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    Folsom Field

    4th of July in Boulder

    When Travel + Leisure named Boulder one of five of “America’s Best Towns for July 4th” two years in a row, we could only nod in agreement. In early July, it’s easy to love Boulder’s combination of fresh air, beautiful outdoors, great patio restaurants, 20+ breweries on the Boulder Beer Trail, and some pretty big Fourth of July events.

    Fireworks at Folsom Field

    July 4, 2017 at 8pm 
    Free
    Ralphie’s Indepdence Day Blast has been an annual tradition since 1941. Locals flock to the University of Colorado’s football stadium, Folsom Field, to take part in stadium-wide sing-along, listen to live music, see Ralphie — the real buffalo that is CU’s mascot — and, of course, watch the live fireworks show. The fireworks start at dark, usually around 9:30pm or so.

    Folsom Field 4th of July

    Star-Spangled Splash at Boulder Reservoir

    July 4, 2017
    The beautiful Boulder Reservoir is the site of a fun, 5/10K Star-Splangled Splash foot race on July 4 at 8am — if you like the idea of lacing up your sneakers and really earning your holiday beer and brats. Families are welcome to come hang out at the reservoir, too, to picnic and cool off in the water. A beer garden will be open for those 21 and older.

    4th of July Boulder Reservoir

    Boulder Farmers Market

    July 1, 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.

    Boulder Farmers Market Food Vendors

     

    Photo credits, from top: Hannah/Flickr Creative Commons; Patrick Kelley; Jerome Brunet/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News; City of Boulder; Denise Chambers/Boulder CVB.