5 Best Weekend Events in Boulder
1. Oktoberfest Boulder at Central Park
09/20 to 09/21
Bring the German festival to Boulder by way of the Boulder Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest Boulder has tons of fun events this year, including live music from 40 Oz to Freedom, German beer and food, and games such as keg bowling, human glockenspiel, and hammerschlagen. You can pre-order drink tickets with a free stein here.
2. Chili Bowl 2019 at Studio Arts Boulder
12 pm to 5 pm
Chili Bowl celebrates community and great food with a chili cook-off, live music, art activities, and local brews. This year’s cook-off will include chili from Dagabi Cucina, Bramble & Hare, Mateo: Restaurant Provençal, The Sink, The Corner Bar, CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, McDevitt Taco Supply, VerdeBoulder, West Flanders Brewing Co., Cafe Blue American Grill The Academy. All proceeds from Chili Bowl benefit Studio Arts Boulder’s outreach and scholarship programs.
3. ZEE JLF at Boulder Public Library
09/21 to 09/22
10 am to 7 pm
Dubbed “the greatest literary show on Earth,” this free event hosts literature from around the world. In an uplifting celebration of the mind and heart, writers and thinkers from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe will take part in provocative conversations about life and society, economics and the arts, equity, freedom, and the care of our planet. Donations to the event go to Festival Production and year-round Outreach Workshops in low-income, high needs schools and under-served communities.
4. Sans Souci: Festival of Dance Cinema at Charlotte York Irey Theatre
09/20 7:30 pm
09/21 7:30 pm
The SSFDC screens this season’s best cinematic dance shots from around the world. Dances range from choreographed to experimental, and all show technical excellence through cinematography and choreography. This event is free and open to the public.
5. Polo and Pan at Boulder Theater
Doors 11 pm, show 11:30 pm
Polo and Pan’s “caravelle” tour has premiered around the world, from Asia to Europe to the US, and is landing in Boulder this weekend. Westword is hosting the event, and tickets start at $25.