Boulder’s Unmissable Concert Series: Your Ultimate Guide for Summer 2023

Known as much for its breathtaking landscapes as for its vibrant cultural scene, Boulder transforms into a haven for music lovers during the summer. From its historic theaters and enchanting local parks to the iconic Pearl Street Mall, the sounds of the city are as diverse and dynamic as the venues themselves.

In the spirit of embracing the warm weather and longer days, Boulder plays host to a range of concerts, designed to suit all tastes. Whether you’re a fan of indie rock, classic jazz, blues, folk, or world music, the city’s concert series promises to keep your feet tapping and your spirits high.

Every year, this artistic city attracts a myriad of both acclaimed and emerging artists to its varied stages, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike. This Summer 2023 is no exception. An exciting lineup of musicians awaits, set to offer memorable performances at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Bands on the Bricks at Pearl Street Mall, Boulder Theater, Fox Theatre, and beyond.

This blog post serves as your guide to these unmissable concert series. So get ready to mark your calendars and indulge in the delightful rhythm of Boulder’s summer music scene! The following sections provide you with a breakdown of each concert series, including event dates and performers. Let the music play!

2023 Summer Concert Series Band on the Bricks in Boulder Colorado

Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado – home of Band on the Bricks

Bands on the Bricks, Pearl Street Mall

Enjoy free outdoor concerts every Wednesday evening from June 7th to August 9th. Concerts start at 6 PM on the 1300 block of Pearl Street.

June 14: Eagles tribute The Long Run
June 21: The Goonies
June 28: Hazel Miller & The Collective
July 5: Chimbangle
July 12: Chain Station
July 19: The Sweet Lillies
July 26: JJ Brown’s Raw Soul Band
Aug. 2: Mighty Mystic

No tickets are required for these performances, see the Band on the Bricks website for more details.

BoCo Cider Summer Series

In the heart of North Boulder, enjoy the local flavors of BoCo Cider while listening to an eclectic mix of live music.

June 1: Batterhead
June 2: Ravin’ Wolf
June 4: Blue Eyed Kelly
June 8: Hana Kahn and Thomas Gunn
June 9: The Who Do’s
June 10: West End Junction
June 11: Jack Hadley
June 15: Peter Stone
June 16: Celeste Rose and Keegan MacDonald
July 24: The Lofty Pines
July 9: Cat 5

Tickets can be purchased on the BoCo Cider website. Be sure to arrive early to snag the best seats!

Boulder Theater

The historic Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder has a rich history and a vibrant present. It has been a cornerstone of the Boulder arts scene for decades and has been a gathering place for live entertainment since it opened in 1906.

June 3: Michael Franti & Spearhead
June 23: Gaelic Storm
June 30: Melvin Seals and JGB
July 2: The Motet
July 3: Yonder Mountain
July 9: Sparks
July 14: Jupiter & Okwess
July 21: Jeff Tweedy
July 31: Dave Mason
Aug. 6: Jorma Kaukonen
Aug. 11: BoDeans
Aug. 25: Ziggy Alberts.

Tickets are available on the Boulder Theater website.

Chautauqua Auditorium Summer Concert Series

Celebrating its rich history, the Chautauqua Auditorium hosts a series of concerts throughout the summer. Nestled at the foot of Boulder’s picturesque Flatirons, the auditorium is part of the Colorado Chautauqua, one of the few remaining Chautauqua institutions in the United States. Check out the amazing acoustics at one of the shows running from  June 1st through August 30th.

June 1: The Wailers
June 10-11: Orebolo
June 15: Mary Chapin Carpenter
June 20: Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin
June 24: Graham Nash
June 29-30: Joshua Bell and Mussorgsky’s Pictures
July 5: Indigo Girls
July 8: Los Lobos
July 11: JACK Quartet
July 13: John Corigliano
July 17: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
July 22: The Wood Brothers
July 31: Mat Kearney
Aug. 4-5: Andrew Bird
Aug. 8: Amos Lee
Aug. 9: Gipsy Kings with Nicolas Reyes
Aug. 18: Leo Kottke and Julian Lage
Aug. 21: The Wallflowers
Aug. 30: Watchhouse

Tickets available at the Chautauqua Auditorium website.

