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Your Summer 2023 Bucket List

Category: Boulder Blog

Hey Boulder! 

How is it already almost the end of June? The summer months are flying by! To help you make the most out of your summer break, I have created a summer bucket list of must-do events in and around downtown Boulder. 

Bands on the Bricks

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Starting off strong we have Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series, and let me tell you it is a blast! This year, we are hosting 8 weeks of free concerts for you to be able to enjoy incredible performances on our iconic 1300 block of Pearl Street. This has become an historic summer tradition here in Boulder and for good reason. Be sure to check out our full 2023 musical line-up

Boulder Social Streets

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This summer, we have partnered up with the City of Boulder to create fun and engaging events on 13th Street (between Arapahoe and Canyon), focused on celebrating community and enjoying our vibrant downtown district together! Each of these events are completely free and members of the community, including visitors near and far, are welcome to come and participate. Join us and let's meet on the street!

Events include:

Rollerpalooza, a celebration of all things wheels on Sunday, June 25th from 1-5pm.

Dancing in the Street, a fun-filled evening of dancing and performances on Friday, July 21st from 5:30-10pm.

Picnic on the Pavement, a street-side picnic event with locally sourced vendors on Sunday, July 30th from 11am-3pm.

Yappy Hour, an afternoon of socializing with four-legged companions and their amazing owners on Friday, August 4th from 3pm-6pm.

Boulder Social Street Classic, a one-day Street Soccer tournament with youth and adult brackets alongside vendors, food trucks and DJs on Sunday, August 13th from 10am-8pm.  Teams need to sign up early! Download the registration flier

Melanin Funk Festival, a vibrant celebration of Black culture and community featuring live music, renowned artists/local groups, food and drinks on Friday, August 25th from 6pm-9pm. 

CU Athletics Meet and Greet on Friday, September 8th from 6pm-7m. 

Community Art Day on Sunday, September 24th from 10am-4pm. 

More details are coming soon about these exciting events and activities happening this summer. Please be sure to check back often for updates

Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Race Series

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This event series should definitely be on your to-do list this summer. The City of Boulder, Downtown Boulder, Team BOCO and the Daily Camera have come together for the Triple Crown Race event and movie series. Run (jog, skip or walk) a mile then stick around for a free movie under the stars! This is a great way to get downtown, spend some time outdoors, and meet members of your community.

The West End Mile is on June 22nd followed by a viewing of Top Gun Maverick. The East End Mile is on July 13th followed by an outdoor movie night featuring short films and a Q&A withlocal filmmakers. Last but not least is the Pearl Street Mile on August 5th followed the following week (August 10th) with a showing of of Inside Out by Disney Pixar. 

Be sure to check out the full race itinerary and event times.

Boulder County Farmers Market

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Every Wednesday evening from 4 - 8 pm and Saturday morning from 8 am - 2 pm, stock up on fresh produce from local vendors at the Boulder County Farmers Market. With live music, unique food and awesome handmade products, the market is a great activity for your summer plans with friends.

A Night at the Theater

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In need of some evenings spent listening to great music? Check out Boulder Theater’s upcoming shows and events. From great live music, showcases and more, Boulder Theater is the place to be this summer.

Arts in the Park

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What’s a better summer activity than listening to incredible music in our gorgeous downtown district? Each season, the City of Boulder presents signature Arts in the Park performances to provide opportunity for community engagement with the arts. This summer, enjoy performances from the Boulder Symphony at the Glen Huntington Bandshell and the Boulder Opera. The Boulder Symphony will perform on July 4th and the Boulder Opera will perform on July 29th. 

With only a few, short months left of summer, I can’t wait to make the most of the warm weather and enjoy the outdoors at these incredible events! Be sure to head downtown and create amazing memories with your loved ones this season. 

See you there!


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