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Memorial Day Weekend in Boulder

Spring, glorious spring! It's especially glorious in Boulder, where hundreds of blossoms decorate the flower beds along Pearl Street and it's perfect hiking weather. It's all part of why Boulder was named one of the top 45 Memorial Day destinations in the U.S.

"Boulder is arguably one of the best weekend getaways in Colorado — if not the whole Western United States!" —TripAdvisor

Hiker Shuttles Start Back Up! You don't need a car to get to Chautauqua on summer weekends — or to Eldorado Canyon State Park or the Hessie Trailhead. Check out these free (and almost free) shuttles that start running on Memorial Day weekend 2023.

BOLDERBoulder 10K

Monday, May 29, 2023
The BOLDERBoulder 10K is as much about the funky costumes, fun music and camaraderie among runners as it is about the race itself. This favorite race has been a Memorial Day tradition in Boulder for more than four decades! Come join 50,000 participants and tons of spectators for a 10K foot race through Boulder's neighborhoods, finishing in Folsom Field — the University of Colorado's football stadium.

BolderBoulder Race with Flatirons

Boulder Creek Festival

May 26-29, 2023
A locals' favorite festival featuring an artisan market, a beer festival, concerts, family activities, food and entertainment — all on the banks of Boulder Creek.

Boulder Creek Festival

eTown Presents: The Commonheart

Friday, May 26, 2023, 7-9:30pm
Enjoy a positive and transformative experience with this nine-piece band, presented by eTown. Doors open at 6pm, all ages welcome.

Happy Hour at the Museum

Friday, May 26, 2023, 5-7pm
Experience a new kind of happy hour at the Museum of Boulder with local brewery Oskar Blues. Held in the Beer HERE!: Brewing the New West exhibit in the Main Gallery, you can try tasty brews while you browse art.

Exterior of the Museum of Boulder

Live Music at BOCO Cider

Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28, 2023, 6-8pm
Sit back with an ice-cold cider and nibbles and enjoy the sounds of blues, folk and acoustic rock at BOCO Cider in North Boulder.

Boulder Farmers Market

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8am–2pm
The Boulder Farmers Market is a fun place to start a Saturday. Established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public, the market is now the largest in Colorado. It is a growers-only market, and shoppers can enjoy seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products. Plus, the market enjoys a lovely setting next to shady Central Park and Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

Boulder Farmers Market Shopper with a Basket

Memorial Day Hiking

Head for the hills and get in a refreshing hike. The weather in Boulder is often just right for some outdoor fun on Memorial Day weekend, and some wildflowers may be blooming. 

Hiking Shanahan Ridge Trail