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Top 10 Boulder Events You Can’t Miss This Spring

Spring time in Boulder is one of the best times of the year. Leaves come back to the trees, grass and plants turn green and then blossom with different colors. The sun shines for long hours each day, warming up the area to be enjoyed by everyone around. Take advantage of these amazing events going on during this beautiful time of the year.

  1. Chautauqua Author Series: March 28-May 8

Chautauqua Author

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia contributor Akos Kokai

Hosted at a National Landmark, participate in fascinating conversations with the authors of thought provoking books. Each night of the series hosts a different author with a new book, just released in the last year. Converse with best selling authors from all around the country. Make sure to buy tickets in advance!


  1. Boulder Arts Week: March 30-April 7

Boulder Arts


Taking place all around the city, the Boulder Arts Week hosts all types of artists and offers them a platform to showcase their talent to the world. Attend art walks, exhibitions, dance, music, theater, public art, workshops, and more. Boulder has the third highest concentration of artists in the country, so come check out the local talent.  


  1. Boulder Farmers Market: Saturdays, April  7-November 17 and Wednesdays, May 2-October 3

Boulder Farmers


Photo courtesy of Wikimedia contributor Kvng

This weekly event has been rated the number one farmers’ market in the country by the readers of USA Today! Sample different foods, shop, meet local farmers, smell the flowers, hear live music, and sit by the creek while eating great food. The market showcases producer-only farmers to support, promote and expand local agriculture. Their goal is to make fresh products available to the entire community and to grow relationships between local producers and consumers.


  1. Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival: April 8, 2018

Tulip Fairy

Photo courtesy of Downtown Boulder

Come out and enjoy the springtime tradition in Boulder of celebrating the 15,000 tulips on Pearl Street. The event includes live performances, face painting, free activities for children and more! Don’t forget to bring your kids to see the Tulip Fairy!


  1. Conference on World Affairs at University of Colorado: April 9-13

World Affairs

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Enjoy this free festival of ideas. Over the course of 5 days, 200 panels as well as 100 speakers and performers will attract more than 70,000 people. Additionally, the the CWA Speaker Series will be presented, where thought leaders in their field join us for a campus visit with an evening discussion open to everyone.


  1. Taste of Pearl: April 29

 Taste of Pearl

Photo courtesy of Ken Lund. Photo under Creative Commons license with changes made.

Explore Boulder’s culinary arts scene and celebrate Colorado’s distinctive wines. Stroll Downtown Boulder’s wonderful galleries and shops as you enjoy the work of some of Colorado’s top chefs. Participants will walk from one restaurant to the next as they enjoy the work of 15 chefs in 15 different locations. Be sure to get your tickets early.


  1. Boulder Startup Week: May 14-18

Boulder Startup


Photo courtesy of Wikimedia contributor Chris Pagoria.

Startup Week brings innovators and the community together with 200 events throughout the free, five-day lineup. The original startup week showcases a variety of entrepreneurial startups, and is free for both attendees and participants. Be sure to register if you want to be a part of this wonderful event

  1. MediaLive: May 14-20


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This annual festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) brings together art, digital culture, and technology with a series of performances, workshops and events. festival that brings together art, digital culture, and technology. The week-long series of performances, workshops, and events will investigates a different theme each year. This event is free for all persons!


  1. Bolder Boulder 10K Race: May 28

Bolder Boulder

Photo courtesy of Uche Ogbuji on Flickr

Known as America’s greatest 10K, the Bolder Boulder is a 40,000 person fitness party through the beautiful neighborhoods of Boulder. The best part? You finish the race on Folsom Field, the football field of the University of Colorado Buffaloes! Along the race route are slip ‘n’ slides, free cocktails, bacon, and more! After you finish, enjoy a party with tons of vendors, and then take a seat at Folsom and enjoy a professional race.


  1. Shakespeare Under the Stars: June 7



Photo courtesy of Wikimedia contributor DimiTalen


Check out classic works of Shakespeare performed under the night sky. Enjoy the warm summer nights Boulder has to offer while laughing and crying at the actors on stage. And fret not, as the seating will still be comfortable.


Boulder has a lot to offer year round, and springtime is no exception to the rule. With everything going on, there is no reason to not go out and enjoy the change of seasons with friends and family.