One of our favorite reasons to call Boulder home is the engaging and cultural events it ushers in each month. From live music by internationally-acclaimed artists to captivating indie films that challenge their audiences to think deeply, we can’t help but look forward to everything happening this July.
When: 7/1, 8:00pm
Where: Boulder Theater
Boulder, Colorado welcomes back this beloved troubadour and his funky-blues-inspired hits. For over 20 years, Frankenreiter has been making music, traveling the world, and gaining a devoted audience of all ages. From surf-vibe acoustic melodies to upbeat ballads, this performer plays it all. Come see this famed performer at the historic Boulder Theater.
Dancing on the Roof
When: 7/7, 5:30 – 7:00
For an entirely new spin on modern dance class, climb up to the roof of BMoCA. Take in gorgeous views of the Flatirons while learning cathartic, emotive dance moves from Lucy Wallace. Wallace has been dancing for almost her entire life and runs the dance studio and nonprofit, Dance to Be Free. By teaching dance and encouraging the freedom of expression, Wallace helps others release negative energy and face difficulties in their own lives. Her work with prisons and other marginalized communities is a great example of this effort. Don’t miss this chance to take a cathartic and therapeutic dance class with the master, herself.
Boulder Creek Festival
When: 7/16 – 18
Where: 9th to 14th Street, Boulder
The entire city of Boulder is excited to welcome back this adored annual festival. Last year, Boulder Creek Fest was cancelled due to COVID-19, and we all sorely missed this live music, food truck, and shopping extravaganza. All weekend long, stop by the Creek Fest to shop the Maker’s Market for hand-crafted goods created by local artisans, support small businesses, and learn about Boulder’s diverse economy at the Business Bizarre.
Don’t forget toample selections from Avery, Boulder Beer, Oskar Blues, and many more during Saturday and Sunday’s Creekside Beer Fest. Arrive at the BCF with an appetite and sample the numerous selections of treats and eats from food trucks run by local Boulder restaurants.
BENOFF: The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
When: 7/18, 7:30pm
Where: Gordon Gamm Theater
The Dairy Center for the Arts frequently delivers awe-inspiring entertainment that makes us think deeply about our place in the universe. This July, Boulder’s favorite center for the arts will show a captivating film about one lonely, yet hopeful whale and the researchers that discovered it. Purchase your ticket for The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 to witness what happens when conservation, marine biology, and filmmaking come together.
Almost three decades ago, researchers discovered a very different whale call, reverberating at a frequency unlike any other humpback whales in existence. Since then, humans around the world have become enraptured in the story of this solitary whale, and what one humpback’s lonely existence represents on a larger scale.
Boulder is more than just an epicenter of outdoor recreation and stunning mountain views, our vibrant city is growing in a great way. Artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between finds a good reason to call our Colorado city home. With that comes a plethora of exciting events- see you out there!