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Memorial Day Weekend in Boulder

Spring, glorious spring! It's especially glorious in Boulder, where hundreds of blossoms decorate the flower beds along Pearl Street and it's perfect hiking weather. It's all part of why Boulder was named one of the top 45 Memorial Day destinations in the U.S.

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

Hiker Shuttles Start Back Up! You don't need a car to get to Chautauqua on summer weekends — or to Eldorado Canyon State Park or the Hessie Trailhead. Check out these free (and almost free) shuttles that start running on Memorial Day weekend 2024.

BOLDERBoulder 10K

Monday, May 27, 2024
The BOLDERBoulder 10K is as much about the funky costumes, fun music and camaraderie among runners as it is about the race itself. This favorite race has been a Memorial Day tradition in Boulder for more than four decades! Come join 50,000 participants and tons of spectators for a 10K foot race through Boulder's neighborhoods, finishing in Folsom Field — the University of Colorado's football stadium.

BolderBoulder Race with Flatirons

Boulder Creek Festival

Friday-Monday, May 24-27, 2024
A locals' favorite festival featuring an artisan market, a beer festival, concerts, family activities, food and entertainment — all on the banks of Boulder Creek.

Boulder Creek Festival

BBQ Celebration at The Post

Monday, May 27, 2024
The Post Chicken & Beer's Culinary Director Jimmy Giesler will bring his smoked meat expertise to a special Memorial Day barbecue menu of a smoked rib platter including slow-smoked meat, campfire beans, mac n’ cheese, crunchy slaw and grandma’s cornbread, for $30.


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American Legion Memorial Day Picnic

Monday, May 27, 2024, 2-4:30pm
Honor the sacrifices of America's brave women and men at Boulder's American Legion Post 10 Memorial Day picnic, open to the general public. Learn more.

Boulder Farmers Market

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 8am-2pm
The Boulder Farmers Market is a fun place to start a Saturday. Established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public, the market is now the largest in Colorado. 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 Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

Boulder Farmers Market Shopper with a Basket

Musical Vanguards at the Dairy presents The Jacob Jolliff Band

Monday, May 27, 2024
Jacob Jolliff, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is a founding member of the New England-based roots music band, Joy Kills Sorrow, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, playing hundreds of clubs, theaters and festivals.

Bingo and Beers

Monday, May 27, 2024, 6-8pm
Hang out and play bingo while enjoying Wild Provision's special Czech-style lagers and wild-fermented craft beer.

Wild Provisions Brewery Group Sitting Outside on Patio with Beer

Trivia at Beyond the Mountain Brewing

Monday, May 27, 2024, 6:30-8pm
Try your hand at trivia and sip award-winning beer accompanied by prizes of free drinks and gift cards at Beyond the Mountain Brewing in Boulder's Gunbarrel neighborhood.

Memorial Day Hiking

Head for the hills and get in a refreshing hike. The weather in Boulder is often just right for some outdoor fun on Memorial Day weekend, and some wildflowers may be blooming. 

Hiking Shanahan Ridge Trail

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