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    Labor Day Weekend in Boulder

    Close out the summer with a perfect weekend in Boulder during one of its most dazzling times of year. While most Labor Day events are cancelled for 2020, there's still plenty to do, given Boulder's love of all things outdoors.

    "Boulder is arguably one of the best weekend getaways in Colorado — if not the whole Western United States!" —TripAdvisor
    Explore the Farm Trail

    The bounty of Boulder's 850 farms is a sight to behold over Labor Day weekend, and you can explore it all on the Boulder County Farm Trail. Take a scenic farm drive, stopping at some farm stands; have an on-farm experience, or simply taste the fruits of our farmers' labors in restaurants all over town. 

    Munson Farm Stand

    Get in an Epic Hike

    Before the busyness of fall is really underway, get centered with some time outside on the trails in Boulder. Here are 5 Hikes with Great Views, 5 Easy Hikes, plus even more in our hiking brochure.

    Wonderland Lake in Fall

    Go to the Boulder Farmers Market

    Sept. 5, 2020, 8am–2pm
    By Labor Day weekend, the Boulder Farmers’ Market is overflowing with goodies. Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, the market was established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public. It is a growers-only market, and shoppers can enjoy seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products. Plus, the market enjoys a lovely setting next to shady Central Park and the Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

    Boulder Farmers Market From Above

    Play on the Creek

    It's usually still warm enough over Labor Day to warrant a refreshing tube ride down Boulder Creek. Here's where to get a tube, and also where to check creek flow levels (less than 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) is considered easy and above 300 cfs is going to be a wild ride, so proceed with caution). 

    People tubing Boulder Creek
    Enjoy Amazing Food

    Boulder restaurants are allowed to serve guests inside at 50% capacity inside, with expanded capacity outside. The city has taken extraordinary steps to close streets to through traffic so that restaurants can open additional seating right on the street, so those who are ready are welcome to dine out in Boulder. You'll need to wear a face covering to any restaurants and can remove it for eating or drinking. 

    Dining Safely in Boulder

    Couple Dining Downtown Boulder

    Autumn Bird-Watching

    Fall is an excellent time to visit Boulder's acclaimed bird-watching sites. Read our bird-watching guide for where to go and what to look for. 

    Take in Some Outdoor Art

    The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is open with limited hours, and you can also design your own art experience: 

    Migration Mural

    Don't Leave the House Without...
    • Your face covering. They are required in Boulder County by public health order. 
    • A well-charged cell phone, so you can use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking, order food to go, take pictures of maps and use it as a tool to avoid tactile contact.
    • Hand sanitizer.
    • Sunscreen.
    • A full water bottle.