Memorial Weekend gives everyone a chance to honor our servicemen and women while celebrating the beginning of summer. Every year, Boulder puts on some of the best events in the state over Memorial Day weekend, and this year is no different. Get ready to get outside and enjoy summer with these Boulder staples.
When: Monday, May 28, 2018
Where: The event starts at Walnut & 29th St. and ends at Folsom Field
Now celebrating its 40th year, the BolderBoulder is the 7th largest 10k race in the world and is ranked America’s Best 10k Race by Runner’s World. The event draws over 50k participants and over 100k spectators each year. Culminating in the nation’s largest Memorial Day tribute at Folsom Field, this race is not to be missed. From Olympic hopefuls to grandparents and grandchildren, the BolderBoulder is an inspiring race meant for everyone to enjoy.
This race is more than just a 10k. It incorporates Boulder’s sense of fun each step of the way. Runners and spectators never know what to expect: from a mid-race slip-and-slide to a beer-and-bacon stop, the entertainment isn’t just the run itself. It represents the best of Boulder: from wacky costumes to honoring those who’ve served, to raising money for local organizations, the BolderBoulder is truly a remarkable experience.
For all those participating, whether as runners or spectators, be sure to check out the Expo on Pearl St. Mall. The Expo runs all weekend and features vendors from all over the fitness industry. It’s a great place to find new gear, food, and fun!
If you’d like to be a part of Boulder history, register for the race here or in person the morning of the run.
When: Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, 2018
Where: Along the Boulder Creek corridor from 9th St to 14th St between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave.
The Boulder Creek Festival is Boulder’s most popular event of the summer. Free to the public, the festival runs all weekend and features everything you could ever want to celebrate the beginning of summer: nine event areas, five hundred vendors, three performance stages, and carnival rides and food galore.
This year, enjoy diverse musical stylings ranging from the Dead Phish Orchestra to Mountain Reggae group Policulture to local sensation Hazel Miller. Talented musicians from every genre rock two stages all weekend long, while The Community Stage features local dance troupes on Saturday and Monday and the Teen Creek Fest Battle of The Bands on Sunday.
Between musical acts, wander around the nine event areas and discover all the wonderful vendors and organizations Boulder has to offer. Explore local and national artists at The Art Show, where only original and non mass-marketed art is featured after a rigorous selection process. The Artist’s Marketplace is a space for artists of all mediums to sell their original art.
The Central Park Commons is a mish-mash of vendors whose wares you are sure to love. At the Festival Square, explore craft areas, imports, local products and services, as well as the dining area and Festival Stage. The Kids’ Place features hands-on activities for the little ones and their parents. Outdoor Adventures in Creek Fest West features everything geared to Boulder’s active, outdoorsy lifestyle. And then there’s the Spirit of Boulder, celebrating Boulder’s progressive ideals and providing educational resources and information.
The Boulder Creek Festival provides three days of food, drink, music, fun, and exploration. The area can get crowded, though, so be sure to check out alternative modes of transportation.
Boulder’s community bursts into life over Memorial Day Weekend with these popular events. Grab some friends or family and get out and celebrate with two of the most innovative weekend events in the country.