This Autumn ushers in a host of seasonal events that invite Boulder foodies, music lovers, art aficionados, and more to enjoy our town in all its golden glory. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this October in Boulder:
Anythink Fall Artist Showcase
When: October 1-31
For the third year, Anythink and BMoCA have teamed up to make art more accessible to Adams County residents. From September through November, visit Bennett, Perl Mack, and Wring Farms libraries to experience the captivating work of Chelsea Kaiah. Her work features her indigenous perspective and underscores the transformative power of art. Kaiah’s work is colorful and enthralling, thought-provoking and inviting. Through her work, viewers can gain a deeper understanding of indigenous experiences.
When: 10/8, start times vary
Where: Downtown Boulder
If Boulder has one thing in spades, it’s long-distance runners. Known for its awesome terrain, sunny winters and gorgeous views, runners from around the world visit Boulder to get laps in on trail and road. The Boulderthon is Colorado’s largest race series and invites folks to lace up and get out for anything from its full marathon to a 5K, and everything in-between. Running is a great way to get plugged into a healthy community and learn something new about yourself in the process. Don’t miss out on this legendary fall activity.
Vintage Video Game Night
When: 10/21, 4:30 pm
Where: Avery Brewing
Sharpen your skills at Mrs. Pacman or Mortal Kombat during Avery’s Vintage Video Game Night. Sip some of their new fall brews while cozying up indoors and embracing some friendly competition. Limited spots are available so don’t wait to sign up! Not interested in competing for a high score? Avery invites you to play anyway!
Colorado Queer Comedy Festival
When: October 27-28, 6-10pm
Where: Junkyard Social Club
The Colorado Queer Comedy Festival, proudly sponsored by Out Boulder County, is the ultimate LGBTQIA+ comedy showcase, highlighting top comedians from across Colorado’s vibrant queer community. Ages 18+.
When: 10/26-31, showtimes vary
Where: The Dairy Arts Center
It’s no surprise that Boulder’s center for creativity frequently hosts engaging and thought-provoking plays sharing narratives we may not have otherwise been exposed to. The play, Coal Country, was last performed in New York in 2022, and The Dairy’s BETC is the first to produce it in the Rocky Mountain region. Coal Country depicts the efforts of one small town in West Virginia to be heard. It follows the story of the 2010 mining disaster at Upper Big Branch, where an explosion killed 29 miners and threw the surrounding town into despair. Raw interviews, poignant music, and talented performers drive this story home and expose audience members to life in a coal-mining town.
We show our support to other community members by showing up for their events and activities. Boulder is made more beautiful and vibrant because of all the different people that call this mountain town home. Let’s continue investing in art, culture, music, and more.