There are so many things to do in Boulder in June! Ballet, concerts and movies in the park. Festivals & fairs. Parties and balls! More than 30 events for you to choose from. Enjoy!
17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 AM – 2 PM
Don’t miss the 17th 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.
Please pick up your tickets, map and “swag bag” at 840 Mapleton (corner of 8th and Mapleton, at the old Mapleton school). $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.
Ballet in the Park
When: Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM
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.
Ballet in the Park will be held at the Central Park Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO. This event is FREE.
Lyons Outdoor Games & Burning Can Fest
When: May 31 – June 1, 2019, full schedule here.
Lyons Outdoor Games & Burning Can Fest is a weekend of adventure, music, craft beer, & Rocky Mountain revelry. Town of Lyons and Oskar Blues have combined two festivals that include activities like: a trail running relay, mountain biking on the local single track, and a huge KidZone. As 60+ breweries start pouring their beers, festivalgoers can check out dog jumping, a slackline competition, or BMX dirt jumping. The mission of Burning Can at Lyons Outdoor Games is to raise funds and awareness for the Can’d Aid Foundation and the Town of Lyons Park, Recreation and Cultural Department and to keep Lyons growing as a vibrant, unique and outdoor-oriented Colorado community.
The festival will be held at Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave, Lyons, CO 80540. Cost: TBA, information will be available here.
Taste of Louisville
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 AM – 4 PM
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.
Taste of Louisville will be held on Historic Main Street in Louisville. This event is FREE.
TEDxBoulder: Within & Without
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 4 PM – 9 PM
TEDxBoulder kicks off their first event of 2018 with the theme Truth & Daring, bringing powerful and inspiring talks to you. TEDxBoulder: Within & Without 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. This events features the following speakers: Joe Neguse, Trace Bundy, Dr. Julie Albright, Sarabeth Berk & more. For more info, click here.
TEDxBoulder will be held at the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302. ts $30 – $40, available here.
25th Annual Boulder Jewish Festival
When: Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 11 AM – 5 PM
Head on down to Pearl Street and join in the free one-day celebration of arts and culture at the 25th Annual Boulder Jewish Festival. Featuring live musical entertainment, beautiful works of fine art and Judaica, and enjoy delicious food. Explore a variety of community organizations and participate in activities for all ages. Kid-friendly! Visit http://boulderjewishfestival.org/ for more information.
The Boulder Jewish Festival will be held at the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn & Pearl Street Mall, 1325 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.
National Trails Day in Superior
When: Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 8:15 AM – 12 PM
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. Other activities include: presentation of raptors with Hawk Quest, wagon ride to open space, chat with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup and learn about prairie dogs. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, chair and your love for trails! More info here.
The event will be held at the Coalton Trailhead – McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road. This event is FREE.
Bands on the Bricks
When: Wednesdays throughout Summer, June 5 – August 7, 2019
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. For the full schedule, click here.
Bands on the Bricks is held on Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder. Beer Garden opens at 5:30 PM, Opening Act starts at 6:00 PM, Headlining Act starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE.
NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk
When: Friday, June 7, 2019 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 as you 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.
Bicycle Rodeo with Lafayette Police Officers
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9 AM – 12 PM
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!
This event will be held behind Flatirons Church and West of Romero’s K9 Club, 355 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026. This event is FREE.
7th Annual Erie Brewfest
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 PM – 4 PM
The 7th Annual Outdoor Erie Brewfest features a ton of 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.
The Erie Brewfest will be held on Briggs St. in Old Town Erie between Moffat St. and Wells St. Tickets $35, available here.
Boulder Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, April 6 – November 23, 2019 8AM – 2PM & Wednesdays, May 1 – October 2, 2019 4PM – 8PM
You can’t have a summer events post without the Boulder Farmer’s Market! 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 Farmers Market is held on 13th Street next to Central Park, Boulder, CO 80308.
When: Sunday, June 9 from 6 AM – 11 PM
Watch the largest IRONMAN race in the world at the finish line and throughout the day as over 2,000 incredible athletes compete in Boulder. 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. More details here.
This event will be held throughout Boulder, check out the map here.
Boulder Block Party 2019
When: Thursday, June 12, 2019 from 6 PM – 10 PM
Your presence is requested at the 6th annual celebration of the ever-booming Boulder creative scene at the Boulder Block Party! Drinks, entertainment, and hashtags (#boulderblockparty) will be provided. Reserve your spot on the guest list by purchasing your ticket. All proceeds from your $12 donation will benefit The Emergency Family Assistance Association of Boulder (EFAA). Since 1918, the EFAA as been the community safety net for families who have nowhere else to turn when they can’t meet their basic needs. This is a private event. There is limited capacity and you must be on the guest list to attend. 21+
Boulder Block Party will be held at Sanitas Brewing Co., 3550 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301. Admission $12. Tickets must be purchased in advance, available here.
When: June 13, 2019 – June 16 2019, full schedule 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.
Hanuman Festival will be held at Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Admission $55+, information and registration available here.
