With the weekend weather anticipated to be in the low 70s, you can take this weekend to not only enjoy the sunshine, but to give to some good causes, all while having some fun. Stay hydrated while reveling in and sipping (or chugging) the various spirits of Boulder!

Saturday May 2

Start off your day of drinking at the Rocky Mountain Brew Run.  Bring all your drinking buddies for some running and craft beer (in that order, to be safe) for those willing to brave the heat before knocking back a cold one (or five, because why not). Register at http://www.rockymountainbrewruns.com

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: $25-50

Location: Old Man Bar, 4381 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield.

The Women’s Tour De Taps II beer and bike tour will begin, and end, at the Tasty Weasel, with the course trekking to the new Avery Brewery and passing by Vindication, where riders can enjoy a special discount on a pint.

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Via pinkpedals.co

Clocked in at just under 20 miles, this bike tour will be a breath of fresh air (literally) and will get you nice and thirsty to try multiple brews and bites from a few of Boulder’s most popular breweries.

More information available at http://www.pinkpedals.co/event/tour-de-taps-ii

Time: 2pm

Cost: $40

Who/What: Intermediate riders 21+; road bikes or hybrids preferred.

Location: Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room, 1800 Pike Road, Unit B, Longmont

As the temperature cools and your buzz wears off, coast right into dinner drinks at The Historic Callahan House & Garden’s Wine Tasting.

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Via boulderprep.org

There will be eight appetizers, each paired with a distinct wine, as well as live music, a silent auction, and a professionally run photo booth. Fret not at the ticket price, for 100% of all ticket proceeds will go directly to Boulder Preparatory High School.

Tickets available at http://boulderprep.org/fundraiser/

Time: 6pm

Cost: $75

Location: The Historic Callahan House & Garden, 312 Terry Street, Longmont.


Sunday May 3

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and all it has to offer this weekend. Kicking off the first of three weekends in May, the 15th Annual Growing Gardens Community Plant Sale will benefit all of the Growing Gardens’ programs.  Aside from various types of tomatoes, there will be a surplus of various organic vegetable starts to create the garden of your dreams, including peppers, squashes, and greens, but the list goes on!. Flowers, plants, grasses, as well as some berries will also be available for purchase.

Via Maggie Field

Via Maggie Field

Bring your green thumb and friends!

Time: 8am-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Growing Gardens Urban Farm, 1630 Hawthorne Avenue, Boulder.


Come one, come all, to participate in the Bluegrass Pick at Oskar Blues where various Bluegrass musicians are encouraged to play. Enjoy the various brews on draft as well as the unbeatable menu with items only available at Oskar Blues, like their Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomatoes with a homemade remoulade. Arrive hungry and ready for some pickin’!

Time: 12pm


Location: Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, Longmont.


Join the largest Reform Jewish Congregation in Boulder, Har HaShem, for their 2nd annual Spring Music Festival, Shir Aviv.  The congregation’s house band, Or Zimrah, will be in attendance, opening for local band Rocky Mountain Jewgrass. Music will be both Jewish and secular in nature, with a healthy dose of humor for the whole family to enjoy. Small plates, desserts, and drinks will be provided alongside a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased directly at: https://harhashem.wufoo.com/forms/boulders-2nd-annual-shir-aviv/

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Via harhashem.org

Time: 5pm

Cost: $82

Location: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th street, Boulder.