Things to Do in Boulder this September

by Rachel Daly
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There are so many things to do in Boulder in September! Fall festival season begins and live outdoor music continues. One of our favorite art events of the year, the Street Wise Boulder Mural Festival, is back! Our big list of events includes everything from comedy shows, forest bathing, farmers markets, and Pearl Street Stampedes to Oktoberfests, art shows and so much more. All happening in and around Boulder in September 2022.

Growing Gardens Farm Stand

Things to do in Boulder in September
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When: Wednesdays throughout September & October from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Join Growing Gardens every Wednesday at the Farm Stand! There will be a variety of items for sale from beautiful organically-grown produce from the farm to tasty food from local purveyors. More information here.

Boulder Bike Night (Happy Thursday Cruiser Ride)

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When: Thursday nights at 7:30 PM

Join Boulder Bike Night every week for the traditionally held and ever-evolving Thursday night cruiser ride!  Rides begin at 7:30 PM, check Boulder Bike Night’s IG or the Happy Thursday Cruiser Ride FB for details on where the rides will begin.

The Bee Hugger Farm

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When: Open daily, 8 AM – dusk.  

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.

Pearl Street Stampede

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When: September 1 & 23, October 14 & 28, November 4, 2022 at 7 PM

The Pearl Street Stampedes have become the kickoff celebration for CU home football games for over a decade. The night before each home game, hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall as members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band plays to the crowds’ delight.  Members of the CU football team and coaching staff are greeted with cheers and high-fives from fans of all ages.   The Stampedes are a joint collaboration between the University of Colorado, local businesses, the City of Boulder, and Downtown Boulder. Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band start performing at 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse).  The Stampedes move west, stopping on each block of the Pearl Street Mall To perform. More info here.

Outlaw Bingo at Village at the Peaks

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When: Fridays in September

Join Village at the Peaks in Longmont for Outlaw Bingo on Fridays in June. This is not your grandma’s bingo (although, if she’s fun, bring her)! Bingo is FREE to play! No reservation is needed, just show up and play and win prizes! Outlaw Bingo combines bingo, music, great prizes, food, fun, and entertainment with special theme nights and DJ Rockstar Aaron! Free to Play. All Ages are welcome. Registration begins at 5:30 PM, Event runs from 6-9 PM. Gift Card Prize per Game. Every Friday is a different theme! For this week’s theme, check the schedule here. Dress accordingly and have fun!

Circus Foundry: Smoke & Mirrors

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September 2 & 3, 2022, schedule here.

Circus Foundry presents Smoke & Mirrors, a new artistic production created by a cast of professional artists who have performed all over the world for companies including Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean, Marvel, So You Think You Can Dance, among others! Experience the thrill of mesmerizing acrobatics, aerial arts, juggling, and dance in a theater that feels like you are a part of the action. Drift into a world of darkness and light, an exploration of obscurity and identity. Does the true-self reside in our reflections or silhouettes? Tickets here.

Boulder Magic Show

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When: September 2 & 3, 2022

The Boulder Magic Show is back! Ben Young makes kids and their parents crack up with his modern and upbeat magic that’s laugh-out-loud funny. Like a hybrid of magician + stand-up comedian–for families! He’s been featured on the hit CW TV Show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, in major Las Vegas casinos and has performed for the U.S. troops and their families on 80 military bases worldwide! As always, the Boulder Magic Show at the Dairy is hosted and curated by our own Braden Carlisle. Braden Carlisle continues to curate the best magic. With styles ranging from mentalism to comedy, Braden will leave you laughing harder than you thought possible at a magic show! As a lover of all things magic, Braden is also a published author of the magic theory book “Agree to Disagree” and hosts a weekly magic podcast titled “Awesome People Talking”. Tickets available 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 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.

Dueling Piano Road Show at BDT Stage

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Photo Courtesy BDT Stage

When: September 2 & 3, 2022

Dueling Pianos Road Show interactive all-request shows feature signature 7’ White Grand Pianos and nationally known Entertainers have played at Sing Sing, Wild Ivories, The Reef, Pat O’Brien’s, Howl at the Moon, Cruise Ships, and NYNY. An organic and traditional request-driven interactive Dueling Pianos show with comedy and audience participation. Featuring two of the nation’s top female duelers as well as four amazing players!