11th Annual 1940s WWII Era Ball
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4 PM
Don’t miss the magical 11th annual celebration of the 1940’s Ball with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pete Jacob’s Wartime Radio Review, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Hollywood’s singing and tap dancing sweethearts the Satin Dollz. Step into Hollywood’s WWII planes, enjoy a night of dancing under the stars w/your sweetheart, among WWII planes/flybys/vehicles & re-enactors, listening to the most sought after big bands. See an exhilarating new WWII air show, breath-taking set and prop designs, interactive scavenger hunts and much more. The hangar at Boulder Airport will be made into Casablanca’s Rick’s Café American—w/belly dancers, movie set lights and props and even a roulette table that attendees can play on. Walk down our French Parisian Victory St. Blvd. under a canopy of lights and sit at a French cafe, amidst WWII era vehicles and museum displays while watching our “Planes of WWII” airshow. Also with an authentic attire contest, swing dance lessons, dance hosting for singles & a dance contest. More details here.
The Ball will be held at Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301. Tickets $69, available here.
Science Friday Live in Boulder
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 7 PM – 9 PM
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. KUNC is bringing Ira Flatow and the Science Friday crew to Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder on June 15th for a special live performance with music, props, demonstrations, and conversations with local scientists. It’ll all be recorded for a future broadcast. Now in its 27th year, Science Friday is heard on nearly 400 public radio stations throughout the US and internationally, offering entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, health, and the environment.
Science Friday Live will be held at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302.
Erie Movie in the Park
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 8 PM – 10 PM
Bring your family, friends, blanket or lawn chair and join the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department for a movie in the park this June. See the family-friendly Hotel Transylvania 3! 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.
Erie’s Movie in the Park will be held at Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516. This event is FREE.
Boulder Concert Band’s Concerts in the Park
When: Mondays June 17 – July 29, 2019 at 7 PM
The Boulder Parks and Recreation Department partners with the Boulder Concert Band to provide Concerts in the Park. 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.)
These FREE concerts will be held at parks around Boulder, to see the full schedule click here.
Chautauqua Summer Concert Series
When: Throughout the summer, full schedule here.
Live entertainment at beautiful Chautauqua Park will be happening all summer long! Chautauqua 2019 Summer Concert series is presenting a variety of comedians and musicians. This summer’s lineup includes Melissa Etheridge, Robert Cray, Indigo Girls, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Jose Gonzalez, Boz Scaggs & more! Full lineup here.
Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302. Full schedule here. Ticket prices vary, see prices here.
Beauty and the Beast at the Boulder Dinner Theater
When: May 4 – September 21, 2019, full schedule here.
The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in BDT Stage’s romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
Beauty and the Beast will be held at the Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Tickets $40 +, available here.
Longmont Pride Week 2019
When: June 17 – June 22, 2019 with the big celebration on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2 PM – 6 PM
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 22rd 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.
Pride Week includes events all week and throughout the city, details and full schedule here. The festival will be held downtown on 4th St between Main & Emery. The festival is FREE.
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park
When: June 21 – June 23, 2019
Estes Park is once again hosting the 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.
The fetival will be held at Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Admission is FREE.
Colorado Latino Festival 2019
When: Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 11 AM – 8 AM
To celebrate Latino culture, the Colorado Latino Festival 2019 will be held in Boulder’s Central Park. The event will be family friendly and include performances, music, food and resources. Trae a toda tu familia.
The Colorado Latino Festival will be held at the Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.
Erie Concerts in the Park
When: June 22 & June 29, 2019 at 6 PM
Erie is once again hosting Concerts in the Park. Headlining bands this month: June 22 Nothing but Nineties and June 29 vocal band FACE. FREE children’s activities. Beer, wine and concessions will be sold.
These FREE concerts will be held at Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St, Erie, CO 80516.
Bike to Work Day
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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. These events are FREE.
Colorado Music Festival
When: June 27 – August 3, 2019
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.
Colorado Music Festival is held at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302. For the full schedule here. Cost is $18.00 +, tickets available here.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
When: June – August 2019, full schedule 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. CSF’s award-winning education program also presents classes, workshops and camps for all ages throughout the year. This summer’s performances include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, King John and Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will be held at Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, University Theatre. Cost: Starts at $19, tickets available here.
When: Mondays throughout the Summer
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 6:00 PM and ends by about 7:00 PM. Bring a blanket to sit on, a picnic and some silliness!
Meadow Music is held at the Chautauqua Green, Baseline Rd & 9th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.
Louisville Downtown Street Faire
When: Fridays throughout Summer from 5 PM – 9:30 PM Rain or Shine (Music begins at 6:30 PM)
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 2019 includes Los Mocochetes with Boss Eagle, Wild Child with Jaden Carlson Band, Dark and more! Full lineup here.
Louisville Street Faire is held in downtown Louisville and the Historic Downtown Louisville Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027. This event is FREE.
High Peaks Art Festival
When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12 – 3 PM & Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 10 AM – 4 PM
The 19th Annual High Peaks Art Festival is a friendly, outdoor show, a juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts in a beautiful mountain setting complemented by live music.
The festival will be held at the Town Square, in Nederland, Colorado. Admission is FREE.