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Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Colorado with the Family

With Denver Public Schools closed for the day, this Valentine’s Day offers a special opportunity to spend quality time with all your sweethearts. We searched for the best day trips (or weekend trips if your prefer) in Colorado that the entire family will LOVE.

Need to stay local? We’ve got some ideas for that too.

What to Do in Colorado With The Family on Valentine's Day

  • Loveland is the capitol of Colorado on Valentine’s Day. Soak it all in at their second annual Loveland Sweetheart Festival, themed “Love, Locks and Light.” Bonus – The festival continues on Saturday, February 15. 
  • Head south to the gorgeous Garden of the Gods. A great place to visit any day, on Valentine’s Day Garden of the Gods is having a “kissing camels” coloring session. Reservations required.
  • Also to our south, spend a day appreciating wildlife at “Valentine’s Day with the Wolves” presented by the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. Reservations required.
  • Steamboat Springs is having a “Light the Night Celebration.” It actually has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, but hot air balloon glows are always loved by all! Likewise, the Ice Castle in Dillion is also sure to please.

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Own San Francisco's Most Iconic Home Style Right Here in Denver

Ever wanted to own one of San Francisco’s Painted Ladies? You can! For $2.75 million and the budget and patience to do a complete overhaul. 

Or, you can own a brand-new home inspired by the Painted Ladies, right here in Denver’s Stapleton Neighborhood. But, they are selling quickly so if you are interested, schedule a tour today with The Neir Team (Stacy Neir, Alex Neir, and Laura Fuller). We have specialized in Stapleton real estate dating back to development of Stapleton’s first neighborhood.

Parkwood Homes describes their Painted Ladies Collection in Stapleton, Denver as a way to “rediscover the timeless charm of their Golden Gate sisters while drawing inspiration from the best of Denver's historic neighborhoods.”

In addition to an open floorplan, top finishes and options for a three-car garage, Parkwood Painted Ladies offer lots of indoor/outdoor living space, which is becoming very desirable in Denver real estate.

You can read more about Parkwood Homes Painted Ladies in Stapleton Denver here.

We look forward to helping you purchase a home sure to be as popular as those beauties along San Francisco’s “postcard row.”

~The Neir Team
Stacy Neir, Alex Neir and Laura Fuller

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Q4 2019 Denver Real Estate Market Update

Q4 2019 Denver Real Estate Market Update.

Hey everybody, I’ve got your Q4 2019 Denver real estate market update. How did 2019 compare to previous years? Also, strategies and predictions for what’s going to happen in 2020.

We’re talking about the Denver real estate market today. First of all huge shout out to Megan Aller with first American title. She is the amazing statistician that has compiled all of this data and made it actionable for us.

Four things I want to cover today.

Number 1: let’s check in on the inventory in our market as it’s the huge driver for the price appreciation that we continue to see.

Number two: For 2020 when does the Denver real estate market pick up?

Number three: Heading into 2020 when is the best time to buy and when is the best time to sell.

And number four: I want to give you some insight on what to watch for going into 2020 that will have an impact on affordability.

All of the information and presenting today is specific to detached single-family product. If you would like the same information on the attached product please get in touch and I can get you that for you.

Denver Inventory Graph

Here is the inventory graph for the greater metro area of Denver from 2005 through 2019. As you can see the market has...

Celebrate 'Get Organized Month' with Tips from the Neir Team

The holidays have passed and the decorations are packed up until next year. Now everything around the home is back to normal. But why not take it a step beyond normal. Get motivated by January being “National Get Organized Month” and vow to do at least one organization project.

While it may take some time upfront, organizing projects usually pay off by making things more efficient once the project is done. For example, spend 30 minutes organizing your tools now and avoid spending 30 minutes searching for the right screwdriver the next time you need one.

Getting organized now is especially important if you are planning to list your home for spring selling season!

Where to start? We usually find it is easiest to take one area at a time. Below is our list. Pick one, roll up your sleeves and dig in. (Tip: Try listening to an audio book while you work. You’ll be entertained and productive!)

Kitchen Home Organization
In the rush to make fantastic holiday meals and batch after batch of cookies, often we shove pots and pans anywhere we can. Take the time now to organize your items by type and size (so they stack) and make sure lids to pots are easily accessible.

Look below your sink. Are there cleaners that can be consolidated, discarded or refilled? If you have trash or recycling under the sink, did any items miss the receptacle and end up in the vey far reaches of your space? Looking under the sink is also a good way to make sure there are no leaks or other issues lurking below.

With food storage, check to make sure you don’t have expired products. If you have a deep pantry, consider rollout shelves so cans and other products won’t get lost and therefore wasted.

