Believe it or not, Halloween is here, and Boulder is ready for it. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or dog-friendly, whether you’re looking for something to really scare you or just prefer some festive fun, there is plenty to do this week to get in the spirit of Halloween. Check out these seven fun, unique events to celebrate everyone’s favorite spooky autumn holiday.
Events and Attractions in Boulder, Colorado
There's always something happening in Boulder. Events on Pearl Street, live music at the Boulder Theater, the Colorado Chautauqua programs ... the wide variety of things to do assures something for everyone.
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It’s movie night at eTown this Friday, everyone, and what better movie to get you in the Halloween spirit than Evil Dead? Watch Ash lay waste to the deadites in the first installment of the silly, gory, snarky Bruce Campbell vehicle, and then come back Sunday night to the radio show taping! Now eTown’s radio shows are always a rare treat, but this Sunday their special guest is the amazing Loudon Wainwright III!
eTown isn’t the only one doing Halloween-y movie screenings this weekend–the Boulder Bandshell will be screening classic Disney witchy film Hocus Pocus on Friday as well. This screening is bring your own blankets and seating, but there will be a beer garden and food trucks present at that screening.
Did you know that this Saturday is World Singing Day? To celebrate, Boulder is throwing its 3rd annual Sing-Along event, right on the 1300 block of downtown! Come sing along to a wide variety of tunes, in a big happy spontaneous community choir. This sing-along is open to all ages and singing abilities.
ZOMG you guys, Devotchka is playing at the Boulder Theatre on Saturday! Have you seen them live? They’re amazing–this is a band that you should always catch when they come through Boulder–and as of this writing, they’re not sold out yet!
Have a fun one, Boulder!
OK, parents, let’s talk about trick-or-treating. For your kids, there’s a month-long build up that begins with deciding what they want to be for Halloween and ends with piles of candy, dumped out of their initial collection bag and spread across the floor as your kids tally their haul like some sort of candy millionaire.Continue Reading
Another beautiful Boulder weekend is upon us, everyone!
This Friday is the 13th, and there’s lots of live music happening everywhere nearby (as there always is) to infuse your auspicious day with a bit of luck. Upslope, Laughing Goat, down south at Caffe Sole, downtown at Lazy Dog, Longmont and Lyons at Oskar Blues….the musical list is nearly endless. Just take your pick. Heck, why choose one–do a bit of music-hopping. Just don’t walk under any ladders to get there, and be on the lookout for black cats crossing your path…
Lots happening at the International Film Series this weekend–looks like a wide variety of cinematic brain food to stimulate the appetite. Most of those films take place up on campus, in Muenzinger Auditorium among other places. Definitely a fun place to go for a date or any kind of Boulder night out.
Twisted Pine is having its Pints For a Purpose benefit again this Friday, Boulder! All day, partial proceeds from Twisted Pine’s delicious pints will benefit the People and Pollinators Action Network, which is a group dedicated to protecting pollinators all over Colorado. Talk about a good cause.
Have you seen the Hiking Plays up at Chautauqua yet? Well it sounds like a really fun time–seeing compelling performances while in the beautiful surroundings of the foothills up near Chautauqua. This month, the hiking play happening is The Hound of the Baskervilles, the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery. What a perfect excursion idea for an October afternoon, right?
Happy weekend, Boulder!
I have no idea how it’s already October but since it is, I think it’s fair to see what’s happening in and around town. I mean, there’s no real alternative. Thus, I will embrace fall in all its glory and do what I do best as a Boulderite: get out, live more, and grab a locally-brewed pint at the end of a long, long day.
It’s the Adventure Film Festival again over at the Boulder Theatre, everyone! Screenings of films, celebrations, a kid-friendly version of things, and a street fair right outside Boulder Theatre is the rundown of the myriad activities happening over there, all day, all evening, all weekend (well, Saturday and Sunday, anyway). Let alone the Avery Brewing beergarden/live music series/giant party called Flocktoberfest happening around there too, just the day before, on Friday. I wouldn’t miss either celebration!
The Buffs are home again, Boulder! This Saturday, they play against Arizona, which should be an exciting game to witness, to say the least. And of course, that means the Pearl Street Stampede, the Buffs’ own pre-game pep party, will be exploding with marching band fun down on the 1300 block of Pearl Street Mall, Friday evening, to get you pumped. Go Buffs!
Boulder is full of beer lovers, and with so many excellent craft breweries covering every square inch of our town, it’s easy to see why. Well, the big mama of beer festivals and competitions is happening this weekend, Boulder: The Great American Beer Festival. And though this enormous event takes place in Denver, many of our home breweries are in competition, including Twisted Pine, who is actually live-streaming the awards ceremony as it takes place Saturday morning. Also all day Saturday, you can get deals on their GABF beer entries. Good luck to them and all who entered their tasty comestibles in the biggest beer fest in the country!
Have fun this weekend, Boulder, whatever you choose to do!
Everyone loves the summer concerts, weekend festivals, and all the fun events that summer seems to bring Boulder. But just because summer is over, does not mean that the fun has to stop. In fact, there is plenty to do in Boulder unique to the beautiful season of fall. Temperatures are cooling, pumpkin beers and lattes are flowing, and leaves are changing. Check out these six fun things to do in fall in Boulder:
Fall has fallen, Boulder, and it’ll be October before the weekend is up!