Colorado Music Festival

The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) is a beloved six-week summer concert series that takes place annually in Boulder, Colorado. The festival is highly acclaimed and features world-class orchestral and chamber music in the beautiful setting of the historic Chautauqua Auditorium.

First established in 1976, the CMF quickly became a major player in Boulder’s vibrant music scene and has since drawn internationally renowned musicians to Boulder each summer. The event is traditionally held from late June through early August.

The concert programming at the CMF is broad and varied, featuring a mixture of classical works, new compositions, and innovative arrangements. The festival often includes both full orchestra concerts and more intimate chamber performances. Each season typically revolves around a specific theme, with past themes including “Music of the Americas” and “Rediscovered Masters.”

One of the key components of the CMF is its resident orchestra. The festival orchestra comprises top-tier musicians from major orchestras, universities, and chamber ensembles across the country. They come together for the summer season to deliver an exceptional series of performances under the direction of the festival’s music director.

In addition to the main concert series, the Colorado Music Festival also provides education and outreach programs. These initiatives include family concerts, young people’s concerts, master classes, pre-concert talks, and open rehearsals, ensuring the festival reaches a wide range of audience members and contributes to music education in the community.

The setting of the CMF, the Chautauqua Auditorium, contributes significantly to the festival’s charm. The historic venue, with its stunning backdrop of the Flatirons, provides excellent acoustics and a unique, intimate atmosphere for festival performances.

June 29-30: Joshua Bell and Mussorgsky’s Pictures
July 2: Peter and the Wolf + Goodnight Moon
July 6-7: Racmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 3
July 9: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphonic Dances
July 11:  JACK Quartet
July 13: John Corigliano
July 18: Brentano String Quartet
July 20-21: Michael Christie
July 23: All Mozart
July 25: Brahms, Britten and Poulenc
July 27-28: Brahms 2 and Shostakovich
July 30: Schumann’s Piano Concerto
Aug. 1: Beethoven, Debussy and Dvorak
Aug. 3: Joshua Bell and Debussy’s La Mer
Aug. 6: Joshua Bell and Mahler 1

Get your tickets on the Colorado Music Festival website.

Concerts in the Park

The nationally award-winning Boulder Concert Band has a rich history of over 145 years. It comprises more than fifty volunteer musicians from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder, Longmont and Denver metro areas.

The Boulder Concert Band offers free concerts in various Boulder Parks on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring a picnic supper and invite family and friends to enjoy this old-fashioned summer activity. Donations are welcome, of course!

May 28: Glen Huntington Bandshell, Boulder Central Park, Memorial Weekend Remembrance concert, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

June 12th: East Palo Park, 4340 Corriente Dr., Boulder, 80301

June 19th: East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder, 80303

June 26th: North Boulder Park, 800 Dellwood Ave., Boulder, 80304

July 3rd: Harlow Platts Park/Viele Lake, 1360 Gillaspie Dr., Boulder, 80305 (between the lake and Gillaspie Dr.)

July 4th: Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 W. Dillon Rd. Louisville, 80027, Louisville 4th of July Fireworks Show – 7:15 pm until fireworks begin

July 10th: Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St., Boulder, 80303

July 17th: Salberg Park, 3045 19th St, Boulder, 80304

July 24th: Martin Park, 36th Street & Eastman Avenue, Boulder, 80305

July 31st: Chautauqua Park, Baseline Rd. & 9th St., Boulder, 80302

August: 6:30 p.m. Private concert/ice cream social for Frasier Meadows Retirement Community.

Learn more about the Boulder Concert Band on their website.

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is located on “The Hill” district at 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO. The venue opened in 1926 as the Rialto Theatre. Over the years, it has been used as a movie theater, a dinner theater, and finally a concert venue. The Fox was renovated and reopened in 1991 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the best places to see live music in Colorado.

