It’s the most beautiful time of year here in Boulder. With our bustling streets, majestic mountain views and sunny skies, summer is too much fun to stay at home. In our diversely talented community, there is a wide variety of activities to get involved in over the next few months. So, no matter your interests, you’re sure to find plenty to do.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

June 7 – August 11 | Event Details

For more than 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement. This year’s line-up includes Shakespearean classics “Twelfth Night,” “As You Like It,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “King John.” The festival has also included a special premiere of Mike Bartlett’s “King Charles III,” an award-winning play written in Shakespearean verse reimagines the days following Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Plays are performed in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre. Exact show times and ticket costs vary. Adults over 65 save $2.00 on their event tickets.

Beeswax Food Wraps Class

June 26 @ 9:30 ­- 11 a.m. | Event Details

Beeswax food wraps are the perfect eco-friendly food storage solution. In this class, you will learn how to make reusable beeswax wraps that you can use instead of plastic wrap for at least a full year. These are perfect for wrapping sandwiches, leftovers, snacks—virtually every food storage need. Please bring one or more pre-washed fat quarters of fabric, available at any fabric store. All additional supplies will be provided and are included in the price of that class.

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast

July 4 @ 8 p.m. | Event Details

Photo: People walking around Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado
With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to get out on the town and enjoy the best of Boulder!

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast has been an annual tradition since 1941. Locals flock to the University of Colorado’s football stadium, Folsom Field, to take part in a stadium-wide sing-along, listen to live music, see Ralphie—the real buffalo that is CU’s mascot—and, of course, watch the live fireworks show. Admission is free and gates open at 8 p.m. This year’s live entertainment will be provided by School of Rock, Card Catalog and Pro-Leisure starting at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks start at dark, around 9:35 p.m. Free parking is available at the field and transportation to the event is free via the HOP line.

High Country Hike for Seniors

July 25 @ 10 a.m. ­– noon | Event Details

Join volunteer naturalists at the Caribou Ranch Open Space for an easy hike in the high country to explore this area’s unique geology, beautiful wildflowers, history, and wildlife. No registration is necessary.

Free Healing and Meditative Journey Service

July 26 @ 6 – 7 p.m.

This spiritual excursion at the Boulder Psychic Institute features a 40-minute guided meditation where you will visit various places on Earth and the Heavens. Satisfy your spiritual curiosity as you expand your horizons!

In this quiet and peaceful service, you will open up your imagination, learn new meditation techniques, receive spiritual healing, and discover strategies for finding your own answers. Increase your spiritual awareness and capabilities as you explore different locations and spiritual beings on the astral plane.

Summer Sidewalk Sale

July 26 – 28 | Event Details

This not-to-be missed annual shopping event offers great deals from Downtown Boulder’s favorite merchants both on and off the Bricks. More than 35 businesses along Pearl Street between 8th and 21st streets will hold special sales for this year’s event. This is a great time to stock up on unique birthday presents and holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones! Support downtown businesses and get in on some of hottest summer sizzlin’ deals around! 

Get Acquainted!

Aug. 2 @ 10 – 11 a.m.

Get acquainted with others who are new to the area, new to Senior Services, or interested in making new connections with other older adults. Attend this event to learn more about the many opportunities and resources offered through the East and West Senior Centers. Facilitated by Senior Services staff members. There is no charge, but please pre-register to reserve your space.

SPARK! Tours for Individuals with Memory Loss

Aug. 9 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event Details

SPARK! is a series of programs specifically designed to make Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s (BMoCA) art exhibitions accessible for visitors with memory loss. SPARK! programs create an opportunity for individuals living with early to mid-stage memory loss and their families to enjoy interactive and engaging experiences in a comfortable setting, guided by trained docents and volunteers. The event includes a specialized tour and art making class. Light refreshments will be served.

Golden West walks to end Alzheimer’s
Click here to learn about the Golden West residents who participated in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimers

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Aug. 10 @ 9 a.m. | Event Details

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! While there is no fee to register, participants are encouraged to collect donations to benefit the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.