November in Boulder, Colorado ushers in so much more than Thanksgiving Day, although we always look forward to this quintessential American holiday. November means autumn-themed menus at top-rated restaurants, opening day on steep, powder-coated slopes, and internationally acclaimed performances by beloved artists. Boulder is a Front Range hotbed boasting activities that are sure to please cultural enthusiasts to adrenaline junkies, and everyone in between. Here are some of the November events we can’t wait to attend.
When: 11/7 – 11/9
Where: Various locations
Football season is in full swing and our bustling city loves its CU Buffs. Join students, alumni, and football fans at a plethora of homecoming events. Don your finest gold and black for the parade and pep rally, catch up with former classmates, or show your school spirit at Ralphie’s Corral Tailgate. Bundle up for a chilly day at the stadium cheering our Buffs to victory.
Every year, this highly-lauded museum collects and curates art from various youth programs in near-by counties. Stop by the opening reception on 11/8 at 5:00 pm to mingle with the young artists, experience one-of-a-kind pieces, and embrace our state’s diverse array of creatives. Guests’ attendance helps further art programs in six counties and encourages young, aspiring artists to continue creating.
When: 11/8 – 11/16
Where: Various participating restaurants
Colorado foodies unite. This celebration of our county’s finest restaurants showcases many noteworthy locales in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, and Gunbarrel. Sample hearty soups that feature Colorado’s cornucopia of produce or indulge in decadent desserts crafted by skilled pastry chefs. Reservations are recommended to secure your spot during this popular, 9-day long affair. For a full list of participating restaurants, check back here as the event draws closer. Fall in love at 2019’s First Bite.
When: 11/21 – 12/1
Where: The Dairy
Laugh off those winter blues with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This farcical play takes viewers on a whimsical journey of love, loss, and laughter. The Upstart Crown Theater Company never ceases to delight with its fantastic performances and creative costumes. Buy your tickets before they sell out.
When: 11/24, 5 – 6 pm
Where: 1300 block of Pearl Street
Around this time of year, nights begin to lengthen as fall comes to a close. However, snowy, dark nights are made much brighter with the annual illumination of Pearl Street. Leafless trees suddenly spring to life and buildings take on a festive air. Join Santa Claus as he counts down the lighting of thousands of glistening holiday lights all along this historic pedestrian thoroughfare.
Even though the snow has already begun to fall, there’s no excuse not to get outside and enjoy all that our picturesque town has to offer. Support the arts, indulge your inner foodie, or cheer on the home team this November.