both licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts who congregate every April 20 to celebrate 4/20—the world’s biggest marijuana holiday—by publicly professing their affection for the plant. It’s a high profile act of civil disobedience that our government seems powerless to curtail. Both Denver and Boulder experience particularly large “herb herds.” Below is a rundown of 4/20 events in the Mile High and beyond.


4/20 Rally @ Civic Center Park

Duran Duran @ Ogden Theatre – SOLD OUT

Mochipet, Two Fresh & Lazer Sword @ Cervantes

Natty Nation @ The Oriental Theater

Paul Wall @ Casselman’s

Reefer Mania Burlesque @ Benders Tavern

Royal Bangs @ The Larimer Lounge

Scala & Kolcany Bros. @ Gothic Theatre

Sleepyhead & Salva @ Vinyl

Sphongle & Random Rab @ Bluebird Theater

420 Salute @ Herman’s Hideaway


4/20 @ CU’s Norlin Library

Arlo Guthrie @ The Boulder Theater

Collie Buddz @ The Fox Theatre

Sacred Plants Visionary Art Show feat. Whomp Truck @ The Root