Get out your calendars, Boulder! June is promising to be so much fun. Many of our favorites are back: outdoor yoga, farmer’s markets, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Brazil Fest, Boulder International Film Festival, and more! New this year: Boulder Comedy Festival. Here it is, things to do around Boulder in June 2021.
Creekside Summer Sundays Market
When: Sundays throughout Summer 2021
Since Boulder Creek Festival had to move from it’s original May date, we’re holding a mini Boulder Creek Fest for several weeks leading up to the big event! Let’s kickoff summer with the Creekside Summer Sundays Market! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our Boulder community and continue this longstanding festival tradition with all kinds of fun in the sun. Now I’m looking forward to all the outdoor summer fun in Boulder!
Scott Carpenter Pool
On Memorial Day, the newly renovated Scott Carpenter Pool will be opening! The 10 lane lap pool is already open. Kids will be excited to check out the two huge tower slides, lazy river and splash pad. Another new feature is the zero-entry leisure pool complete with climbing wall, slide and diving board. The leisure pool will open Memorial Day Weekend. For a full list of places to enjoy the water near Boulder, click here.
The leisure pool will be open 7 days a week, 10 AM – 6 PM. Water slides open Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM. Lap pool open Monday – Friday 6 AM – 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday 8 PM – 6 PM. Drop-in fee is $11/Adults 19-59, $8.25 Seniors 60+, $6.50 Kids 3 – 18, Households $33.
Pop Jet Fountain on Pearl Street
Starting in June, children can cool off at our favorite Boulder spray pad, the Pop Jet Fountain, where water spouts up from the ground! The spray pad is located in front of the courthouse on Boulder’s favorite place to eat, play and shop — the Pearl Street Mall. Public bathrooms nearby. The Pop Jet Fountain is located on the 1400 block of the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder. Always FREE. For more spray pads, pools and water parks in Boulder County, click here.
Sunset Yoga & Meditative Hike
When: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Is there a better way to end the day than with Sunset Yoga and Meditative Hiking around the gorgeous Chautauqua grounds? Take a deeper breath of fresh air with Sandi in this slow Vinyasa and Restorative yoga session followed by a quiet group hike along the Enchanted Mesa trail. Return home more relaxed, grounded, and connected to the beauty of both your internal and external environment. Tickets $25, available here.
Hazel Miller and the Collective
When: Friday, June 4, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Free Range Dairy at the Boulder Bandshell presents Hazel Miller and the Collective. Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller has a reputation for “Bringing it” whether the event is a club setting, concert, festival, or non-profit fundraiser. Hazel has toured North America, Europe, Far East, Middle East, and Central America. Her powerful voice stands out, and her beautiful spirit shines through, to the delight of her loyal fans. One of the tightest and most versatile bands on the scene. With Hazel Miller and The Collective, you get original, Jazz, blues, R&B, and popular music, each song with the band’s own flavor! Guaranteed to rock the house! Opening the show will be Pink Lady Monster. Free tickets available, registration required, register here. Paid tickets $25, purchase here.
NoBo First Friday Art Walk
When: Friday, June 4, 2021 from 6 PM – 9 PM
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. Featuring live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36. Follow the colorful flags to find surprises around every corner. First Friday runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the first Friday of the month. Please be respectful of COVID precautions, wear a mask and keep your distance. Please note that many locations have other opening and closing times, see the map or list to check exact times. Details at NoBoArtDistrict.org.
Family/Kid Yoga at Prospect Park
When: Saturdays this summer from 11:15 – Noon (no class June 19th, and July 17 + 24)
Mooka Moment is hosting Family/Kid Yoga every Saturday this summer at Prospect Park! A community family yoga class, great for ages preschool – elementary outside at Prospect New Town Park near Cavegirl Coffeehouse. Move, breathe, rest, and sit to notice ourselves. A fun and joyful class! Get moving outside, laugh a little (or a lot), and of course practice a moment of stillness. No equipment needed, class will be held on a grass lawn. Adults can participate too but it’s not required. We do ask that if any adult chooses not to participate, that you do stay close by. Suggested $15/family, or pay what you can, register here. Click here for a complete list of things to do with kids around Boulder this summer.
