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Looking for holiday events in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont and Broomfield? Find free, low-cost and popular holiday events here.

St. Nick on the Bricks

  • November 29 – December 20, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Boulder Visitors Information Center (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall)
  • Admission: Free!
  • Contact: Anna Salim
  • Visit Website

Saturdays from November 29-December 20, kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

29th Street Mall Holiday Events

  • What The Dickens Carolers -  Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 3-5pm - Macy's Plaza
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 5-7pm -
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If you haven’t had a chance to check out Chihuly’s glass sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, hurry!

This popular exhibition ends November 30th.

Artist Dale Chihuly blew up the art world by taking glass art form from small scale craft to large scale architectural installments. His pieces are groundbreaking examples of sculpture unique in the glass blowing community. His installation at the Denver Botanic Gardens is simply stunning. Stark contrasts of green grass and towering ruby red spires gleam in the daylight. Chihuly’s work lights up at night, glowing like magical glass castles reflected in the cool dark pools of Denver Botanic’s water gardens. Scroll down for more examples of his work and upcoming events at Denver Botanical Gardens.

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It seems kids are learning academic skills sooner and faster than ever before, but is that enough to keep up with a highly competitive global economy? The next generation won't enter a world of 9 to 5 jobs they will retire from in 40 years. They will have to carve their own path. To do that, they'll need confidence, adaptability, appreciation and ingenuity. We encourage creative thinking, but it is time to push past that into actual creating. Maker Boulder is helping kids do just that. Maker Boulder is a growing community that hosts events throughout Boulder County, encouraging kid makers to leave their Boulder homes and join together to make something.

 

Most recently Maker Boulder held the Cardboard Challenge at Horizon’s K-8. 150 Boulderites

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This coming weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, is the last weekend to experience Open Studios from12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day.

Whether you are an art enthusiast or not, we invite you to experience Boulder's own Open Studios Fall Artist Tour - a unique and fun behind the scenes look at artists' crafts and lives. Meet talented local artists, learn about what they do, buy their art, and see their creative studios located in beautiful Boulder neighborhoods.  With 125 artists participating in over thirteen mediums, there is something to see for all.  

Artist Susie Levin

Can't decide which artists to visit?  Then check out the preview show at 2525 Arapahoe, Unit E31 (in the Village Shops just south west of Mcguckin's) which

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To many folks Labor Day Weekend is a bittersweet end-of-summer weekend, to some it's the kick-off to football season, and to others it can be just a leisurely, lovely and long weekend to enjoy cook-outs, friends, family and down-time.  Boulder has many terrific opportunities to enjoy this last "official" end-of-summer weekend and here are a few of our favorite picks.  

  • CU Buffs Football - CU Buffs vs CSU Rams - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, or head to your favorite sports bar.
  • Boulder Farmer's Market - Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Central Park, Boulder  http://www.boulderfarmers.org
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema - Saturday, August 30, 2014, sunset.  Bring your
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Picture Courtesy of Boulder Book Store

Boulder is home to many published authors, and with such an inspirational setting it is easy to see why they have been so successful. Whether you want to read about the city or just pick up a summer read from a local author, you will find a little bit of everything from Boulder authors. Here are some of our favorite books from writers that call Boulder home.

The Six-Minute Marathon: A Guide to Life as a Lawyer by Andrew Hartman -This local author is the director of the Experiential Learning Program at the School of Law on the University of Colorado Campus. The book provides plenty of anecdotes of success and failure and plenty of advice about how to cope with being a lawyer.

Colorado's Iceman and the

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Chautauqua sits at 900 Baseline Road, right beneath the Flatirons in Boulder, offering up a prime location for a summer of fun and music. Chautauqua Park became a part of Boulder on July 4th 1898, and has since become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. When it opened, it was intended to serve as a retreat for those looking for cultural and educational summer activities. Chautauqua still serves these purposes, but also offers a beautiful setting for summer days in the park, amazing weekend trips and superb hiking opportunities. This park draws in over a million visitors a year, and has earned one of only 25 spots on the list of National Historic Landmarks.  

The summer concert series will begin on Thursday June 12th with a

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Memorial Day weekend is always a great opportunity to spend some time relaxing and having a blast. And what better place to chill out than Boulder? We can’t think of a better place to be, so we want to share with you our picks on how to fill your weekend with Boulder-style fun.

Not many things say Boulder quite like the Boulder Creek Festival. (This is their 27th year!) This annual festival offers fun for the whole family. Let the kids dance while you enjoy all the live music performances. You’ll find top-name artists appearing throughout the weekend. There is a whole section of the fest dedicated to children, as well. You’ll find rides, slides, carnival games and craft booths to keep them happy. As you explore further along Boulder Creek you’ll

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Have you been to Twenty-Ninth Street in Boulder lately? If not, it is totally worth the trip and offers residents and tourists a different shopping and dining experience than Pearl Street. Check out these pics from our last trip there!

  

 

  

 

BoulderHomeSource ...It's A Lifestyle!

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Mother’s day is just around the corner (it’s on May 11th in case you forgot), have you made your plans? We know a stroll down Pearl, or a hike at Chautauqua would be enough to make mom smile, but Boulder has more to offer this Mother’s day than its usual hot spots. We’ve picked our favorites to help you plan that special day.

For all of the fitness loving moms out there, we’ve found a great way to start your Mother’s day. Head down to the Boulder Reservoir at 5565 N. 51st Street to join in on the 12th annual Title 9K (that’s about 6 miles) No need to stress the distance, you are free to walk, jog, or run this one. Just one rule, no boys allowed! Okay, they can cheer you on, but this race is just for the ladies! The path you’ll be enjoying is mainly

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