End of Summer Fun in Boulder (Even in 2020)

by Rachel Daly
Published: Last Updated on

Hey Boulder! I’ve been MIA partly because I’m full-timing it with kids and work this summer, but also because I am  concerned about being responsible during this pandemic. Generally, All Things Boulder is my place to share Boulder’s community events and other fun things to do in and around town. Since March, that’s been a little tough. Most summer events are cancelled, and I’m wary to promote anything that could put our community at risk. So I thought I’d put together a few fun things to do in and around town that, taking personal safety measures, are relatively low risk. Stay safe, healthy, and responsible out there, friends!

Bee Hugger Farm

Photo Courtesy Bee Hugger Farm

It’s time to frolic in the sunflowers at Bee Hugger Farm! This is one of my favorite spots, a family run farm with charm and warmth. The farm is asking patrons to respect each other’s space, and to wear a mask to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Gateway Park Fun Center

Photo taken pre-COVID, so imagine this kind of fun, just with masks on.

Gateway Park Fun Center is open, and is taking precautions so you can enjoy some old school amusement park fun even in the summer of COVID. I spoke with the folks at Gateway, they are sanitizing equipment between customers and asking patrons to wear masks.

Take a Hike

Hiking in Boulder’s beautiful mountain parks

It’s a bit smoky to enjoy a hike right now, but with any luck the fires will calm and our air quality will be back to normal. If you are looking for the perfect local trail, I recommend downloading the Boulder Trails App, which has all of Boulders local trails and allows you to use filters so you can find a trail that is perfect for you (dog friendly, stroller friendly, etc).

Enjoy a Self-Guided Art Tour

Artmando, Photo Courtesy Street Wise

Boulder is chock full of amazing art, indoors and out. You can bike around town to look at Boulder’s murals (check out this helpful map from Streetwise here). Keep up to date with NoBo Art District to stay apprised of pop up events and art walks.

Stay Cool with Water Sports

Many of the local swim beaches are closed, but individual water sports like stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and tubing are good options for enjoying these hot summer days while maintaining physical distance from others.


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