In Boulder, February means the Boulder International Film Festival, Valentine’s Day events and celebrations, outdoor adventures and so much more! Check out these 28 things to do in and around Boulder in February.
NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk
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Where: Friday, February 2, 2018, from 6 PM – 9 PM
NoBo Art District’s First Friday is a FREE self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses in the NoBo Art District. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers and other artists along your stroll through the area. Attendees will also enjoy live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36. Follow the polka dots and pink flags to find surprises around every corner. Guided walking tours led by a NoBo Art District member. will visit 4-5 NoBo artists in their studios at 6:30 pm at 4635 Broadway, ACE Community Art Gallery.
Visit the NoBo Information Tent in front of Ace Community Art Gallery, 4635 Broadway for a map of the studios open for First Friday and for answers to any questions. Cost: FREE.
Disenchanted! at the Boulder Dinner Theater
When: January 11 – March 31, 2019, full schedule here.
Back the the Boulder Dinner Theater by popular demand! Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know, and say hello to DISENCHANTED! A musical comedy satire that gives fairy tales the bird, DISENCHANTED! was nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. The original fairy tale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they’ve suffered in today’s films, books and dolls. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are ‘storming the castle’ in order to take their lives back! Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Hua Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and unite! DISENCHANTED! features adult themes, and mature situations. It is a satire and it is funny….for grown-ups.
Lyons Old-Time Square Dance
When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 7 PM – 10 PM
Missin’ yer hoedown? Join Oskar Blues for the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flatfooting to live fiddle/banjo music featuring old-time string band Nine Dollar Shawl! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required.
The Old-Time Square Dance will be held at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540. Cost: $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family.
Winter Walkabout Music Showcase
When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 2 PM to 9 PM
Grab your ticket and head downtown for a day and night of what Longmont does best – killer local music, delicious food, craft libations, and good times at the Winter Walkabout Music Showcase. From 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, Downtown Longmont will be transformed into a music-lover’s dream – hosting over 30 local artists and bands at various venues throughout the Creative District. Ticket purchase includes access to every performance as well as a host of great deals on food and drink at participating venues. More information, FAQ, and tickets are available at www.downtownlongmont.com. Sponsored by TBK Bank, and other sponsors: Ron’s Printing Center, Oskar Blues Brewery, KGNU Community Radio.
This event will be held in downtown Longmont. Tickets $25 – $50, available here.
When: Now ’til the end of February
Located at the Steinbaugh Pavilion in Historic Downtown Louisville WinterSkate is an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with skate rental, concessions and traditional holiday music. Celebrating its thirteenth year as the original outdoor ice skating rink in the community, WinterSkate presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter season in a beautiful small-town setting.
Louisville WinterSkate is held at the Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street in Historic Downtown Louisville. Cost (includes skate rental): Adults: $10, Kids (ages 4-12): $8, Children (ages 3 & under): free, College Students and Military (with valid ID): $8, Senior Citizens (65+): $8.
Young Frankenstein at The Longmont Theatre Company
When: February 1 – 16, 2019, full schedule here.
The Lpongmont Thetre Company presents the musical adaptation of the film classic, Young Frankenstein, bringing your favorite characters to the stage. Tap-dancing monster, Frau Blucher, Igor and of course Dr. Frankenstein.
Sewing Rebellion Boulder @ BLDG 61
When: Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Have jeans that are too long for you? Trousers with rips in them? Shirts that hang on you like a cheap tent rather than flattering your figure? Bring those ill-fitting and well-worn pieces to repair at The Sewing Rebellion rather than throwing them away, and leave with clothes that are better than new! Bring your pants to mend, garments to alter, sewing problems which need solutions or an old piece of cloth to combat the use of plastic bags, by producing an East German shopping bag. Different repurposing project instructions are provided each month, and/or come by with your own sewing/altering projects to work on. Sewing machines and sewing tips provided. No prior sewing experience required to participate. Drop-ins welcome. FREE to attend! Donations graciously accepted, but not required. For more info, click here.
Sewing Rebellion is held at BLDG 61 Makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.
