Saturday. Get a head start on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, with a celebration only Colorado can throw. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., celebrate the planet with yoga, live music and more. The family-friendly event will kick off with a good stretch and a little centering (that means yoga), an opening ceremony and featured speakers from athletes to politicians. Music will played throughout the day by The Broadcast, Meadow Mountain and Other Black because what better way is there to honor Mother Earth than with a little booty shaking? There’s also a beer garden (because it IS Colorado), and a special kids’ zone to tire out the little ones before heading home. This event is hosted by the Sierra Club; more information at bit.ly/5280EarthDay.
There are many other Earth Day celebrations along the Front Range: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus, 2121 Childrens Museum Dr., will celebrate Earth Day Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. mychildsmuseum.org.
Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane in Littleton, will collaborate with local businesses to clean up the area and, of course, pour some brews. The 2018 Earth Day Beer is PolliNation Saison, “dry, tart saison brewed with orange blossom honey from Colorado’s oldest honey retailer, Beeyond the Hive.” On Saturday, join the Community Trail Clean-up by registering at breckbrew.com.
Wild Animal Sanctuary (1946 County Road 53 in Keenesburg) will host Wild Earth Day on Sunday with free entry and bookmark with donation to plant a tree on the property during the event, starting at 9 a.m. More information at wildearthday.org.
Lakewood will host a free celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lakewood Heritage Center (801 S. Yarrow St.) with vendors, live music, art, a beer garden, fitness classes, food trucks and more. lakewood.org/EarthDay.
You probably plan on eating on Sunday, so you might as well do it in support of the planet, right? Slow Foods Denver and Infinite Money Theorem (3200 Larimer St.) will host Earth Day Dig In with a movie screening, hands-on activities and of course, lunch and libations. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tickets are $25 at eventbrite.com.