Gathering activities this time last year was difficult, as everything in our city began shutting down due to the real threat of COVID-19. However, this year’s April events calendar is much more hopeful. While many events remain virtual, here are just a few in person and online activities that are sure to get you out in beautiful Boulder again, engaging with our wonderful community.
Open Wall Exhibition Sale
When: 4/1, various
Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Score beautiful works of art and support Boulder’s creative community at BMoCA’s Open Wall Exhibition Sale. April 1 marks the last day to visit the museum and pick out a piece or two of original art. Moreover, proceeds from this Open Wall will go to the artists and Boulder County’s Community Foundation Crisis Fund to help support victims of the King Soopers mass shooting. Art is much more than expression in tangible form; it offers a way to heal, a brightness in times of trouble, and a way to bridge gaps between varying walks of life.
Creative Nations Conversations with Pourier and Friends
When: 4/1, 7pm
Where: virtual, The Dairy Center for the Arts
Join Walt Pourier and others for fierce conversations about indigenous prophecies, skateboarding, art, and more. Pourier is Oglala Lakota and the founder of Nakota Designs. He’s also a skateboarder, designer, activist, and captivating speaker. Pourier’s artistic work involves a mix of mediums, including skateboards. Enjoy an interesting dialogue with Pourier during The Dairy’s Creative Nations Conversations.
Boulder Plunge & 5K
When: 4/10, 8am – 1:30pm
Where: Boulder Reservoir
Boulder’s extensive running community has a chance to finally celebrate outdoors with other runners. While masks are required, this in-person 5K is one of the first to kick-off racing season. Varying heats will contain a maximum of 50 runners each and the first plunging starts at 10 am. Lace up those kicks and get excited to finally feel the race-day energy in person at the Boulder Plunge & 5K.
Jewels of Jazz
When: 4/10, 5pm – 7:30pm
Where: Farm 49
This much-needed live music event is set to take place at the picturesque Farm 49, between Boulder and Longmont. Musicians from CU will take the stage and serenade guests for over two hours. Pack a lawn chair, picnic blankets, food, and beverages for this enjoyable, and much anticipated, event.
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
When: 4:15, 7:30pm
For a dose of culture and some exceptional music, tune in to the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band presented by CU Boulder. While this event won’t take place in person yet, the virtual live stream is available on a pay-what-you-can basis so all who want can listen from the comfort of home.
These events in Boulder bring our awesome community together in a variety of ways to enjoy warm weather, thought-provoking activities, and our city’s gorgeous outdoors. We hope to see you at one of these cool gatherings!