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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, it's perfect hiking weather and patios all over town beckon you with spring food and drinks. The following events will be going on over the weekend, giving the whole town a fun, festival atmosphere.

    Boulder Creek Festival

    May 27–29, 2017
    Peruse jewelry, arts, crafts and more at hundreds of booths, watch dance and music performances on four stages, let the kids go wild in jumpy castles and relax beside babbling Boulder Creek during this favorite annual festival. The Boulder Creek Festival takes place in and around Central Park.


    May 29, 2017
    The BolderBoulder is as much about the funky costumes, fun music and camaraderie among runners as it is about the race itself. Come join 50,000 participants and tons of spectators for this 10K foot race through Boulder's neighborhoods, finishing in Folsom Field — the University of Colorado's football stadium.

    Runners at the BolderBoulder Folsom Field

    Boulder Farmers Market

    May 27, 2017, 8am-2pm
    Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, 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 the Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

    Woman purchasing fruit at the Boulder Farmers Market

    Things to Do

    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 (pick up a wildflower guide at the Ranger Cottage).

    Eben G. Fine Park, farther upstream from the Boulder Creek Festival, is a hot spot for tubing, picnicking and playing on the shore of the creek.

    Also check out Laughing Goat's "So You're a Poet" open mic reading on Monday, May 29, 2017, or Centro Music Sundays (May 28, 2017, 3-6pm), where Latin-inspired musical guests entertain you while you sip mojitos and much on tacos, chips and salsa.

    People tubing Boulder Creek