June 1: Caitlyn Smith
June 3: Wood Belly
June 4: Michael Franti and Spearhead
June 10: Leadville Cherokee
June 23: Cream Cheese Accident
June 24: Equanimous and Kr3ture
June 29: MonoNeon
July 1: Steely Dead
July 2: Spafford
July 15: Colorado’s Finest Underground Hip-Hop
July 21: Arlo McKinley
July 29: Youth Lagoon
Aug. 9: Satsang
Aug. 17: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band.

Tickets are available on the Fox Theatre website.

The Velvet Elk

This space at 2037 13th Street, has been home to many Boulder businesses including a Cadillac dealership, a bowling alley, a long-standing travel agency, and now a palace of music and fun.

June 3: Bear Hat with Elle Michelle’s Grateful Holler
June 9: Armchair Boogie with Ghost Town Drifters
June 22: Alpenglow with Grant Livingston & Friends
June 29: Sqwerv and Lunar Ticks
June 30: DeadPhish Orchestra
July 7: Lady Romeo and Amaryllis
July 8: High Lonesome with Fastfloyd
July 14: Maygen & The Birdwatcher
July 20: Flash Mountain Flood and RADO.

Get details and purchase tickets on the Velvet Elk website.

Roots Music Project

Roots Music Project’s nonprofit mission is to foster the local scene for musicians, fans, and venues.

June 3: Mile High Stash live podcast interview
June 4: FastFloyd and Foggy Mountain Spaceship
June 9: Funk You
June 29: Reed Foehl
June 30: David Lawrence and The Spoonful
July 1: Joslyn and The Sweet Compression
July 2: Dave McMurray
July 8: A.J. Fullerton
July 14: Johnny and The Mongrels
July 18: Liz Barnez
Aug. 5: Jeff Crosby
Aug. 12: Bob Margolin.

Get more details on their website.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

A Boulder original, this inclusive and independent coffeehouse hosts live music, poetry, performances and events at 940 Pearl Street.

June 3:  Recorduroy
June 16: Matthew Hecht
June 23: Alex Wirth
June 30: Mercy Club
July 7: Ingrid Avison
July 13: Justin Howl
July 22: Strangebyrds
July 29: Annie and the Big Band
Aug. 3: Peter Stone

Learn more about Trident Bookseller & Cafe on their website.

Twenty Ninth Street Summer of Love Concert Series

Gather outdoors at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall for live music every Friday night starting July 7 through August 25, from 6-8pm. In addition to live music, they will have a beer garden, cornhole, and food trucks.

July 7: Face
July 14: Chris Daniels & the Kings
July 21: Jacob Larson
July 28: Daddyblue
August 4: Hunter Hamilton
August 11: Quemando Salsa
August 18: Cody Qualls
August 25: Hazel Miller

Learn more on the Twenty Ninth Street website.



Free Activities In Boulder and Denver Metro Areas in 2023

The Boulder and Denver area offer many opportunities for free activities. From museums and theatre to outdoor adventure, we’ve compiled a list to get you started planning your fun for 2023.

SCFD Free Days

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a seven-county tax district created within Colorado law, approved by Colorado’s General Assembly, and renewed by voters multiple times over more than 30 years. The seven-county Denver metro area including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties participate, with the exception of Castle Rock and Larkspur in Douglas County. Organizations from across the metro area provide hundreds of free days and free programs each year made possible, in part, by funding from SCFD.

Free Days in 2023

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
987½ Lookout Mountain Rd., Golden, CO
Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of the month from November through April.

  • Wednesday, January 4
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Wednesday, November 1
  • Wednesday, December 6

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, CO

Joy Park Free Nights return on the third Friday of each month, May through September, from 4:00 PM until dusk. The interior of the Museum is closed except for the restrooms.

  • Friday, May 19
  • Friday, June 16
  • Friday, July 21
  • Friday, August 18
  • Friday, September 15

Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, May 11
  • Thursday, October 5

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO
Remember, children 18 years and younger are free EVERY day of the year!

