Things to Do in Boulder this June

by Rachel Daly
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June kicks off summer with a ton of fun Boulder events! Live music, swimming, Shakespeare, and more await. For our complete list of things to do in Boulder County, click here. You can always check out our events calendar for today’s events! Here it is, things to do around Boulder in June 2022.

Scott Carpenter Pool

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Scott Carpenter Pool

It’s summer, Boulder! Head to the Scott Carpenter Pool, featuring two huge tower slides, a lazy river, and a splash pad as well as a 10-lane lap pool. Kids will love the zero-entry leisure pool complete with a climbing wall, slide, and diving boards. For pool hours and entry fees, click here. For a full list of places to enjoy the water near Boulder, click here.

The Bee Hugger Farm

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When: Open daily, 8 AM – dusk. Pony rides on Sunday 10 AM – Noon, unicorn rides on Wednesdays,10 AM – Noon. 

The Bee Hugger Farm is open daily for summer farm fun! Animal feeding, tractor climbing, farm exploring, picnicking, and more. No entrance fee. Pony rides $10, cash or venmo. Max height 4 feet, max weight 60 lbs. Bring a helmet to save your place in line! For farm updates, check their Facebook page here.

Boulder County Farmers Market

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When: In Downtown Boulder: Saturdays, April 2 – November 19, 2022 8AM – 2PM & Wednesdays, May 4 – October 5, 2022 4PM – 8PM. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on Saturdays 8AM – 1 PM, April 2 – November 19, 2022.

You can’t have a summer events post without the Boulder County Farmer’s Market! Offering fresh fruit, flowers, veggies and delicious edibles, the Boulder County Farmers’ Market provides a place for locals to sell their products in a friendly, fun environment. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Chautauqua Summer Concert Series

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When: Throughout the summer, full schedule here.

Live entertainment at beautiful Chautauqua Park will be happening all summer long! Chautauqua 2022 Summer Concert series is presenting a variety of comedians and musicians. This summer’s lineup includes Keb’ Mo’ with Anthony D’Amato, Kenny G, Cowboy Junkies, Robert Cray and more. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302. Full schedule here. Ticket prices vary, see prices here.

The Cultural Caravan Festival

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When: June 1 – 11, 2022

The Cultural Caravan brings together local small businesses, social service nonprofits, and local artists to empower, connect, and revitalize communities. This June festival features more than 30 performing artists from a wide range of backgrounds, with 7 MainStage concerts and 25 free pop-up concerts throughout Boulder County. Every show will be different, showcasing artists with backgrounds ranging from Folk to Classical music, Zimbabwean Afropop to Venezuelan Jazz. This year, The Cultural Caravan is partnering with the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado and Boulder Food Rescue to bring our musical offerings to diverse new audiences and celebrate everyone who calls Boulder home. For the full schedule and more information, click here.

Pop Jet Fountain on Pearl Street

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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. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June. For more spray pads, pools and water parks in Boulder County, click here.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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Where: Friday, June 3, 2022, from 6 PM – 9 PM

NoBo 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 the exact times. Details at NoBoArtDistrict.orgAnother FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Public Domain Theatre Festival: The Catamounts

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When: June 3 – 5, 2022

In the Public Domain Theatre Festival, The Catamounts will be joined by two lauded Colorado theatre companies in the presentation of original adaptations of public domain works, held at Boulder Public Library. Tickets and more info here.

Boulder County Plein Air Festival

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When: June 3 – 11, 2022

Join Boulder Open Studios at Chautauqua for the 2022 Plein Air event! This year’s event is open to all artists, age 15 and older, regardless of ability. Registration is required to submit art for the Event’s Awards Competition and Sale at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium on June 11th. More information here.

Friday Night Jazz at Hotel Boulderado

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When: Every Friday night, from 5 – 8 PM

Spend your Friday night listening to Jazz in the historic lobby of the Hotel Boulderado. Sip on refreshing cocktails and enjoy small bites with a special happy hour menu available for Jazz in the lobby.

Friday Night Weird

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When: Every Friday night from 8:30 – 11:30 PM

Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center and we’re here to make Boulder weird again by providing curated access to some of the best new and classic genre films and a proper theater experience to enjoy them in. For this week’s Friday Night Weird pick, click here.

Cultural Day at The Museum of Boulder

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When: June 4, 2022 from 12 – 5 PM

Join the Museum of Boulder and the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County for an afternoon of dancing, networking and crafting at Cultural Day. Featuring local authors, a craft station with Luna Cultura, Misfit Dolls by Inez Sanchez, Sals Fashion, live dance performances, and more! Tickets here.

Boulder County Pride Week

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When: June 6 – 12, 2022

Boulder County Pride week is back! After two years of hybrid celebrations, the staff and board at Out Boulder County are proud to announce that they will be returning in person this summer with a whole new series of events spanning throughout Boulder County starting on June 6th, and wrapping up with the Longmont Pride Festival on June 11th and the Boulder Pride Festival on June 12th. For the full schedule of events, click here.

