Things to Do in Boulder in February

by Rachel Daly
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things to do in Boulder in February

February is here in Boulder with tons of live music events, stargazing, outdoor activities, and more! Here are some fun things to do in and around Boulder this February.

WinterSkate in Downtown Louisville

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When: Thanksgiving week ’til the end of February

WinterSkate will be closed through Friday, January 7. Located at the Steinbaugh Pavilion in Historic Downtown Louisville WinterSkate is an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with skate rental, concessions, and traditional holiday music. Celebrating its thirteenth year as the original outdoor ice skating rink in the community, WinterSkate presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter season in a beautiful small-town setting. Louisville WinterSkate is held at the Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street in Historic Downtown Louisville. For details, click here.

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 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.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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Where: Friday, February 3, 2023, 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 exact times. Details at Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in January.

Indie Folk with Jackson Maloney

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When: Friday, February 3, 2023, from 5 – 7 PM

BoCo Cider will be hosting singer-songwriter and poet Jackson Maloney, who combines influences from folk, country, roots rock, and blues.

The Petty Nicks Experience a BDT Stage

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When: February 3, 2023

For years now, The Petty Nicks Experience has been thrilling audiences around the country with a “What if” presentation: “What if” Stevie Nicks had joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers full-time? Come and enjoy the soaring vocals and harmonies on hit after hit, spectacular costumes and staging, beautiful and authentic instruments, an amazing light show, and, to top it all off, a captivating and fantastic video show. There are lots of moments to remember and will leave you feeling euphoric, nostalgic, mellow, and totally entertained. The Petty Nicks Experience is authentic, organic, powerful, and the music is performed 100% live. Tickets here.

Claudette King at BDT Stage

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When: February 4, 2023

National Recording Academy Member, Claudette King, dubbed “The Bluz Queen” will be performing at BDT Stage! Tickets 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.

Old Man Winter Rally

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When: February 5, 2023, from 8 AM – 5 PM

Bundle up and get ready to run and/or ride Colorado’s best-mixed terrain at the 2023 Old Man Winter Rally! Riders can choose 50KM or 100KM of gravel, snow, climbs, and thrills. Runners can crush the 10KM course that provides the best of Lyons, CO single track trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. We’ll have aid stations with great food and hydration on course. All participants will receive a ticket for a hot meal and a cold beer (or hot cocoa) at the ragin’ after-party! Register here.

Tuesday Night Team Trivia at The Rayback

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When: Every Tuesday night, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join Team Trivia Denver every Tuesday at The Rayback Collective in Boulder trivia night! Bring your friends, this event is free. For more information, click here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in January.

Winter Bike to Work Day

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When: February 10, 2023, from 7 – 9 AM

Join Boulder – and cyclists around the world – Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day! The annual event encourages seasonal cyclists to brave the elements and ride to work on their bikes. The reward? Free breakfast and camaraderie! Stations are open 7- 9am and will be posted prior to the event. Map of stations here. If you plan to join,  pledge to ride and show that people who ride bikes in Boulder County have got what it takes!

Black History Live: Josephine Baker

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 3 – 4:30 PM

In partnership with Colorado Humanities, join the Museum of Boulder for the Statewide tour of Black History Live: Josephine Baker. This program will feature the living-history portrayal by nationally acclaimed scholar/actor Becky Stone of Josephine Baker, a world-renowned performer, World War II spy, and civil rights activist. Stone’s Josephine Baker portrayal transports audience members to the early 1900s, a time when all women, particularly women of color, struggled to find their place in a more modern America. Baker’s performances prominently used African themes and style for her predominantly white audiences. This special program will be the first fundraiser for our upcoming exhibit, Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History, which opens September 29th, 2023. More info here.

Boulder Comedy Show

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.

Branford Marsalis Quartet: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Supercharged, daring, delightful. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in music. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy winner and Tony nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. With more than three decades of collaboration, this ensemble is celebrated for its kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. In the Grammy-nominated “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul,” the quartet performs its most emotionally wide-ranging and melody-driven collection of music to date. Tickets here.

Pups + Beer = LOVE

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 1 – 4 PM
This Valentine’s Day-themed professional photo event benefits Jailbreak Husky Rescue and Greenwood Wildlife. Register here

Valentine’s Day Market at Sanitas Brewing

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 12 – 6 PM
Get in the spirit of love at the Sanitas Valentine’s Day Market! Shop local makers. Entrance is free.

Valentine’s Dance at Avalon Ballroom

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When: February 12, 2023, from 2 – 4 PM

Social and friendly ballroom dancing to great live music at the Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance. Dances include waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, and one-step. Live music and light refreshments are included in your admission price. No prior dance experience is required. No partner is needed. This is a Valentine’s Event, so dressing up is encouraged! $20 at the door.

Hazel Miller and the Collective at BDT Stage

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When: February 14, 2023

One of the tightest and most versatile bands on the scene, Hazel Miller & The Collective, performs an eclectic blend of jazz, R&B, blues, soul, and original music that’s guaranteed to rock the house! Tickets here.

Just Between Friends Longmont Children’s Resale Pop-Up

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When: February 15-19, 2023

Just Between Friends offers infant’s, children’s, teen, and maternity items at 50-90% off retail. At these sales, you will find clothing, shoes, baby equipment, and gear, maternity items, feeding and bathing gear, bedding, outdoor and indoor toys, sports equipment, electronics, books, games, furniture, strollers and MUCH more! Shop thousands of items, all under one roof, for 4 days ONLY! Free tickets are required, available here. Located at Boulder County Fairgrounds.

HeartFire Festival at Naropa University

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When: Saturday, February 18, 2023

HeartFire Festival is a new paradigm in festival culture, combining the best elements of transformational music and arts with genuine spiritual teaching and workshops, held in intentional, family-friendly events that maintain a sacred atmosphere for all participants. Connecting creative self-expression with inner self-discovery, HeartFire explores the intersection between the most modern art and the most ancient wisdom. Register here.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

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When: February 21 – 23, 2023

Buckle up for three extraordinary evenings filled with edge-of-your-seat action, awe-inspiring exploration, and nail-biting pushes into the unknown—the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is back! The event is presented by Access Fund at the historic Boulder Theater, and 100% of the proceeds directly support our mission to protect the future of America’s climbing. Get your tickets now to save your spot—seats are limited. Tickets here.

Something Rotten! at BDT Stage

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When: February 25 – April 21, 2023

This spring, enjoy Something Rotten! at BDT Stage. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.” Tickets here.

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