Home Office Organization
It is amazing how quickly...

Unique Ways to Spend New Year's Eve in Denver with the Family

Looking for a lesser-known way to spend New Year’s Eve in Denver with the family? We dug a little deeper and found some alternatives to fireworks in downtown Denver or Noon Year’s Eve at the Children’s Museum. Here’s our list of some unique ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Denver with your kids.

Visit the Great Outdoors
Sure, it is winter, but that is no reason to stay inside! It is Colorado after all.

Noon Year’s Eve Noon 
The beautiful Barr Lake State Park is kicking off the “noon” year with crafts, snacks, party favors and a balloon drop. This party bills itself as “rockin’” and “raucous,” but it is for the family and is sure to be a unique New Year’s Eve event just outside Denver. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

First Day Hikes
Fountain Valley State Park invites you to bring your family and "celebrate the New Year with a 2.2 mile hike to explore the beautiful sandstone formations on the Fountain Valley Trail.” You might see wildlife too! The hike is guided by park experts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Connect with Art and History

New Year’s Eve Morning Tour...

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Is a cash offer in your best interest

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.

iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home.

While the actual market share of iBuyers remains small, their big advertising budgets have helped create a noticeable buzz in the industry. This has left many of our clients curious about them and how they work.

In this article, we explain their business model, weigh the pros and cons of working with an iBuyer, and share strategies you can use to protect yourself if you choose to explore this new option to buy or sell your home.

FIRST, HOW DOES THE iBUYER PROCESS WORK?

While each company operates a little differently, the basic premise is the same. A seller (or seller’s agent) completes a brief online form that asks questions about the size, features, and condition of the property. Some also request digital photos of the home.

The iBuyer will use this information to determine whether or not the home fits within their “buy box,” or set of criteria that matches their investment model. They are generally looking for houses they can easily value and “flip.” In most cases, their ideal property is a moderately priced, single-family home located in a neighborhood with...

LoDo Holiday Gift Guide

Neir Team’s LoDo Holiday Gift Guide

Have you already found yourself not knowing what to get a certain someone for Christmas? This happens all too often, and we find ourselves searching phrases online like “things to get your mom for Christmas” or “gift ideas for a boyfriend.” Well look no further than the Neir Team’s LoDo Holiday Gift Guide. We thoughtfully chose to feature these businesses around LoDo for your shopping convenience, to support the local economy and simply because some are flat out cool. We also want to highlight each spot based on characteristics of the person you might be buying for! So, check out what we’ve comprised and Happy Holidays!

For the Outdoor Enthusiasts

It’s not hard to find an outdoor enthusiast in Denver! If you’re gifting to anyone that’s a hiker, biker, climber, camper, angler, hunter or anything in between, head to Patagonia at 1431 15thSt. For the lady in mind, we love their new fleece jackets. Made with more environmentally friendly materials and in two beautiful neutral tones, these are sure to be a great gift. They are relocating to RiNo very soon, so catch them in LoDo while you can!

Patagonia

When it comes to the man counterpart, we suggest heading to REI Co-Op. This is kind of a no-brainer in Denver...

Colorado's Best Christmastime Activities!

Colorado’s Best Christmastime Activities!

Christmas music playing in stores, decorations going up around town, snowflakes in the air and holiday parties quickly approaching… All of these things can really start to get you into the Christmas spirit. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmastime activities in and around Denver to check out with friends, family or coworkers before Ole Saint Nick comes to town!

Camp Christmas

Photo Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Perhaps the most creative, immersive and interesting Christmas-time activity to attend in all of Denver is Camp Christmas at The Hangar at the Stanley Marketplace. Full of wonderment, glitter and everything Christmas imaginable, this art installation is undeniably unlike any other! Click on this link https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/camp-christmas/ to watch a quick, informative video that will most certainly make you want to check it out.

Santa's North Pole Adventure

Photo Courtesy of Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park

Another...

Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Renovations that work

Most homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue.

Whatever your reasons are for taking on a home improvement project, it’s wise to consider how the money you invest will impact your home’s value.

We’ve taken a look at six popular home renovations and identified those that—on average—have the best and worst returns on investment. So before you lift a hammer or hire a contractor, take a look at this list and see if your remodeling efforts will reward you when it comes time to sell.

RENOVATIONS THAT PAY OFF

These three common home improvement projects not only add function and style to your home, but they also offer a strong return on investment. Making strategic upgrades to your property will help you increase its value over time.

Minor Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home,” and for good reason. Traditionally used for preparing food, it has morphed into so much more. Many of us now eat our family meals in the kitchen, it serves as a favorite spot for homework and kids’ art projects, and it’s the place guests tend to gather when we host events.

