Springtime is my favorite time to be in the city of Boulder. Between the blooming cherry blossoms on the CU campus, the return of perfect hiking weather and patio season, and the beginning of a busy festival season in the local craft beer scene, the month of April is time to shed the winter coat and get back to what we Boulderites do best—enjoying life in the vibrant community that we call home. Check out these five events in April that will melt away the winter blues and kick off a great summer in this beautiful city.
April 1 — Boulder Beer Pearl Street Scavenger Hunt Tickets Go On Sale
This. If you love Boulder, and you love craft beer, be sure to sign up for this excellent local event that is set to take place on April 25. Grab a partner, dress up wacky costumes, and spend the afternoon running through the streets of downtown Boulder on a massive Scavenger Hunt that includes plenty of Boulder Beer Co.’s delicious brews and fun games at local restaurants and bars along the way. Tickets are $50 per two-person team and go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 1. Tickets sell out fast, so start things of a clever name and don’t miss out on this event! Click here to buy beginning April 1.
April 2nd — Boulder County Farmers Market Opens
Saturday mornings at the Boulder County Farmers Market are practically a city-wide tradition, and this weekend pastime returns to downtown Boulder on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nearly 100 vendors are signed on to showcase their goods at this weekly event that will run every Saturday through November 19. The Boulder County Farmers Market will also feature live music each week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay tuned to the BCF Facebook page for more info on entertainment and featured vendors. All the details right here.
April 5 — Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado
The Conference on World Affairs is set to return to the University of Colorado campus April 4-8. This forum on international affairs features 200 events, led by 100 participants, drawing in roughly 77.000 attendees. Events cover the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spiritually, politics, business, medicine, human rights and more. All events are free and open to the public. Sign up here.
April 17 — Taste of Pearl
The Taste of Pearl returns as one of Boulder’s most unique food and wine tasting events. Tickets are $65 per person for general admission ($75 for VIP) and include samples of culinary offerings from participating restaurants in the downtown area along with wine tastings from Colorado wineries. All tastings take place in retail shops along Pearl Street. Ticket holders can also take advantage of special offers and discounts at each hosting retail shop as well. Get your tickets here.
April 22 — Microbreweries for the Environment
Craft beer and live music at one of Boulder’s most-loved institutions? It’s a pretty good way to spend a Friday evening, which is why this event sells out just about every year. The 24th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment will take place on Friday, April 22 at the Boulder Theater. This year’s event will showcase brews from nearly twenty Boulder County breweries, along with live tunes by The Magic Beans and Great American Taxi. Tickets are $30 in advance. Proceeds from this event will benefit local environmental causes. Get your tickets here.