1. Boulder International Fringe Festival in Downtown Boulder

The Boulder International Fringe Festival, happening August 14th-25th, offers a platform for local artists to diplay their works in non-traditional ways. The Festival was created to “unify the community through the arts, attract the local artistic community into venues where they could present work in a professional setting, educate artists about collaboration, artistic value and excellence in community programming, and attract tourism to the local community through cultural artistic programs.” This year’s festival includes artists such as Marty Jewell and the Nosilla Dance Project.

2. Woodstock @ 50 Music & Arts Festival: A Return To Peace, Love and Unity at Columbine Unity Church


12 pm to 7 pm

This free event is a chance for families to get together and celebrate music and the next generation that Woodstock inspired. Musicians will include Selasee & The Fafa Family (Headliners), Wala AmeriGhana Drummers, Global Soul Experience, The Who Tribute Show, Spirit Voices, Spirit Rising, Krysalis, Colorado Heritage Community Choir, and Columbine Choir. There will also be pony and horseback rides, bouncy castle, dunk tank, and food and beverage booths.

3. Vegan BBQ and Bonfire at 3007 10th Street


6 pm to 9 pm

Summer is on its way out, so come celebrate with the Meetup group Vegan Hiking and Biking with a vegan barbecue. The event will include vegan food, either veganized versions of your grilled favorites or just stick with some grilled vegetables. The group is also happy to include any non-American dishes as well. The hosts suggest “s’mores, musical instruments, and dancing but we ask that this space stay sober.”

4. India Independence Day Celebration at Tom Watson Park


10 am

Come celebrate India’s independence day with games, kites, music, a drawing competition, desh bhakti songs, flag hoisting, an outdoor picnic, and more! There will also be a kids chorus featuring Jana Gana Mana, Vande Mataram, and Star Spangled Banner. Tickets start at $15 for a single ticket up to $30 for a family of 4.

5. Lafayette Peach Festival at Old Town Lafayette on Public Road


9 am to 4 pm

Lafayette Peach Fest69.JPG Darcey Lopez, left, of Red Fox Run Ochards, helps Ginnie Ward, left, and Dorothy Kinnie with peach selection.
Cliff Grassmick / August 21, 2010

The 20th annual peach festival ships in famous Palisade peaches for peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. There will also be food vendors, crafters, antique dealers, and local artists. Trucks will be dispersed along public road selling peaches at the following locations: Public Road and Cleveland, Public Road and East Chester, and Public Road and Kimbark. Parking is in the surrounding neighborhoods, but please be sure not to block driveways.


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.