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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.

    Please check back soon for 2019 events.

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

    Headed to Chautauqua over Memorial Day weekend? The Park-to-Park free weekend shuttle starts up May 26, 2018, to help you avoid parking frustrations!

    Boulder Creek Festival

    May 26–28, 2018
    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.

    Boulder Creek Festival


    May 28, 2018
    The BolderBoulder is as much about the funky costumes, fun music and camaraderie among runners as it is about the race itself. This favorite Memorial Day tradition in Boulder turns 40 years old in 2018! 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.

    Boulder Farmers Market

    May 26, 2018, 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).

    It's a perfect time for a bike ride and picnic. Check out a B-Cycle bike from one of the public kiosks, or rent bikes from University Bicycles. Next, visit Lolita’s Market & Deli, across the street, to pack up some picnic provisions. Then enjoy a leisurely ride right through the heart of town along the beautiful Boulder Creek, stopping for a picnic along the way. Scott Carpenter Park makes an excellent stopover, with a grassy hilltop and views of the Flatirons.

    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.

    People tubing Boulder Creek