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Winter Bucket List
Winter Bucket List

Baby, it’s cold outside, and Broomfield, CO, offers a huge variety of winter activities and fun things to do.

Winter in the Foothills
Colorado is one of the sunniest places in America. Even during the coldest months of the year, it’s a rare day in which the sun never comes out. The heavier snowfall usually starts in December, so an early morning frost in November could melt away by mid-afternoon.

For skiing and other snowy adventures, winter and early spring are the best times to visit. Since Broomfield is at the foot of the mountains, the weather is milder, so hiking here is great any time of the year.

Broomfield Winter Bucket List

    1. Hiking at Chautauqua Park

      Location: Grant and Baseline Streets, Boulder—10 min. drive

 

      • First and Second Flatiron Trail is popular year-round, and you’ll see why.
      • Bring your camera, because this is a highly photogenic winter spot.
      • The snow-frosted Flatirons offer the perfect photo op, so you’ll see plenty of other hikers in winter.
      • After your hike, stop by the Chautauqua Dining Hall for a warm beverage, cocktail, or delicious meal.
    1. Outdoor Ice Skating at Steinbaugh Pavilion

      Location: 824 Front Street, Louisville, CO—8 min. drive

 

      • Experience the small-town American charm of Historic Downtown Louisville.
      • This old-fashioned, 6,500 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating rink is the largest in the county.
      • Complete with skate rental, concessions, and traditional holiday music, WinterSkate is an ideal family-friendly attraction.
      • The five square blocks that comprise downtown is home to art galleries, unique shops, and wooden buildings over 100 years old.
    1. Skiing at Eldora

      Location: 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, Nederland, CO—20 miles west of Boulder

 

      • Enjoy a scenic drive up Canyon Blvd. to Eldora Mountain Resort.
      • Eldora’s top elevation soars at 10,800 feet and offers terrain suitable for all skill levels.
      • Whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing, the resort is ideal for a variety of winter activities.
      • With an average of 300 inches a year, snow typically covers 100 percent of the area’s ski terrain during ski season.
    1. Shopping on Pearl Street

      Location: Historic Downtown Boulder—20 min. drive

 

      • Pearl Street is especially picturesque during the winter, and you’ll find the shops, restaurants, and galleries cozy and inviting.
      • With its historic buildings, scenic surroundings, and snowy pedestrian paths, Boulder was voted a “Top 10 Winter Town” by National Geographic.
      • Shop for the holidays or end-of-season sales.
      • Head to a coffee shop for a warm cup of Joe, delicious pastry, or hot chocolate.
    1. Enjoy a Memorable Boulder Holiday Event
      Location: Downtown Boulder and surrounding area

 

    • Boulder offers great holiday events throughout the season.
    • Whether you’re looking for a concert, family-friendly event, or Black Friday shopping deal, downtown Boulder has something for everyone.

Spend the Winter Season with Us

Central to Boulder and Denver, our Broomfield, CO, hotel provides the perfect location to enjoy all the best things to do this winter.

Then, after a fun day in downtown or on the slopes, our Broomfield winter bucket list will leave you rosy-cheeked and exhilarated. End your day back at our hotel for a relaxing dinner at our onsite restaurant, Flatz.

Top Things to Do This Fall in Broomfield

Fall in Colorado means gorgeous weather, crisp air, and tons of outdoor activities. Our Broomfield hotel is near expansive open spaces and trails that offer visitors a welcoming respite from the bustling city-life.

We are located only 10 minutes away from Boulder, but there are many remarkable things to do in Broomfield itself. Here’s our list of the top things to do in the fall while staying in the Broomfield area.

Festivals, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches

  • Rock Creek Farm – Over 100 acres of “pick your own” pumpkins, hay rides, hay maze, and farm animals. There’s four mazes of varying difficulties with six miles of paths through the corn. Family fun play area includes super slide, hay bale maze, covered picnic area, and other activities.
  • Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest – September 15 to September 17. Live music and more at the Pearl Street Mall.
  • Munson Farms (Boulder) – Open seven days a week in season. Take a hayride around the patch and get lost in their cornstalk maze.
  • Cottonwood Farms (Boulder) – Open in late September with their pumpkin patch, free corn maze, hayride, farm animals, and produce.

Air Tours

  • Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains from a different perspective.
  • Bluebird Aviation – Fly over the continental divide in a four-seater Cessna. Includes a video of the flight as taken from cameras placed on the wings.
  • Aero-Cruise Balloon Adventures – Take a hot air balloon ride over the Rockies. Includes a champagne toast and a post flight picture.

Breweries and the Boulder Ale Trail
Colorado is well-known for its microbreweries. These are just a few of the best places to enjoy a cold beer.

