Event Calendar April-May 2024

07 Apr 2024

Looking to fill your social calendar? We've got the rundown on what to do this spring season.

Boulder Dog Tails Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder
April 1–19

Boulder Dog Tails is a collection of photographic images created to reflect the natural beauty of Boulder through the charm, playfulness and energy of the dogs that live or play here. The images in this exhibit are selected from the 43 dogs photographed in 39 Boulder locations for the book Boulder Dog Tails. Published in 2021, Boulder Dog Tails was a collaboration between Marsha Steckling, pet guardians and the pets as a fundraiser to support Longmont Humane Society. Prices vary.  9am–5pm. Museum of Boulder. museumofboulder.org.


Photography Night with Rob Lantz
April 1–June 4

Join Rob Lantz at Boulder Wine Bar for an evening celebrating the art of photography. Mingle with fellow photography enthusiasts and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while immersing yourself in the world of visual storytelling. All skill levels welcome. We ask that attendees either make a purchase from the bar, or contribute $10 to help pay for the space. Photographers planning to present should upload up to five photos to share. 6:30–9pm. boulderwinebar.com/events.


Boulder Arts Week    
April 5–13

Get ready to immerse yourself in a week-long celebration of art and creativity. Join us for an unforgettable community arts event that showcases the best and brightest talent in our local area through cultural experiences from murals and installations to music and dance at Boulder Arts Week. The City of Boulder is the home to thousands of artists and over 140 arts organizations. In fact, Boulder has the nation’s third-highest concentration of artists, right behind Los Angeles and Santa Fe, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. boulderartsweek.org.


Upcycled Night Market
April 5

Kicking off Boulder’s Arts Week is the Upcycled Night Market where we’re celebrating local artisans inspired to repurpose, recycle and create new from old. From stunning sculptures to one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, every creation tells a story of innovation and environmental stewardship. The event will also feature DJs spinning upcycled ethnic beats, a live band, a delectable food truck and specially formulated cocktails. Free. 5–11pm. junkyardsocialclub.org.


Boulder Roubaix
April 6

One of the most hallowed races in the western U.S. Held the day before the real ‘Queen of the Classics,’ the French race that goes from Paris to Roubaix. An 18.7-mile (30k) loop with 43% paved roads and 57% unpaved roads in North Boulder County. Register online. dbcevents.com/roubaix.

Boulder Saturday Farmers Market
April 6–Nov. 16

The Boulder Saturday market is a community institution and one of the busiest, most vibrant farmers markets in the region. We are proud to feature a mix of historic (and famous!) producers, new local food businesses and rotating seasonal vendors that offer something for everyone. Free. Saturdays, 8am–2pm. bcfm.org/markets.


Boulder Spring Market
April 7

Entrepreneurs, Paige Soltas of milehimodern and Rachel Appel of Namaha Wellness, invite you to an exciting spring market hosted in the heart of Boulder. Join us for a curated selection of unique small businesses and fellow entrepreneurs, serving boulder and beyond. Enjoy shopping, food and drinks. Free. 12–5pm.


Conference on World Affairs
April 9–12

Described by The New York Times as “a week-long extravaganza of discussion and debate,” the CWA brings together an eclectic mix of intellectuals, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, activists, journalists, philosophers, and policy makers to engage in lively dialogue on the central issues of our time. Free. colorado.edu/cwa.


Bluebird Music Festival
April 20 & 21

The Bluebird Music Festival returns to Macky Auditorium its sixth year! The festival features three separate events over two days. Saturday will feature five hours of performances from 2:30–7:30pm. Sunday will feature a special Strings & Stories session from 1–3:30pm and then an evening of full performer sets from 6–9:30pm. bluebirdmusicfestival.org.


CU Buffs Spring Football Game
April 27

The Colorado Buffaloes 2024 Spring Football Game as part of Black & Gold Day presented by Arrow Electronics has been set for April 27 at Folsom Field. Also part of Black & Gold Day will be a Field Day presented by Children’s Hospital of Colorado where there will be inflatables and other games for kids along with field day activities with student-athletes from other sports. Folsom Field. cubuffs.com.

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival
April 28

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall “waking up the tulips.” This much beloved springtime tradition features live performances, special activities for children and more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world-renowned Pearl Street Mall. 1–5pm. boulderdowntown.com/events.


Gentle Yoga & Sound Bath at the Museum of Boulder
May 4

Enjoy a simple sequence of gentle yoga poses that lead you into a deep relaxation surrounded by sound. Class will begin with a gentle yoga sequence appropriate for all levels of experience that combines satisfying stretches with conscious breathing. Modifications will be offered and you will be empowered to find what feels good as you reconnect with and nurture your body. $20. 9–10am. 


Stories on Stage Presents: Storybooks on Stage
May 4

Join Stories on Stage for family entertainment as professional actors perform children’s literature geared to preschool and elementary school-aged kids. The show will feature stories designed to entertain both young folks and their parents alike. $5–$10. 11am–12pm. Dairy Arts Center. thedairy.org.


Cirque de la Symphonie and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
May 4

The Boulder Phil and Cirque de la Symphonie join forces to bring a truly unique and mesmerizing performance to the stage. The combination of the Boulder Phil’s exceptional musicianship and Cirque de la Symphonie’s awe-inspiring artistry makes for an experience that is both entertaining and inspiring. Prices vary. CU Macky Auditorium. boulderphil.org.


Colorado MahlerFest: Mahler & the Mountains
May 15–19

Colorado MahlerFest exists for two reasons: Mahler and the Mountains. For Mahler, the mountains were the source of his inspiration, providing the backdrop and the creative fuel for his busy summers during which he wrote almost all of his music. The mighty Rockies literally loom large over every iteration of Colorado MahlerFest, but this year, we put the alpine landscape at the very heart of the festival, examining and celebrating how the grandeur of nature inspired Mahler. Join us for this unique week of music, community and learning. 7:30–9pm. mahlerfest.org.


Local Natives with Uwade
May 17

Based in Los Angeles, the group progressed their sound over the course of five full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], Sunlit Youth [2016] Violet Street [2019] and Time Will Wait For No One [2023]. In the span of one year, the band performed twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They closed out 2021 with a performance of Roxy Music’s “More Than This” from Music From The Pen Gala 1983, an EP coinciding with their appearance in the Apple Original Series The Shrink Next Door. Boulder Theater. z2ent.com.


Buddhist Arts and Film Festival
May 24

BAFF offers Buddhist inspired films, performances, workshops and panel discussions. We aim to project the voices that aim to benefit. $18–$80. 10am–10pm. Dairy Arts Center. baff.film.


May 27

Join Colorado’s biggest and boldest Memorial Day tradition. We’ve got perfect waves for walkers, joggers and racers! One of the largest Memorial Day Tributes in the U.S. The ceremony honors all of those who have given their life in military service to our country. bolderboulder.com.

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