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6 Events You Can’t Miss This Spring

1. Bolder Boulder
When: May 28
Where: Downtown Boulder
Price: Packages vary, see website for details

Credit: BolderBoulder Gallery

Get your fitness on at the BolderBoulder annual Memorial Day 10K! This year the race turns 40 years old, so it’s a great time to come for the first time or return for a day of entertainment, exercise, and engagement with the community. Local businesses will be featured at the expo, live music and entertainment will greet you at the finish line; it’s easy to see why this world-recognized community event draws upwards of 50,000 participants each year!

Learn more at: http://www.bolderboulder.com/

2. Boulder Creek Festival
When: May 26-28
Where: Downtown Boulder along Boulder Creek
Price: Free to the public

Credit: Christian B. Yelp.com

Join the city for a weekend of food, music, activities, and fun in downtown Boulder. The 31st annual Boulder Creek Festival showcases local flavor with over 500 vendors selling all kinds of goods and services, offers carnival rides and activities, and a range of events with a focus on community, sustainability, and health.

Learn more at: http://www.bceproductions.com/boulder-creek-festival

3. Boulder County Farmer’s Markets
When: Saturday 8-2 (Boulder), Saturday 8-1 (Longmont), Wednesday 4-8 (Boulder), Thursday 4-8 (Lafayette), 9-2 (Denver)
Where: 13th Street (Boulder), Boulder County Fairgrounds (Longmont), Lafayette Florist (Lafayette), Union Station (Denver)
Price: Free to the public

Credit: BCFM Instagram

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for farmer’s markets! The Boulder County Farmer’s Markets are some of the best in the country and feature a huge variety of vendors. Food, drink, produce, artisanal cheeses, flowers, honey, crafts, eggs: if you want it, the market has it. All products sold at markets must meet standards of sustainability, be organic and/or non-gmo, and come from local businesses. Get to know where your food comes from and come support the markets at one of the many locations!

Learn more at: www.bcfm.org

4. Geology Hike at Rabbit Mountain
When: April 28 9AM-12:30PM
Where: Rabbit Mountain Open Space
Price: Free

Credit: Lewis Geyer, Times-Call Longmont

Join volunteer naturalist Roger Myers and bring your friends on this moderate 2-mile hike at Rabbit Mountain, where you will learn about the interesting and unusual geology of the area. Keep an eye out for spring wildflowers, birds of prey, and other wildlife. Bring water, sunscreen, closed-toed hiking shoes, and binoculars if you have them. Get out in nature and learn from someone who knows the area at this great event put on by Boulder County Parks and Open Space.
Learn more at:  https://www.bouldercounty.org/events/geology-hike-rabbit-mountain-2/

5. Birding Boulder County through the Seasons
When: April 10 7-8:30 PM
Where: Lyons Regional Library, Longmont Public Library
Price: Free

Credit: Brian Sullivan, Allaboutbirds.org

Join volunteer naturalists to learn about birding in Boulder County. This program focuses on identification of local and migratory birds and will teach you about the fascinating range of ecosystems and habitats they inhabit in our area. Take advantage of this great event and support your local libraries.

Learn more at: https://www.bouldercounty.org/events/birding-boulder-county-seasons-apr-2018/

6. Annual Senior Fish-Off
When: April 20 6:30AM-10AM
Where: Wally Toevs Pond at the Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Price: Free

Credit: Boulder County Open Space

Seniors 64+ are encouraged to join the Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff in the annual fishing derby. Fishing begins at 6:30 am, and all anglers must sign in and possess a valid 2018 Colorado fishing license. Bring your own fishing gear to our wheelchair accessible piers and cast a line! Awards will be given out for heaviest trout, most experienced angler, oldest angler, and best hat! Join us for this day of fun, sun, and fishing.

Learn more at: https://www.bouldercounty.org/events/seniors-fish-off-april-2018/

Bergen is an animal lover, arts and crafts dabbler, and board game enthusiast.In her free time she likes to read, and she runs a horror review blog. She has lived in Colorado all her life, except for a year she spent studying abroad in Wales: she has been to 15 countries and three continents and has ambitions to make it to many more. People come from all over to go camping and hiking in the Boulder area, and she gets to do it every weekend! She looks forward to writing about one of her favorite topics.

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