Motto: “Our Pride is our Life” (Niwot High School)

1. Get a taste of “beervana”

Brewery Owners Leslie and Steve Kaczeus pose for a portrait near fermenting tanks at Boottsrap Brewery in Niwot.
(Matthew Jonas/Times-Call)


Bootstrap Brewing, home of “beeravana” and local brews, boasts an extensive menu, including their own brews which can be found in stores across Colorado. Bootstrap Brewing also hosts food trucks, local bands, open mics, game nights, and more!

2. Attend First Friday Art Walks

First Friday Art Walks, sponsored by the Osmosis gallery in Niwot, occur all year round on the first Friday of each month. Local businesses stay open late and offer food and refreshments to attendees. There is often live music during the vents, and local restaurants also participate with their specials. For more information about the art walks as well as a calendar, visit the Niwot website.

3. Catch new music

Every summer Niwot hosts Rock and Rails, their summer concert series with a nice homage to the town’s railroad roots. Every Thursday night from 5-9 at Whistle Stop park the city offers Happy Hour specials with a band to follow. Proceeds from the concerts go to charitable causes in the community. Check out their website to see the local bands for this year’s series.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.