The Best Boulder Summer Activities & Events
Named one of the 20 Best Cities for Travel in Summer by Forbes, it’s no secret that Boulder is the place to be when the sun comes out. With miles of mountain trails to explore, weekly farmer’s markets to walk around, and dozens of outdoor festivals and events to take part in, there’s never a dull moment in the city. Here are just a few of the best Boulder summer activities and events.
Catch a live show under the stars every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday this summer with the Chautauqua Summer Concert Series. Chautauqua’s series features concerts, silent movies, theater, and dance performances all alongside the Flatirons. You can check the list of events and purchase tickets here.
Boulder’s Farmers’ Market
Sing and dance to live music, try food samples, and pick up some flowers for your loved ones at one of the best farmers’ markets in the country. Open on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 8 pm, and Saturday mornings from 8 am to 2 pm, there’s always something new to see and taste from local businesses and producers.
Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast
An annual tradition since 1941, Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is an event Boulder locals look forward to all year. Held at the University of Colorado’s football stadium, Folsom Field, thousands of residents come together for a stadium-wide sing-along, music performances, and the live fireworks show to celebrate the fourth. Doors open at 8 pm with fireworks starting at dark, usually around 9:30 pm.
Pearl Street Arts Fest
Taking a walk down Pearl Street is fun any day of the week, but during the Pearl Street Arts Fest, local artists’ work is up on display for the whole city to enjoy. On July 20th and 21st, tents line the streets to showcase visual art pieces such as paintings, photography, jewelry, and much more. Maybe you’ll find a new piece of wall art or table centerpiece for your home!
Boulder Craft Beer Festival
On August 24th, get ready to taste over 100 beers from 30 plus Boulder County breweries at the Boulder Craft Beer Festival. From IPA to stout, no matter what your beer preference may be, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Attendees will also get to listen to live music and purchase food while they sip their way through the festival. Reserve your ticket here before spots fill up.
There’s always something to do when the sun’s out in Boulder. Grab your friends and family and catch a late night concert at Chautauqua, or take a stroll through the farmers’ market for fresh fruit and flowers. Check out bouldercoloradousa.com for more of the best Boulder summer activities and events of 2019.