The Best Summer Activities in Boulder
As much as we love winter here in Colorado, the summer months bring dozens of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. From trendy farmers markets to outdoor concerts and some of the state’s most scenic hikes, Boulder is home to the best summer activities.
As much as we love winter here in Colorado, the summer months bring dozens of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. From trendy farmers markets to outdoor concerts and some of the state’s most scenic hikes, Boulder is home to the best summer activities in Boulder.
The Top Summer Activities in Boulder, CO
Colorado Music Festival
Performing four nights a week for seven weeks straight, the Colorado Music Festival is a fan favorite in Boulder. This internationally acclaimed festival features 96 orchestral musicians from around the world, such as Violinist Vadim Gluzman, Pianist Orion Weiss, and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony.
The Colorado Music Festival runs June 28 – August 4 at the Chautauqua Auditorium. For more information on each night’s performances and to purchase tickets for one of the best summer activities in Boulder, click here.
Summer Sundays on the Hill
In partnership with The Daily Camera and the City of Boulder, Colorado brings you Summer Sundays on the Hill. Starting June 24 and running through August 26, enjoy free family-friendly activities on each fourth Friday of the summer.
- June 24: Arts and Crafts
- July 29: Taste of The Hill
- August 26: Outdoor Fitness Classes
All activities will take place at the Hill Event Street spaced located at 13th and Pennsylvania Ave.
Boulder Farmers Market
If you want to support your local farmers and get some of the best produce Colorado has to offer, the Boulder Farmers Market is your go-to place this summer. Vendors include Cultura Craft Chocolate, Healthy Harvest, Sol Food, My Mom’s Pie, Augustina’s Winery, Colorado Aromatics, Corner Post Meats, The Fresh Herb Company, and many more.
The Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm through October 3rd, and every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm through November 17 located on 13th Street.
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Home to over 500 technical rock climbing routes, trails along the Sandstone Cliffs, and great fishing, paddling, and swimming at South Boulder Creek, Eldorado Canyon State Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Grab your loved ones and have a picnic by the creek, or set up a campsite and stay for the whole weekend. For more information on the park, fees, and activities to do during your visit, click here.
There’s not much better than warm summer nights, good friends, and great music! The Boulder Concert Band composed of local musicians will perform at a different park every Monday.
On Wednesdays, Bands on the Bricks will play at Pearl Street Mall with a local beer garden open at 5:30 pm. On Friday’s and Saturday’s, enjoy performances at Twenty Ninth Street with the incredible views of the Flatiron Mountains.
For more details, including musician lineups, click here.
Don’t miss out on all the amazing things Boulder has to offer this season. Grab your friends and family, get outside, and join in on the best activities of the summer!
Don’t miss out on all the amazing things Boulder has to offer this season. Grab your friends and family, get outside, and join in on the best summer activities in Boulder!