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40+ Things to Do in Boulder in June

by Rachel Daly
things to do in Boulder in June

Boulder is ready for summer! The month of June is absolutely packed with fun events including live music, outdoor festivals, ballet, theater, movies in the park, parties, athletic events, dancing and so much more. All happening this June in and around Boulder.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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When: Friday, June 1, 2018

Where:  Along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36 (Follow the polka dots and pink flags.)

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: Free

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.

The Little Mermaid at the Boulder Dinner Theater

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When: June 1 – September 8, 2018

Where: Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: Schedule varies, click here to see full schedule.

Cost: $40 – $67 Tickets here.

The Boulder Dinner Theater is putting on a production of The Little Mermaid this summer! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Special Event: TEA & SWEETS WITH ARIEL AND FRIENDS! BDT Stage is having tea under the sea! Grab your dinglehopper and get all dressed up for a tea party with Ariel and friends! Party includes character meet and greet, activities, tea and sweets. Space is limited. $25/person. Make your reservations for one of our 3 tea parties on June 9, 23, and 30 by clicking here.

10th Annual Downtown Longmont Summer Concert Series

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When: Friday nights in June 2018

Where: 4th Avenue between Main & Kimbark Street, Longmont

Time: 6PM – 9:30PM

Cost: FREE

Downtown Longmont gives you the chance to dance in the street and enjoy great live music from local and regional artists this summer with their 10th Annual Downtown Summer Concert Series. Every Friday in June, concerts will be held along 4th Avenue between Main and Kimbark Streets from 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, local food, a craft beer garden and FREE admission under the stars of the Downtown Longmont Creative District. Music Lineup includes June 1: FACE Vocal Band, June 8: Last Men on Earth, June 15: Bonnie & The Clydes, June 22: Policulture, June 29: Quemando.

16th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour

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When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Where: Please pick up your tickets, map and “swag bag” at 840 Mapleton (corner of 8th and Mapleton, at the old Mapleton school).

Time: 9AM – 2PM

Cost: $15/Advance tickets for adults 12+, $20/At the door. Kids under 12 are FREE. Tickets available here. All proceeds support Whittier International Elementary School, tickets are tax deductible.

Don’t miss the 16th annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour showcasing outstanding gardens in the Historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Tucked away from view, these remarkable sanctuaries aren’t open at any other time of year. Exotic plants, 140-year-old trees, terraced landscapes, roses in the finest shades, stunning stonework, and fountains will inspire your own gardening ideas, making your day memorable. Mature estate gardens, cutting edge water wise gardens and stylish small gardens will delight you with their diversity on this self-guided walking tour. The Garden Tour is held on the same day as the tremendously popular Mapleton Hill Rummage Sale. Check out the treasures to be had at the sale and then stroll some gardens. Then grab some lunch from a food truck at our central gathering place, the Hive!

Burning Can Beer Festival

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When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Where:  Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave, Lyons, CO 80540

Time: 8:30AM – 11PM, schedule here.

Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Kids 5- 12, Kids 4 & Under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased here.

What’s The Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games? Adventure, Music, Craft Beer, & Rocky Mountain Revelry. For 2017 Oskar Blues & the Town of Lyons have combined two festivals to create the best weekend of the year. The Burning Can Festival promises to be the perfect weekend for lovers of adventure, beer, music, and camping. To start the day, you can take on a trail running relay with your best buds, take a mountain bike on the local single track, or laugh with the kids in a huge KidZone. As 60+ breweries start pouring their beers, festivalgoers can check out dog jumping, a slackline competition, or BMX dirt jumping while enjoying over 200 canned craft beers. Live music includes Mo Lowda & The Humble, The Sheepdogs and Son Volt. When the music ends, the lighting of the ‘Can’ caps off the night and the stars fill the sky as campsites are filled at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The mission of Burning Can at Lyons Outdoor Games is to raise funds and awareness for the Can’d Aid Foundation.