  • Oktobeerfest – September 22 to September 23. Craft beer, German food, kid’s games, 50/50 raffle and Polka dancing to The Rocky Mountain Dutch Hop Boys! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.
  • Nighthawk Brewery – A hipster scene with a good selection of beers, from lights to IPAs. Be sure to try the popular Grapefruit IPA! They also make their own personal pan pizzas and they don’t skimp on the portion sizes.
  • Boulder Ale Trail – 15 miles, 12 breweries, 0 cars. Walk, ride your bike, or run to your next beer! An unofficial part of the LoBo Trail (connecting Boulder and Longmont), the Boulder Ale Trail showcases some of the prettiest plains in Boulder county while connecting you to a dozen microbreweries.

Enjoy the Best Hotel Near All the Attractions

The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron hotel is only 10 minutes away or less from all these activities.

Hotel Features

  • Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains
  • Award-winning onsite dining at Flatz Restaurant and Bar
  • Our heated outdoor patio creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the area’s celebrated sunsets.
  • Heated indoor pool and outdoor whirlpool
  • Modern amenities you expect from a hotel given the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor in 2017.
  • We are also the winner of Marriott’s “Hotel of the Year” award and AAA’s Four-Diamond rating!
Relax in Boulder During Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day in Boulder, CO, marks the tail-end of the summer event season. Join us at Renaissance Boulder Flatiron for a weekend of fun outdoor events and activities. Of course, we can’t forget to thank President William Taft for giving us the first Monday of September off from work every year!

Here’s a list of all the best things to do in Boulder this coming Labor Day.

18th Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival
Dates –

  • Saturday Sept. 3rd – Monday Sept. 5th.

Location –

  • Downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor (between 13th St. and 10th St.)
  • The mainstage for the event is at the Bandshell, located at the corner of Canyon and Broadway.

Hours –

  • Saturday and Sunday – 10am-10pm; Monday – 10am-7pm

Cost –

  • Admission to the festival is free!

Event Features –

  • Arts and crafts exhibitors
  • Live music
  • Hometown Fest 5K
  • Classic car and motor cycle show
  • Rocky Mountain Pizza and Pints Festival
  • Food court and beer garden

Live Music Schedule –

Saturday:

  • Banshee Tree
  • We Dream Dawn
  • Pro Leisure
  • Rastasaurus
  • Hazel Miller

Sunday:

  • Jami Lunde
  • The Sweet Lillies
  • Selasee & The FaFa Family
  • Coral Creek
  • Paa Kow

Monday:

  • Prairie Scholars
  • Caribou Mountain Collective
  • Disco Floyd
  • Forever in Blue Jeans

7th Annual Hometown Festival 5K
The 5K walk, held on Monday, Sept. 5, is one of the featured events at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. The official race starts at 9am and the kids race at 9:45am.

5th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
View some of Colorado’s best classic cars on Sunday, Sept. 3., from 10am – 3pm. Judging begins at 12pm and prizes are awarded for each category. The event is held at 13th St.

3nd Annual Rocky Mountain Pizza and Pints Festival
Enjoy beer, pizza, and live music on Monday, Sept. 4. Participating breweries and pizzerias compete for “Best Brew”, “Hippest Hops” and “Best Pizza” awards. Your ticket includes unlimited beer tap sampling. The event also features lawn games and free live music.

Pearl Street Mall
Downtown Boulder also boasts a shopaholic’s Mecca with its Pearl Street Mall. You don’t want to miss this unique shopping opportunity while staying in Boulder for Labor Day weekend. While there are some of the usual suspects of any mall (Urban Outfitters, Patagonia, etc.) you will also find many Boulder-only boutiques, stylish galleries, and easy-going cafes. Don’t feel like spending a lot of money? Come to Pearl Street, regardless, for the entertaining street shows and people watching that is inevitable in a bustling shopping atmosphere.

Enjoy a Getaway to Renaissance Flatiron

Be sure to book your Labor Day weekend vacation at the Renaissance Flatiron, Marriott’s “Hotel of the Year”. Our upscale hotel offers:

  • Over 230 recently renovated suites, featuring King and Queen beds
  • Award winning dining at Flatz Restaurant
  • On-site Starbucks
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor whirlpool with breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountains
  • Aveda bathroom products and luxurious bedding
  • Complimentary internet
  • Fitness center
Get Hyped for Buffaloes Football Season

The University of Colorado’s Buffaloes ended 2016’s exciting football season with a 10-4 record and the Pac-12 South title. Although they lost the Alamo Bowl to Oklahoma State, Buff fans all over Colorado were still thrilled to see their team have such a spectacular season.

