America’s Independence Day is guaranteed to look a little different this year under coronavirus restrictions, but that doesn’t mean Boulder County residents can’t enjoy the holiday. While many firework displays and parades have been cancelled, there are plenty of other things to do to enjoy the great outdoors while staying safe. Here are some activities and events happening around Boulder County this 4th of July weekend.
When: July 3 – July 5
With many racing events cancelled in light of COVID19 restrictions, RunnerMania wanted to get people moving while inspiring local athletes to continue to pursue their running goals. Sign up for a 5k, half-marathon, or 24-hour ultra marathon in which participants are invited to run as many miles as they can in a 24-hour period. Runners will receive a finisher medal or buckle, a race bib, and event shirt.
When: July 4, by reservation only
Where: 13th St.
Shop local produce, meats, and dairy products at the Boulder County Farmers Market this 4th of July weekend. Reserve your spot to take advantage of one of the best farmers markets in the country. Stock up on ripe berries to make a colorful pie, pick up grass-fed beef to throw on the grill, or select golden ears of corn to munch on at an afternoon picnic. There are so many wonderful options to choose from at this local market and guests can feel good about supporting local industries.
When: July 4, all day
Register for a virtual fun run and create your own starting line! Sign up by July 1 and pick up a t-shirt at the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Dress up in your finest patriotic garb and snap a photo, tagging #superiorcolorado. Track your race time and submit online for the chance to win a gift card. There’s no better way to embrace our beautiful summer weather and the great outdoors than a little friendly foot race in honor of our country’s birthday!
When: July 4, 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Fourth of July Trailhead
Embrace hiking season with an early morning start at Fourth of July Trailhead in Nederland. Hikes in this wilderness are truly magical and showcase wildflowers springing to life in lush green meadows, alpine terrain stretching out under a clear blue sky, and sparking alpine lakes reflecting a warm sun. Meet other hikers, snap some great photos, and earn your next craft brew by climbing up to the summit of this beautiful trail.
When: July 4, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison
Gather for a safe, socially distanced hike in some of the most picturesque terrain along the Front Range. Morrison, Colorado is just a short drive from Boulder and offers sweeping views of geological wonders, including the red rocks that make this area so famous.
Fourth of July celebrations may not be quite as extravagant as years past, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this holiday with loved ones in beautiful Boulder County. Embrace the outdoors, support local businesses, and shake off the blues from a very tough spring. Happy 4th of July!