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Boulder Events

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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With so many amazing events throughout the year, there's always something special happening in Boulder, Colorado!

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Major Events

Bands on the Bricks

August 06 – 13, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Location: Downtown Boulder (1300 block)
  • Time: Music starts at 7pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3774
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From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.… more

Beer Tasting Tour

Starting August 3, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
  • Time: Second and Fourth Sunday of every month, 2:00pm
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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Enjoy a hoppy stroll through downtown Boulder and visit some of Megan’s favorite local breweries, tap rooms, and beer-loving bar tenders. Whether you’re a home brewer, regular-ole beer-lover, or recently appreciative of one of America’s favorite beverages, come discover what it means to live in the Napa Valley of Beer on an engaging, entertaining, beer hop. 21+ and IDs will be checked. … more

Boulder Farmers' Market

August 02 – November 22, 2014
  • Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
  • Time: Sat 8-2 pm (4/5/14-11/22/14); Wed 4-8pm (5/7/14-10/1/14)
  • 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

Chautauqua Walking Tour

August 03 – September 7, 2014
Boulder’s landmark Chautauqua is one of the few remaining Chautauqua sites in the nation ~ come share in this special place! Emerging from a cultural movement of the late 19th century, Boulder's Chautauqua was originally a tent city on the hill with a performance space and dining hall. Today, it continues, through simplicity and a wide variety of cultural offerings, to exemplify its original ideals: lifelong learning, love of nature, music & the arts. Small groups guaranteed, reservations… more

Colorado Music Festival

August 03 – 08, 2014
2014 Concert Series: Sundays- Orchestra. Tuesday- Music Mash-up and Chamber Music. Thursday/Friday- Orchestra. MUSIC – MAESTROS – MASTERPIECES! The Colorado Music Festival’s 2014 concert season abounds with some of the world’s greatest guest artists and conductors. Along with our world-class, professional orchestra musicians this summer’s accomplished guest conductors include Michael Butterman, Lawrence Golan, William Boughton, Larry Rachleff, Carlos Prieto, Joshua Gersen, Andrew Grams and… more

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

August 02 – 10, 2014
  • Location: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre & University Theatre
  • Phone: 303-492-8008
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Experience classic theatre at its best in the shadow of the majestic Flatiron Mountains. Enjoy gorgeous summer evenings with gourmet picnics, the Shakespeare gardens, The plays this summer are "The Tempest," "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "I Hate Hamlet," "Henry IV: Part 1," and "Henry IV Part 2." Bring a date or bring the family. (Kids 5 -12 can come for just $10.00, and youth 13 – 17 can come for $20. Kids and youth tickets are available in the Orchestra section only.)… more

Downtown Boulder Guided Walking Tour

August 02 – September 6, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Meet at the corner of 13th and Spruce
  • Address: 2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Hotel Boulderado
  • Phone: 720-243-1376
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Great for curious locals and visitors! Fun and informative walkabouts through downtown Boulder. Experienced, local guides weave together a narrative of history, people, policies and planning to create a celebration of community. Covers approximately 2 miles and loads of fun information in only 2 hours. #1 on TripAdvisor! Small groups guaranteed, reservations required. Mondays: 10-11:45 Tuesdays: 3:30-5:15 Wednesdays: 3:30-5:15 Thursdays: 10-11:45 Fridays: 3:30-5:15 Saturdays: 10-11:45… more

Outside Folkdancing on the Plaza

August 05 – September 9, 2014
  • Address: 1770 13th St. (farmers market area, beside Dushanbe Teahouse), Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: Instruction 7-8pm, Dancing 'til 10pm
  • Phone: 303-499-6363
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Dances for the Boulder Community! Many teachers and dancers from around the world! No partner needed! Beginners welcomed and encouraged!… more

On-Going Events

A Taste of Boulder Dining Tour

Starting August 2, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: United States
  • Address: Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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Our Downtown Dining Tours feature some of Boulder’s most popular restaurants and foodie hot-spots on Pearl Street. Let a local food-loving guide bring you to a handful of Boulder’s best locally owned places for cocktails, dinner, dessert, and food specialty shops. This is a dining tour, not just a sampling tour, so food will be served at two stops and you’ll end with dessert.… more

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting August 2, 2014
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-levels Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp Classes