Taste of Louisville

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When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Where: Historic Main Street, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 9AM – 4PM (Taste of Louisville Race begins at 8:30 AM)

Cost: Free

The Taste of Louisville returns to celebrate Louisville’s amazing selection of food and drink! Attendees can check out Louisville’s fine restaurants, favorite local breweries, arts & craft booths, kid’s entertainment and informational booths from local merchants. Don’t miss the Louis-Palooza which features local bands performing at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. The Louisville Rec Center will be hosting “Touch a Truck” from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. This will also be the opening day for the Louisville Farmer’s Market. Join hundreds of runners from all over for the Taste of Louisville Race at 8:30 AM. Runners will run through Historic Main Street in Louisville, right through all the action of the Taste of Louisville and continue on throughout the beautiful community of Louisville. Details here.

Ballet in the Park

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When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Where: Central Park Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 

Time: 7PM – 8PM

Cost: FREE

Boulder Ballet is presenting a FREE concert of classical and contemporary ballet in the park. Pack a picnic and head to the park to this family-friendly summer evening event.

Erie Movie in the Park

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When: Saturdays, June 2 & 14, 2018

Where: Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

Time: Dusk (around 8:30PM)

Cost: FREE

Bring your family, friends, blanket or lawn chair and join the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department for two fun movies in the park this June. On June 2, the movie Sing will be playing, and on June 14, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be playing! There will be fun themed activities or a craft prior to the start of each movie.  Movies will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) on the Civic Green at the Erie Community Park. Sweet treats will be available for purchase from Kona Ice and Vanilla Bean Pastry Truck.

Boulder Jewish Festival

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When: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Where: Boulder County Courthouse Lawn & Pearl Street Mall, 1325 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Head on down to Pearl Street and join in the free one-day celebration of arts and culture sponsored by JewishColorado, Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and Sloat & Nicholson P.C. Ari Lesser will be the guest MC. Featuring live musical entertainment including the The New Orleans Klezmer All-StarsEig8th Day and more. See beautiful works of fine art and Judaica, and enjoy delicious ethnic food. Explore a variety of community organizations and participate in activities for all ages. Kid-friendly! Visit http://boulderjewishfestival.org/ for more information.

TEDxBoulder: Truth & Daring

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When: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Where: Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: $30 – $40, Tickets available here.

TEDxBoulder kicks off their first event of 2018 with the theme Truth & Daring, bringing powerful and inspiring talks to you. TEDxBoulder: Truth & Daring is an evening of live presentations focused on ideas worth spreading. These empowering and educational presentations bring thousands of people together to connect in community, arts, technology, and entertainment. Ticket includes a light picnic-style snack, world-class speakers and entertainers, and an opportunity to make meaningful connections to others where we live, work, and play in the stunning backdrop of the Boulder Flatirons. Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show! Click here for more info.

Longmont Museum’s Cult Classics & Cocktails

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When: Thursday Nights: June 7, June 14, 2018

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 6PM Trivia, Galleries, Cocktails, 7:15 Film Begins

Cost:$8 General Public, $5 Museum Members. Tickets available here.

Revisit your childhood as you watch favorite cult-classic films at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. Enjoy films from days of yore while sipping a specially paired signature cocktail. Each night starts with movie-themed trivia! On June 7, see The Never Ending Story, on June 14, see Hook.

Chautauqua Summer Concert Series

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When: Throughout the Summer

Where: Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: Times vary, see schedule here.

Cost: Ticket prices vary, see prices here.

Live entertainment at beautiful Chautauqua Park will be happening all summer long! Chautauqua 2018 Summer Concert series is presenting a variety of comedians and musicians.

2018 Summer Concert Series June Line Up: June 9: Murmuration, June 14: Leo Kottke & James McMurty, June 16: Paula Poundstone, June 23: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Boulder Farmers Market

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When: Saturdays & Wednesdays throughout the Summer

Where: 13th Street next to Central Park, Boulder, CO 80308

Time: 10AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Offering fresh fruit, flowers, veggies and delicious edibles, the Boulder Farmers’ Market provides a place for locals to sell their products in a friendly, fun environment. Twice a week, residents and visitors can fill their bags with goodies.

Boulder Plein Air Festival: Art Making Outside

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When: June 3 – 10, 2018

Where: OPEN STUDIOS, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Times vary, view schedule here.