Los Chicos Malos, with Elisa Garcia trio and Adolfo Romero Duo
When: Saturday, June 5 2021 at 6:30pm
Free Range Dairy at the Boulder Bandshell presents Los Chicos Malos, with Elisa Garcia trio and Adolfo Romero Duo. If you were lucky enough to attend one of the Noches de Peña at the Dairy in the last couple of years then you will be familiar with some of these world-class performers from various parts of Latin America. Each brings their unique passion and talents to this celebration of culture and community. Ven listo para bailar para este espectáculo. Tickets $25, available here.
Yoga Flow on the Roof with Monica Nabholz
When: Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Museum of Boulder is hosting Yoga Flow on the Roof with Monica Nabholz, a vinyasa style class that flows faster than a yoga class. You can still modify and work at your own pace. Focus on strength building, balance and breath per movement, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the flatirons. Tickets $18, available here.
Rooftop Samba Dance at Museum of Boulder
When: Saturdays June 5 – 27, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:45 AM
Samba Colorado is hosting a special 4 week Beginner Samba Series on the Museum of Boulder rooftop! NO dance experience required. Kids 12 and up are welcome. $25 drop in or $80 for the full series, tickets available here.
Meadow Music with Jeff and Paige
When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 10 – 11 AM
A kid favorite and one of our family’s favorite things to do around Boulder in June! Join the musical duo Jeff and Paige for mornings of children’s music and nature education. Sponsored by City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Division Meadow Music is an award-winning environmental education program.
Meadow Music is held at the Boulder Bandshell. Reservations required this year. Always FREE.
Brothers of Brass: Live at the Bandshell
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 7 PM
With influences ranging from R&B to Southern brass and psychedelic jam rock to trap hip hop, Brothers of Brass boasts a wide musical lexicon with a little something for everyone. The strident sounds are met with a layer of conscious, yet in-your-face lyrics giving the band a fresh new sound and further showcasing a truly multi-talented ensemble. They will lift your spirit, move your feet, and elevate your consciousness. Tickets $15, available here.
Boulder County Farmers Markets
When: In Downtown Boulder on 13th& Canyon Blvd every Saturday from 8 AM – 2 PM & every Wednesday from 4 PM – 8 PM; In Longmont every Saturday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds from 8 AM – 1 PM.
Boulder County Farmers Markets are running a little differently, but they are still a great place to source local foods. Read through BCFM’s safety precautions to help you plan your market experience during these times, or to make a shopping reservation. You can find that information here.
Baby Goat Yoga & Petting Farm
When: Saturdays & Sundays in June and July 2021
Hare Today, Goat Tomorrow Farmstead in Ward is hosting a Drop in Baby Goat Yoga & Drop in Petting Farm every Saturday & Sunday in June and July! Free Barnyard Dance party at 10 AM. Baby Goat Yoga (byo yoga mat) at 11 AM for $15/person (under 5 are free). Petting Farm: sit, pet, watch and play with baby goats and rabbits from Noon – 2 PM for $5/person (under age 2 free). Details here.
Gentle Yoga on the Roof with Kerry Maiorca
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Museum of Boulder is hosting Gentle Yoga on the Roof with Kerry Maiorca. This class will consist of warm-up exercises, yoga poses for strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, and relaxation time at the end of class. Rooted in the traditional yoga tenets of unity of body, mind and breath, this class is for those who are stiff and need gentle wake-up cues for the body. Throughout the hour participants will be led to carefully explore, stretch, and strengthen the whole system, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the flatirons. Tickets $18, available here.
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 12 PM – 4 PM
The 8th Annual Outdoor Erie Brewfest features a ton of local breweries offering their best IPA’s, ambers, and more! Ticket includes entry and a commemorative Erie Brewfest tasting glass. Enjoy live music and great food. Designated drivers are no charge.
