Visitors may know Boulder for its breathtaking beauty, but locals know it’s one of the best cities in Colorado for lively, engaging events. Throughout the year, our city plays host to an array of gatherings that cater to diverse interests. This November, Boulder’s event calendar reflects a spirit of inclusivity, creativity and a deep appreciation for its stunning natural surroundings.
John Lake: Squinting Grief
When: 11/1 – 11/12
Don’t miss the tail end of John Lake’s stirring exhibit, Squinting Grief. His series of photographs, including striking landscapes, serene portraits and vivid domestic scenes encapsulate a recent trip to New York, Wisconsin and his father’s birthplace of Rockford, Illinois. For Lake, this journey and project represent his own experiences moving through new family revelations, trauma, mental health and “grief felt for lost and distant kin”. We are all simply collections of the experiences and memories of the people who came before us.
Boulder Jewish Film Festival
When: 11/2 – 12
This week-long film festival treats Boulderites to world-class cinema. Films explore the human experience and share insights into Jewish culture and life from international perspectives. Following each screening, participants are invited to engage in meaningful conversation that sparks inspiration and fosters connection. Here’s the full schedule of events.
SheJumps x Backcountry Pulse Wilderness First Aid Course
When: 11/4 – 5
Where: Women’s Wilderness
Whether you’re an avid backcountry skier, hiker, mountain biker, or climber, it’s crucial to have some wilderness first aid experience. You just might be able to save someone’s life one day, or even your own. This WFA course prepares outdoor enthusiasts for unexpected situations by equipping them with basic knowledge. Backcountry Pulse is a Latina-owned wilderness medicine education company seeking to remove barriers to education and increase representation in the outdoor industry. Sign up for this class today.
Growing Gardens Farm Stand
When: 11/8, 11/15, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
While not technically an event, this noteworthy activity must be on this list for those of you who truly appreciate fresh, locally-grown produce. Growing Gardens is here to provide. Support this local initiative and stock up on homegrown root vegetables, greens and more before it’s too late.
Holiday Craft Market
When: 11/18 – 19, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds
Shop for handmade gifts at this year’s Holiday Craft Market. Over 150 vendors from the Front Range and beyond bring their finest goods and products so you can pursue the aisle in search of the perfect gifts. Support local artists and makers by becoming a patron of the annual Holiday Craft Market. This family-friendly event also provides games, a raffle, food and more.
Boulder’s November events offer a little something for everyone. Learn something new, get quiet and reflective, or spend the day shopping early for holiday gifts. I can’t wait to see you out there.