Cost: Many events free, some require tickets. See schedule here.

The 2nd annual Boulder Plein Air Festival will take place this June! A week-long celebration of remarkable landscapes, scenic cityscapes, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from June 11-18, 2017. Open Studios invites you to observe master painters in action—making their art on location in beautiful Boulder. You are also invited to participate in the creativity yourself, with plenty of festival activities open to public participation. Kids art opportunities available. Celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at the Boulder Plein Air Festival!

Twenty Ninth Street LIVE! Concerts

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When: Fridays & Saturdays throughout Summer

Where: Twenty Ninth Street, Central Plaza next to West Elm

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE

Once again, Twenty Ninth Street is going to rock, swing and jive with the summer concert series. Join the fun at Twenty Ninth Street’s Central Plaza next to West Elm, where The Barrel is located for food, drinks and dancing under the stars.

June Music Line-Up: Friday June 1: The Catcalls Saturday June 2: Kerry and The Crime Scene, Friday June 8: Hunter Hamilton Group, Saturday June 9: House With A Yard, Friday June 15: Anthony Ruptak, Saturday June 16: Broke Down Rodeo, Friday June 22: The Catcalls, Saturday June 23: The Winterlings, Friday June 29: Taggart and Silas, Saturday June 30: Funky Business

National Trails Day in Superior

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When: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Where:  Coalton Trailhead – McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road

Time: 9 AM – 12PM (Bike Ride at 8:15)

Cost: Free

Discover, learn and have fun on the Superior trail system with a morning of cool activities sponsored by the Open Space Advisory Committee. For National Trails Day, join the bike ride at the Coalton Trailhead at 8:15 AM, see a bald eagle, owl and hawk with Hawk Quest from 9AM-10AM, touch a live snake with the Center for Snake Conservation from 10:15AM-11:15AM. Take a wagon ride on the open space just like the pioneers from 10AM – 12PM. Also, learn about trails with the Boulder County Rangers, talk about Leave No Trace with the Boy Scouts. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, chair and your love for trails!

Meadow Music

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Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Mondays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018

Where: Chautauqua Green, Baseline Rd & 9th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 5:30 – 7PM

Cost: FREE

A Boulder tradition for families in the summer! Join the musical duo Jeff and Paige for evenings of children’s music and nature education. The evening consists of a short hike, followed by 45 minutes of nature music at the foot of the Flatirons. Sponsored by City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Division Meadow Music is an award-winning environmental education program at Chautauqua Green in Boulder, Colorado.! The event begins at 5:30 with a short hike that’s friendly to all ages (please arrive early to find a place to put your picnic blanket before the hike). After the hike, the group returns to Chautauqua Green for a concert full of original nature and science-based music by Jeff and Paige. The concert starts around 6:00pm and ends by about 7:00. Bring a blanket to sit on, a picnic and some silliness!

Bands on the Bricks

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When: Wednesdays throughout Summer

Where:  Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder

Time: Beer Garden opens at 5:30 PM, Opening Act starts at 6:00 PM, Headlining Act starts at 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night, featuring Rio Margaritas and a local brewery. This summer’s brewery line-up includes: West Flanders (June 6 – June 27), The Post (July 4) and  Avery Brewing Company (July 11 – August 8).

Bands on the Bricks June Schedule: June 6: The Long Run – Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles, June 13: Milestone, June 20: Jeymo Club, June 27: Tenth Mountain Division

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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When: June 8 – August 12

Where: Mary Rippon Outdoor TheatreUniversity Theatre

Time: Times vary, check schedule here.

Cost: Starts at $20. Tickets available here.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1958 and is still going strong. Held every summer at the picturesque Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the indoor University Theatre on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, this festival is consistently among the most critically acclaimed of its kind in the nation. This year, performances will include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard III, Edward III and non-Shakespearean plays: You Can’t Take it With You and Cryano de Bergerac. CSF’s award-winning education program also presents classes, workshops and camps for all ages throughout the year.

Erie Brewfest

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When: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Where: Briggs St. in Old Town Erie between Moffat St. and Wells St.