Louisville Art Association’s 2022 Fine Art Show

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When: September 2 – 11, 2022

The 2022 National Fine Arts Show and Sale takes place at the Louisville Center for the Arts, an elegant, late 19th century red brick schoolhouse. Historic Downtown Louisville offers an array of art galleries, related shops, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. This event will be held at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville CO.

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.

NoBo First Friday

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When: September 2, 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 Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

19th Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

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When: September 2 – 4, 2022

Join Sans Souci at The Museum of Boulder for a night to remember, celebrating the opening of its 19th season! You’ll enter like a star through a VIP red carpet photo area…it is a film festival, after all! Grab a local brew or glass of wine and check out the VR and video installations looping throughout the Museum before the screening for an intimate experience with select films. Take a peek at the Museum’s open exhibits and delight in the surprise of live dance performances around every corner on your way to pick up your pre-purchased burrito bowls on the rooftop patio. More info 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.

Louisville Labor Day Parade

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When: Monday, September 5, 2022 at 10 AM

The City is excited to announce that the annual Labor Day Parade will take place this year on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 10 AM, with the theme “Happiness Is…” The Labor Day Parade returns to its old route along Main Street this year. A full map of the parade route and road closures will be available closer to Labor Day. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

The Inland Ocean Coalition’s 2022 Masquerade Mermaid Ball

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When: Friday, September 8, 2022 6 PM – 9:30 PM

The Masquerade Mermaid Ball will be a magical evening at The Riverside in beautiful downtown Boulder, Colorado. Guests will mingle with other ocean lovers and celebrate our connection to the ocean and the amazing ability we all have to make a difference – no matter where we live! There will be delicious sustainable food, specialty cocktails, and other drinks, live music by local band i.O. Underground, an online auction, a costume contest, and mermaids! All proceeds will support our mission of building land-to-sea stewardship. We do this by protecting our ocean, watersheds, and climate and working to prevent plastic pollution. More information here.

Lafayette Art Night Out

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When: 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.

Longmont Fall Home Show

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When: Friday, September 9 – 11, 2022

The Longmont Fall Home Show is coming back at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Just in time to finish up your home improvement projects before the end of the season! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living, and more. Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project! For more information visit: Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Open Studio at Boulder Public Library’s Makerspace

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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 here. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

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When: September 9 – 11, 2022, full schedule here.

Celebrate your Scottish or Irish heritage by participating in the Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado! The festival features athletic games and pipe bands, as well as jousting and dance competitions. In addition, various Celtic rock, folk, and traditional musicians will be performing. Eighty participating Scottish and Irish clans will be participating in the games this year. Pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork all combine in this awesome display of music and might. Kids will love the games, the parade, the dog show, and the amazing food! The festival will be held at Stanley Park Fairgrounds, tickets are available here.

Boulder County Farmers Markets

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When: In Downtown Boulder: Saturdays, April 2 – November 19, 2022, 8 AM – 2 PM & Wednesdays, May 4 – October 5, 2022, 4 PM – 8 PM. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on Saturdays 8 AM – 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. One of the many FREE summer events in Boulder and beyond!

Longmont ArtWalk on Main

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When: September 10, 2022, from 4 – 8 PM

Longmont presents ArtWalk on Main, featuring five stages of live music, five blocks of fun, shopping, local art, and activities! More information here. This event is free and will be held in downtown Longmont.

Harvest Full Moon Hike

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When: September 10, 2022 from 6 – 8:30 PM

September’s full moon presents us with a unique hiking opportunity – a sunset over the continental divide and an almost simultaneous moonrise over the great plains. Join Always Choos Adventures and City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Recreation to experience the beauty of both these sights. This moderate hike (2 miles, ~300ft of elevation gain) will be taken at a slow pace to soak in the views as we head to the west side of Flagstaff Summit for sunset and then over to the east side to enjoy the rising Harvest Moon. Free to all, register here.

