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No matter what time of year you're visiting Boulder, there are plenty of amazing events to make your trip unforgettable. Discover intimate community events such as art fairs, cultural festivals and markets in unique venues such as downtown Boulder and Twenty Ninth Street.

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Boulder Farmers' Market

May 23 – November 28, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
  • Time: Sat 8-2 pm; Wed 4-8pm
  • Phone: 303-910-2236
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The Boulder County Farmers' Market takes pride in bringing you locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines sold by the farmers that produce them. While you're purchasing your fresh vegetables and fruits (many of them organically grown) enjoy a tasty pastry from local bakeries or enjoy a meal created by local chefs. Visitors to both of our Farmers' Markets will find a wide variety of fresh Colorado-grown produce suited to their personal choices. We have… more

Frequent Flyers Student Company Spring Show "EarthAERIAL"

May 23 – 24, 2015
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance's student company presents their spring production that takes environmental inspirations and issues and takes them into the air!… more

Frequent Flyers' Professional Training Students' Culminating Performance "Fragments"

Ending May 22, 2015
Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc. presents the culmination show for its Professional Track Training program. Eight aerialists have spent 30 hours a week for 9 months in an intensive aerial dance curriculum, preparing for a high-level career in aerial dance performance and choreography. Featuring: Natalie Brown, Laura Burgamy, Meri Burgess, Anna Connors, Linda Crane, Mandy Hackman, Jenna Haddock, and Alysha Perrin, with performances on lyra, silks, static trapeze, bungee trapeze, corde lisse,… more

Laurie Dameron Music

May 23, 2015
  • Location: Thai Shi House
  • Address: 3033 28th S Boulder, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3529
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Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for over 40 years and singing even longer. Between solo performances and performances with her band, Laurie D and the Blues Babes, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years. Most recently, on Dec 7, 2013, Laurie passed the first round audition for AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, at the Denver Convention Center!… more

Special Movie Presentation: The Power of the Heart, from the Director of THE SECRET

May 23, 2015
  • Location: The Caritas Spiritist Center
  • Address: 5723 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 7 - 9 pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3066
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Special Movie Presentation The Power of the Heart From the Director of The Secret Saturday, May 23, 7 pm Admission $10 From Drew Heriot, the director of The Secret, comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, this film — which ties into a book of the same name —… more

On-Going Events

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting May 23, 2015
Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea Service in one of Boulder's most beautiful and iconic buildings. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse was a gift to the City of Boulder from sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as a symbol of global friendship and peace. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Teahouse was handcrafted by skilled artisans in Central Asia, and features the traditional Persian arts of carving and painting. Afternoon Tea is traditionally served between 3 and 5pm. Enjoy a… more

All Ability Boot Camp/ Fitness for Living

May 25 – October 23, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Location: Scott Carpenter Park
  • Address: 30th St south of Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: MWF: 6:00 am, 7:15 am, 9 am (women's class) and T/TH: 5:45pm
  • Phone: 303-550-3491
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Visiting Boulder? Do you want to keep up with your normal fitness routine? Fitness for Living invites you to join us for a uniquely Colorado experience. Our Boot Camps take place outdoors facing the beautiful Flatirons. We provide all the equipment & registration is an easy online process. Once you register we will send you an email confirmation. Morning Boot Camps - Monday, Wednesday & Friday * 6:00-7:00 am * 7:15-8:15 am * 9:00-10:00 am (women's class) Afternoon Boot Camps -… more

Boulder Art Therapy Collective: Open Door Studio Fridays

May 29 – August 28, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Boulder Art Therapy Collective
  • Address: 1400 Lee Hill Rd. #7, Boulder, CO
  • Time: Fridays/11-1 and 2-4 pm
  • Phone: 303-593-0277
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Open Door Fridays are designed to offer dedicated creative time to participants to engage in an art process of their choosing. Or they can work on the PROJECT OF THE DAY. The project varies week to week and gives participants the opportunity to feel inspired about learning a new craft or sharing their own art. Some of the offerings include: basics of needle felting, word art, origami, matchbox art, textile art and sewing crafts, wood burning, dremel drilling, art with nature, card making,… more

Boulder Creek Festival

May 23 – 25, 2015
  • Location: Along the creek b/w Arapahoe & Canyon (N & S), b/w 9th & 14th (E & W)
  • Phone: 303-449-3137
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For over a quarter century, the Boulder Creek Festival® has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community.… more

Boulder Story Builder

Starting May 23, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Boulder Center for Conscious Community
  • Address: 1637 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Phone: 303-297-1185
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop brings its exemplary programming to Boulder on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 for the writing retreat, Boulder Story Builder. Writers searching for the perfect narrator can take a class with Eleanor Brown, local author of the New York Times bestselling The Weird Sisters. Or dissect elements of a perfect starting sentence with local author Laura Pritchett. The weekend also includes two workshops with local writers Erika Krouse and Brad Wetzler, whose work has… more

Centro Latin Kitchen: Friday Afternoon Club

Starting May 29, 2015
Join us for Friday Afternoon Club with weekely live music!… more

Chief Niwot - Legend & Legacy

May 23 – December 31, 2015
Winner of the 2012 Mountain-Plains Museum Association ‘Leadership & Innovation Award’ and the ‘Josephine H. Miles History Award’ from History Colorado for 2012. This award goes to an individual, organization or museum in Colorado that has made a major contribution to the advancement of Colorado History. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the tragic massacre at Sand Creek, Colorado, the Boulder History Museum is re-introducing the… more

Hand Drumming Basics Workshop

Starting May 23, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: Enriching Elements
  • Address: 2712 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Phone: 303-515-7974
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New to drumming and drum circles? Brian Howard will teach you the basics. Learn some basic drum and rhythm techniques and some basic drum circle etiquette and tips to blend your unique sounds into the group. No previous experience is required. Anyone can learn drum, and we all have rhythm. Rhythm is inherent in so many of the things we do. It's the first sound in the womb. It's heartbeats and breathing, blinking and walking. A weekly drum circle starts right afterwards at 7:00. By then you'll be… more

Late Night With Functional Art

Ending May 22, 2015
Come in and visit the Vilona Gallery in the East End Arts District this Friday night from 6pm-8pm! May 1 - June 30 2015: "Contemporary Journeys" A Functional Artwork Show with Jim Braverman and James Vilona showcasing contemporary wood, stainless steel and acrylic functional artwork.… more

Pete Laffin

Ending May 22, 2015
  • Address: 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: The Riverside Cafe
  • Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Phone: 720-443-2322
With topics ranging from the war in Iraq to video game addictions, Pete Laffin offers a truly unique worldview by using both whispers and screams, rich vocal harmonies, and unorthodox song-structure.… more

Radiate Unified Dance Party

Starting May 23, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Address: 2027 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Shine
  • Time: 830p-1230a
Join Mr. Gettdowne as he spins the hits and turns the restaurant into a dance party every Saturday night! Free admission. 21+… more

Tinker Time-All Ages

Starting May 23, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Address: 1300 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Venue: Tinker Art Studio
  • Time: 10 - 1pm
  • Phone: 303-503-1902
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Tinker Time is an opportunity for children to engage in open art exploration time. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Tempera paints, water colors, oil pastels, modeling clay, print making, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage... are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. 2 hours maximum Tinker Time visit per… more