The month of June offers a variety of events in Boulder and Denver, including outdoor festivals and engaging conferences. With schools out for break and the sun shining, it is a great time to explore your community. Kick off the summer by attending some of these exciting social and cultural gatherings:
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival
When: June 5th – August 9th
Where: CU Boulder Campus Theaters
Every summer since 1958, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has attracted theater lovers and fans of classic literature from all over the state to CU Boulder’s stages. The summer-long event will feature a series of Shakespeare plays, either at the outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre or the indoor University Theatre. Festivalgoers can buy single tickets or season passes to attend the performances for Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Henry V, and Henry VI, Part 1. Audiences attending a show at the Mary Rippon stage will get to enjoy it under the warm summer night sky.
Capitol Hill People’s Fair
When: June 6th & 7th
Where: Civic Center Park, Denver
Another popular outdoor event in June is the Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Located at Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver, the fair brings together over 200,000 people each year. The cultural event is held annually to celebrate the city’s diverse population and kick off the summer season. This free admission festival will host a variety of entertainment and vendors, including kid-friendly activities like rock-climbing walls and bounce castles. The fair will also have live music, art exhibitions, wine tasting stations, and handmade crafts for sale. In addition to the numerous retail and food vendors, the People’s Fair will also feature participating non-profits and community organizations, raising awareness about local causes.
Boulder Jewish Festival
When: June 11th
Where: The Boulder County Courthouse Lawn
The Boulder Jewish Festival is also a great opportunity to learn more about the different cultures in the Boulder-Denver area. On June 11th from 11am-5pm, the Jewish community will host a celebration in front of the courthouse on Pearl Street Mall. The festival is free and open to all, and will feature live music, art and food, including traditional kosher eats.
When: June 11th – 14th
Where: Boulder High School
From cultural events to wellness festivals, Boulder has something for everyone this June. The 5th annual Hanuman Festival is a gathering of yogis and fitness enthusiasts, celebrating the positive impact of yoga. Located on the front lawn of Boulder High School, the festival will feature classes from world-renowned instructors, live musical acts, and inspirational talks from health and spiritual gurus. Various vendors will also be showcasing artisanal goods, serving tasty foods, and offering information about several nonprofit organizations. 3-day passes to this rejuvenating event are now available online.
TEDxMileHigh 2015: Ideas Unbridled
When: June 13th
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
Ideas Unbridled is also set to be a stimulating event, bringing together Coloradoans invested in sharing positive ideas. Held on June 13th in Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the conference will feature inspirational lectures from local innovators and leaders from various fields. General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale for the one-day program.
When: June 15th & 16th
Where: St Julien Hotel & Spa
The annual Big Boulder conference is another great educational and networking event occurring this June. On the 15th and 16th, at St Julien Hotel, social data leaders and consumers will gather together to discuss social media trends and practices. Founded by the trade association Big Boulder Initiative, the annual convention will feature an impressive lineup of speakers, including Omri Duek, a social platform strategist for the Coca-Cola Company, and Jeff Glueck, the chief operating officer of Foursquare. Registration for this year’s conference is only open to BBI members, but membership is open to all.
Margaret Cho at Chautauqua
When: June 26th, 8pm
Where: Chautauqua Auditorium
Rounding off June’s eclectic list of events is a standup routine at Chautauqua Auditorium from famed comedian and actress Margaret Cho. She will be performing her new act on June 26th at 8pm, entitled The Psycho Tour. Cho’s show will feature her clever, humorous, and impassioned takes on many topical political issues. Tickets are on sale now and range from $40-55 per seat.
Boulder and Denver residents will find plenty to do this month, as they gear up for an eventful summer. The metro areas are full of fun live performances, cultural festivals, and informative conferences, so be sure not to miss the excitement that June has to offer.