Boulder Comedy Show

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When: Every Sunday night at Rayback Collective from 7 – 9 PM

The Boulder Comedy Show is the longest-running weekly comedy show in Boulder, CO. The live stand-up show happens every Sunday at the Rayback Collective. Every weekend a different comedian will be performing, headliners having been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, Fallon, Colbert, Letterman, Kimmel, MTV and pretty much everything in between. Schedule and tickets here.

Boulder Ballet: Arts in the Park

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When: June 10 – 11, 2022

The City of Boulder is proud to present the Boulder Ballet on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Featuring the most memorable works from the season, the ballet will perform at the historic Glen Huntington Bandshell. This mixed repertoire program features a collection of short works that showcase the expansive range of ballet in a triumphant return to the stage. Food trucks will be available. Tickets here.

Open Studio at Boulder Public Library’s Markerspace

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When: Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 1 PM – 7 PM

Boulder Public Library and Building 61 offer Open Studio every week, giving free access to: 3D Printers, Sewing Machines, Electronics bench, Design Laptops, Vinyl Cutter, Screen Printing Equipment and more are available for use at this time. More info hereAnother FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Lafayette Art Night Out

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When: June 10, July 8, August 12 & September 9, 2022

Art Night Out has an unsurpassed line-up of art vendors, live music, street performers, food trucks, and wine and beer. Join your friends and neighbors for a bit of shopping, great entertainment, good grub, craft brews, and neighborhood fun. The music lineup for the summer of 2022 includes Mama Lenny & the Remedy, Quemando, Tier Two Live, and Cass Clayton Band. This always-free public event will be held on the second Friday of the month, May through Sept. 2022, from 5-9  PM  at Festival Plaza on Public Road between Emma and Cannon Streets in Lafayette, Colorado. More information here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Boulder Jewish Festival 2022

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When: June 12, 2022, from 11 AM – 5 PM

After a two-year hiatus, the Boulder Jewish Festival is scheduled for Downtown Boulder on the Pearl Street Mall on June 12, 2022. The Boulder Jewish Festival has been hosted annually for more than 25 years. The event features a full day of festivities, including bands and performances; a Jewish food festival, a curated marketplace showcasing fine art and Judaica, along with family-friendly activities provided by our community organizations. The Boulder Jewish Festival is open to everyone and is an opportunity to connect and learn. At its core, the festival is an event produced for, and by, the community in celebration of Jewish arts and culture. All of the details are available here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Bands on the Bricks

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When: Wednesdays throughout Summer, June 15 – August 3, 2022

From rock to Reggae 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.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. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

The SpongeBob Musical at BDT Stage

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When: May 27 – August 21, 2022, full schedule here.

SpongeBob is coming to BDT Stage! The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! Tickets and more info here.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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When: June – August 2022, 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 The Two Gentlemen of Verona, All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus and more. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will be held at Mary Rippon Outdoor TheatreUniversity Theatre. Cost: Starts at $19, tickets available here.

Meadow Music with Jeff and Paige

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When: Throughout the Summer, full schedule here.

A Boulder tradition for families in the summer! Join the musical duo Jeff and Paige children’s music and nature education at the beautiful Colorado Chautauqua. Meadow Music 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 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. Meadow Music is held at the Chautauqua Green, Baseline Rd & 9th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Click here for a complete list of things to do with kids around Boulder this summer. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Louisville Downtown Street Faire

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When: Fridays June 17 – August 12, 2022 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 2022 includes North Mississippi Allstars, ArchFourth, Spin Doctors, Gasoline Lollipops 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. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

1940s Ball

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When: June 18, 2022

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 at the 1940’s Ball. See an exhilarating new WWII air show, breath-taking set and prop designs, interactive scavenger hunts and much more. The Ball will be held at Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Broomfield BrewHaHa

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When: June 18, 2022, from 12 – 5 PM

The Broomfield BrewHaHa is back on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Arista. The festival will include live music, food trucks, brews from Broomfield Breweries, yard games, and more. 

Concerts in the Park

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When: Mondays, June 20 – August 1, 2022

Every Monday this summer, Boulder Concert Band will perform a concert in a different Boulder park! Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music in the park. Presented by the City of Boulder. Full schedule and venues here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June.

Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

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When: June 24 – 26, 2022, full schedule here.

The Scandinavian Alliance of Colorado welcomes you and your family to the 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. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in June, details here.

Boulder Garden Tour

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When: June 25, 2022, from 9 AM – 2 PM

Don’t miss the 18th annual Boulder Garden Tour showcasing unique, private gardens and homesteads, plus garden-themed edutainment at each stop. 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. Connect with nature and learn how to create sustainable garden spaces at this rain or shine event. Tickets here.

Colorado Music Festival

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When: June 30 – August 7, 2022

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 click here. Cost is $25.00 +, tickets available here.

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