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Happy September~

It's official...CU football season is BACK! Coincidentally, National College Colors Day is this Friday, September 1st, so make sure to bring out your finest black and gold buff apparel to properly celebrate!
Gear up for all home game days by parading the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall for the Pearl Street Stampedes! Cheer, chant and "Sko Buffs" to your hearts desire for the first event of the stampede series on Friday, September 8th. Don't miss out on these celebrations and make sure to check out the stampede schedule.

Grasp on to these last few weeks of summer with the last few events of Boulder Social Streets. Due to poor weather conditions last week, Melanin Funk Festival was rescheduled to tonight, Friday, September 1st! Celebrate Black culture and community through an array of festivities including live music performances from Annastezaa, The Reminders and Soul School! Then, mark your calendars for the final two Boulder Social Street events happening this month: CU Athletics Meet & Greet and Community Art Day!

This fall season, the districts offers a seasonal bunch of festivities. Jaipur Literature Festival makes a return to the Boulder Public Library from September 21 through Saturday, September 23rd! Then, ring in all things Autumn at this year's Fall Fest starting Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th.

Read on for more things happening in September - and don't forget to check out our event calendar for daily updates and additional details in our Things To Do blog.

As we continue to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we humbly request that you join us in our fundraising efforts to support our cherished community events.

Highlights for September 2023

Introducing: Proclaiming Colorado's Black History

September 29th, 2023-September 2025 | Museum of Boulder 

For the past two years, the Museum of Boulder, NAACP Boulder County, Boulder Public Library, Street Wise Arts and many other collaborating partners have worked on a project that acknowledges and amplifies Black voices and stories.

This month, welcome Proclaiming Colorado's Black History. This commemorative project consists of an exhibit, oral histories, special events and learning opportunities through an array of arts. The exhibit opens September 29th and will be available through September 2025.

This collaborate effort has employed a community-centered process that has led to the development an exhibit and educational curricula to address the underrepresentation of Black histories in Colorado.This project will give Coloradans a more inclusive understanding of the state’s history by illuminating the stories of Black Coloradans, help the local community examine attitudes about and acknowledge the experience of Black people in Colorado, and ultimately serve as a launching pad for community dialogue and a basis for community action.

You won't want to miss this historic opportunity! Learn more and get your tickets here.

Get Tickets

Boulder Social Streets: CU Athletics Meet and Greet

Friday, September 8th | 6-7 PM | 13th Street (between Arapahoe Ave. & Canyon Blvd.)

You have met us on 13th Street all summer long...and just like that, Boulder Social Streets is coming to an end!

Friday, September 8th, from 6-7 PM, hang out and grab photos with CU mascot, Chip, and the Spirit Squad at the CU Athletics Meet and Greet.

Then, keep the festivities going head over to the 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall for the infamous Pearl Street Stampedes! Check out the stampede schedule for all future events!

Meet and Greet on the Street

Boulder Social Streets: Community Arts Day

Sunday, September 24th | 10 AM-4 PM | 13th Street (between Arapahoe Ave. & Canyon Blvd.)

For the doodlers, painters and everyone in on the street one last time on Sunday, September 23rd for Community Art Day from 10 AM-4 PM!

Paint the town with different art-based community groups like Boulder Open Studios, Street Wise Arts, BMoCA and more!

Ready to talk the chalk? Local artist, Jennifer Chaparro will be leading the Chalk4Peace/Boulder in Color chalk mural! Learn more by reading Chapparo's press release.

Talk and Chalk

Fall Fest 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 5-9 PM | Saturday, September 23rd, 10 AM-9 PM | Sunday, September 24th, 10 AM-5 PM 

The beginning of a new season deserves to be celebrated. Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th join us downtown for this year's Fall Fest!

Fall Fest provides an array of activities for all tastes. Explore fresh brews at the beer garden, enjoy live music and shop your favorite local vendors at the Firefly Handmade Market!

Looking for kid-friendly activities? Sunday, September 24th, make your way over to the 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall for FREE inflatable slides, obstacle courses and more from 10 AM-4 PM!

Explore Fall Fest

Month of Modern Turns 10!

September 7th-September 28th | 10 Year Anniversary Events

Month of Modern is throwing a month-long anniversary party throughout the district and you are invited!

Month of Modern works to cultivate meaningful conversations within the community surrounding architecture, design, arts and more!

This celebration involves a wide variety of events. From unique events like a Mixology Clinic at Jungle to a Wrap Party at the Boulder Theater you won't want to stop celebrating! Be sure get your tickets before they sell out here!

Happy 10th Anniversary, Month of Modern!

You're Invited

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Boulder County Farmers Market 2023

Wednesdays, May 3rd-October 4th, 4-8 PM | Saturdays, April 1st-November 18th, 8 AM-2 PM

Eat good, feel good! Take your family and friends to the Boulder County Farmers Markets Wednesdays and Saturdays to support your local farmers, retailers and neighbors. The Boulder County Farmers Market has been a local hotspot since 1987 and you won't want to miss out on new fresh finds.

Wednesday markets will be ending next month, on October 4th. Give yourself a mid-week pick-me-up before this event ends for the year!

Please note: Don't forget to leave your four-legged friends at home, this is a pet-free event!

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Boulderthon 2023: Volunteer

Saturday, October 7th | Sunday, October 8th 

A message from Boulderthon 2023

We believe Boulder, one of the great running hubs of the country, deserves a world-class marathon series. We also believe that every great marathon has an incredible team of volunteers behind the scenes making it all happen.

Volunteers receive an official Boulderthon long sleeve volunteer shirt, a 50% discount for the 2024 Boulderthon, community service hours (if applicable) and the opportunity to provide critical support and cheer on runners!

Please visit our signup platform to review all the roles and shifts. Let's work together, have some fun, and make the 2023 Boulderthon a great success!

Sign Up Here!

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