Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Why not plan a festivacation in Boulder? (A festivacation is when you're so excited about a festival or event that you plan a whole vacation around it!) Spring and summer in Boulder are teeming with amazing festivals, the perfect excuse to get to this pretty town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains — and stay awhile.
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April 18, 2020
An all-star lineup in a historic theater. Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Neyla Pekarek formerly of the Lumineers and Langhorne Slim headline this festival with solo, acoustic performances inside the stunning Macky Auditorium.
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Big names, small venue. Summer brings the kickoff to Chautauqua’s series featuring concerts, silent movies, theater, dance, forums, and family events — all beside the stunning Flatirons.
June 25-August 1, 2020
Classical music greats, historic locale. This internationally acclaimed 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.
July 10-11, 2020
A tradition in scenic Folsom Field. This fan-favorite concert returns to the University of Colorado's football stadium, featuring members of the Grateful Dead, plus John Mayer.
March 27-April 4, 2020
Hundreds of arts events in one week. Boulder’s annual citywide celebration of art, jam-packed with performances and events all week long.
April 6–10, 2020
Big brains, fascinating conversations. Hundreds of free lectures and panel discussions on all subjects from free trade to postmodernism in film — on the beautiful CU campus.
May 11-15, 2020
Fresh tech and entrepreneurial ideas. Startup Week brings innovators and the community together with 200 events throughout the free, five-day lineup.
June 5-August 9, 2020
The bard under the stars. Each summer, several plays are performed in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the indoor University Theatre on the University of Colorado's campus.
June 14, 2020
Live entertainment, fine art and Judaica. Come for the culture, stay for the delicious food! Enjoy demonstrations, music and activities for all ages in downtown Boulder.
July 17, 2020
Crazy on the creek. Boulderites don their best business attire and hit the creek in this yearly tubing tradition. The event starts at Eben G. Fine Park, but you can catch the view of the hilarious action (e.g. spectators dangling breakfast from atop bridges for tubers to grab) anywhere along the creek near downtown.
July 18-19, 2020
Creative souls on display. Tents line downtown Boulder's Pearl Street for this juried celebration of visual arts — painting, photography, jewelry and more.
May 25, 2020
Not your average 10K. This famous foot race gets the whole town celebrating on the streets. There’s music, costumes and revelry as top runners and locals (running, walking and dancing) take part.
Aug. 1, 2020
Insanely epic athletes. This "half Ironman" takes place at the Boulder Reservoir with a spectacular Rocky Mountain backdrop. The event has been an athlete favorite for over a decade and is one of the fastest IRONMAN events to sell out each year.
June 11-14, 2020
Yoga in a scenic setting. This celebration of yoga and music features world-class yoga instructors, live music, inspirational experiences and community building.
July 26-August 7, 2020
High-flying choreography. Experience the joy of dancing in the air, for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. Two weeks of classes, lectures/demonstrations, informal discussions and performances.
April 26, 2020 (Rain date: May 3, 2020)
Unbearably cute kiddos in costume. The Tulip Fairy and hundreds of tiny fairies and elves wake up 15,000+ tulips with a parade and festival on Pearl Street in historic downtown.
May 23-25, 2020
Boulder's Memorial Day bash. Food, art, performances, bazar, carnival rides and much more — all beside the beautiful Boulder Creek.
Every Saturday, April 4-Nov. 21, 2020 (8am-2pm)
Every Wednesday, May 6-Oct. 7, 2020 (4-8pm)
Voted No. 1 in the U.S. A feast for the eyes, palate and soul — with all local producers. The market takes place outdoors amid a festival-like atmosphere on 13th Street in downtown Boulder.
April 19, 2020
Deliciousness in downtown. Spend an afternoon in America’s Foodiest Town tasting delicious chef creations and Colorado wines.
May TBD, 2020
Beer, music, outdoors. A free music festival with Upslope beer, food trucks, games, art and more, held at the Upslope Flatiron Park brewery.
June TBD, 2020
A celebration of great beer. This epic celebration at Avery Brewing Company features selections hand-picked from wish lists submitted by the entire Avery team.
August 22, 2020
So much good beer. Taste beers from over 25 Boulder County breweries, plus enjoy food trucks, live music and yard games.