Because we spend so much time in our kitchens, it’s natural that we will eventually want to make updates and upgrades to better suit our needs and changing style preferences.

Luckily, a minor kitchen remodel...

What to do Labor Day Weekend in Denver and Beyond

Everyone knows Denver’s big Labor Day event is the Taste of Colorado. But if you’re looking for some different – and less crowded ways – to celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Denver, we’ve picked five events you may not know about to help you decide what to do. Wanna go beyond Denver this Labor Day weekend? We’ve also provided five what to do ideas outside of Denver, including Summit County, Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Unique Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Denver

Crush Walls

Now in its 10th year, Crush Walls, transforms the streets and alleys of RiNo into permanent, open-air galleries. The official kickoff is Monday. DRiNK RiNo members will be there to help everyone toast this art show with their drink of choice. Members include C Squared Ciders, Infinite Monkey Theorem and  Epic Brewing – to name just a few.

The Spot Grandopening

Want a festival of fitness fun? The grand-opening of the Spot bills itself as “celebration of fitness, wellness and recreation in the heart of the Golden Triangle.” The...

Second Annual “Givetoberfest” Combines Oktoberfest Fun with Community Giving

What
The Second Annual Givetoberfest, presented by the Neir Team, invites you to come dressed in your lederhosen and drindls and dance to “Rick Borger and the Average German Band.” The event features Oktoberfest brews, as well as a full bar with wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. German food on the menu includes brats, spaetzel, pretzels and more. Other activities include stein hosting and costume contests. Kids will love the dancing, face painters and balloon artists.

When
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where
The Hangar @ Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Why
To raise money for public schools as Colorado ranks 43rd nationally for per student funding, which is simply not enough for children to succeed. Proceeds benefit six Denver Public elementary schools.

Tickets
$10 for adults and $5 for kids through September 18. Children under 2 are free. After September 18, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
Buy tickets at www.givetoberfest.com.

Who
Ranking #1 in sales production for Kentwood City Properties the past two years, The Neir Team (Stacy Neir, Alex Neir, Laura Fuller) is one of Denver's premier real estate teams. Throughout their distinguished 16- year career in the residential real estate business, they have garnered numerous sales production awards, which place them among the upper echelon of real estate teams in Colorado and nationwide.

Sponsors include: First Integrity Title, Rob Lopez with State Farm Insurance, Breen Juice, Neighborhood Music, Creativ Design Studio, Holt Design LLC, Bekn, and Garage Experts,...

Denver's Best Patio's to Visit Before Fall 2019

Photo Source: Maros Coal Fired

If you haven’t had your full dose of patio time this summer, there is still time! Here is “The Neir Team’s Guide to Patio Dining in Denver,” providing ideas for whatever patio type you are seeking. While patio season and outdoor dining can go well into October – or even later – take advantage of the great weather now! You might find a favorite outdoor Denver patio that you want to visit every day until the snow comes to stay!

FUNKY FUN

Marcos Coal Fired
With the breathtaking mural that surround its rooftop patio, eating al fresco at Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza sweeps you away to a little Italian town. The mural detail and vibrant colors give you so much to soak in that you may not notice when your food is delivered!

Woodie Fisher
So, to be honest Woodie Fisher has a small patio and the patio itself may not be all the special. What we love about it is sitting outside marveling at the juxtaposition between this beautiful historic building and the new hi-rises that surround it. (We admit it: we are architecture geeks.) Woodie Fisher is a revival of one of Denver’s first firehouses dating back to 1881. And, because it is housed in an old fire station, the interior has incredibly high ceilings and large windows in the garage doors give the space a patio feeling even when sitting inside.

ZEN PATIOS

Vital Root
We can’t think of any other way to describe the atmosphere at Vital Root besides serene. With built-in shade, you can relax without an umbrella....

Stacy Neir’s “What to Do in NE Denver with Kids” Guide – August 2-15

Tired of the same old trips to the museum? Here’s some other things you can do in the first half of August to keep the family busy.
Notes:

  • Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which I do try to note to note those that do.
  • It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN NORTHEAST DENVER AUGUST 2-4
Friday, August 2:

Stacy Neir’s “What to Do in Northeast Denver with Kids Guide” – July 15-31 2019

Halfway through summer you might be running out of ideas for keeping the kids busy -- and you definitely don't want any more pillow fights and other messes. Don’t worry. There is still plenty of things to do in Northeast Denver  ... and so many of them are FREE!

