Boulder vibrates with culture and excitement in the summertime. The challenge is not finding something to do, it’s choosing what to do. Fortunately, many of the things to do in Boulder, CO are regular or ongoing events!
Twenty Ninth Street LIVE!
Every Saturday from 6:30-8:30pm Twenty Ninth Street Concerts rock the Central Plaza next to West Elm. Bring your friends out to enjoy food, drinks, and dancing under the stars.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has been delighting audiences since 1958! The festival runs from July 11-August 1. Performances begin at 8:00pm; tickets start at $20. You won’t want to skip this highly regarded event.
Colorado Music Festival
The Colorado Music Festival is a 6 week event with performances at the Chautauqua Auditorium. The festival brings top performers from around the world to Boulder for incredible concerts. Stay after performances on Fridays for dinner and drinks; on Tuesdays arrive early for happy hour and complimentary samples from local restaurants.
Pearl Street Arts Fest
Head to Downtown Boulder on July 15-16 for the Pearl Street Arts Fest. Both the festival and parking are free! You’ll see all kinds of visual art from sculpture to water colors and oils. If you feel inspired, you can visit the Open Studios Mobile Art Lab from 10-3 on the east side of the courthouse. The Frequent Flyers will give aerial dance performances as well.
Bands on the Bricks
The Pearl Street Mall will host this summer concert series every Wednesday evening until August 9th. The beer garden opens at 5:30. The opening act is at 6, and the main event begins at 7. Favorite local musicians and brewers come together to make this free event the perfect mid-week treat.
Concerts in the Park
The Boulder Concert Band brings music to a different park at 7 every Monday in July. Guests can bring a picnic dinner to this family friendly evening.
Events like these are why you live in Boulder, CO!