It’s Independence Day, everyone, and Boulder (and its near environs) famously has many ways to enjoy fireworks and other celebrations on this celebratory holiday Tuesday. With so much happening we wanted to give you the big picture so you could pick ad choose as you please. Nothing wrong with being choosy about how you spend your holiday time. Here are just a few (the top 4, because 4th, get it?) of the many:Continue Reading
It’s the last weekend in June, Boulder! What happened–it’s like I blinked and it’s suddenly about to be July…
And how did I manage to get all the way to July without talking to you about the Colorado Shakespeare Festival? They are performing their 60th annual (!) series of Shakespeare under the stars, and this summer’s offerings are not to be missed. They’re doing Hamlet with a female Hamlet, they’re doing Stoppard’s postmodern take on Hamlet, called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, they’re doing classics Julius Caesar and Taming of the Shrew...I mean, this season is dynamite!
Boulder Burlesque is going to be performing and teaching workshops at Arise music festival this summer, and they need help with funds. As such, they’re doing a Bikini Car Wash this Saturday and Sunday morning, to titillate, clean your car, feed you pancakes, and gather the funds needed to sponsor this big event. Dancing and non-alcoholic spritzers will also be happening.
Of course, it being technically the weekend where most folks are celebrating the 4th of July, there’s more than one festival going on in Boulder, including the Full Spectrum show on Friday, and the Boulder Art and Jazz festival, happening all weekend on into Monday. If you venture downtown this weekend, there’ll be lots to see, hear and enjoy.
Speaking of festivals: The Colorado Music Festival begins this weekend! So very many amazing musical acts will be swinging by the historical Chautauqua auditorium from this weekend through the rest of the summer, none of which you should miss.
The best summer drink deal is still the Boulder Passport: 2017 Boulder Passport. This is ongoing all summer–it’s a great deal for 2fers, happy hour prices, and more on drinks all over Boulder.
Happy July, Boulder, and have yourselves a good one!
The Human Society of Boulder Valley and Liquor Mart are teaming up this Saturday for an event called Tails and Ales. Come taste beverages, meet the HSBV ambassador puppies, and check out the Pet Expo.
We Boulderites love pairing our stellar craft beer with just about anything: pets (above), yoga (I’ve seen this, you guys–it’s a thing), and of course this weekend’s Brew Run, hosted by Boulder Beer, Boulder’s oldest microbrewery. This event sounds like a heck of a lot of fun, including a run, a drink, yoga to cool down after the run, beer olympics events…you name it. Go to their site for the event to register as an individual, or as a 4-pack team (hah – get it?).
Calling all Leaders of the Heart: Ellen Pierce, Naropa alumna, along with The Warm Honeys, is putting on a concert over at Shine on Sunday, which will consist of original music, guided visualizations, intention setting, and more. This will be a lovely way to learn about her Kickstarter to back her video album, as well as to enjoy live music in an empowering way.
Speaking of Sunday, it’s that time again, for the Sundays at 2251 event. Come enjoy the stellar lineup of DJs and celebrate what it means to kick back in the summertime in Boulder.
The best summer drink deal is the Boulder Passport: 2017 Boulder Passport. This is still happening, folks, so sign up–don’t miss out on this great deal for two-fers and more on drinks all over town.
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
Summers are bustling in Louisville. Best of all, most of the fun will cost you nothing (or the price of a drink or food). We took a look at our friendly neighbors and found plenty of free things to do for the entire family. This way, the next time you want to skip town, you don’t have to skip far or spend much to find the fun!
The summer heat is here in Boulder, and there’s nothing quite like a frozen treat to cool off with as the thermometer inches upward. Opportunities are abound in Boulder to indulge in ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato around town in flavors both classically traditional and creatively wacky. Whether you’re ready for a break after spending a hot day perusing Pearl Street Mall or are on your way home after a sunny summertime adventure, here are some of Boulder’s best spots for a frozen dessert.
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From the same mind that brought Boulderites BRU Handbuilt Ales + Eats, Heifer and the Hen Organic Creamery takes traditional ice cream flavors and injects out of this world creativity into the mix. With wildly varying flavors like Bourbon Maple Ripple, Orange Blossom, and White Russian (amongst many, many others), Heifer and the Hen also offers dairy-free options, ice cream sandwiches, floats, and more.
A Colorado company with two locations in Boulder and additional shops in Louisville, Denver, and Aurora, Sweet Cow creates unique ice cream concoctions in small batches using local ingredients. Sustainably made and with funky, fun shops to visit, Sweet Cow offers unique flavors in ice cream sandwiches, classic cones, cakes, and more.
Chautauqua Park has long held a special place in my heart. In high school, my besties and I would buy some ice cream, hike a way up the trail at dusk and talk about high school related feelings. Later, it became a favorite place for me to take visitors for an easy hike followed by a drive up Flagstaff to show off the Boulder splendor. I even saw my dad play a concert there one night!
Chautauqua Park has meant a lot of things to me over the years, especially during the summer, when there’s so much more to do than just hike (even though that’s pretty great too). Here are just a few of the amazing things you could be doing at Chautauqua this summer.
Summertime in Colorado is a veritable bounty of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Celebrating its 40th year of musical engagement and excitement in 2017, the Colorado Music Festival kicks off later this month with its six-week music program at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium. A cherished Boulder tradition, this year’s celebratory festival features an unparalleled line-up of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, making it a mainstay of summer in Boulder for music lovers across the entire spectrum.
It’s that wonderful time of year again – Farmers Market season. Farmers Markets in Boulder are definitely much more than just a place to grab produce. It’s an opportunity to support local farmers and small, local businesses. Often, you’ll find unique, hard to find fruits and vegetables that can’t be found in your typical grocery store.
Plus, there is so much more than just product at Boulder farmers markets. You’ll find fresh flowers and plants, prepared foods, drinks, artisan crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. Even if you’re not shopping for food, you can find activities for the kids, live music, free samples, and food drinks.
There’s no denying it, Boulder is a beautiful place to live and work. The Flatirons are visible from just about every vantage point in the city and the aromas wafting from the plethora of gourmet restaurants around town add a mouth-watering flavor to the city.
But between paying your rent/mortgage, your weekly Whole Foods grocery bills, and all the other costs that come along with a Boulder address, who has time to splurge on much?
Luckily, Boulder has a TON of free stuff to do around town (beside going for a hike), so you can pay your bills and have a little fun.
(The following should be sung to the tune of “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”:)
It’s Boulder Creek Festival time, Boulder Creek Festival time; Boulder Creek Festival is the thing ever!
But seriously, Boulder Creek Fest is my favorite time of year in Boulder, if it’s not already obvious, my favorite event of the year. This year is no exception even though the weather forecast is a bit of a bummer.
But that shouldn’t stop you from coming out to have some fun at this free festival downtown!