4th of July Activities in Boulder
Free Shuttles If you want to hike or picnic at Chautauqua, the Park-to-Park hiker shuttle will be running on July 2, 3 and 4, 2022 (8am-8pm) to help you avoid parking frustrations. Route map and details here. The Eldo Shuttle will also be running all weekend, so you can ride to Eldorado Canyon State Park and trailheads in South Boulder.
The Park to Park and Eldo Shuttles are wheelchair-accessible and operate lifts for passengers.
Colorado Music Festival
The internationally acclaimed Colorado Music Festival is held four nights per week for seven weeks at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, showcasing an orchestra of professional classical musicians from all over the world. The July 3 performance is a family show entitled, "Tubby the Tuba."
Chautauqua Auditorium is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Chautauqua maintains a useful list addressing accessible parking, service animals, ADA restroom facilities, assistive listening devices, and more. Please visit the Chautauqua website for more information.
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on the south side of the hall adjacent to section AL as well as at the back of section A. To purchase, look online for the wheelchair symbol or call the Chautauqua Box Office at 303-440-7666.
July 4th Concert Celebration
Celebrate July 4th with Independence Day symphonic classics, from Rodeo to William Tell and the 1812 Overture at the historic Boulder Bandshell with the Boulder Symphony, conducted by Devin Patrick Hughes. From Jessie Montgomery’s Soul Force to tunes from Star Wars, Star Trek and Harry Potter, you won’t want to miss this celebration of great American music.
The Glenn Huntington Band Shell is in Boulder’s Civic Area, which provides ADA accessible paths and sidewalks.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
See Shakespeare under the stars at the gorgeous Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre on the University of Colorado campus. The series runs for much of the summer, with Independence Day holiday weekend performances including "All's Well That Ends Well" and "The Book of Will."
Colorado Shakespeare Festival venue entrances are wheelchair accessible and wheelchair seating is available. Contact the box office at 303-492-8008.
Assisted listening devices are available on request. If you need an assisted listening device, please ask an usher or the box office for one as soon as you arrive, as quantities are limited.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers American Sign Language interpretation, audio description services, and live captioning for its productions upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance for more information.
More information is available on the CU Presents website.
Boulder Farmers Market
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 one of 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.
While the Boulder Farmers Market can be busy, it is held on a wide street, closed to motor traffic, and there are no stairs. The bathroom behind the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is ADA accessible.
Cool Off in the Boulder Reservoir
The beautiful Boulder Reservoir welcomes families to come hang out at the reservoir to picnic and cool off in the water. Open July 3 from 6am-8pm and July 4 from 6am-5pm. Alcohol is prohibited on July 4 unless you are part of a group renting a picnic site.
The visitor center at the Boulder Reservoir is ADA accessible and other improvements are planned for increasing restroom and water ramp accessibility.
Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament
June 29-July 3, 2022
For more than two decades, the Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament, an 80-team competitive girls softball tourney, has been hosted in Boulder. Come join in this Fourth of July Boulder tradition, and see these powerhouse girls pitch, swing and run at the Stazio Ballfields and the East Mapleton Complex.
The Gerald Stazio Softball Fields offer ADA-compliant sidewalks and paths.
First Friday Art in NoBo Art District
NoBo First Friday is a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses in the NoBo Art District. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, artists and artisans along your stroll through the area, featuring live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Violet to Highway 36. Follow the bright colored flags to find surprises around every corner. First Friday runs 6-9pm. Find the map here.
Art in the Garden
July 2, 2022, 10am
As part of Arts in the Open, an event series that fuses nature with the arts, you're invited to put on your painting clothes and get inspired by the stunning scenery of Chautauqua Park to paint your own masterpiece en plein air. Bring a blanket to sit on for comfort while painting, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Learn more and get tickets here.
Fireworks at Folsom Field – Canceled
Unfortunately, due to a number of factors including workforce shortages, fireworks will not be taking place in Boulder in 2022.
Entrances at Folsom Field are accessible for guests with disabilities. Wheelchair seating is available at Folsom Field and can be obtained when purchasing your ticket. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the athletics department in advance of your visit at 303-492-8337.