4 Springtime Happenings in Colorado

Relish in the sunshine with these outdoor activities

Patrick Dougherty Stickwork
Denver Botanic Gardens: Chatfield Farms
Starts April 27
Masterful carpentry skills and an affinity for nature, artist Patrick Dougherty has made a name for himself weaving truckloads of saplings into sculptures of epic proportions. Mimicking all things from ancient observatories, windy labyrinths or even Aladdin’s magic lamp, these interactive pieces invoke elements of fantasy and curiosity for both adults and children. After turning a hobby into his full-time gig, the arborist has created more than 250 pieces featured in prominent settings like Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museum to the Castles of Dukes in France. Dougherty will have new concepts displayed at the Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms starting April 27 for guests to explore until the sculptures naturally dismantle themselves.

Art of Brunch
Santa Fe Art District
April 28
Forget bar hopping– this art gallery crawl will provoke your creative side with over 20 creative businesses opening their doors stroll around for free. Tour each of the of the participating local studios to witness their showcase of art from contemporary photography to vibrant paintings.The added bonus: delicious brunch-inspired bites awaits at each stop while walking around the colorful, mural-bedecked Santa Fe Art District.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market

Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Beginning May 4 for every Saturday until October 26
Grab some reusable grocery bags and head over to the Cherry Creek Fresh Market to divulge into the multitude of fresh produce they have on hand. From ripe fruits to nitro cold-brewed coffee, the market provides a multitude of quality ingredients to inspire your next meal, while also giving the chance to get outside and support local businesses until October.

Five Points Jazz Festival. Photo by Steve Hostetler

Five Points Jazz Festival
May 18
Once known as the ‘Harlem of the West’, this fest pays homage to its musical roots with ragtime tunes that will have you swinging and scatting all the way home. Enriched with jazz culture and history, this all-day event includes tributes to a wide array of music legends such as Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, while attendees can also soak in the sounds of drums, pianos and brass instruments from local artists.

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