This weekend marks the 5th annual Flatiron Food and Film Festival, folks! All weekend, food, celebrity talks, film screenings, and more will be happening, mainly at Boulder Public Library’s auditorium, but also various spots downtown, and at the Rayback collective, too!
Now October beginning means starting to plan for Halloween for many of us, but for many more, it marks the beginning of the whole holiday season. And you know what that means: shopping. The Spinster Sisters Mercantile have got your back, Boulder–their pop-up shop has popped up in the space where Old Chicago used to be, and they’ll be open for all your local-arts-and-crafts shopping needs. They’re kicking off their presence here with a Grand Opening Party, Saturday, with free food, bevvies, and bluegrass on the patio.
Hey, Boulder! ETown is having another one of their exciting radio show tapings this Sunday! It’s not even sold out yet (as of this writing), so don’t hesitate to get your tickets for that right away. It’s always such a good show, and a way to be a participatory part of a unique Boulder experience.
Also: shoutout to friend Tom, whose birthday is this weekend! Celebrate your day, Tom!
Have a lovely weekend, Boulder!
Hey, Boulder: it’s your last chance to register for the 2017 Doggie Dash! This fantastic event is happening this Sunday over at the Reservoir. Grab your pup and strut with some fellow Boulderites to help the HSBV in their mission, which assists over 7,000 animals each year. What a fun event, and what a good cause! We’re proud to partner with the HSBV for the second year in a row to help promote this fantastically fun event for the love of animals.
Now, the rest of the weekend is chock full of fun. Would Boulder have it any other way?
The Buffs are playing here in Boulder yet again this Saturday! This time, they’re up against Washington, and of course it also means the Pearl Street Stampede will be happening on Pearl Street Mall Friday night, to get you pumped for the following game day.
Did you know that the International Film Series is going strong again this semester? This weekend there are more than a couple excellent pieces of art and culture for you to enjoy, and expand your mind with, including the last film that Harry Dean Stanton starred in before he passed away recently.
There’s another live radio show taping over at eTown this weekend, too. As of this writing, there are only waiting list tickets still available, but these events are so worth it to try and get in. What a unique Boulder thing (and good music to boot)…
Need something stellar to do with the little ones this weekend? Well, there’s a Children’s Carnival happening over on an entire block of Spruce, to celebrate the Boulder Day Nursery Association’s 100th birthday! Now that’s the oldest non-profit Boulder boasts, and the 1917-circus-themed block party should be a blast for all ages, with circus performers, live kid-friendly music, food trucks, and more.
So many things to choose from this weekend, Boulder. Have fun!
Hey — would you have a look there? It’s the weekend. And in typical Boulder fashion, we’re not sitting still. Tons going on in and around town this weekend — and we’re betting you’re ready to shake the week off.
The Buffs are playing here in Boulder again this Saturday, everyone! This should be an exciting game (vs. Northern Colorado), and of course it means the Pearl Street Stampede will be happening on Friday night, to get you pumped.
Football isn’t the only thing being celebrated downtown this weekend, though–it’s the Fall Fest all weekend, too! Music, food, bevvies, the Firefly Handmade Market, children’s activities, and much more will be the things to do every day down there this weekend, and it’s the 30th annual one! Wowee!
Not in Boulder but her Northern Boulder County cousin? Well, Saturday is another ArtWalk over in downtown Longmont, so you won’t be left out of the handmade art and craft festival mode if you go there.
Ever heard of the Cleo Parker Robinson dance theatre? They’re one of the top, premier dance companies in Colorado, and even in the U.S. They’re doing a performance of Romeo and Juliet right here in Boulder, up at Chautauqua, this Sunday, so definitely go see them–it’s a rare treat to have them right here in our backyard.
Oh, and, don’t forget: the 2017 Doggie Dash is on September 24, which is coming up, so go register for this fun event for a cause today! Grab your pup and strut around the Boulder Reservoir to help the HSBV in their mission, which assists over 7,000 animals each year.
Last but not least, it’s TEDxBoulder this Saturday. We hope you got your tickets because this sucker is SOLD OUT!
Have a fun and festive weekend, everyone!
Another weekend, Boulder–what will you be doing?
Did you know it’s been Boulder Pride Fest all this week? Out Boulder has been hosting exciting pride-themed events all week, and this Sunday it’ll all culminate with booths, The Big Gay 5K, and so much more! Come “out” and support the LGBTQIA community while having a heckuva lot of fun! I know for a fact that my buddies over at Boulder Burlesque will have their portable pole up for anyone to try.
The Pearl Street Stampede is happening again, this Friday, as usual to celebrate and pep everyone up for the CU Buffs game the following day on Saturday. What’s the Pearl Street Stampede? Only the exciting appearance of the CU Buffs marching band down on Pearl Street Mall, drumming up (to coin a phrase) a party atmosphere for the football game the next day. Wear your black and gold (along with your rainbows) on Friday to celebrate the Buffs, and see them play against Idaho State one Saturday afternoon, right here in Boulder at Folsom Field.
Twisted Pine is hosting their Pints With a Purpose event again this Saturday. Each pint sold that day will donate a portion to the Global Greengrants Fund. As always when they do these events, what a tasty way to make a difference in the world!
And don’t forget — the 2017 Doggie Dash is coming up on September 24! Put on your walking/running kicks and grab your pup to help raise funds for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!