As one of the nation's most culturally rich and diverse destinations, Boulder offers a full calendar of events for a wide variety of interests. The city's reputation for outstanding performing arts and cultural activities ensure there are plenty of things to do and ways to be entertained. See More Events

Boulder Farmers Market

  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Dates: May 2 - October 3, 2018
  • Times: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Phone: (303) 910-2236
  • Admission: FREE
  • Location: BOULDER FARMERS' MARKET 13th Street next to Central Park Boulder, CO 80302
  • Hosted By: Boulder Farmers' Market
The Saturday Farmers Market opens at 8am. Serious foodies and local chef's shop early to get the best selection, especially during the summer when the leafy vegetables, corn and Colorado-grown fruits arrive. The outdoor food court is a popular meeting place for breakfast and lunch. The combination of freshly brewed coffee, baked goods and a variety of prepared foods by local chefs — together with live music and shaded seating — provide a place to relax and meet up with friends before or after shopping at the market. Market vendors stop selling at 2pm sharp, except in the food court, which continues serving until 2:30 p.m.

Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie


  • May 26, 2018
  • May 27, 2018
  • May 31, 2018
  • June 1, 2018
  • June 2, 2018
  • June 3, 2018
  • Times: 7:30PM to 9:30PM

Phone: (303) 444-7328

Admission: $25 General Admission; $21 Seniors & Students (with ID); Thursdays are Name-Your-Price Night

Location: DAIRY ARTS CENTER 2590 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302

Blending elements from Shakespeare and British mythology, DEAR BRUTUS by JM Barrie takes us on a haunting journey of magic, mystique, and discovery. Join us in the English country as 8 house guests, each struggling with their own regrets, are introduced to their enigmatic host and a mysterious forest, and are dared to ask the question, "What If...?"

Boulder Stroke & Stride Series

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Dates: May 31 - August 2, 2018
  • Times: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
  • Phone: (303) 408-1195
  • Location: BOULDER RESERVOIR 5565 North 51st Street Boulder, CO 80301
The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week! Live timing, great post-race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!


Bands on the Bricks

Wednesdays, June 6 - August 8, 6 - 9 pm 1300 Block of Pearl Street

From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of Downtown Boulder on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts celebrating its 21st anniversary! Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 pm every Wednesday night. Opening musical acts start at 6 pm, headlining acts play from 7 - 9 pm.

Jeff & Paige at the Rayback Collective

  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Phone: (303) 325-1255
  • Admission: 10$
  • Location: RAYBACK COLLECTIVE 2775 Valmont Road, Unit 2 Boulder, CO 80304
  • Hosted By: Rayback Collective

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused kids' concert at Boulder's hippest hub for food, community and music. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 3-8. There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery am cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside 🙂

Doors at 9:45am, kids' show from 10-11am. $10/human, under 2 free! (all ticketing fees and taxes included). This is a monthly event for kids and families, the 1st or 2nd Sunday of each cold-weather month. Mark your calendars for the next one as well, Sun. Jan. 7th.


Bingo Night 21+

  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 PM
  • Phone: (303) 442-8162
  • Admission: FREE
  • Location: DARK HORSE 2922 Baseline Rd Boulder, CO 80303
  • Hosted By: Dark Horse
It’s Bingo Night! Grab you friends and grab a bingo card because the Dark Horse gives out free beer, shots, and fries to winners. The last round is blackout- a chance to win some cash too! Drink Specials include: $4 New Belgium Pints, $3 Long Islands, $2.50 Smirnoff


Free Coffee Tasting!

  • •Recurring weekly on Friday
  • •Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • •Phone: (303) 645-4885
  • •Admission: FREE
  • •Hosted By: OZO Coffee Company
Free Coffee Tasting every Friday at 2pm at Ozo on Pearl St. We brew our featured coffee for the day in 3 different brewing styles; a Pour Over, Chemex, and French Press.


NoBo First Friday Gallery & Studio Openings

  • Recurring every 24 months on the 1st Friday
  • Times: 6-9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: NoBo Art District Yarmouth & Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
  • First Friday June 6, 6-9pm
In the NoBo Art District Look for our Pink Flags Support local small business owners & artists by visiting their studios & galleries each First Friday 6-9pm. Along & branching out from Broadway from Pine Street to Lee Hill Road. Get up close and personal with painters, photographers, potters, artisans and musicians. For a map app download Guidebook & search for NoBo for this month’s openings.

Boulder Plein Air Festival: Art Making Outside

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: June 3 - June 10, 2018
  • Times: See event website for full schedule.
  • Location: OPEN STUDIOS 1301 Spruce St Boulder, CO 80302
  • Hosted By: Open Studios
Open Studios Boulder is excited to announce the second annual Boulder Plein Air Festival — a week-long celebration of remarkable landscapes, scenic cityscapes, unique workshops, and wonderful free events. We invite you to apply to be one of up to 20 juried artists in the festival — making art on location in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado.

Folk Dancing on the Plaza

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Dates: June 5 - September 11, 2018
  • Times: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Phone: (303) 499-6363
  • Admission: free
  • Location: Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 1770 13th St Plaza Beside Dushanbe Teahouse 13th St between Arapahoe and Canyon Boulder, CO 80302
  • Hosted By: Dance Bridge
Folk Dancing Outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse every Tuesday, all summer starting Tuesday, June 5th. There's instruction from 7-8pm followed by request dancing until 10:00 pm. Location, Boulder Municipal Plaza next to Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St. between Arapahoe and Canyon in downtown Boulder. Free parking in lots off 14th St. Cost: FREE! This is a wonderful way to learn to dance, experience other cultures, meet new friends, and get into shape, all at the same time. Please, come dance with us, let others know, spread the word and the joy of dance!


Free Kids Rides on the Tebo Train

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Monday, Jun 4, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Monday, Jun 11, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Monday, Jun 18, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
  • Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15)
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LOCATION: Wells Fargo Bank - 1242 Pearl St

EVENT CATEGORY: Kid Friendly & Family

"All Aboard!" Calling all kiddos... enjoy a FREE ride on the Pearl Street Mall's Tebo Train starting May 29 (runs Monday - Thursday) through August. Children ages 10 and under (along with accompanying adults) will chug along Pearl Street in this one-of-a-kind experience.

The Tebo Train boards in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of 13th and Pearl. Last train leaves the station at 11:15AM.


The 5th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, August 18, 1 - 5 pm

North Boulder Park

The 5th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older.

Boulder Fall Festival

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 – 16, Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, Pearl Street Mall

Now in its 31st year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.


Downtown Boulder’s Girls Night Out

Thursday, September 20, 5 pm - 8 pm

Pearl Street Mall

Sip, Shop, and Stroll your way through downtown Boulder retail stores with in-store special events planned throughout the evening. The festivities kick-off at a Sipping Garden on the 1300 block of Pearl with signature cocktails, music, and giveaways.