Notes:
Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which I do try to note to note those that do.
It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN NORTHEAST DENVER JULY 15-21

Monday, July 15:

  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16:

  • Tiny Trails (5 and under), Four Mile Historic Park, 10-10:45 a.m.
  • World Snake Day, Denver Zoo, zoo hours
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17:

  • Green Valley Ranch Summer Concert Series, Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 6-8 p.m.
  • All Ages Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 7-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 18:

  • 4/5 Book Club, Sam Gary Library, 2-3 p.m.
  • Teen Digital Workshop, Sam Gary Library, 4-6 p.m.
  • Aurora Rhythms Free Summer Concert Series, Aurora City Hall, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Bass Pro Shop FREE Family Activities, noon-3p.m.
  • Baby Story Time,...

Why Piney Creek Village

Relocation from New York

Why Piney Creek Village in Centennial for a couple relocating to Colorado from Manhattan, New York? That is an excellent question. My name is Alex Neir and I help my clients find exactly what they are looking for, even if they don't know exactly what they are looking for.

Stage 1: The Plan. A brief phone call with my new clients established a future 3-day exploration trip to Denver to determine which part of town they felt most comfortable in. The plan was to find the right neighborhood and if the right home presented itself, fantastic. If the perfect home was not revealed, renting was the backup.

Stage 2: Client Background and Requested Features. My new clients are both doctors that were referred through my affiliation with the University of Colorado Neurology Department. They were being relocated to Denver for a residency at University of Colorado Anschutz campus.

When I first sit with new buyers I like to ask a lot of questions to understand the motivation behind the home purchase. One of the most critical questions is "What features are most important in your new home?". This seems fairly obvious, however, the trick is to convert the "features" into the "benefits" the buyers have in their minds-eye. For example, "I want to live on a golf course", does that mean you love golf or you want to live next to open space?  The answer generates 2 completely different home searches.

For my new clients, I gave each a piece of paper and asked them both to write down their top 5 features. I then examined both lists to see which features were in common and created a top 3 features list for our search. Features included:

  1. A big yard
  2. Close to work
  3. ...

Father’s Day in Denver: Don’t Buy a Present, Create a Memory

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

Dear Old Dad. We love him. And we want to let him know. But how? Ties just don't cut it anymore. So what to do? Dads now want to have quality time with their family. So here’s some ideas on what to do, not buy on Father’s Day in Denver.

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Active Dad

  • Father’s Day 5K/10K and Half Marathon, Central Park, 6-11 a.m. -- Start off with a run and enjoy the park afterwards.
  • Free Father’s Day Yoga, Feed Your Souls Fitness, 3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Dad needs some Zen time too.

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Not-So-Active Dad

  • Dad Bod/Dart God, Punch Bowl Social (Broadway and Stapleton), 8 a.m.-midnight -- Hit the bullseye and win your dinner!
  • Dad Bod Competition, Station 26 Brewing Co., 2-4 p.m. -- A contest like no other: grocery bag carrying, car washing and putting. Winners will receive a trophy and… beer!

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Beer-Lovin/Food Eatin’ Dad

  • Brunch on the Biergarten, 4586 Tennyson St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Sweet and savory options from Moontime Crepes and specials on bloodies, mimosas and “manmosas.”
  • Dads. Beers. Buses., Mockery Brewing, noon-3 p.m. -- Best Dad Outfit contest, Planet of the Krepes Food Truck, BOGO beer...

Kick Off Summer with Memorial Day Fun in Denver

photo: The Railbenders/Denver Day of Rock

Still not sure what to do to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend? Here are 50 great things to choose from!

What to Do in Denver Memorial Day Weekend - Friday, May 24

  • Memorial Day Kick Off with the Delta Sonics, Bonacquisti Wine, 6:30 p.m.
  • Food + Beer Tour, Denver Central Market, 2-5 p.m., tickets required
  • Sunset Paddle, Sloan’s Lake, 6:30 p.m.
  • Don’t Tell Denver Comedy Show, TBD in North Capitol Hill, 7:30 p.m.
  • Billsner Release Party, Hogshead Brewery, 6-11 p.m.
  • Farmer’s Market, Stanley Marketplace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles, Coors Field, 6:40 p.m.
  • Friday Flicks – Grease, Little Man Ice Cream, 8:30 p.m.
  • Whip It! 80s Dance Party, Ophelias, 9 p.m.
  • Something is Rotten, Buntport Theater, 8 p.m.
  • Tacos and Tequila Cooking Class, The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 6:30 p.m., tickets required
  • Into Color, Sipping N Painting - Highlands location, 7-9 p.m. – tickets required
  • Girls Point Out, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 7-11 p.m.
  • Walleye Fish Fry Friday, Kentucky Inn, 5-9 p.m.
  • Friday Night Craft Social, The Craftsman and Apprentice, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Horse and Dragon Beer Tasting, Pearl Wine Company, 4-7 p.m.
  • Leonardo da Vinci Tasting Menu, Il Posto, 5-10 p.m.

