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Mile High 420 Fest returns in April, but you have to be 21 to attend

· Jan 24, 2023
New in 2023: The festival will be limited to attendees aged 21 years and up, though that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last year, Mile High 420 Fest promised it would impose an age limit at future events after fielding concerns from parents about open cannabis consumption onsite. (I

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Denver’s signature Mile High 420 Fest recently announced its return to Civic Center park this year. The event, which takes place on, well, Thursday, April 20, celebrates the unofficial holiday with music, food trucks, vendors and and a communal smokeup at 4:20 p.m.

New in 2023: The festival will be limited to attendees aged 21 years and up, though that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last year, Mile High 420 Fest promised it would impose an age limit at future events after fielding concerns from parents about open cannabis consumption onsite.

(It is technically illegal to smoke weed in public places, Denver police like to remind locals, but that doesn’t stop it from happening at the festival.)

The age limit means adults need a ticket to get into Mile High 420 Fest, and those are now available for free on the event’s website. You can also purchase a VIP pass for $175, which includes access to a special entrance and viewing area, two free alcoholic drinks, free swag and more. The music lineup has yet to be announced.

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