While we remain socially distanced and masked, there are plenty of virtual and in-person activities happening throughout Boulder, Colorado this August. Additionally, as restrictions change in accordance with unfolding pandemic news, even more activities may be back on in our great city. Here’s what you can expect this month.
When: Wednesday & Saturday, times vary
Where: 13th and Canyon Blvd, Boulder
Each year, Boulder County residents look forward to shopping the aisles of the local farmers markets Thankfully, this beloved local event is back on with additional safety restrictions. Not only are guests supporting the local agricultural economies, but they get to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce from just down the road. Visitors are invited to make a reservation or walk-up to experience all this awesome market has to offer. For the time being, the monthly artisan show will remain cancelled, pets are not allowed, and there will be no live music.
When: 8/2, 1:00 pm
Everyone is invited to this incredible performance that will conclude Boulder’s annual Cello Festival. Four faculty cellists are set to perform truly inspirational pieces at the end of the Cello Festival. All events will be live streamed, including the musical finale. Tune in to experience talented musicians honing their craft.
When: 8/2 – 7, times vary
The Frequent Fliers Aerial Dance nonprofit, founded in 1988, has long been providing our city with elegant shows, aerial classes, and this annual festival. The format has moved from in-person instruction and performances to online, but will be just as engaging and inspiring. Classes are more than just aerial-dance based, they cover subjects including silk theory, improv, and abstract break-dancing. Deepen your yoga practice, understand the principles behind building a dance company, and so much more at 2020’s Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival.
When: 8/6 – 22, 6:30
Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art & Virtual
This treasured arts and culture center is gearing up to host its annual ARTMIX event and will open its doors to guests both in person and online. Attend the onsite exhibition or participate in the online auction. ARTMIX benefits BMoCA’s educational programs and exhibitions, continuing to support our diverse artistic community. Purchase your tickets here.
When: 8/13 – 23, 2020
This interesting festival showcases various performances and exhibits from Boulder’s creative, artistic community. For 10 days, actors perform monologues, share stories, and even curate a variety show. This year’s format looks slightly different, with the Fringe Festival planning to offer Zoom engagements instead of in-person events. The entire schedule can be found here. We all need artistic expression and inspiration now more than ever and we can help support them by tuning in to 2020’s Fringe Fest.
The pandemic has left many singles in a dating slump. However, Tantra Speed Date offers a fun and safe option for those looking to meet someone special. This version involves 12 mini virtual dates that involve relationship skill games. Tantra focuses on the practice of meaningful relationships in which they teach participants to connect on deeper levels through various activities including eye-gazing, improv, yoga, and more.
Even though many of our beloved local events are cancelled or postponed this August, there’s plenty to do around Boulder to support and engage the community. Continued support of the arts and industry will help our city come out stronger on the other side.