  • Tuesday, January 10
  • Saturday, January 28
  • Tuesday, February 14
  • Tuesday, March 14
  • Tuesday, April 11
  • Sunday, April 30 (21st annual Día del Niño)
  • Tuesday, May 9
  • Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day)
  • Tuesday, June 13
  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Sunday, July 30
  • Tuesday, August 8
  • Saturday, September 9 (34th annual Friendship Powwow)
  • Tuesday, September 12
  • Tuesday, October 10
  • Saturday, November 4 (Night at the Museum for  Denver Arts Week)
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Tuesday, December 12

Denver Botanic Gardens
Chatfield Farms, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, CO
York Street, 1007 York St., Denver, CO

Advanced online registration is required. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events. Tickets are available three months at a time (on a rolling basis), and the tickets are released on the 1st of the month.

  • Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Thursday, February 16
  • Wednesday, March 15
  • Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day)
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Wednesday, July 5
  • Tuesday, August 15
  • Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Friday)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

  • Monday, January 9
  • Sunday, January 29
  • Monday, February 6
  • Sunday, February 26
  • Sunday, April 30
  • Wednesday, June 28 (5:00-9:00 PM only)
  • Wednesday, August 16 (5:00-9:00 PM only)
  • Wednesday, September 6 (5:00-9:00 PM only)
  • Monday, September 18
  • Sunday, October 15
  • Monday, December 4

Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St., Denver, CO

On select “Share the Love” Days, the Zoo offers 125 free ticket vouchers for every 15-minute admission window. Register for vouchers during a specified lottery period.

  • FREE DAY: Friday, January 6 | LOTTERY: December 26-29, 2022
  • FREE DAY: Sunday, January 22 | LOTTERY: January 8-14
  • FREE DAY: Sunday, February 5 | LOTTERY: January 22-28
  • FREE DAY: Sunday, April 9 | LOTTERY: March 26-April 1
  • FREE DAY: Saturday, October 7 | LOTTERY: September 23-29
  • FREE DAY: Tuesday, November 7 | LOTTERY: October 24-30
  • FREE DAY: Sunday, November 12 | LOTTERY: October 29-November 4

Dinosaur Ridge
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO

A special note: Admission to the exhibit hall Trek Through Time is free; guided bus tours are available at a reduced rate.

  • Friday, March 17
  • Monday, April 17
  • Sunday, September 17
  • Friday, November 17

Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St., Denver, CO

  • Friday, January 27
  • Friday, February 24
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 28
  • Friday, May 26
  • Friday, June 23
  • Friday, July 28
  • Friday, August 25
  • Friday, September 22
  • Friday, October 27
  • Friday, November 24
  • Friday, December 22

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Celebrate First Fridays with special activities and free admission from 12:00-9:00 PM. Remember, children 13 years and younger are free all day, EVERY day of the year!

  • Friday, January 6
  • Friday, February 3
  • Friday, March 3
  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, May 5
  • Friday, June 2
  • Friday, July 7
  • Friday, August 4
  • Friday, September 1
  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, November 3
  • Friday, December 1

This barely scratches the surface of free activities available in and around Boulder. To see a complete searchable list visit SCFD directly.


Red Rocks Amphitheatre home of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Cultural Centers Free Everyday

There are several organizations across the Front Range that have free admission every day they are open. These include:

Broomfield Veteran’s Museum
12 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO

The Broomfield Veterans Museum honors local veterans of all the United States conflicts and peacekeeping efforts, from the Civil War to the present, from all branches of service. The museum not only shares the stories of Colorado veterans, it is a center for veterans to connect, students to learn about our nation’s history, groups to explore the rotating exhibits, and families to honor their loved ones who served in the military.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401

The Foothills Art Center was established in 1968 when a group of local artists originally known as the Michonia Watercolor Society bought the First Presbyterian Church building to have a permanent location for their work. Since that time, Foothills Art Center has grown and evolved to offer a broad range of exhibits, events, and programming for artists and community members. In order to meet the needs of the community into the future, they will be expanding into the historic Astor House in downtown Golden in 2023.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame
At Red Rocks Trading Post
17900 Trading Post Rd.
Morrison, CO 80465