Tribute to the Tap: Tribute Band and Beer Fest

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When: September 10, 2022, from 12 – 9 PM

Tribute to the Tap is an all-day tribute band extravaganza with family-friendly activities and great music from some of Colorado’s premier tribute bands! Concerts are free to attend, and the beer garden is sponsored by Bad Daddy’s. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Motus Theater Presents: Power Playback Improv Theater

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When: September 10, 2022, at 7 and 9 PM

Motus Theater invites you to a special adventure of improvisational theater where you share a short reflection or a story and then watch professional improv actors enact YOUR story on the spot using movement, music, and dramatic spoken word. The stories may be funny or sad; memories from long ago or yesterday. The audience and performers co-create a theater event whose subject is the life experiences of the people attending the show. Motus calls these performances “Power Playback Theater,” because there is power within our stories and our truths. Stories are how we share our human adventure – the comedy, tragedy, and resilience of life’s journey. Join Motus Theater for an abundant exchange interconnecting our shared humanity through music, story, poetry, and improv theater. Tickets here.

Boulder’s Story Slam: DRAW

Things to do in Boulder in September
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When: September 11, 2022, at 7 PM

Boulder’s Story Slam is back for the laugh-inducing, heart-opening, keeping-it-real stories. They’ve got the mic. You bring the stories. This month’s theme is DRAW. Here’s how it works: Audience members are invited to put their names in a hat. If your name is drawn, you’ll come to the stage and tell your true, five-minute story in any way related to the theme. Tell your story or listen to a great night of stories. Hosted by Johanna Walker, speaker coach and lover of all things story. With guest co-host, singer-songwriter-storyteller Darryl Purpose. Get your tickets TODAY at

Mary Louise Lee Band: A Night of Whitney Houston

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When: September 15, 2022

BDT Stage presents the Mary Louise Lee Band, specializing in R&B, Soul, Contemporary Jazz, and Top 40. The Mary Louise Lee Band Is well-known for its sold-out tribute performances of Whitney, Tina, Aretha, Diana, Patti, and Gladys, every audience is guaranteed a night of homage with pure elegance and amazing talent. They have opened for artists including Stephanie Mills, Boyz II Men, Surface, Con Funk Shun, Cameo, Harold Melvin, and the Blue Notes, Al B. Sure!, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E., Evelyn “Champagne” King, Regina Belle, Norman Brown, and Fantasia. Get ready for a stunning evening of Whitney Houston’s legendary songbook and the inspiration that came before and after her remarkable career! Tickets here.

Creative Nations Sacred Space and Native Artists Exhibition Opening

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When: September 16, 2022, at 6 PM

The Dairy Arts Center presents the opening of the Creative Nations Sacred Space–a permanent, dedicated space for Indigenous artists at the Dairy Arts Center. The opening will begin with a traditional blessing officiated by Harvey Spoonhunter to officially open the space at 6 PM. The Sacred Space Opening will also feature a Native Art Exhibition curated by Robert Martinez and Bruce Cook, featuring works by Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute artists. The art will be on display in the Sacred Space, which is free and open to the public, on view through November 2022. Robert Martinez and Bruce Cook will give a live art demonstration for attendees. Refreshments will be available for purchase. More information here.

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest & Firefly Handmade Market

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When: September 16 – 18, 2022, for the full schedule click here.

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest is one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews, and music with the added excitement of children’s activitiesFirefly Handmade Markets will be there, featuring carefully and creatively curated to feature returning favorite and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children’s fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more. Free parking Saturday and Sunday in the City of Boulder Parking Garages. Fall Fest is held on the Pearl Street Mall. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

ARTMIX: Opening Reception at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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When: September 16, 2022, from 6 – 9 PM

BMoCA is celebrating the opening of ARTMIX! Experience this 100+ artist group exhibition, bid on artwork, and enjoy light fare by Cured and complimentary beverages. More information at

The Hottest Party in Town

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When: September 17, 2022, from 7 – 9 PM

Kenneth Flowe and MaddyG are throwing the Hottest Party in Town, and you’re invited! Get funky and dance to Motown, R&B, and Soul. No need for tickets, this party is for everyone! BYOB. Free parking & free admission. More information here.

Boulder Symphony Presents The Force Returns to Boulder

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Symphony

When: Friday, September 17, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Bring the Force to Boulder! Join the Boulder Symphony in a Star Wars Celebration bringing to life the Star Wars Universe with music spanning four decades, featuring John Williams’ epic scores. Dress up as your favorite Jedi or Sith, but be sure to bring plenty of light to oppose Darth Vader. Purchase tickets here.