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $35 Advance / $45 Day of Event Tickets available here.

The 6th Annual Outdoor Erie Brewfest features 24 local breweries offering their best IPA’s, ambers, and more! Ticket includes entry down Brew Lane with your commemorative Erie Brewfest tasting glass as you enjoy live music and great food. Designated drivers are no charge.

Louisville Downtown Street Faire

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When: Fridays, June 8 – August 10, 2018

Where: Historic Downtown Louisville Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 5PM – 9:30PM Rain or Shine (Music begins at 6:30PM)

Cost: FREE

If you love amazing live music in the open summer air, check out Louisville’s Downtown Street Faire. These Friday nights have everything you need for a fun, fabulous evening including food, adult beverages, live music, and a relaxed atmosphere. Music Line-up for June 2018 includes June 8: Kyle Hollingsworth, June 15: Locos Por Juana, June 22: Blitzen Trapper, June 29: Shinyribs.

Bicycle Rodeo with Lafayette Police Officers

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When: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Where: Behind Flatirons Church and West of Romero’s K9 Club, 355 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Bicycle Rodeo is an annual event is for children 12 and under to learn about bicycle safety from Lafayette police officers. There will be a road skills course, helmet fits, bike safety inspections and lunch! Participants need to bring their bike and safety gear and will need to be accompanied by an adult to sign a release & waiver form. Forms are available day of event. There are also several local sponsors at this event to help make it fun for the whole family. GREAT EVENT to kick off summer bike riding!

IRONMAN Boulder

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When: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where: Find course maps here.

Time: Full schedule here.

Cost: $785

Watch the largest IRONMAN race in the world at the finish line and throughout the day as over 2,000 incredible athletes compete. The race will start at the Boulder Reservoir with a single-loop swim. Once finished in the water, will continue on to a beautiful multi-loop course all contained in Boulder County. The two-loop run course runs along Boulder Creek Trail, winding along the water and through city parks. Spectators will have multiple opportunities to cheer on the athletes and the last few steps of the day will take athletes up Pearl Street for a triumphant finish. View the IRONMAN website for course maps. Kids can participate in the IRONKIDS Fun Run, A non-competitive and non-timed event gives kids 15 or younger a chance to take part with a 1/4-mile or 1-mile run. Each athlete receives a race bib, finisher shirt or trucker hat, medal, goodie bag and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID! More info here.

Boulder Block Party 2018

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When: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Where: The Studio (Boulder), 3550 Frontier Avenue Suite A2, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 6PM – 11PM

Cost: $12, Tickets available here.

Your presence is requested at the 5th annual Boulder Block Party of the ever-booming Boulder creative scene on Thursday, June 14th! Drinks, entertainment, and hashtags (#boulderblockparty) will be provided. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. 21+ Only. All proceeds from your $12 donation will benefit The Emergency Family Assistance Association of Boulder (EFAA).

Hanuman Festival

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When: June 14 – 17, 2018

Where: Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 8:00AM to 10:00PM, schedule here.

Cost: $357-$997, tickets available here.

Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Hanuman is a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be.

7th Annual Longmont G’Knight Ride

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When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Where: Roosevelt Park, 775 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 3PM – 10PM

Cost: Kids 5 – 18 $10 (discounts available for multiple kids), Adults $32, VIP $75, Kids under 5 are FREE. Tickets here.

The G’Knight Ride presented by Bicycle Longmont is a celebration of cycling, and is meant for cyclists of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The Ride is a great excuse to dust off that old 10-speed, mountain bike, or cruiser and hop on with 2,000+ other riders on a great evening tour. The G’Knight Ride helps to fun cycling education and bike refurbishing programs throughout the year by Bicycle Longmont, the area non-profit bike advocacy organization movie-themed trivia!

10th Anniversary 1940’s WWII Era Ball

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When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Where: Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 6PM

Cost: $69 – $190, Tickets available here.