Colorado Hall of Fame’s museum is an ideal place to bring the entire family or out-of-town guests to learn about the talented men, women, and institutions that have shaped the culture of Colorado’s music history. While you’re there, you can visit one of the most iconic natural amphitheaters in the world, Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame is home to exhibits of famous Colorado musicians such as John Denver, Dianne Reeves, Dan Fogelberg, Philip Bailey, and Judy Collins, as well as institutions like the legendary Caribou Ranch recording studio and many more. Celebrating Hall of Fame Inductees from our inaugural class in 2011 to the present day, the exhibits include artifacts, video biographies and written overviews of the legacies that inductees have left on Colorado’s music history.

The Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, Colorado 80012

The Aurora History Museum is part of the Library and Cultural Services Department for the city of Aurora. The Cultural Services Division is the largest single provider of arts and culture in the city of Aurora offering programs in performing arts, fine arts, history, and public art.

The Aurora History Museum opened its doors in 1979 in a historic building with two small galleries and an office. In 1990, the museum moved to its present location and re-opened in 1991. The museum collects and exhibits artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Aurora and Colorado.

Are you looking for more outdoor adventure? Check out some of the places compiled in these top lists from in and around Boulder!

There is never a lack of things to do in Boulder, free or for a fee, there is adventure around every corner. What will you try this year?

Things To Do in Colorado | November 2016 Events

Things to Do in Colorado | November 2016 by John Farley

Ski season opens all across Colorado mountain resorts this month, but if skiing isn’t your cup of tea, you’re sure to find fun elsewhere.

Want to see something on our monthly calendar? Email us at

Date     Event Time


Nov 1  Brewhouse Yoga 
($15 per class; free beer in the tap room)
 Every Tuesday at 6pm Sanitas Brewing Co.
3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
Nov 2 History of Visual Arts in Boulder
(Sept 29 – Nov 27)
A $5 donation per person is suggested
9 AM – 8 PM Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
(26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 3 Museum of Boulder Ground Breaking Ceremony 
(October 27 – November 16, 2016; FREE)
 8:30 – 9:30 AM Museum of Boulder
Event Center
2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Nov 4 Deck the Mall Holiday Shopping Spectacular
(Nov. 4 & 5; FREE)
 11 AM – 6 PM Located on the 16th Street Mall (Denver)
between Arapahoe to Glenarm
FREE Day at the Denver Zoo 9 AM Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205
Nov 5 Boulder Farmer’s Market 8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Super Diamond
with Under A Blood Red Sky, The U2 Tribute
9 PM Ogden Theater
935 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Nov 6  Great Candy Run 8:30 AM Washington Park
1700 E. Louisiana Avenue, Denver, CO
Nov 7 Monday night Jazz Jam’s hosted by Brad Goode
 7 – 10 PM
300 2nd Ave
Niwot, CO
Nov 8 Brewhouse Yoga 
($15 per class; free beer in the tap room)
 Every Tuesday at 6pm Sanitas Brewing Co.
3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
Colorado Avalanche versus Arizona Coyotes 7 PM Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Nov 9 Warren Miller Extreme Sports Movies Wednesdays
(February 24 – December 28, 2016; FREE)
8:30 PM West End Tavern
926 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Nov 10 Denver Nuggets versus Golden State Warriors  7 PM Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Nov 11 Free Entry to Black Canyon National Park  All Day Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Montrose, CO 81230 United States
Nov 12 Boulder Farmer’s Market 8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Children’s Art Workshop: Cabinet of Curiosities 
(Ages 6 – 12 / $10 each)
10:30 AM – 12 PM Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
(26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 13 Warren Miller Presents: Here, There & Everywhere
 6 – 9 PM
2032 14th St
Boulder, CO
Nov 14  Morrissey
 7 PM  Boulder Theater
2032 14TH ST. [MAP]
BOULDER, CO. 80302
Nov 15 Visual Arts Lecture Series: Creativity – Process – Meaning by William Stoehr
A $5 donation per person is suggested
 7 – 8 PM Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
(26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 16 The Dustbowl Revival   7 PM Larimer Lounge 
2721 Larimer St
Nov 17  $20 Thursdays
($20 for 4 pack of tickets)
 9 AM – 5 PM
110 N Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO
Nov 18 Anthony Bourdain The Hunger 2016 North American Tour  8 PM Bellco Theatre

