Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Boulder's Adventure Film Festival was founded by the well-known climber, photographer and storyteller Jonny Copp. As the story goes, he came up with the idea while hunkered down in a tent in the Himalayas during a storm. He envisioned a community outdoor adventure festival that brought together indie film with art and — as importantly — activism.
Here at the foot of the Rockies, surrounded by nature and an abundance of outdoor adventure, this unique film festival has delighted audiences for over a decade. Screenings of some the year's most inspirational films are shown over two days at the historic Boulder Theater and other local venues. There's also an Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop, an Adventure Street Fair and a kids’ show.
The street fair (Friday, Sept. 30, 3-7pm and Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-7pm) is a great place to dance to live music, taste craft beer, explore the Vendor Village, enter to win prizes, try free yoga, get a massage, taste Alpine Start Coffee and Sherpa Chai, sample gourmet food from Ghost BBQ and much more. There's also the Jonny Copp Foundation Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4-6pm, where free pint glasses and Quinn Popcorn will be given away.
The Kids Show at the Boulder Theater features family-friendly films, live performance from beloved musical duo Jeff and Paige, art by Jeremy Collins, giveaways and special activities for the wee ones (Saturday, Oct. 1st, noon-2pm).
Check out the festival program online to read film synopses and plan your festival experience. Admission options range from single tickets to all-day Friday passes to full festival passes. Check it out at the Boulder Theater's website.