2017 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule

  • Sept. 1st vs. Colorado State: Rocky Mountain Showdown for the Centennial Cup. Don’t miss this annual rivalry for a year’s worth of bragging rights! Televised on Pac-12 networks
  • Sept. 9th vs. Texas State, televised on Pac-12 networks
  • Sept. 16th vs. Northern Colorado, televised on Pac-12 networks
  • Sept. 23rd vs. Washington, Pac-12 Conference Game
  • Sept. 30th at UCLA
  • Oct. 7th vs. Arizona, Family Weekend
  • Oct. 14th at Oregon State
  • Oct. 21st at Washington State
  • Oct. 28th vs. California, Homecoming!
  • Nov. 4th at Arizona State
  • Nov. 11th vs. USC
  • Nov. 25th at Utah, don’t miss another big Buffalo rivalry unfold!

Plan Your Stay This Fall

Gear-up for the University of Colorado football season. The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron hotel—only 10 minutes away—makes it easy to travel to-and-from a game. We’re only minutes from the Flatiron Mountains, between Boulder and Denver.

Top Accommodations Inspired by the Rockies

Award-Winning Onsite Dining –

  • Enjoy a delicious meal after the game at Flatz Restaurant, four-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award.
  • Executive Chef Drew Anderson and his team provide healthy, local, and fresh options. The exhibition style kitchen allows guests and chefs to interact.

Relax and Enjoy the View –

  • The heated outdoor patio offers breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountain range!

Other Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel Amenities:

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor whirlpool with gorgeous views
  • Fitness Center
  • Mini fridge and coffee maker
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Complimentary valet and self-parking

Choose the Perfect Suite
Kick-back and get comfortable with all-suite guest rooms
and complimentary amenities –

  • Studio Suites: Choice of one King or two Queen sized beds
  • Mountain View Suites: About as close to the Rockies as you can get!
  • French Door Suites: Perfect for families with children: includes a pull-out sofa bed, separate living area, and two televisions.
  • Executive Suites: One King bed, overlooking the Flatiron Mountains.
Celebrate Father’s Day on the Course

Creating great memories with dad on Father’s Day is always better than giving him another boring tie or gift card. Not only will he appreciate the effort you put into planning the gift itself, but he will cherish the memories of that quality time forever. If your dad loves golf, you’ll find a variety of fantastic Broomfield golf courses near the Renaissance Flatiron hotel, including:

  • Coal Creek Golf Course – featuring four sets of tees for different skill levels, this popular course in nearby Louisville measures 6957 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130.
  • Eagle Trace Golf Club – take in spectacular Rocky Mountains views, as you navigate large lakes, 65 sand bunkers and bent grass greens. There is also a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant and bar.
  • Greenway Park Golf Course – this beautiful, semi-private course offers nine holes and measures 1096 yards from the longest tees.
  • The Broadlands Golf Course – rated among the best golf courses in the Broomfield, Co area, Broadlands’ lush fairways and unique water hazards provide challenges to players of all skill levels. The green fees are reasonable and Broadlands Grill offers a variety of tasty sandwiches, salads, and appetizers to celebrate after your time on the greens.
  • Walnut Creek Golf Preserve – Located in nearby Westminster, this award-winning golf course is a Certified Bronze Audubon International Signature Sanctuary that is home more than 77 species of wildlife. Gently rolling hills and Rocky Mountain views await. They also offer Kids Play Free specials along with exceptional practice facilities.

Things to Do in Broomfield

Aside from golfing, there are plenty of other fun things to do for Father’s Day in the Broomfield area. From museums and fly fishing trips to live performances and even archery lessons, you are sure to find an activity you and your dad will love.

  • Empty Quiver Archery – Learn how to shoot arrows in the sport of archery. All levels are welcome.
  • 1st Bank Center – Take dad to see his favorite band, comedian or other performances at this nearby venue. Check the Calendar of Events for listings.
  • Front Range Anglers – Take dad on a full day guided tour of Boulder Creek where he can learn or go fly fishing for trout. Equipment will be provided.
  • Nighthawk Brewery – If your dad loves beer, take him to Nighthawk Brewery, featuring a variety of delicious beer on tap and a great kitchen menu. The brewery also regularly hosts events, including trivia nights.
  • Mile High Gliding – Give dad the ride of his life aboard a two-place glider with the pilot sitting behind him. He will be able to take in the view of the mountain, including the college town scenery through the clear Plexiglass canopy.
  • The Wild West Ranch – Whether dad is a horseback riding expert or is interested in learning, the ranch will be a pleasant experience for him. Trail and hay rides are available
  • Colorado Railroad Museum – Take a journey through history while looking at a model railroad, a roundhouse restoration facility, including a collection of vintage engines, coaches and cabooses.
Getting Ready for the First Week of College

As move-in week at CU Boulder approaches, new students will discover a variety of on-campus events designed to help students meet each other and become more familiar with the campus. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, take advantage of the move-in week activities to get your time at CU Boulder off to the right start.