Vintage Valentines Make + Take
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 2 PM – 4 PM
Stop by the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of making at the Vintage Valentines: Make + Take. and make handmade valentines using vintage designs from the Museum’s collection! The museum will provide all of the materials so you can send personal notes to your loved ones near and far this Valentine’s Day. Appropriate for all ages.
The Museum of Boulder is located at 1206 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Event is free with museum admission. Admission fees: $10 adults, $8 seniors/youth/students, kids under 5 are FREE.
Boulder Winter Walk and Bike Week
When: February 4 – 10, 2019, full schedule here.
Join the City of Boulder for the 10th Annual Winter Walk and Bike Week, starting Monday, Feb. 4, and running through Sunday, Feb. 10, with Bike to Work Day celebrations on Friday, Feb. 9. Walking and bicycling is a great way to stay healthy both mentally and physically, and the more often we can choose sustainable transportation options, the more we do to help our environment. Help put Boulder on the global stage and also show your local support for bicycling and walking! Events include breakfast stations on Bike to Work Day (Feb 8), electric bike demos, safety education, community walk/rides, and more! Full schedule & location info available here.
SnowBall and Backcountry Film Festival
When: Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5 PM – 10 PM
Wild Bear Nature Center’s and Winter Wildlands Alliance’s SnowSchool, in collaboration with CU Mountain Research Station present: SNOWBALL AND BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL at The Caribou Room for the benefit of getting children in the snow to learn from scientists and adventurers. This special event includes:
5:00pm: At dusk, cross country ski, snowshoe or hike tour of Wild Bear’s new site at Mud Lake, across the street from the Caribou Room (park at Caribou Room, bring personal gear, meet across the street)
6:00pm: Social – food, drinks, silent auction with 300+ friends of the wild. With special musical guests from The Railsplitters!
7:30pm-10pm: High Definition showing: Backcountry film festival 2019! with appearances by filmmakers and ski ambassadors!
This event will be held at The Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland, CO 80466. Cost: $35
Let Go: Body-Centered Meditation with Horses
When: Fridays throughout February from 9 AM – 11 AM
Join Medicine Horse Program in Meditation with Horses. Connect your mind and experience the peacefulness of the horses through meditation practices using QiGong, breathing, and mindfulness. The horses will be guides, mirrors, and companions. All are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Medicine Horse Program is located at 8778 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303. Cost: $20
Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6 PM – 8 PM
CU Museum Family Day: Timeless Trees, Rooted in Evolution
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10 AM – 4 PM
The CU Museum of Natural History is going out on a limb and tree-ting the community to a fun-filled day that is all about trees! From real trees to trees of life to metaphorical trees – you can explore them all. The roots, the trunk, the bark, the branches & leaves – all have fascinating stories to tell of their 370 million years on planet Earth. Dead or alive, they benefit a myriad of creatures, including humans. Cake will be served in honor of Charles Darwin’s 210th birthday. Free fun for the whole family!
The CU Museum of Natural History is located on the CU Campus at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302. The event is FREE.
The Longmont Heart Throb 5K
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Run, walk, or jog on this Valentine’s Day weekend and get your hearts pumping at the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! Join this event with friends and form a team of 5 or more for $5 off per person! Your hearts aren’t the only thing warming up at this event – Everyone receives a Custom Souvenir Knit Beanie!
Longmont-to-Boulder (LoBo Trail) Ramble
When: Sunday, February 9, 2019, from 9 AM – 5:30 PM
This 17-mile Longmont -to-Boulder Ramble, hosted by Boulder Ramblers and Boulder Walks for Winter Walk and Bike Week, offers beautiful views of the Front Range and plenty of sunshine while connecting three Boulder County municipalities: Longmont, Niwot, and Boulder. The full journey takes about 8.5 hours, including stops for lunch at Snarf’s and tea at Celestial Seasonings. You can either opt in for the entire ramble or join in at any of 4 alternative starting points. Check out the route map for full directions and timings here. For all the details, click here.
2019 Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 12 PM – 5 PM
The 2nd annual Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, February 9 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Held Valentine’s Day Weekend featuing samples from Colorado wineries and the Rocky Mountain region’s finest chocolatiers.
Held at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517. Tickets $40/person, $70/couple, $10/designted driver, available here.