The BIG 10th Anniversary 1940’s Ball w/ Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Hollywood’s Satin Dollz & A WORLD FAMOUS ORCHESTRA! Step into Hollywood’s WWII planes, cars and sets! Enjoy a night of dancing with your sweetheart (or meet one) under the nose of a WWII Bomber. Enter our hangar made into Rick’s Café Americain w/belly dancers and a roulette table you can play on. Vintage cars, swing dancers, reenactors, WWII plane flybys, big bands and more. This event always sells out in advance. 2018 theme is Victory: A Celebration of V-Day!

John McEuen & The String Wizards at eTown

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When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Where: eTown, 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Cost: $28.53, Tickets here.

eTown Hall is hosting an intimate evening of music with John McEuen & The String Wizards! Unlike eTown’s Live Radio Show Tapings, their ‘Homevibe & eTown present’ series are uninterrupted, full concerts that take place in eTown’s solar-powered home in Boulder, CO, eTown Hall. For all the details, click here.

Big Band Swing Dance Night at the Avalon Ballroom

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When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Where: The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 6:45PM – 10:45PM

Cost: $15, Tickets available here.

Join the “Best Big Band in Denver”, The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra, for a night of romance and excitement as we recreate the great dance music of the Swing Era, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Buddy Rich, and more. FREE swing dance lessons at 7:00, Three hours of live Big Band jazz from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Singles, beginners, all ages welcome. Snacks provided. Vintage dress encouraged. No bar, but you can bring your own wine or beer.

Yoga on the Rooftop

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When: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Where: Folsom Field’s Rooftop Terrace, 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 8AM – 9AM

Cost: FREE

Experience Boulder’s most breathtaking views and an exhilarating yoga practice on the Rooftop Terrace at Folsom Field. This fun class is led by Jo Marchi, founder of JoMar Yoga, with alignment correction provided by UCHealth physical therapists. Just bring a yoga mat and water bottle! This class is FREE.

Paddleboarding at Longmont’s Union Reservoir

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When: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Where: Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO 80504

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Cost: $25 for 2 Hour rental for paddleboard or kayak. ($1 ACA Admin fee) = $26.00 total.

Join Always Choose Adventures for paddleboarding or kayaking at Union Reservoir. Choose your own adventure with this event. Always Choose Adventures partnered with Rocky Mountain Paddleboard to give members a special discount for a paddleboard or kayak rental. Look for the ACA flag at the reservoir. Bring a towel, lots of sunscreen, plenty of water, your bathing suit and a smile.

Colorado Latino Festival Week 2018

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Photo Courtesy Barrio E’ and Latino Chamber

When: June 18 – 24, 2018

Where: Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Full schedule here.

Cost: FREE

Barrio E’ & the Latino Chamber are hosting the Colorado Latino Festival in the beautiful City of Boulder in order to highlight what the city is doing to create and maintain relations with its multicultural population. This year, the festival will be expanded to a week long of activities for all to enjoy by partnering with local organizations to do even more. More than 100 vendors will be on site including expositors, artists, resource tables and activities for the whole family. Food trucks will be on site. Musicians and entertainment include: Jyemo Club & Barrio E’, dancing with Los Chicos, Orquestra La Brava, Los Mocochetes and Pink Hawks.

Concerts in the Park

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When: Mondays, June 18 – July 30, 2018

Where: Various parks throughout Boulder, view schedule here.

Time: 7PM

Cost: FREE

The Boulder Parks and Recreation Department partners with the Boulder Concert Band to provide music in the parks. The Boulder Concert Band is composed of volunteer musicians from Boulder and surrounding communities. The BCB provides our community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the parks with your family! (Please no glass or alcohol.)

Longmont Pride Week

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When: June 18 – June 23, 2018

Where: Around Longmont, schedule here.

Time: Full schedule available here.

Cost: FREE

Out Boulder County‘s annual Longmont Pride Week is from Monday, June 18th to Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. There are a ton of fun events happening all week long. Pride Week concludes with the Longmont Pride Festival on Saturday, June 23rd from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on 4th Street between Main and Emery Street in Longmont. The day will be jam-packed with activities, amazing community partners sharing information, Pride merchandise galore from Out Boulder County and other wonderful vendors. Jewelry from talented artists, flash-mobs, photo booths, a dunk-tank, and multiple activities will be available throughout the day.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park

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When: June 22 – 24, 2018

Where: Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: Friday 4PM – 9PM, Saturday 9:30AM – 4PM Sunday 9:30AM – 5PM

Cost: Admission is FREE

Come celebrate the 2017 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage. For the full schedule and all the details, click here.