The Erie Brewfest will be held at Coal Creek Park. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 on site, available here.
Art In The Garden at Chautauqua
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Join Arts in the Open for a step-by-step landscape painting experience at Art in the Park at Chautauqua. You will paint your masterpiece, step by step, inspired by the beautiful surroundings at Chautauqua Park. This event is appropriate for both families and for the individual with friends. We will be in person and creating art in the great outdoors. Participants should wear clothes to paint in and bring a blanket to sit on for comfort while painting. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and sunscreen! Tickets $30/adults, $25/kids 10 and under, available here.
Boulder Ballet in the Park
When: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 7 PM
Join Boulder Ballet for a summer evening in the park! Featuring the most memorable works from the season, Ballet in the Park will be performed in Boulder at the Boulder Bandshell. This mixed repertoire program features many short works that showcase the expansive range of ballet in a triumphant performance as our community takes steps towards the future. With something for everyone, Ballet in the Park is the perfect date night or family outing. Tickets $15 – $25, available here.
Flag Day at Historic Hoverhome
When: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1 PM
After a long wait, Historic Hoverhome is excited to host its first event in 14 months, the Flag Day Celebration! We are epically excited to announce that this year’s program will be done in collaboration with local Eagle Scout Michael Platt and Boy Scout Troop #66, as part of Michael’ s Eagle Scout Service Project. All are welcome to attend this free program. Hoverhome will not be open for tours that day (but a list of tour dates are coming soon.)
Yoga in the Park – Longmont
When: Every Monday, May 17 – September 6, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Elevated Yoga Studio is hosting Yoga in the Park every Monday through the spring and summer months! Join Elevated Yoga at Thompson Park for a beginner-friendly, easy going community class. Cost is free or pay what you want. If weather is not ideal, class may be cancelled.
Sing Our Rivers Red Exhibit
When: May – July 2021
The Sing Our Rivers Red exhibit is free and open to the public and will take place in the McMahon Gallery at the Dairy Arts Center. Reservations are required, please sign up via the ticket link. Featuring works by Chad Yellowjohn, Nathalie Standingcloud, Mary Jane Oatman, Crystal Dugi, Lakota Sage, Olivia Montoya, and JayCee Beyale, Sarah Ortegon, Danielle SeeWalker, Donna Chrisjohn, Jonathan Nelson, Gregg Deal. Sing Our Rivers Red (#SORR) aims to bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender-based violence in the United States and Canada. The exhibition is centered around over 5,000 single earrings, separated from a pair. Each earring represents a current Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) case in North America. For information, click here.
Colorado Railroad Museum Boulder County Free Day
When: Friday, June 18, 2021
The Colorado Railroad Museum is proud to offer free general admission and rides behind a historic steam locomotive to all Boulder County residents on Friday, March 30. Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s historic steam locomotives in vintage passenger cars. The Colorado Railroad Museum features over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard. Also, see the exhibit galleries, renowned library, roundhouse restoration facility and working turntable. Cost: Boulder County Residents, Museum Members and Children under 2 are free. For all others fees are as follows: Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8. Ride Tickets: Boulder County Residents Free. For all others: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.
Colorado Brazil Fest
When: Friday, June 18 – Saturday June 19 2021, full schedule here.
Colorado Brazil Fest is back this summer in collaboration with Dairy Arts Center with an outdoor festival at the Boulder Bandshell! Performers include: Dexter Payne Quintet & Michele Castro Quartet, Sambadendê with Bateria Alegria and Samba Colorado, and Ginga with Bateria Alegria and Escola de Samba Denver (Bella Diva). Tickets $25, available here.
