Your guide to all things summer 2023.

Check out the following list of city or city-sponsored events happening in Boulder this summer.

Event listings will continue to be added as details become available.


Boulder County Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. East Bookend at Boulder’s Civic Area, 13th Street

Check out Boulder’s premier producer-only farmers market, featuring more than 150 local vendors hosting the longest market season in Colorado. More information Boulder County Farmers Market.

Boulder Creek Festival, May 26 – 29
Boulder Creek between Arapahoe and Canyon and between 9th and 14th

Join us at the Boulder Creek Festival®, the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder for 25+ years. Enjoy three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food, and entertainment unique to Boulder.


Walk and Bike Month, June 1 – 30
Various locations

A month-long celebration of events promoting walking and biking in Boulder. Throughout June, Boulder community members of all ages and abilities are encouraged to walk, bike, and ride transit for daily trips. Register for Boulder’s Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28.

Boulder County Pride Month, June
Various locations

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its allies at events and celebrations coordinated by Out Boulder County throughout the month of June, including the Boulder Pride Festival on Sunday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Boulder
Central Park.

Summer of Discovery: Our Connected World, Wednesday, June 1, All ages reading programs and activities

June 1 through July 31 Challenge yourself to read more this summer with Boulder Public Library’s “Summer of Discovery” reading challenge. Sign up today at any library location, online, or using the Beanstack app. Complete the challenge and win prizes. Go to for additional programs and activities!

Boulder Jewish Festival, Sunday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boulder County Courthouse Lawn and 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall

Join the free one-day celebration of Jewish arts and culture at this year’s Boulder Jewish Festival. The family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, fine art, food, community organizations and activities for all ages.

Bands on the Bricks. Wednesdays, June 14 – Aug. 2, 5 p.m.
Pearl Street Mall

Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the Front Range while dancing under the stars. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with eight weeks of free concerts. View Bands on the Bricks schedule.

Concerts in the Parks, Mondays, June 12 through July 31, 7 p.m.
Various locations

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department partners with Boulder Concert Band to provide music in the parks. The Boulder Concert Band is composed of volunteer musicians from Boulder and surrounding communities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the parks with your family. View Concerts in the Park schedule.

Arts in the Park, June and July
Glen Huntington Bandshell

The City of Boulder is proud to present a handful of signature performances each season. Join us this season for performances from the Boulder Ballet, Boulder Opera, Boulder Symphony, and Boulder Philharmonic.

Boulder Social Streets, June and July
13th Street
between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard

This summer, as part of Boulder Social Streets project, the City of Boulder together with the Downtown Boulder Partnership, is hosting a series of FREE pop-up events in 13th Street (between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd.) and everyone is invited to attend to celebrate community, to connect and have fun. For full details, visit:


Folsom Field's Independence Day Spectacle: A Night Sky Drone Show, Tuesday, July 4

A whole new experience for Boulder's 2023 4th of July celebration! Join us at Folsom Field to experience Boulder's first night sky drone show in place of traditional fireworks. More info at

Tube to Work Day, Friday, July 14, 7:15 a.m.
Eben G. Fine Park

Join the World’s Greatest Traffic Jam at this year’s Tube to Work Day. Grab an inner tube and helmet for an early morning float down Boulder Creek. Enjoy hot coffee, a lite breakfast and a DJ dance party at Boulder Central Park. Learn
more at

Pearl Street Arts Fest, July 14 – July 16
1300 block of Pearl

A celebration of visual art in Downtown Boulder, the Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest includes a variety of art, from whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors, oils, and more.


Boulder Taco Fest, Saturday, Aug. 26, noon to 7 p.m.
Boulder Public Library

Enjoy amazing food, drinks, awesome live bands, and free fun for the kiddos at a breath-taking venue on Boulder Creek. It’s a can’t-miss event for all ages! More information about Boulder Taco Fest.

Great Boulder Duck Race, Sunday, Aug. 27, 11 to 1 p.m.
Scott Carpenter Pool’s lazy river

The PLAY Boulder Foundation is proud to host this beloved community event. The Great Boulder Duck Race event will raise funds for the PLAY Boulder Foundation’s ongoing work to support excellence in parks and recreation in Boulder. Ducks are available to sponsor!