2018 Erie Concerts in the Park – Groove a Licious

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When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where: Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St, Erie, CO 80516

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Cost: FREE

Groove a Licious will be headlining Erie’s Concerts in the Park on June 23. Colorado’s Mile High Mountain Funk connection, Groove a Licious is a 7-8 piece high energy Funk-Roots, Soul ensemble performing throughout the Front Range. FREE children’s activities. Beer, wine and concessions will be sold.

High Peaks Art Festival

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When: June 23 – 24, 2018

Where: Town Square, Nederland, Colorado

Time: Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

The18th Annual High Peaks Art Festival is a friendly outdoor, juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts in the beautiful mountain setting of Nederland, Colorado. The Festival is complemented by art workshops for children, live music and food booths. Music lineup includes The Strangebyrds and The CBD’s! The 2018 Festival will include 43 artists with artwork in all media including painting,photography, jewelry, fiber,body care,metal, wood and mixed media fine craft. All art is juried and only the highest caliber of artwork is accepted.

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

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Photo Courtesy Dairy Arts Center

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 4:30PM – 6PM

Cost: $12 Adult, $8.50 Senior 62+, $8.50 Student, $6.50 Member Tickets available here.

Prophet. Author. Poet. Conservationist. Radical. Mystic. Valuing our natural wild places for their transformational qualities and encouraging everyone to deeply experience nature for its spiritual nourishment, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. This movie is a personal and an inspirational journey by local filmmaker, Michael M. Conti. It is second in a series after The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (2014). Q/A with filmmaker after the screening.

Bike to Work Day

things to do in Boulder in June

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: Times and locations vary, click on links below for stations in your area.

Time: Times and locations vary, click on links below for all the info.

Cost: FREE

Leave your keys at home, hop on your bike and join thousands of Coloradans as they bike to work on Wednesday, June 27. Bike to Work Breakfast stations in Boulder are open from 6:30 – 9:00 AM. Water stations are open from 3:30 – 6:00 PM, offering water only. Bike Parties may have variable hours in the evening. The Town of Superior will be hosting a breakfast station along the US 36 Bikeway and the Coal Creek Trail. The breakfast station will be open from 6:30 am – 9:00 am. Stop on your ride to work for some yummy free food, drawings, a bike tune up and fun giveaways. Hope to see you there – ride safe! Breakfast stations will also be offered in Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, and Louisville.

Colorado Music Festival

things to do in Boulder in June

Photo Courtesy Colorado Music Festival

When: June 28-August 4, 2018

Where: Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: Full schedule here.

Cost: $12.00 – $54.00, tickets available here.

Colorado Music Festival presents a six-week summer concert season at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder showcasing the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. Inspired programming performed by exceptional national and international musicians has earned Colorado Music Festival recognition from the League of American Orchestras and the National Endowment for the Arts. Full schedule available here.

Lafayette Movies in the Park – Moana

things to do in Boulder in June

Photo Courtesy Lafayette Movies in the Park

When: Friday, June 29, 2018

Where: Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: Dusk (around 8:30)

Cost: FREE

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join the City of Lafayette for its 2018 Movie in the Park series. All movies are free! On June 29, see the movie Moana! Food /movie snacks will be available for purchase. Remember to leave your canine friends at home for these movies. Only Service Dogs allowed.

Longmont Vintage Market Days

things to do in Boulder in June

Photo Courtesy Vintage Market Days of North Central Colorado

When: Friday, June 29 – July 1, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: Friday & Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 10AM – 4PM

Cost: $10/ticket Friday, $5/Ticket Saturday & Sunday. Tickets available here.

Vintage Market Days is back at Boulder County Fairgrounds this June with the theme: Old-Fashioned Summer. Check out this upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.

About Rachel Daly

I am Rachel, Boulder writer, mother and animal lover. It is my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I've learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, and I both work in real estate. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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