What to Do in Denver Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 25

  • Denver Day of Rock, Amp the Cause, 2:30-9:30 p.m. tickets required
  • Sweet William Market, Stapleton Green, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Denver Arts Festival, Conservatory Green Plaza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Food + Beer Tour, Denver Central Market, 2-5 p.m., tickets required
  • South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Street Fair,...

What to Do in Denver with Kids - May 2019

Photo by Steven Libralon on Unsplash

Chances are you have something going on every day in May with crazy spring sports schedules and a myriad of activities celebrating the end of the school year. But, if you are looking for something else to do, we’ve got you covered!
Notes:

  • Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which we do try to note.
  • It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

What to do in Denver with Kids and Family: MAY 15-19
Wednesday, May 15:

  • Cardboard Construction, Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.
  • All Ages Play and Explore, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • Concert on the Green, Park Hill Library,
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Carnival, Bill Roberts K-8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, May 17:

  • Aurora Public Library Pop-up. Stanley Marketplace 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Joy Park FREE Night, Children’s Museum, 4-8 p.m.
  • Endangered Species Day,...

Show Her the Love: How to Create a Unique Mother’s Day in Denver

Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and by now you might be out of luck getting brunch reservations. Don’t despair! Here are a few last-minute unique ways to spend Mother’s Day in Denver that will make the special mom in your life think you’ve been planning for weeks!

  • Let Mom sleep in and treat her to a gourmet breakfast-in-bed by ordering a take-out brunch from Four Friends Kitchen, named by Westword as Denver’s “Best 2019 Breakfast Spot.” Denver Biscuit Company, with online ordering, is an excellent, super yummy option as well!
  • Mom-owned Outer Range Brewing Co. in Frisco is having an all-day Mother’s Day party with an oyster bar, live music and of course delicious Colorado-crafted microbrews. Make a day out of it by heading to Summit County for a hike, then take in the fun on Outer Range’s patio. An easy and beautiful family hike is Sapphire Point Overlook Trail, but there are many other options!
  • Two Denver restaurants celebrating Mom in a unique way (i.e., not brunch!) include The Melting Pot: Kids eat free and princesses will keep them entertained so Mom can actually relax and mom/daughters-owned Oblio’s Pizzeria: Complimentary wine, dessert and rose for mom!
  • Have Mom’s babies grown out of snuggle time? She can still get some baby cuddles in at Broken Shovels Farm Mother’s Day Baby Animal Snuggle fest! In addition to calves, lambs and baby goats, puppies are on hand for some furry love. All animals are rescues. Love that.
  • Mom’s always want a good family photo. Get one free on Mother’s Day at Bass Pro Shops.
  • For the mom who is queen to little princesses, head to Second Star on the Right Books. There your royal ladies will sing and dance with Rapunzel...

Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark and Beyond

photo: Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies Opening Day might just be Denver’s most anticipated spring event. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the Rockies Opening Day – whether or not you have tickets!

Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark
While the game starts at 2:10 p.m., if you have tickets be sure to head to the stadium early. (If for no other reason than to find a parking place or avoid overcrowded light-rail trains!) The parking garage opens at 9 a.m.

Get a first look at our home team when they take the field for practice at 11:20 a.m. At noon, the Rooftop opens for drink specials and music. Pregame activities include honorary first pitches, music and a flyover. Fireworks are expected after the National Anthem, when the Rockies take the field and during the 7th-inning stretch.

Rockies Opening Day in Downtown Denver
Missed out on tickets or want to spend some time downtown before or after the ballgame? Here are some spots to visit on Rockies Opening Day.

  • ViewHouse: Get a very early start here at 8 a.m. for $4 Coors and music. Don’t have a ticket to the game? They have some to giveaway!
  • Ophelia’s: Get your funk on with live music from Super Majick at noon. No cover charge!
  • Howl at the Moon: Doors open at 11 a.m. for $3 Coors, $5 Jameson and $25 Home Run Buckets. Head back after the game for live music.
  • Vesta: Have a sample of Nitro Cracker Jacks while heading to the game. We have no idea what those are, but sure – why not?
  • Improper City: Find food trucks, drink specials and music.
  • Avelina: From 11 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., score free bratwurst and Coors Light!
  • The Pig & The Sprout: Hang out on one of the patios for pre- or post-game drink specials....