As Boulder transitions into the CLEAR threat level with minimal COVID risk, more and more activities and events are opening back up. June is such a beautiful month in Colorado. The trees are green with new leaves, wildflowers thrive with the fresh snowmelt, and evenings are crisp and long. To take advantage of the start of summertime in Boulder, consider marking your calendar with one (or more!) of the following events.
Artists in the Park
When: 6/1 – 9/30
Where: Boulder Civic Area
Experience public art near the Glen Campbell Bandshell in downtown Boulder. Artists in the Park kicks off in the beginning of June and runs throughout the summer. This event, curated by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, is seeking to intertwine public art with other summertime events happening in downtown Boulder. Through free public art displays, our city’s community gets to experience beautiful works of art, engage with each other, and meet some of the creative community that makes our city so interesting.
When: 6/5, 7:30 am
Where: Boulder Reservoir
Our adventuresome community is certainly excited to welcome back in-person races. Runners, bikers, and swimmers come out in droves for this annual triathlon at Boulder Reservoir. With sprint and olympic distance options, triathletes of all skill levels can participate. Delicious local fare and tasty beverages await racers at the finish line. Boulder’s myriad race events offer a fantastic way to embrace the city’s natural beauty and meet our awesome community.
When: 6/12, 8:30 am
Where: The Dairy Arts Center
Experience the rise and fall of Herbert Khuary’s persona Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim: King for a Day depicts the trials and tribulations of the once-famous man behind the queer persona. He fought against skepticism, hostility, mental illness and more in order to remain true to his lifelong dream that one day he would be famous. Pack some snacks and blankets to enjoy this drive-in movie.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
When: 6/18 – 8/15
Where: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
For 60 years, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has been bringing traditional plays from the Bard himself to Boulder, Colorado. This year, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has already sold out, however, tickets for The Odyssey and Pericles are still available. Each year, the performances never cease to amaze, attracting theatre lovers from all over the state.
When: 6/25, 5:30 – 6:30
For those hesitant to gather in large groups, hop online for a virtual meditation hosted by Boulder’s Shambhala Center. What better way to ground yourself and zen out than with a guided meditation and mantras. This course is donation based and open to all, regardless of your meditation experience or spiritual beliefs.
Boulder sure is a fantastic place to live thanks in large part to our cool community that continues to get behind awesome events. We are fortunate to have access to beautiful art, captivating performances, spiritual practices, and so much more, right at our fingertips.