Boulder plays host to a great assortment of events, so whether you are interested in the arts, science, entertainment, or all of the above, there is likely something happening that would peak your interest. Below you’ll find some of the events you can count on to catch your attention.
If you are visiting Boulder, CO and like to run then the Boulder Bolder is the perfect event for you. Taking place annually over Memorial Day weekend, the Boulder Bolder is a 10k road race, open to the public. Registration is required, but anyone is eligible. Celebrating its 30 anniversary in 2008, the Boulder Bolder is a great event.
To register for the race: www.bolderboulder.com
Family Weekend at the University of Colorado is an annual event that the entire city participates in. There is the football game, always fun whether the buffs win or loose. As well as free campus events, and exciting activities on Pearl Street.
Have you ever pet a buffalo? Well the Pearl Street Stampede is the place to do it. This town wide school spirited event takes place before every University of Colorado home football game. The marching band and the football team gather down on Pearl Street for a pep-rally of sorts. Ralphie the buffalo and Chip the CU mascots are there too.
Creek Fest is an annual springtime event here in boulder. If you enjoy walking by the creek, and being able to browse and experience different local products and vendors then the Creek Fest is a cant miss. All the different aspects of boulder are represented. There is even a special kid and teen section with rides and games. This is truly fun for the whole family. The same event takes place in the fall every year, and is just as enjoyable. For more information see: www.bouldercreekevents.com
The Shakespeare Festival is held on the University of Colorado campus every summer. Lasting over 5 weeks this event features a variety of Shakespeare’s plays. The performances are held in a variety of campus locations, including the outdoor amphitheatre. The Boulder Inn offers lodging packages LINK TO PACKAGE PAGE including tickets to the festival.
Every Wednesday all summer is music on the bricks down on Pearl Street. Music on the bricks is located between 13th and 14th right in front of the County Court building. There you will find a variety of performances featuring local artists every week. This event is fun for all ages and a great addition to your visit to the Pearl Street area. For more information, please see: www.bouldercoloradousa.com/calendar/index.cfm
Sponsored by the Colorado Film Society, BIFF is held annually on Presidents Day Weekend in Boulder. It has developed a reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the U.S., with an extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries and shorts.
CWA is hosted annually, around the second week of April, at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was founded in 1948 by Howard Higman, a professor of Sociology at the University. Each year the conference hosts over 100 panelists, and conducts over 200 sessions on topics such as music, art, literature, environmental activism, business, science, journalism, diplomacy, technology, spirituality, the film industry, pop culture, visual arts, politics, medicine, and human rights.
A community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado`s Rocky Mountains. Join us in Boulder, Colorado for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community. Every June.
The Climbing Wall Summit is the climbing wall industry’s only professional development conference and provides industry members with the education, certification, networking, and inspiration to move the industry forward. Every May.
Colorado MahlerFest celebrates the life, music, and times of the great composer Gustav Mahler during a week-long festival, culminating in two orchestral performances of one of Mahler’s major symphonic works. Originally envisioned to encompass a complete sequence of Mahler’s symphonic compositions, MahlerFest is now in its third cycle and entering its 27th year, continuing to present all of Mahler’s performable works. Every May.
For more information and current event listings, please visit the Boulder, Colorado Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.