Your guide to all things summer 2022

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

May

Arts in the Park, May through September
Glen Huntington Bandshell

For a second year, the City of Boulder will present Arts in the Park, a program showcasing a vibrant blend of arts and cultural performances.

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 28 – 30
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.

June

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 22

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 BoulderLibrary.org/summer for additional programs and activities!

Boulder Jewish Festival, Sunday, June 12, 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 15 – Aug. 3, 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.

Meet and Bleat: Goats at the Library, Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
Meadows Branch Library

Interact with Growing Gardens Goat Dairy’s newest members of the heard! Learn about regenerative agriculture, animal husbandry, and the daily adventures of dairy goat kids. More information about the Meet and Bleat event.

Mokomba Ensemble Interactive Performance, Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m.
Bill Bower Park

An evening of dancing and drumming with the Mokomba Ensemble at South Boulder’s Bill Bower Park. Bring a blanket, chair, or a picnic, and get ready to immerse yourself in the rhythms and music of West Africa. Free and fun for all ages!

Concerts in the Parks, Mondays, June 27 through Aug. 1, 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.

July

Pearl Street Arts Fest, July 15 – July 17
1300 block of Pearl

A celebration of visual art in Downtown Boulder, the 42nd Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest includes a variety of art, from whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors, oils, and more.

Encanto: Movie and Sing-Along, Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m.
Main Boulder Public Library – Canyon Theater

Bring the entire family to watch Disney’s Encanto and make a butterfly craft. Afterward, enjoy a sno-cone on a human-powered 7-foot hamster wheel with Big Wheel Beverages. Get more information about the Movie and Sing-Along event.

August

Boulder Taco Fest, Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. 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. 28
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!