Rain and snow showers could kill the buzz at 4/20 smoke celebrations this weekend

This year’s 4/20 marks a decade of legal cannabis in Colorado.
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Ashley Castillo and Jose Yitbos peruse glassware at Denver’s 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) 420; stoner; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;

Denverites want the smoke. Although the first-round playoff series for both the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche will begin this Saturday, there will be one other big celebration of coinciding with the weekend: 4/20.

This year’s celebration marks a decade of legal cannabis in Colorado and locals that indulge in the sport will no doubt get together to puff-puff-pass the time.

However, celebrations may be stifled by April rain and snow showers.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there's a chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m. on Saturday, with some thunder possible.

Popular outdoor events like the Mile High 420 Festival at Civic Center Park and 420 On The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre are rain or shine unless deemed unsafe.

Here are 10 4/20 celebrations in Denver this weekend:

Sensi Night Colorado 

Date: Friday, April 19

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: 119 S. Broadway

Peruse through over 30 activations from cannabis industry brands and enjoy giveaways, food trucks, canna buses and a retro dance party counting down to the 20th. Tickets to the 21+ event start at $4.20.

4/20 Flash Tattoo Event 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: 3333 S. Tamarac Dr., Suite 120

Get a snazzy 4/20-themed tattoo with artist Nicole Kendrick and two other participating artists. Choose a $42 flash design and book an appointment to reserve a slot.

420 Puff and Paint Picnic 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Beeler St.

A $30 ticket includes a canvas, paint, brushes, food and drink.

Brunch N’ Blunts Pop Up 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: 11:20-4:20 p.m.

Location: Shared after ticket purchase

Enjoy food trucks, drinks, vendors, giveaways and music in the company of other cannabis enthusiasts. The ticketed event is 21+.

Chronic Carnival: A 420 Market, Metal & Burlesque Celebration 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: Noon - 10 p.m.

Location: 1974 S. Acoma St.

Stop by a free vendor market with a mix of 420 and horror in mind, followed by a stage of three local metal bands. After the music there will be a Sinister & Smoke Cabaret put on by the Consensual Circus production group.

Mile High 4/20 Festival 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m. 

Location: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave. 

This year’s festival will be headlined by rapper Gucci Mane, Ohgeesy, Afroman, Big Boss Vette and more. The free, 21+ event is one of Denver’s largest 420 celebrations, featuring vendors and main stage acts into the night. VIP tickets are $175.

“Rolling Papers” Documentary Screening 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: 3:45 p.m.

Location: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave.

Check out a special 9th-anniversary screening of a documentary following the world of cannabis legalization through the lens of marijuana editor Ricardo Baca and his team at The Denver Post’s outlet, The Cannabist. There will be a pre-film discussion with director Mitch Dickman and Ricardo Baca.

420 On The Rocks 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m.

Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy.

Rappers Wiz Khalifa and Flatbush Zombies will headline, accompanied by Earthgang, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics. General admission tickets start at $125.

Blaze N Bingo: 420 Edition 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: 6-11 p.m.

Location: 7667 Washington St.

Join Minor Misdemeanor and Juiccy Misdemeanor for a special edition drag bingo. General admission tickets are $30 and include four bingo games, a goodie bag, swag, performances and more. 

$4.20 Cheba Hut Sandwiches 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Stop by any of the cannabis-themed toasted sub shops in Colorado on 4/20 for a 4’ sandwich priced at $4.20 all day long. Visitors will also receive a free Cheba Hut-branded frisbee while supplies last.

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