700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Nov 19 Boulder Farmer’s Market 8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of Trans-Siberian Orchestra
(tickets start at $43)
3 PM Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Nov 20 Switch on the Holidays
 5 PM 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Nov 21 truTV Impractical Jokers: The Santiago Sent Us Tour  7 PM Temple Hoyne Buell Theater
1400 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
Nov 22 Butterfly Pavilion Fall Kids’ Camps
(Nov 21 – 23)
 9 AM – 4 PM
6252 W 104th Ave
Westminster, CO
Nov 23 Let’s Bag Hunger Food Drive
(Nov. 13 – 23)
 9 AM – 7 PM
King Soopers throughout Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, and Gunbarrel
Louisville, CO
Nov 25 Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration
All day Bond Park & area
Nov 26 Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony
 12:30 – 5:30 PM  Winter Park Resort
Nov 27 Sunday Open House
(additional dates available, see website; FREE) 
 10:30 AM – 12 PM
1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO
Nov 28 TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB  8 PM Fillmore Auditorium
1510 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
Nov 29 Colorado Avalanche versus Nashville Predators
(Prices Vary)
 7 PM Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Nov 30 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party!
 8 PM  The Oriental Theater
4335 W. 44th Avenue

Things To Do In Colorado | September 2016 Events

September 2016 Colorado Events |

Summer may be winding down, but the fun never stops in Colorado. September continues to be packed with the best entertainment, festivals and celebrations with something for everyone.

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Date     Event Time


Sept 1 Pearl Street Stampede (FREE)
(Kick off celebration for CU Football home games)
7pm 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse)
Art Exhibits (FREE): Internal Pathways & Early Dawn by Melanie Yazzie; Faces of Little Luck by Marco Antonio García Noguera; Oculus Mentis by Penelope Sharp; Frank Buffalo Hyde #FBH
(Aug 26 – Sept 25)
Daily from 9 AM – 8 PM Diary Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street (26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Sept 2 Taste of Colorado
(Sept 2 – 5)
11:30 AM Civic Center Park
Downtown Denver
(Sept 2-4)
Starting at $49.95
 7:30 PM Dick’s Sporting Goods Complex 
(Sept 2 – 4)
Prices Vary- see site
 12 PM National Western Complex
Sept 3 Boulder Farmer’s Market  8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Denver Art Museum
 10 AM – 5 PM Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
Sept 4 Sammy Hagar and the Circle
$35.00 – $69.50
 8 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 5 Taste of Colorado
(Sept 2 – 5)
 11:30 AM Civic Center Park
Downtown Denver
Sept 6 Behind The Scenes
with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Local Theater, and The Catamounts (FREE)
6 PM Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
(26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Sept 7 Boulder Farmer’s Market  4 – 8 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 8 Dance From 3 Perspectives (FREE):
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance, Boulder Ballet,
and 3rd Law Dance/Theater
6 PM Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
(26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado
Sept 9 Pearl Street Stampede (FREE)
(Kick off celebration for CU Football home games)
 7:00 PM 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse)
Sept 10 Boulder Farmer’s Market  8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 11 Boulder Pridefest 2016 11 AM Central Park
$48.75 – $52.75
7 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 12 Daryl Hall & John Oates
 7 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 13 Blink 182
Starting at $25
 7 PM Pepsi Center
Sept 14 Boulder Farmer’s Market  4 – 8 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 15 VooDoo Kings  7 PM Walnut Room
Sept 16 Boulder Fall Fest
Sept 16, 17, & 18)
5 – 10 PM, 11 AM – 10 PM, & 11 AM – 5PM respectively Pearl Street Mall
(between 13th and 14th)
Sept 17 Doggie Dash 2016
2-mile stroll and fun run
$25/Adults $15/kids
 9 AM Boulder Reservoir
5565 N 51st St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder Farmer’s Market  8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 18 Cyndi Lauper 7:30 PM Paramount Theatre
Sept 19 Counting Crows &
Rob Thomas
 6:45 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 20 The Mowgli’s
$17 advance/$19 day of
 7:30 PM Bluebird Theater
Sept 21 Boulder Farmer’s Market 4 – 8 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 22 Fall into Fashion Weekend
(Sept 22-25)
6 PM Pearl Street and beyond
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson & Prince Tribute Band
$20 advance/$25 day of
7 PM Boulder Theater
Sept 23 Longmont Oktoberfest
(Sept 23 & 24)
$5 – $50
 4 – 10 PM &
12 – 10 PM
Roosevelt Park
Longmont, CO
Sept 24 Boulder Farmer’s Market 8 AM – 2 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Sept 25 Laid Back Festival featuring ZZ Top
4 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 26 Dierks Bentley 
(Sept 26 & 27)
$40.50 – $70.50
 7 PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 27 Cabaret
(Sept 27 – Oct 9)
 Times Vary Buell Theater
Sept 28 Community Harvest Festival (FREE)  4 – 7 PM Growing Gardens’ urban farm 1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder, CO
Boulder Farmer’s Market  4 – 8 PM 13th Street
next to Central Park
Boulder, CO 80302
Colorado Avalanche v. Dallas Stars – Preseason Game  7 PM Pepsi Center
Sept 29 Mumford & Sons
$29.50 – $65
 6 PM Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sept 30 Pearl Street Stampede
(Kick off celebration for CU Football home games)
7:00 PM 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse)

