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April 2013 Events in Boulder, Colorado

ChautauquaAs always, there are simply too many events going on in Boulder, Colorado to keep track of! Spring is in full swing, and everyone’s itching to celebrate. From fairy festivals to eating and drinking your way down Pearl Street, there is something happening this month for everyone. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Fancy a Run?

This month is filled with 5ks! If you’re a dog lover and running enthusiast, the 13th Annual Canine Classic 5k Run/Walk might be just what you’re looking for. Intended to raise awareness about the Boulder nonprofit, Moving to End Sexual Assault, this run will take place at the Boulder Reservoir on Sunday, April 14th. This, family-friendly event will feature a myriad of entertainment for both you and your pooch.

If you’re allergic to dogs, why not take part in a 5k honoring the earth instead? Join fellow earth enthusiasts on April 21st for the 11th Annual Earth Day 5k. The” greenest 5k in Boulder” begins at 10 a.m., at CU-Boulder Law Schools Wittemyer Courtroom. To register for this race, visit the Conservation Center’s website.

Pearl St. Happenings

There’s always bound to be something happening on Pearl Street. This month in particular features two springtime events. On April 21st stroll down Pearl St. for an afternoon featuring Boulder’s finest wines and diverse culinary culture. A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Pearl will benefit Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association.

Bring the kids to Pearl Street Mall on Saturday, April 27th, for The Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival. Admission to this event is free, and

Photo Courtesy of Boulder Downtown

Photo Courtesy of Boulder Downtown

festivities will kick off around 3 p.m. A stage on the 1300 block of Pear St. will feature a variety of performances that your children are bound to enjoy!

For a Good Cause

Among the many charitable events happening in Boulder this month, these stick out in particular:

ASBC & Centennial Wine and Spirits’ 10th Annual Wine Tasting

Join KBCO’s Bret Saunders on April 6th as he hosts the ASBC & Centennial Wine and Spirits’ 10th annual Wine Tasting. Sample over 55 wines and craft beers, take part in an auction, and dance your heart out, because this night is to benefit the Autism community. To purchase tickets for this memorable event, visit www. Autism.org.

Animals in Wonderland – Puttin’ on the Leash 2013

Pay tribute to the animals of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley by attending Animals in Wonderland – Puttin’ on the Leash 2013. The gala will be held at Coors Event Center on April 27th, at 6 p.m. This evening dedicated to our four-legged companions will feature live and silent auctions, special guests, delicious food and drink, and heartwarming tales from the Boulder Humane Society.

• General admission -$60 per person
• Premium Table Seating – $120 per person.

We’ve Saved the Best for Last…

Photo Courtesy of U Wish U Nu

Photo Courtesy of U Wish U Nu

Join world-renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert for an unforgettable evening of storytelling and laughter at Macky Auditorium on Sunday, April 14th at 7 p.m. Good Vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert will be a night to remember. These culinary connoisseurs will divulge their most memorable tales of the trade, as well as discuss the impact food has on a personal, community, and global level. For tickets to this once in a lifetime event, contact Macky Auditorium through its website, or by phone: (303) 492-8423

Boulder will certainly be celebrating April in style. Don’t let the month pass you by; come out and attend one of the many spring happenings around Boulder.

For a more complete list of this month’s events in Boulder, visit the Daily Camera’s website.

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