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October Events in Boulder, Colorado 2020

This fall, Boulder is gearing up to host a collection of events that are in adherence to social distancing guidelines but still allow our community to enjoy culture, art, music, and more. Just because our new normal has shifted once again, that doesn’t mean we can’t support our local restaurants, event spaces, musicians, and artists. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Shows at the Boulder Theater

When: 10/2-10/29

Where: Boulder Theater

The Boulder Theater has reopened, following strict local, state, and national health guidelines. We’re excited to see that this local favorite is returning for virtual and in-person events. Shows are selling out quickly, so don’t miss out!

Jaipur Literature Festival Colorado 

When: 10/2 – 4

Where: Boulder Public Library

This free festival invites authors, poets, and literature enthusiasts from all over to gather and share their work. Examine the human experience, gain perspective of other cultures, and meet fellow bibliophiles during this three day event. 

Boulder Valley Indigenous People’s Day

When: 10/9 – 12, various event times

Where: virtual

Now in its fifth year, the Boulder Valley Indigenous People’s Day seeks to highlight the experiences, culture, and historical place that Indigenous persons have in America, and specifically in Boulder. This year, numerous virtual events will take place that educate participants on a wide variety of issues and concerns involving indigenous persons. 

Backporch Series: Altius Quartet

When: 10/11, 4:30

Where: Loading dock of The Dairy Arts Center

Enjoy a safe and socially-distanced concert at Boulder’s beloved arts and cultural center. The Dairy turns its loading dock into a stage and invites visitors to bring lawn chairs to relax in the shady parking lot while enjoying something we’ve missed dearly due to COVID-19 restrictions – live music. Colorado-based Altius Quartet blends classical music with modern vibes, entrancing audiences with each song. 

CU Boulder Homecoming and Family Weekend – Virtual

When: 10/12 – 24

Where: virtual

Instead of gathering in person for the festive CU Homecoming events, games, and pep rallies, the school is hosting a plethora of online events. Over the course of two weeks, participate in Buff trivia, a 5K, dinner and a movie, fitness classes, and more. Learn more about our city’s top-rated college, its students, classes, and athletics by popping online with the CU Buff community. 

Munchkin Masquerade Virtually

When: 10/14-11/1

Where: virtual 

Most years, downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies, and more of all sizes, trick-or-treating along Pearl Street. This year, the Downtown Boulder Partnership has adapted Munchkin Masquerade to include physically distanced games and activities that can be enjoyed downtown for two weeks leading up to Halloween.

Wigs-B Suite Performance

When: 10/31, 5:30 – 6:00

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

This new movement piece by Senga Nengudi commemorates movement and harmony between modern technology and artistic expression. Nengundi’s performance piece does not use human dancers, but instead involves her own body mechanics and unconventional materials. This internationally-recognized artist has performed all over the world and is bringing her creativity to Boulder this fall. 

We are fortunate to live in a community that values creativity, social experiences, and culture. Boulder’s beauty has long attracted people from all walks of life, lending to exciting events that challenge, inspire, and connect. Continue to support our city’s array of industries by attending any of these events this fall. 

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