Dairy Drive-In: All the World’s a Stage
When: Friday, June 18 & Saturday, June 19 2021 at 8:30 PM
Sans Souci is excited to announce their return to the Dairy Drive-In for Spring and Summer 2021! All these films are making their in-person debut with SSF, as we’ve only screened them online before. All the World’s a Stage is a collection of films featuring exquisite performances and stunning cinematography. It opens with three shorts, two of which won Audience Choice Awards in 2020. The anchor of the program is a feature-length film that chronicles the making of a one-night-only performance by three local artists performing different ancient art forms and weaving into the fabric of the Colorado community. “At a time when our socio-political climate was dense with anti-immigrant sentiments and bogged down by the horrific tension of gun violence, we agreed that this story would be a beacon of hope and positivity.” Tickets $25, available here.
The Good Kind at Boulder Theater
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8 PM
Don’t miss the Boulder band The Good Kind at Boulder Theater – live music fanatics who have seen hundreds of live shows performed by some of the greatest musicians of the last 50 years. These experiences inspired the band to create the ultimate live music show featuring exceptional song selections and mind bending jams. Every show is unique and energetic and includes covers, originals and plenty of dancing. Known as the “soundtrack of the people” playing music spanning a vast array of bands like Phish, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Umphrey’s McGee, The Beatles and many more! Tickets $40, available here.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
When: June – August 2021, 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 Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Odyssey & Pericles. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will be held at Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, University Theatre. Tickets available here.
Boulder Comedy Festival
When: Thursday June 24 – Sunday June 27, 2021. Various locations, click here for the full schedule.
Boulder Comedy Festival brings together incredible comedians and all the beauty and adventure that the Boulder area has to offer. The Festival brings focus to and highlights women and diversity in comedy. Nationally touring comics featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Amazon come together with festival winners and local comedians to create a sea of hilarity in Boulder and the surrounding areas. An exciting new addition to our “things to do around Boulder in June”! For the full schedule and tickets, click here.
BDT Stage Presents Forever Plaid
When: May 6 – June 27, 2021, full schedule here.
Get your toes a-tappin’ and your hips a-shakin’ for a night of great nostalgic pop hits from the 1950s at BDT Stage’s Forever Plaid. The concert that never was features Sixteen Tons, Chain Gang, Three Coins in the Fountain, Perfidia, Cry, Catch a Falling Star, Day-O, Gotta Be This or That, Matilda, Heart and Soul – and more! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter to keep you rolling in the aisles when not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. We are so excited to be adding this to our things to do in Boulder post! COVID restrictions & precautions apply, learn more here. Tickets $65+, available here.
Boulder International Film Festival
When: June 24 – 27, 2021, details 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. BIFF consistently features 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. For more information, click here.
Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
When: June 24 – 26, 2021, full schedule here.
The Scandinavian Alliance of Colorado welcomes you and your family to the 28th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Held in historic Bond Park in the infamous Colorado mountain town of Estes Park, visitors can pay homage to this culture through food, live entertainment, traditional handcrafted items, and more. This event is free, details here.
Built To Last at The Bee Hugger Farm
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 6 – 9 PM
Denver’s quintessential Grateful Dead cover band, Built to Last, is coming to The Bee Hugger Farm. This event will follow all local health & safety current guidelines. Pack-in/ Pack- out. Bring a blanket, chairs, friends, food, drink, etc and create your dancing and listening space! Spend time enjoying the farm, great tunes, good people, and the summer vibes. All ticket sales will go towards a non-profit that will be drawn from entries during the event and the cost of the band/event. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Tickets are limited. Tickets $15, available here.
FRESH: Fresh Air, Fresh Fashion Runway Show by Creative Nations
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Culturally-inspired couture fashion event featuring Indigenous designers, who exhibit the creativity and originality of Indigenous Fashion in an outdoor runway show. Join Fresh Air, Fresh Fashion Runway Show by Creative Nations for a breath of fresh air and fashion. This event is free, more info here.
Au Pair Q&A with Jen Rodehaver
When: Jun 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Are you pair-curious? Join an informal Q&A session and discover why Front Range parents enjoy hosting an international au pair for childcare and cultural exchange. Register in advance for this meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcu-rrj4iEt3OU9ptdfbm4GR4fM7-ilkW. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.