Things to do in Colorado | August 2016 Events


Every single day in Colorado is packed with amazing things to do- get out and explore our great state by checking out one of these amazing events! We hope you are enjoying your summer!

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Date     Event Time


Aug 1 Boulder County Fair, Livestock Show and Rodeo (July 29 – Aug 7) 10 AM – 10 PM Daily
(See website for full schedule)
9595 Nelson Road,
Longmont CO 80501
Weld County Fair (July 29 – Aug 1) 8 AM – 8 PM Daily
(See schedule)
501 N. 14th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
(June 3 – Aug 7)
See Schedule Various University of Colorado at Boulder Locations (click to see map)
Aug 2 “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Mandatory World Tour  7 PM (Gates at 5:30 PM) Hudson Gardens
Aug 3 Band on the Bricks
featuring the Wendy Woo Band
Beer Garden opens at 5:30 PM
Opening Act starts at 6 PM
Headliner starts at 7:30 PM
Pearl Street Mall
Adams County Fair
(Aug 3 – 7)
See Schedule Adams County Fairgrounds
9755 Henderson Road | Brighton, CO 80601
Aug 4  Chris Isaak   6:30 PM  Denver Botanic Gardens at Hatfield Farms
Aug 5 IRONMAN Welcome Concert
featuring The Samples
5:30 PM – 10 PM 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Aug 6  Keb’ Mo’  6:30 PM Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Aug 7  Culture Club  8:00 PM  Paramount Theatre
Aug 8  Flogging Molly
w/ Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Chuck Ragan
 7:30 PM
Doors at 6:30 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 9 Lynyrd Skynyrd
with Peter Frampton
 7:00 PM
Doors at 5:30 PM
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug 10  Norah Jones  8:00 PM
Doors at 7:00 PM
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Aug 11 FREE DAY: Aurora History Museum  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Aurora History Museum
Aug 12 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival
Aug 12 – 14)
 See Schedule Anderson Park,
4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Aug 13 3 Doors Down  4:00 PM Thunder Mountain Ampitheatre
Aug 14 Old Crow Medicine Show with Brandi Carlile   7:00 PM
Doors at 6 PM
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 15 Disturbed
with Breaking Benjamin
 6:30 PM
Doors at 5:00 PM
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 16 Dirty Heads with The Expendables and Kongos  6:00 PM
Doors at 5 PM
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 17  Ryan Adams  7:30 PM
Doors at 6:30 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 18  Pitbull  7:00 PM  Pepsi Center
Aug 19 Grace Potter 
with Lake Street Dive
 7:30 PM
Doors at 6:30 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 20 30th Anniversary KOOL concert featuring Kool & the Gang, Huey Lewis and the News, The Go-Gos and more 5:00 PM
Doors at 4:00 PM
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug 21 Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats
with Shovels and Rope and Caroline Rose
7 PM (Gates at 5:30 PM) Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Gin Blossoms with special guest Tonic  7 PM (Gates at 5:30 PM) Hudson Gardens
Aug 22 FREE DAY: Hudson Gardens   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Hudson Gardens
Aug 23  Eric Johnson  8:00 PM
Doors at 7 PM
 Boulder Theater
Aug 24  Yes: The album series  8:00 PM  Paramount Theatre
Aug 25 Government Mule with MOE.  6:00 PM
Doors at 5:00 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 26  MOE.  9:00 PM
Doors at 8:00 PM
 Boulder Theater
Aug 27 Reggae on the Rocks
featuring 311, Iration, Steel Pulse and more
 2:00 PM
Doors at 1 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 28  NedFest
(Aug 26 – 28)
 See Schedule  Nederland, CO
Aug 29 FREE DAY: Denver Museum of Nature and Science 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Aug 30 Rock Hall Three for All: Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick 6:30 PM
Doors at 5 PM
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 31 Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II Tour  7:00 PM  Summit Music Hall