Love Hurts Valentine’s Roller Derby Match
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 5 PM – 9 PM
LOVE Valentine’s day? HATE Valentine’s day? Regardless, I think that we can all agree that we love roller derby and that sometimes LOVE HURTS. Come watch the Boulder County Bombers, all level, home teams face off in this exciting event. There will be the opportunity for audience members, along with skaters, to participate in the Valentine’s Day themed halftime show as well. Come prepared for a good time! Concessions will be available.
This event will be held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Tickets $15 – Kids 12 & under FREE
Old Man Winter Bike Rally & Run
When: Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 10 AM – 5 PM
Bundle up and get ready to run and/or ride some of Colorado’s best roads and trails at the Oskar Blues Brewery Old Man Winter Rally. Riders – choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County. Runners can crush the 5.4-mile run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates singletrack trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, and a killer post-ride party with great music, a fire pit, and a massive raffle. \
Jeff and Paige at the Rayback
When: Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 10 AM – 11 AM
Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused concert by Jeff and Paige at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music, Rayback Collective. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery AM cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside.
Valentine’s Date Night at Color Me Mine
When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 11 AM – 8 PM
Take your Valentine’s Date to Color Me Mine Boulder for date night! Choose your painting project and have a blast painting together! Studio fees just $1 plus the price of the project you choose. BYOB for 21+. Questions? Call 303-443-3469.
Color Me Mine is located at 1938 Pearl St #100, Boulder, CO 80302. Studio fee $1 + project cost.
Daybreaker BLDR: DUSK: One Love
When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 6 PM – 9 PM
The month of Love, known for auspicious cupid sightings and a re-instilled fervor for romance. Yet the dance floor has taught us there is so much more to LOVE than that. From self love, to friendship, to the love of community and family, let’s celebrate love of every kind. Daybreaker BLDR will host Dusk: One Love featuring yoga from 6 – 7 PM, followed by a dance party from 7 – 9 PM. Hence this month’s global theme: ONE LOVE. Daybreaker’s Boulder celebration peeps its head on Thursday, February 14th for its first-ever DUSK experience. Wear red and dance the night away!
Location TBA. Tickets $20 – $35, available here.
Valentines Dessert Date Night
When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 6 PM – 8 PM
Creative lovers are the best lovers! Enjoy Valentines Dessert Date Night at Longmont’s Crackpots Pottery Studio. Crackpot’s Dessert Date Night is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. Delicious chocolate fountain dessert bar and other goodies included as part of your evening. Enjoy painting with your Valentine! This event is for adults only. Space is limited, so register soon! For all the details, click here.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI at Boulder Theater
When: Friday, February 15, 2019, at 8 PM
Movie night at the Boulder Theater is featuring The Big Lebowski. When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.
The Boulder Theater is located at 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $5, available here.
BMoCA + Boulder Symphony Mashup
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM
BMoCA and the Boulder Symphony are hosting a mashup! Enjoy a guided tour of BMoCA’s spring exhibition, hear music performed by Boulder Symphony, and engage with a discussion about the creation of new works of art. Musicians from Boulder Symphony will perform select works from throughout history, including music by Boulder Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bingham.
Let’s Wine about Winter in Niwot
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 1 PM – 5 PM
Join other wine, beer and food lovers in Historic Niwot, at Let’s Wine About Winter, a store-to-store tasting event. Stroll through Historic Niwot when Cottonwood and 2nd Avenue merchants will open their doors and serve over 30 different varieties of wines, beers and culinary tastings along the way.Ticket includes a mug and a $10 coupon redeemable at participating stores/businesses valid from February 25th through March 16, 2018. Proceeds will go to improvements at Whistlestop Park and the New Children’s Park! For all the details, click here.
This event will be held in Historic Niwot, Cottonwood & 2nd Avenue. Cost: $25, Tickets available here.
Boulder International Film Festival
When: February 28 – March 3, 2019, full schedule available in early February here.
The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema in February. Featuring a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night Galas, talented musicians and much more. The Festival attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year.
Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga
When: Multiple dates, full schedule here.
Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga is hosting yoga with goats this winter, at the indoor heated barn at Lucky Weather Ranch! Bring good vibes and love. If you need to rent a mat, you can for $5.