The Ultimate Guide to Denver’s Mile High 420 Fest

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Blaze Up the Fun: The Ultimate Guide to Denver’s Mile High 420 Fest

Denver’s Mile High 420 Festival is a legendary celebration of cannabis culture, attracting thousands every year. To make the most of your 4/20 experience, planning is key. This guide will take you from touchdown at DIA to the heart of the festival, ensuring a smooth and unforgettable trip.

Landing in Denver:

  • Flying High: Denver International Airport (DIA) is a major hub with connections from all over. Book your flights well in advance, especially during peak season around 4/20.

Stay and Blaze:

  • 420-Friendly Accommodations: Check out our website for a curated list of Denver hotels with relaxed cannabis policies. This ensures a comfortable and compliant stay.
  • Book Early: The rooms go fast as this is the premier event for the last 10 years.

Dispensary Detour:

  • Stocking Up: Stock up on your favorite strains before the festival. Here are 3 recommended recreational dispensaries conveniently close to the Civic Center Park:
    • Rocky Mountain High: Renowned for its top-shelf flower and knowledgeable staff.
    • The Green Solution: Offers a wide selection of edibles, concentrates, and topicals.
    • Colfax Collective: Focuses on locally-sourced, high-quality cannabis products.

Exploring the City:

  • Cannabis Tours: Embark on a cannabis-themed tour with a local company. Learn about Denver’s rich cannabis history, visit grow operations (depending on regulations), and experience the city’s vibrant cannabis scene.

Beyond the Buzz:

  • Sightseeing: Take a break from the festivities and explore Denver’s charm. Visit the Denver Art Museum, stroll through the Denver Botanic Gardens, or catch breathtaking views from the top of the Coors Field stadium.
  • Cannabis Friendly Zip Lines: There are two companies locally who have no problem you being stoned and zip-lining!
  • Red Rocks Park: Iconic place to see the beauty of the Colorado plains and mountains.

The Mile High Experience:

  • Festival Expectations: The Mile High 420 Fest is a free event (with VIP options) for those 21 and over. Be prepared for crowds and a festive atmosphere. Public consumption is not permitted, but designated consumption areas will be available within the festival grounds.
  • Live Music: The festival boasts a lineup of renowned musicians, often featuring big names in hip-hop and reggae.
  • Vendor Village: Explore a diverse selection of vendors offering everything from cannabis accessories and apparel to food trucks and arts and crafts.

Planning Tips:

  • Hydration is Key: Especially at high altitude, staying hydrated is crucial. Pack a reusable water bottle and stay topped up throughout the day.
  • Sun Safety: Denver experiences bright sunshine. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the rays.
  • Dress for Comfort: Comfortable shoes and clothes are key for navigating the festival grounds. Denver’s weather can be unpredictable, so pack layers.
  • Bring Munchies: While food trucks will be available, it’s always a good idea to pack some snacks for the inevitable munchies.

By following these tips and planning your itinerary, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time celebrating 4/20 at the legendary Mile High Festival in Denver!