Celebrate the 4th of July!

4th of July

There is never a lack of things to do in Colorado, and Independence Day is no exception. Here are some fun events for you to choose from broken down by city (all shows are on July 4th, unless otherwise posted):

Alamosa 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Fourth of July Spectacular

Salute to the USA

Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek Independence Day Celebration

Black Hawk:
2016 Boom Town Fireworks Spectacular

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast


Stars & Stripes – Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Adams County Regional Park

4th of July Community Celebration

Great American Picnic

62nd Annual Brush 4th of July Parade & Rodeo

Buena Vista:
Fourth of July Celebration

Canon City:
4th of July Picnic

Colorado Springs:
Celebrate Independence Day/Summer Symphony

Commerce City:
Commerce City and the Colorado Rapids  Host the 21st Annual 4th Fest

Copper Mountain:
Independence Day Celebration Weekend

Crested Butte:
4th of July Independence Day Celebration

Colorado National Speedway Two Night Double Header July 2nd & 3rd with FIREWORKS

Independence Eve presented by Anadarko | Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens

Green Valley Ranch Concert and Fireworks

Mile High 4th of July with the Denver Outlaws Lacrosse

4th of July


3rd of July Extravaganza 

Estes Park:
4th of July Weekend Celebration

4th at Firestone

Fort Carson:
4th on the 3rd

Fort Colins:
Live Music at City Park

Fort Lupton:
4th of July Festival

Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July

4th of July in Georgetown

Fireworks on July 1

July 4th Golden Lions Park Festival

Fireworks on July 3

Greeley Stampede

Greenwood Village:
Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly 4th of July

Highlands Ranch:
HRCA Community 4th of July

Idaho Springs:
Celebration in Clear Creek County

Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July

4th Of July Parade and Evening Concert/Fireworks

Limon Independence Day Celebration

Family Festival and Fireworks

Independence Day Celebration

4th of July Concert Event

July 4th Fireworks

Manitou Springs:
Fireworks over Downtown Manitou

Brakes Plus “Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival” at Bandimere Speedway (June 2)

Old Fashioned 4th Fireworks and Festival

July 4th Festival

Celebrate July 4

Rollin on the Riverwalk July 4

Steamboat Springs:
July 4th Celebration

4th of July in Thornton

Vail America Days

4th of July Celebration