August 04 – October 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Scott Carpenter Park
  • Address: 30th St & Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 am, 7:15-8:15 am, 9:00-10:00 am, 5:45-6:45 pm
  • Phone: 303-550-3491
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Visiting Boulder and miss your fitness routine or want to experience a unique slice of Boulder? Join the folks at Fitness For Living for one of their Boot Camp classes. Led by a personal trainer, the small and camaraderie-based classes are designed for a wide range of abilities. Run, jump, push and pull your way to fitness fun. Featured on NBC’s Today Show and the Daily Camera’s ‘Best Workout of 2012, Fitness For Living has been energizing Boulder with its Boot Camps… more

An Evening of Stories with Lighthouse Writers and Stories on Stage

August 2, 2014
A literary performance by Stories on Stage. Actors Diana Dresser, Michael Bouchard, and Josh Robinson showcase stories written by Lighthouse participants and award-winning George Saunders—who will visit and teach at Lighthouse this September 20 and 21.… more

Boulder Comedy Show

Starting August 3, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Bohemian Biergarten
  • Address: 2017 13th st, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7pm
  • Phone: 720-328-8328
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The Boulder Comedy Show is Boulder’s only free weekly showcase featuring comedians from around the country. Regularly featuring professionals from Denver and Boulder, the Bohemian Biergarten offers happy hour on all European-style biers and cuisine, and an opportunity to see comedians from the Tonight Show, Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central without leaving town. Happy hour prices all night and no admission… what’s not to like?… more

Boulder Story Builder

Starting August 2, 2014
  • 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 August 8, 2014
Join us for Friday Afternoon Club with weekely live music!… more

Centro Latin Kitchen: Tequila Tuesday

August 5, 2014 – March 17, 2015
Tequila Tuesday at Centro features a - Tasting Tequila Flight - Specialty Cocktail - Food Special or order all three at a discounted price!… more

Cocktail Tasting Tour

Starting August 7, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Address: -Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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Cocktail tours are a unique way to experience the best watering holes in Boulder. Join us on Thirsty Thursdays for a lesson on the major spirits and mixology. Taste various professional creations and and meet some of the best tenders of the bar in town. You must be 21+ to register. There are different cocktail tours each month. Choose the tour that interests your palate most, or come on all of them! Think of these tours as private cocktail classes- be prepared to learn something interesting.… more

Coffee and Pastry Tour

Starting August 2, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: United States
  • Address: -Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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There are a lot of independently owned coffee shops in downtown Boulder, so finding the one you prefer might take some time. Let a local coffee-lover guide you to a number of Boulder’s best coffee shops on a leisurely morning tour and discover the place (and bean and roast and grind) you like most. Learn about different beans, roasts, and brewing methods. Coffee samples and a light breakfast make this tour an ideal way to start your day.… more

Colorado Brazil Fest Brazilian Carnaval

August 2, 2014
Colorado Brazil Fest presents Brazilian Carnaval, featuring exceptional Brazilian guest performers Dandha da Hora and Ronaldo Andrade, with Colorado’s own Sambadendê, Ginga, Bateria Alegria, Samba Colorado, and Capoeira Canavial.… more

Colorado Brazil Fest Presents: CHORO AND FORRÓ DANCE NIGHT

Ending August 1, 2014
  • Address: 2027 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Shine
  • Time: 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
  • Phone: 720-771-7463
Get your groove on to the rhythms of choro and forró! Join Ginga with special guests Alessandro Penezzi and Dexter Payne! First set will be lively & upbeat Brazilian instrumental choro tunes, then grab a partner or two for a rousing set 2 with danceable Brazilian forró music!… more

Cryslas Way Singing Bowl Healing Event

August 27, 2014 – February 25, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Wednesday
  • Location: Enriching Elements
  • Address: 2712 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 8pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: 303-515-7974
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Join us the first Wednesday of each month for an amazing “journey through sound” healing experience you won’t want to miss. Stephen Prangler uses quartz signing bowls and an 18 foot circle energetic circuit. Special spots on the circuit will be available for the first 6 through the door. Cochise OnePaw will add smudging and sacred drumming as well. Be sure not to show up late, as the doors will be locked once we start. Tickets are $15 each.… more

Dances of Universal Peace

Starting August 8, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
  • Address: P.O. Box 368, Boulder, CO 80306
  • Venue: Dancers of Universal Peace Colorado
  • Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays Every Month. 21 years in Boulder
  • Phone: 303-807-1404
The Dances of Universal Peace honor all beliefs and traditions. There is no experience or partners needed. Dances are taught each week and are very easy to learn. These dances have a long tradition and occur worldwide. Cost is only $10 at the door. Please visit our website to view our video.… more
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