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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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3rd Annual Star Spangled Splash

Ending July 4, 2015
  • Location: Boulder Reservoir
  • Address: 5565 North 51st Street, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Venue: Boulder Reservoir
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-441-3469
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The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department will host the 3rd Annual Star Spangled Splash event from 8a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at the Boulder Reservoir. This year's event will be sponsored by FATE Brewing Company, McGuckin Hardware, KUNC and the Daily Camera and offers a wide range of fun, athletic and family-friendly activities. In this outdoor-recreation-crazed college town, it's no surprise that the event features a 5K/10K run, a sand volleyball tournament, and sailing… more

Boulder Farmers' Market

July 08 – 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

Colorado Music Festival

July 05 – August 9, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Chautauqua Auditorium
  • Phone: 303-665-0599
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The 2015 Colorado Music Festival season-the first under Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni-promises to be truly spectacular. Running from June 26-August 9, the season will feature festival and chamber orchestra concerts, the popular Music Mash-Up series, two Young People's Concerts, a new recital series, and an expanded, five-concert chamber music series. Other highlights include: One-night-only special performances by pianist and Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern and… more

Gold Hill Fire Department's 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Ending July 4, 2015
  • Location: Gold Hill Elementary School
  • Address: 890 Main, Gold Hill, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Phone: 303-444-5549
Blueberry and Plain Pancakes with bacon and hot and cold beverages. Gluten Free offered Free toys for attending kids; come early Parade at 12:00 Park Responsibly… more

Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament

July 5, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Countywide
  • Phone: 303-442-7373
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Hotel Reservations  The Boulder area is thrilled to welcome back the Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament for the 19th year! This high school-level girls' softball event has evolved into a local summer staple with a national tournament flavor and level of competition and a high demand from teams and players. Teams will represent all regions of the country, from coast to coast. One of the main objectives of the tournament is to provide participating girls an opportunity to… more

Ralphie's Independence Day Blast 2015

Ending July 4, 2015
Locals and visitors alike flock to Folsom Field on CU's campus, where there is a community sing-along, a band, a jump rope team and CU’s mascot, Ralphie, a real live buffalo. You’ll see her run around the stadium just like she does before every home football game. Gates open at 8:00pm, live entertainment until the fireworks start at dark!   Combined with the Star Spangled Splash, which happens earlier in the day at the Boulder Reservoir, Boulder's 4th of July is a… more

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A week with Sri Prem Baba: Yes to Love!

July 05 – 08, 2015
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: 3980 Broadway St., Suite 103, #130, Boulder, Colorado 80304
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Yes to love is a week-long celebration with Brazilian spiritual teacher and humanitarian leader Sri Prem Baba, who will be in Boulder, Colorado July 1st to 8th, 2015. This first-ever "season" in North America is an opportunity to experience the richness of daily practice with Prem Baba, which always brings deep teachings, friendship, community, and joy. Each day there will be satsang, or wisdom talks, with heartfelt live music, meditation, and silent walks with Prem Baba. The program… more

On-Going Events

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting July 5, 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

Boulder Story Builder

Starting July 5, 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

Chief Niwot - Legend & Legacy

July 05 – 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

Farmer's Market Cookout

July 11 – August 29, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Address: 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: The Riverside Cafe
  • Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Phone: 720-443-2322
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Featuring local produce from a different Boulder Farmer’s Market vendor each week, come pay a flat fee per plate and enjoy the grand summer opening of our new patio by the river!… more

Hand Drumming Basics Workshop

Starting July 11, 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

IONS July Theme- Deconstructing the Powerhoe: Transforming False Power

Ending July 4, 2015
  • Location: The Caritas Spiritist Center
  • Address: 5723 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 10 am- 12 pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3066
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“Deconstructing the Powerhoe: Transforming False Power” aims to initiate power reform on all levels from the way we treat ourselves, to the way we treat others, to the way we treat the earth. Our collective thrival necessitates that we engage equity and respect in all social relationships- in the family, school and workplace, ultimately resulting in beneficent international relations and earth stewardship. An organization that undermines the “parts” and doesn’t… more

Radiate Unified Dance Party

Starting July 11, 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 July 11, 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