Here’s some need-to-know information for the week:

Two major events to coincide in Boulder this weekend

The upcoming weekend is expected to be a busy and fun one, with two signature events occurring around town.

Boulder Creek Festival

The 34th annual Boulder Creek Festival will be held Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, and features music, food, art and family-friendly experiences. The festival is located along Boulder Creek from 9th to 14th streets, between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue.

Impacts to city facilities began today, and include parking closures at the Atrium building, Main Boulder Public Library, Penfield Tate II building, and the New Britain and Park Central buildings. Parking is available at the city’s public garages downtown. Attendees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation to and from the event, such as biking, walking or public transportation.

For more information, about the Boulder Creek Festival, visit

The Bolder Boulder

The annual Bolder Boulder 10K race takes place on Monday, May 29. The race begins early morning and concludes at noon with a Memorial Day tribute at Folsom Field.

The race course winds through the city, and includes several road closures, which will impact traffic through the afternoon.

For more information about the Bolder Boulder, visit

Community Connectors–in–Residence share mid-year update, including information about 2024 budget engagement

I wanted to call your attention to the fact that Community Connectors-in-Residence have shared a mid-year update with you. The update is in the form of a report designed to elevate the experiences and voices of historically excluded communities. This update features the group’s recent work to help inform the city’s 2024 budget cycle, including community engagement and conclusions that were presented to department directors a couple of weeks ago.

This update can be found here – – and is also included in your information packet for the June 1, 2023 council meeting.

For more information about Community Connectors-in-Residence, please visit their program webpage or contact Ryan Hanschen, community engagement manager, at or Ana Silvia Avendaño-Curiel, equity policy advisor, at


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