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.
Stargazing at the Lafayette Public Library
Join Deb Price of Boulder County Parks & Open Space, and naturalist Dave Sutherland, at the Lafayette Library for an evening of stargazing. First, learn about our February skies, then see them up close with telescopes!
WinterSkate in Downtown Louisville
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
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
Where: Friday, February 4, 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 exact times. Details at NoBoArtDistrict.org. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in January.
Maker Made 2022 – Opening Reception
When: February 4, 2022 from 6 – 9 PM
Boulder Public Library’s BLDG 61 is thrilled to present the return of Maker Made in 2022, a gallery show celebrating the diverse and inspiring work produced by the makers in our community. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 4 at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display from February 4 – March 28, 2022. The Maker Movement represents the collective energy and ambition of a community of inventors, designers, engineers, artists, craftspeople, and tinkerers. Its ethos is a mixture of DIYer self-reliance informed by open-source learning, traditional craftsmanship, new technology, and modern design thinking. The work produced as a result of this movement inspires us and demonstrates what we can achieve as a culture of creators. BLDG 61 is a makerspace that provides quality maker education to the public at no cost in an inspiring and inclusive environment at the Boulder Public Library.
Friday Night Jazz at Hotel Boulderado
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
When: February 6, 2022 from 8 AM – 5 PM
Bundle up and get ready to run and/or ride Colorado’s best-mixed terrain at the 2022 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.
Open Studio at Boulder Public Library’s Markerspace
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 here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in January.
Sturtz – Live at The Wheel House Niwot
The Wheel House Niwot will be hosting Sturtz, an acoustic quartet featuring Andrew Sturtz [vocals, guitar], Jim Herlihy [banjo], Courtlyn Carpenter [cello], and Will Kuepper [bass]. No cover.
OSMP Virtual Concert with Jeff & Paige
When: February 6, 2022, at 10 AM
Wow, it’s been a challenging start to ’22 in Colorado’s Front Range. Join Jeff & Paige for an hour-long, virtual kids’ concert to come together as a community for some levity and edu-tainment. We’ll craft our songs and skits to acknowledge the existence of big feelings when big things happen but mostly, we’ll share our love of science, nature and silliness through music, costumes, and theater. This live family show is free and open to everyone thanks to the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department. We’ll take a bit of time to share about the free educational programs OSMP offers, and remind kids and families that time in nature is a great way to calm the body and brain when big things happen.
Tuesday Night Team Trivia at The Rayback
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
When: February 11, 2022 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!
Boulder Phil: Beethoven 7 & a World Premiere
Billy Childs is a multi-GRAMMY award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, and the Boulder Phil will be privileged to present the world premiere of his new violin concerto, written specifically for the renowned soloist Rachel Barton Pine. Anchoring the evening will be Beethoven’s ever-popular Symphony No. 7, a work dubbed “the apotheosis of the dance” because of its propulsive energy and infectious rhythms. Tickets 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.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra at BDT Stage
A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, My Way captures the wit and charm of Ol’ Blue Eyes. It’s a breath of fresh air, a romantic enticement, and a blast from the past. This award-winning revue features countless songs recorded by the legendary Frank Sinatra. This classy tribute showcases some of the 20th century’s most beautiful and popular songs. My Way features a stellar quartet of singers, each highlighting an aspect of the talent of “The Chairman of the Board”. Join us in celebrating Sinatra’s remarkable five-decade career. Unforgettable songs include All of Me, Fly Me to the Moon, Strangers in the Night, New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight, and many more. Let’s fall in love and fly away with the music of one of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, just as he would have wanted it: a few stories, a few drinks, and plenty of knockout tunes. More information and tickets here.
Just Between Friends Longmont Children’s Resale Pop-Up
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.
Indie Folk with Desert Atlas
When: Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 5 – 7 PM
BoCo Cider will be hosting singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ramirez, Desert Atlas. He was recently featured as part of the Local 303 on Indie 102.3, and his music can be heard on all major streaming services. His music showcases a preoccupation with geography, geology, weather, the seasons, and, always, the past. Originally from the Philippines, he’s been in Denver since 2015 and has been greatly inspired by the scale of the American Southwest, releasing his first solo full-length album—The Great Plains are an Ocean—in June 2021. More info here. No cover.
Sam Bush at Boulder Theater
Sam Bush will be performing at Boulder Theater on February 20, 2022. Sam Bush has released seven albums and a live DVD over the past two decades. In 2009, the Americana Music Association awarded Bush the Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist. Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Greensky Bluegrass are just a few present-day bluegrass vanguards among so many musicians he’s influenced. His performances are annual highlights of the festival circuit, with Bush’s joyous perennial appearances at the town’s famed bluegrass fest earning him the title, “King of Telluride.” Tickets here.
The Impersonators at Bootstrap Brewery
The Impersonators are amazing impersonators of famous musical artists, including, but not limited to, Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jerry Garcia, Bruce Springsteen, Barry Gibs, and Adam Sandler. Featuring Shawn Camden from Los Cheesies and local artist Dave Hartman. More info here.
2022 Alpaca Extravaganza
Everything alpaca–including lots of alpacas themselves at the Alpaca Extravaganza! Vendors of alpaca yarn, rovings, and alpaca fiber for artisans. Sweaters, socks, hats, gloves, and more garments. We will also have classes about alpacas and their fiber as well as alpaca kisses. Individual farms and product booths will also be putting on demonstrations such as spinning and weaving throughout the weekend. Be sure to plan enough time to get around to everyone at the event. Information classes begin at 11 am each day and will cover topics about alpaca fiber and processing, raising and breeding alpacas as well as business and tax information. Free Event.
Boulder’s Ravin’Wolf LIVE at BoCo Cider!
When: Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 6 -8 PM
A family-friendly and dog-friendly venue, BoCo Cider is hosting the live sounds of RavinWolf’s funky, folky, swampy, tripped-out acoustic rock with a sometimes new-grass groove. alongside a delicious glass of locally sourced hard cider at Boco Cider, Boulder Colorado’s only craft cidery. (Non-alcoholic options on tap too!). More info here. No cover.
KBCO Boulder Fire Recovery Virtual Benefit Concert
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
When: February 28 – March 2, 2022
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.