It’s springtime in Colorado which means it’s time to shed our winter coats and lace up our running shoes.

Or not, if yoga pants and Netflix are more your thing. Whatever you prefer, here’s our J-approved list of fun events to attend all spring long (pssst…some events are free, which is even better!).

1. Attend one of Denver’s First Friday Art Walks.

On April 4, May 4, and June 1, be sure to head on down to the Santa Fe Arts District after work to check out all of the beautiful galleries, studios, and cultural attractions in one of Denver’s most prominent art districts. Each space stays open late on the First Friday of every month in order to provide a well-rounded night of art, food, and exploration as you tackle the many blocks of free, fun entertainment.

2. Take part in a free walking tour of Denver.

Whether you’re new to town or a native, a free walking tour of our beautiful city is well worth your time. See and experience downtown Denver by taking part in a walking tour that’s offered daily, starting in Civic Center Park. You’ll walk by more than a dozen of Denver’s landmarks and end in front of Coors Field (bonus–catch a Rockies game!).

3. Attend Queer Seder on April 3.

Okay, so this is in regard to staying active in your cultural life, but that works too, right? Join lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied Jews along with families and friends to celebrate Passover. It’s the largest Queer Seder event in the United States and we’d love to see you there.


4. Catch the Junior College Baseball World Series.

May 26–June 2 in Grand Junction, Colorado, come see young players from all over the country tackle their own version of a World Series before they hit the big leagues. This event takes place in a 12,000-seat field amongst one of Colorado’s most scenic locations. (Bonus: Grand Junction is known as “wine country” here in Colorado. We just thought we’d mention that…).

5.  Attend the Walk for Israel on May 6.

Show your support for the State of Israel on Sunday, May 6 by taking part in a two mile walk through the Wash Park neighborhood. After the walk, come by and take part in the Celebrate Israel Family Festival at South High School. It’s an action-packed day that’s fun for the whole family.

6. Hike through Garden of the Gods.

While it’s a bit of a “hike” for most of us to get to Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods is well worth the trip for those of us who love adventure. The Garden of the Gods features huge 500-foot high red sandstone monuments right at the base of Pikes Peak. It truly is a breathtaking experience–in more ways than one.


7. Register for the Colfax Marathon.

If you’re a runner and you know it, clap your hands because this event is for you. May 19–20, take part in the various marathons going on throughout Denver. Run a full marathon if that’s what you’re into, or run a half marathon through the Denver Zoo! There’s something for everyone during the Colfax Marathon.

8. Watch “Jerusalem” in IMAX 3D at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

It’s important to keep your brain active, too! And, after all, knowledge is power. Now through June 24, the DMNS will be screening this important film that immerses you in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year here in our Centennial State. Be sure to enjoy every bit of it, all while keeping your mind, body, and spirit active.

Hooray for spring! We hope to see you out and about in our lively community.