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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

April 29 – 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

Dia Del Nino

Ending April 25, 2015
Celebrate Día del Niño (Children's Day) with BMoCA! Participate in a family-friendly day of traditional Latino festivities, including art-making, storytelling, live dance, and musical performances. BMoCA is presenting its fifth annual Día del Niño celebration in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver and the Mexican Cultural Center. Please click here for more information or contact Nicole@bmoca.org. … more

Fly Tying Signature Saturday Series with author A.K.Best

Ending April 25, 2015
Join us for a special re-release book signing of “Production Fly Tying” by A.K. Best along with a demonstration of patterns from the book.… more

Laurie Dameron Music

Ending April 25, 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

MeSimple Kicks Off a Learning Series: Tapping the Potential of Nature & Simplicity

Ending April 25, 2015
  • Location: eTown
  • Address: 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: eTown
  • Time: 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
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Resonating a common mission to declutter from busy and complicated lives, a Grammy- and Emmy-nominated pianist, a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur-turned-poet, an eco-psychologist, two primitive survival educators, and two writers will share the eTown Hall stage, 1535 Spruce St. in Boulder on April 25 presenting their unique and remarkable explorations of reconnecting to nature and living simply. The goal? Greater fulfillment, deeper relationships, increased creativity, and health after… more

The MeSimple Learning Series Presents: Tapping the Potential of Nature & Simplicity

Ending April 25, 2015
  • Address: 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: eTown
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
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Join us for a remarkable exploration of how striving for simplicity and renewing your connection to nature can generate greater fulfillment, creativity and health. Speakers will discuss how they cut clutter from their lives and began exploring their relationship to the natural world and how this let them reconnect with people, places and themselves.… more

On-Going Events

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting April 26, 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

April Healing Arts Sampler

Ending April 25, 2015
  • Location: The Caritas Spiritist Center
  • Address: 5723 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 10 am - 6:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3066
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Sample the healing gifts of talented practitioners of various modalities at $5 for 15-minute sessions and $10 for 30-minute sessions! Meet local practitioners and sample mini-sessions of their services, such as massage therapy, whole body vibration, reflexology, and many more! Come experience a full range of therapeutic work at the nominal prices above. For Practitioners: If you are a healing arts practitioner interested in meeting potential new clients and providing services at the upcoming… more

BETC: Hysteria

April 26 – May 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Dairy Center for the Performing Arts – Carsen Theatre
  • Address: 26th & Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-444-7328
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Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) presents a regional premiere, by Terry Johnson. Sigmund Freud is dying. But before he does, there are visitors to be met, and reckonings to be made. A life-long friend insists upon a rewrite. A mysterious girl turns up in his study, demanding time on his couch. And once Salvador Dali himself arrives, the stage is set for a splendidly silly exploration of the subconscious that makes for “audacious and dazzlingly clever farce” (Financial Times,… more

Betty Woodman & Shark's Ink.: From Clay to Paper

April 26 – 30, 2015
A retrospective survey of Betty Woodman’s works on paper, made in collaboration with Lyons area resident Master Printer Bud Shark. The show will run through Thursday, April 30.… more

Boulder Philharmonic - Season Finale: Legendary Virtuosity with Cellist Zuill Bailey

Ending April 25, 2015
Season Finale: Legendary Virtuosity with Cellist Zuill Bailey SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015—7:30 PM Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Butterman, Music Director Virtuosity abounds as we conclude our season in grand style. Nature and myth intermingle in Liadov's misty painting of The Enchanted Lake. Then, dashing cellist Zuill Bailey shares his moving interpretation of Dvořák's well-loved Cello Concerto. Finally, we revel in the talents of our… more

Boulder Story Builder

Starting April 26, 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

April 26 – 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

Dream Kitchens Tour

April 26, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Various homes in Boulder
  • Time: Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-444-3636 ext. 15
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Tour Boulder's finest kitchens to bring out the designer in everyone! A Benefit for the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County: Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Studio3 Kitchen Bath Interiors is presenting the 2015 Dream Kitchens Tour featuring some of Boulder's finest kitchens along with tasty treats to benefit the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County, Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday,… more

FRESH

Ending April 25, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Irey Theatre
  • Address: CU Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 303-492-8008
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An informal showing of works by student choreographers… more

Growing Gardens Children's Earth Day Event

Ending April 25, 2015
  • Location: Growing Gardens Urban Farm
  • Address: 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Time: 10 AM-2 PM
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4th Annual Children’s Peace Garden Bee Earth Day Celebration to Connect Children and Families to Fresh Food, Local Honeybees and Healthy Bodies! The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at the Children’s Peace Garden located at 1630 Hawthorn in Boulder. This event is free! Donations are cheerfully welcome. Garden costumes are encouraged! April is the ideal time to explore the beauty of Growing Gardens’ organic farm as everything is budding to… more

Hand Drumming Basics Workshop

Starting May 2, 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

Radiate Unified Dance Party

Starting May 2, 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

The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness

April 26 – 29, 2015
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, in partnership with The Wilderness Society, is proud to host the traveling exhibition The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness featuring 20 framed photographs of Colorado Wilderness Areas by acclaimed artist John Fielder. This traveling exhibit is a collaboration between Fielder, Conservation Colorado, The Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, and other non-profit organizations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the… more

Tinker Time-All Ages

Starting May 2, 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