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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

August 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

Boulder Outdoor Cinema

August 29, 2015
  • Address: 1750 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: Bands at 7:30pm, Movies at Dusk
  • Phone: 855-262-9324
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Schedule 2015:   July 11 - Léon: The Professional July 18 - Grand Budapest Hotel July 25 - LEGO Movie Aug 1 - Birdman Aug 8 - Monty Python & The Holy Grail Aug 15 - Tucker & Dale vs Evil Aug 22 - Princess Bride Aug 29 - This Is Spinal Tap   Food! Outside of our classic concession stand, we've also got several food trucks joining in on the fun! Here's who's coming to join the fun: McDevitt Taco French Twist Suburban Wiener Verde Sweet… more

CU Buffs Volleyball vs. Florida State (Omni Classic)

August 29, 2015
Come cheer on the CU Buffs Volleyball team as they take on Florida State.… more

CU Buffs Volleyball vs. Oklahoma (Omni Classic)

Ending August 28, 2015
Come cheer on the CU Buffs Volleyball team as they take on Oklahoma.… more

CU Buffs Volleyball vs. San Diego (Omni Classic)

Ending August 28, 2015
Come cheer on the CU Buffs Volleyball team as they take on San Diego.… more

Fairview High School 19th Annual GARAGE SALE & PEACH FESTIVAL

August 29, 2015
  • Location: Fairview High School
  • Address: 1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder, CO 80305
  • Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Phone: 720-890-7538
Come and show your support for the students in the band programs AND have a fun time at this community event. The event takes place at the Fairview Senior Parking Lot, 1515 Greenbriar Blvd - 8am - 1pm. Purchase delicious peaches, pears, homemade cakes, and a new treasure or two for you or your home! Sale/Festival supports students in Concert, Jazz and Marching Band programs. Early birds are… more

GreenBeerFest in Boulder, CO

August 29, 2015
  • Location: Historic Boulder Bandshell Amphitheater
  • Address: 1212 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 2 pm to 10 pm
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Now in its 3rd year, our home grown one day festival invites farmers, makers (DIY’ers) and hula hoop shakers to come out and unite with Boulder environmentalists to promote all the necessary and fun uses for clean water! As ‘man water’ aka Colorado craft beer is usually the inspiration behind lively conversation and epic dance moves, we’ll be sure to feature some great local breweries (and indie bands) as well.… more

JackLNDN

Ending August 28, 2015
  • Location: Fox Theatre
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 9PM
  • Phone: 720-645-2467
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JackLNDN is a British disco producer with the ability to instantly capture the attention of anyone within listening range. The burgeoning artist spent his youth immersed in musical studies, training vigorously while perfecting his ability to sing, write music, and master instruments like piano and guitar. Now he translates these skills to unleashing visceral and cutting edge dance music upon the world, digger deeper into the craft he obsesses over with every waking moment.… more

The Watkins Family Hour Feat. Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, and more

Ending August 28, 2015
For singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalists Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, the Watkins Family Hour has long been an oasis from the rigors of the road, a laboratory where they can try out new material or master beloved cover songs. Their monthly show at L.A.'s famed venue Largo has been hailed as a convivial, communal event where they welcome an impressive array of musician friends old and new. While it's true that fans who aren't lucky enough to be in L.A. and score a coveted ticket can check… more

On-Going Events

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting August 29, 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

August 31 – 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

Between the Lines Paintings by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo

Ending August 28, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Naropa University/Arapahoe Campus
  • Address: 2130 Arapahoe/Lincoln Building, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-245-4637
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Naropa University’s Lincoln Gallery presents recent paintings by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo in an art exhibition titled Between the Lines. Jane’s work has ranged from abstract geometrical paintings and drawings to assemblage boxes, “games without rules,” large cardboard constructions, theatre sets and costumes, book covers, art/poetry collaborations, and installations. Please join us at the Opening Reception to celebrate this illustrious artist and her work on Friday, June 19… more

Boulder Art Therapy Collective: Open Door Studio Fridays

Ending 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 Story Builder

Starting August 29, 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 September 4, 2015
Join us for Friday Afternoon Club with weekly live music!… more

Chief Niwot - Legend & Legacy

August 29 – 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

End of Summer Block Party at Gebhardt Volkswagen

Ending August 28, 2015
  • Location: Gebhardt Volkswagen
  • Address: 2470 49th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Phone: 303-444-1644
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End of Summer Block Party featuring The Bluezzers! Giveaways from Front Range Anglers and Gebhardt VW, food from Moe's Original BBQ and activities for the kiddos. Come join in the FUN!… more

Farmer's Market Cookout

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 August 29, 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

ORVIS Fly Fishing 101 with Front Range Anglers

August 29 – September 26, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Address: 2344 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Front Range Anglers
  • Time: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Phone: 303-494-1375
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Orvis Fly Fishing 101 gives people who would like to explore the sport and art of fly fishing an opportunity to learn the basics at absolutely no cost. Fly fishing has no boundaries as to the species of fish you can fish for. Fly fishing is just another way to catch fish. It is not difficult to learn the basics, and this free hour-long introductory class will give participants a deep enough look to see if it’s something they would like to learn more about. Fly fishing is a sport the whole… more

Radiate Unified Dance Party

Starting August 29, 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

Spiraling In: Your Sacred Path

August 29, 2015
  • Location: Creative Life Center at St Ambrose
  • Address: 7520 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Phone: 303-635-0691
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Wondering where you are headed? Leave this program feeling comfortable and even excited about your next steps. Those journeying in the wisdom-sharing stage of life and seeking to live life fully and authentically - like you - are invited to define and explore your own unique, sacred pathways to grow in self, relationship, and community.… more

Three Exhibitions by Four Celebrated Boulder Artists: Patricia Chapman, Robert Spellman, Julie DuBos

Ending August 28, 2015
  • Location: Nalanda Campus
  • Address: 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Venue: Naropa University
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-245-4637
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Naropa University Art Galleries Opens the Fall 2015 Semester with Three Exhibitions by Four Celebrated Boulder Artists: Patricia Chapman, Robert Spellman, Julie DuBose & Michael Wood Reception: Friday, August 28, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition Art as Narrative: Florence Faringworth and Her Curious Collection (August 17 – October 4, 2015) transports words and art together with an ongoing narrative between Boulder artist Patricia Chapman (thepatstudio.com) and her… more

Tinker Time-All Ages

Starting August 29, 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