2022 Broomfield Days

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When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 7 AM – 5 PM

Broomfield’s biggest community event, Broomfield Days, is back with a parade, live music, food, local vendors, and more! Activities and entertainment throughout the day include a 5K race, clown contest, parade, trade fair, craft festival, food booths, three stages of entertainment, demonstrations, and great community spirit. Broomfield Days is held at Midway Park, W Midway Blvd & Kohl St, Broomfield, CO 80020. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

2022 Superior Chili & Beer Fest

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When: September 17, 2022, 2 PM – 6 PM

The Town of Superior and the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley are once again hosting the Town’s biggest event of the year—Chili Fest! This year’s event features two live bands, food trucks, beer (cider and seltzer) sampling from local breweries, a super-sized kids’ zone, and local vendors coordinated by the Superior Chamber. General entry is FREE. Beer Fest and VIP tickets are on sale now, more info here. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

20th Annual Erie Biscuit Day

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When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 8 AM – 12 PM

At the 20th Annual Erie Biscuit Day, enjoy some Biscuits and Gravy, Homemade Stew, Live music, a cake walk, raffle drawing, craft booths, historic photos, and more! Festivities will be held in Historic Downtown Erie, all proceeds benefit Erie Historical Society. This event is held in Downtown Erie on Briggs Street. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Oktoberfest 5k at Wibby Brewing

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When: September 17, 2022, at 10 AM

Join the Colorado Brewery Running Series™  for the Oktoberfest 5k at Wibby Brewing for a 5k-ish, fun run event that starts and ends at this awesome taproom in Longmont. Run, walk, jog – whatever goes! Complete the course and celebrate with us and a free local craft brew at the finish line.

Mapleton Hill Porchfest

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When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 1 PM – 4:30 PM

The Annual Mapleton Hill PorchFest is a musical walkabout that is the envy of all the other neighborhoods. Like last year’s event which drew about 800 people, the event will include 20 different bands of many styles, playing their hearts out on local porches. Do you like bluegrass? Jazz? Classical? Blues? Folk? Of course you do, so plan on attending to hear some of our best local bands. Stroll the beautiful historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood, enjoy the entertainment, meet up with old friends and make new friends. This event is held at the Historic Mapleton Hill Neighborhood. This event FREE.

Anderson Farms Fall Festival

Things to Do in Boulder in September: Anderson Farms Fall Festival

When: September 21 – October 31, 2022

Anderson Farms is hosting its annual Fall Festival, complete with a pumpkin patch, hayrides and so much more! Admission includes a ton of fun activities such as Colorado’s longest-running 30-acre corn maze, hayride to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin launching, mine cars, barrel train, farm animals, farm lights, and more. Click here for a full list of activities. For those who enjoy a fright, after dark Anderson Farms hosts Zombie Paintball Hunt, a unique paintball experience where you shoot zombies throughout the cornfield while riding on a zombie wagon, or check out Terror in the Corn, Anderson Farms’ haunted hayride, cornfield & ghost town experience. Anderson Farms is located at 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516.

Love and Justice 2022

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When: Thursday, September 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Join Longmont Community Justice Partnership staff and volunteers to celebrate the thousands of lives that have been changed by the power of restorative justice over the last 25 years at Love and Justice 2022. LCJP supports those who seek justice and healing after being harmed, and we support those willing to be held accountable for harm caused. By amplifying voice and empowering people through their strengths, they transcend the stigmatizing labels of criminal, thief, victim, delinquent. This event will be held at the Garden at Left Hand or Virtual via YouTube, more info and tickets here.

Forest Bathing Morning Walk

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When: September 22, 2022, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Forest bathing, or forest therapy, is a relational practice and time to unplug, slow down, and connect with our amazing senses while in the forest we are so fortunate to be near. Join Darlene Rooney of Nature Heals: Forest Immersions on this journey to quiet your mind and open your senses. Bring good shoes, sunscreen, and water for this mild walk from the Flagstaff Nature Center, at the junction of Flagstaff Road and Flagstaff Summit Road. Donations are appreciated, tickets here.

Quilt-a-Fair 2022 at Boulder County Fairgrounds

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When: September 22 – 24, 2022

Celebrate all things quilting at the Quilt-a-Fair! This event features 60 vendors, a silent auction, and the CQC member quilt show. Shop for patterns, kits, fabric, sewing machines, notions, and more. Kids activities provided. For more information and tickets, click here.

