I think it's safe to say that most people’s favorite time of year is summer and I would definitely qualify myself as one of those people. I’m not sure if it’s the nostalgia of summer break as a kid, or if it’s the beautiful weather, but we can all appreciate a nice, gorgeous summer day.
One of my all time favorite places to spend those lovely summer days is downtown Boulder. Even as a kid I remember coming up here to participate in some of the fun events going on. This summer is no different. There are an endless amount of things you can get lost doing just on Pearl Street. I wouldn’t want all of you to miss out on some of the same wonderful memories I’ve had downtown, so I’ve compiled a list of just a handful (or a little more than a handful) of things you can do here this summer, so mark your calendars and we’ll see you soon...
1. Farmers Market (until November 17th)
Going to the Boulder County Farmers Market is the only thing I ever want to do on Saturday mornings, and lucky enough, they also host them on Wednesday evenings (starting May 2nd)! Each Wednesday and Saturday, check out local fresh produce and tasty snacks!
2. Band on the Bricks (June 6 - August 8)
Starting on June 6, Band on the Bricks will take place every Wednesday until the end of the summer (August 8). Nothing is better than some live music on a warm summer evening. There’s always a variety of music so you’re bound to find something you want to tap your feet to or stand up and dance to like nobody's watching!
3. Boulder Creek Fest (May 26 - 28)
If you’re looking for a way to kick off summer, check out the Boulder Creek Festival produced by Boulder Creek Events. Art lovers and foodies alike will love this community inclusive event full of fun, food and lots of festivities.
4. BolderBOULDER (May 28)
One of the most exhilarating events in Boulder is the Bolder Boulder. This year the race celebrates its 40th anniversary so you can be sure there will be many activities and celebrations to participate in. Join the race or watch runners young and old alike inspire each other and their community at this event truly Boulder event.
5. Downtown Boulder Beer Trail
If you love beer you’ll love our new Downtown Boulder Beer Trail! Follow our path from the East End to the West End tasting some of Boulder’s best craft beers paired with delicious pub food. Conquer it in one day or spread it over a few!
Save the dates for some other exciting summer events downtown including:
Pearl Street Arts Fest - July 21 and 22
Boulder Craft Beer Arts Fest - August 18
Boulder Jewish Fest - June 3
Hanuman Yoga Festival - June 14 - 17
International Festival - June 22 - 24
IRONMAN Boulder - June 10
Whatever you plan to do this summer, we hope to see you down here on Pearl Street enjoying all of its many wonders.