Bee Boulder Festival

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When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 10 AM – 2 PM

Join the City of Boulder for the 8th annual FREE family-focused festival celebrating Pollinator Appreciation Month at the Boulder Bee Fest. Connect with local organizations BBB Seed, BeeChicas, Boulder Public Library, Community Fruit Rescue, CU Museum of Natural History, CU Science Discovery, Garden To Table, Goss/Grove Neighborhood Assoc., Growing Gardens, and Hive-Tech Solutions. Sing along with Jeff & Paige at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Presented by City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and Planning and Housing Services. This event will be held at Central Park West in Boulder’s Civic Area. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Enchanted Forest at Wild Bear Nature Center

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When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11AM – 6PM

Wild Bear Nature Center will be hosting its 21st annual Enchanted Forest! This is the Year of the Fox! Enjoy the magic of the fall season! Families and children of all ages take a tour on the trail and meet forest creatures (costumed characters) and learn about their natural habitats. Enjoy goodies in your goody bag, live owls and eagles, magic and music throughout the day. Enjoy drinks and live music 4-6pm. Visit the form at the bottom of the page to purchase tickets! The Enchanted Forest will be held at Wild Bear’s new property at Mud Lake across from the Caribou Room, 2034 Co Rd 126, Nederland, CO 80466

Longmont Oktoberfest at The Garden at Left Hand Brewing

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When: September 23 – 24, 2022

Longmont Oktoberfest is back at The Garden at Left Hand Brewing Company. Attendees can expect great brews, live music, and tasty local food vendors every evening with special Oktoberfest-themed activities and all-day music line-ups on both Saturday and Sunday. More details here.

Wall to Wall Boulder eBike Tour

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When: Throughout the fall, book a time here.

On the Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride you’ll see dozens of murals and other sights/sites while touring Boulder in fine style and ease on a Rad Power Bike. Your guide, Joel (JD), is a long-time local with a passion for Boulder, art and showing people a good time on two wheels. The leisurely 2 & 3 hour rides (your choice!) covers 10-20(ish) miles (eBikes make it easy!) and uses murals as our map to an insider’s view of what Boulder’s about. Through the prism of street art, you’ll learn a little something about this magical town that you won’t read in the guidebooks. The Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride includes Rad Power Bike, helmet, water and snacks — and a real good time. More information here.

Estes Park Autumn Gold Festival

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When: September 24 & 25, 2022, 11 AM – 6:00 PM

Autumn Gold Festival is Estes Park’s fall celebration – a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer. Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado bands play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts. Free family activities include face painting, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show.  For all the details, click here. The Autumn Gold Festival is held at Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Street Wise Art-ivism Mural Festival

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When: September 29 – October 2, 2022

Street Wise Boulder ARTivism Mural Festival is back on the streets of Boulder in 2022. Street Wise Boulder is a nonprofit designed to amplify artist voices and use the power of art as a means to connect, spark change, and build empathy within the community. 30+ incredible artists will be working all week long to give Boulder new visions for a rad future. As the murals go up, you are invited to (respectfully) watch the artists do their work, and see all the murals in their complexities and beauty. As you embark upon a self-guided, and self-paced walking or biking tour of the murals, you will be able to use QR codes to learn more about the artists and stories behind the art. Mural tour maps will be available on the website soon. Another free event on our list of things to do in Boulder in September!

Share the Magic Colorado Golf Benefit

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When: September 30, 2022 from 8 AM – 5 PM

SYNNEX Comstor is hosting the Share the Magic Colorado Golf Benefit. They are hitting the golf course to support two wonderful charities, and they need YOU to help us crush it in the inaugural SYNNEX Share the Magic Open. The event will be held at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie. Show off your mad golfing skills for the chance to win prizes and then enjoy lunch and a silent auction. Donations will go to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and Hope for the Warriors. More details here.

First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week

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When: September 30 – October 9, 2022

First Bite is back for the 17th Annual Boulder County Restaurant Week! From September 30 – October 9, 2022, diners will flock to locally-owned participating restaurants to check out what’s new on the menu. Restaurants will also be offering a “Little Diners” menu, benefitting Growing Up Boulder, and will donate $1 of each kids’ meal sold to the non-profit. The Little Diners program is sponsored by Meati, who will be matched the amount raised during the 10-day event. First Bite & sponsor Society Insurance will be opening nominations for the Icon Award, an award honoring the hard work of the people in our restaurant community.  To learn more about First Bite and to view a list of participating restaurants, click here.

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