  • Women’s Resource Center Tie-Dye Welcome: Bring your artsy side to the Women’s Resource Center and get to know the people who work in there. There will be a fun tie-dye activity.
  • Trivia at the UMC: Grab your friends or make new ones at this fun-filled trivia event. You will have a chance to join a team and compete for prizes. The trivia will range from pop culture to history, and everything in between.
  • Rec Center Welcome Activities: Take advantage of free Zumba, yoga and ballet classes as well as invigorating outdoor activities like boot camp fitness.
  • Farrand Fest: This annual event takes place on the Farrand Field and features free food, games, and all kinds of entertainment.

Check the Calendar of Events page daily for updates, times and locations.

Things to Keep in Mind When Moving to College

The best way to start the school year off right is to prepare for the best (and the worst). To make the transition easier, get familiar with your environment, like taking a campus tour before your official move-in date.

  • If you will be living on campus, try to visit the residence halls or on-campus apartments where you will be staying for the upcoming school year to get a good look at the size of your room. This can help you avoid buying and/or packing unnecessary items. Most on-campus rooms and apartments come in a wide variety of sizes and are fully furnished.
  • If you will have a roommate, contact your assigned roomie before moving in so you’ll know what each other plan on bringing along.
  • It’s also helpful to print out a list of all the rules and amenities provided at your living quarters. Check your email daily for your move-in date and time.

Reserve a Suite at the Renaissance Flatiron Near CU Boulder

If family members or friends are traveling to Boulder to help with your move, it’s important to make lodging arrangements ahead of time, since your residence hall room or apartment will not be able to accommodate them.

The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron is one of the top-rated, all-suite hotels near CU Boulder. We are ideally located 10 minutes from campus, and offer newly-renovated suites inspired by the Rockies with upscale amenities like HDTVs, mini-refrigerators, coffeemakers and sleeper sofas. We also offer free parking, which is ideal for students moving with U-Haul trucks or Pods, as parking on campus is very limited. Forget something at home or need a new first-day outfit? Flatiron Crossing Mall is located directly across the street.

We also offer several packages that are ideal for visiting family members, including our Breakfast Package, which includes a deluxe suite and complimentary breakfast at FLATZ Restaurant. Guests planning on visiting the mall can reserve our Experiences! Shopping Spree Package, which offers two Starbucks® drinks, complimentary transportation to Flatiron Crossing Mall, a discount card applicable at many of the mall’s retailers, and a $50 AMEX gift card.

Let the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron hotel help make your move to CU Boulder a seamless experience. Reserve your suite today!

Boulder Ironman 2017

One of the most thrilling races in the world is the Boulder Ironman, where athletes of all ages compete for 40 qualifying slots for the World Championship that’s held this year in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This year, the qualifying competition takes place in Boulder on June 11, 2017.

Whether you’re participating or cheering someone on from the sidelines, Boulder’s fair weather paired with gorgeous mountain backdrops makes this event all the better. If you’re still looking for hotels near Boulder, CO, for the big race, the Renaissance Flatiron has you covered with all-suite accommodations, great views, award-winning dining, and unbeatable amenities.

The Triathlon Course

The Ironman 2017 competition is a swim-bike-run course:

  • The action begins as the triathletes swim 2.4 miles at the Boulder Reservoir in a one-loop course, with lake temperatures normally in the 70s.
  • Once they’re finished with the swim race, and out of the water, athletes transition to bicycles on land for 40+ mile multiple loops within beautiful Boulder County, for approximately 112 miles.
  • The bike course has a few steep climbs reaching 4,000 feet with plateaus, which means the athletes have to pace themselves accordingly.
  • Next, is the running section of the course – 26.2 miles of shaded bike paths and windy back roads. Runners go through 2 loops of what Boulder Ironman affectionately dubs “The Flux Capacitor”—from the classic ‘80s film, “Back to the Future” (because the course is in the shape of a Y).
  • All in all, it’s approximately a 140.6-mile Boulder Ironman triathlon!

As the mantra goes, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Distance from hotel

  • The Boulder Reservoir is only 20 minutes from the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron
  • The finish line is also about 20 minutes away

Vantage Points to Cheer On the Athletes

  • Swim: Pick a great spot on the Boulder Reservoir dam to watch the exciting kickoff.
  • Bike: For safe and excellent viewing, try Co Rd 6 and I-25 underpass.
  • Run: The bike-to-run transition is at Boulder High School. Also, the Boulder City Library Lawn and Scott Carpenter Park are fantastic viewing areas to get many glimpses of your athlete.

The finish line is at 1964 13th Street, Boulder. Live coverage to track your athlete will be available that day. Meet the moment of triumph when it happens! We’re rooting for you!

Our Hotel Near Boulder CO

As one of the top-rated hotels near Boulder, CO, the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron is the perfect choice if you are traveling to town for the competition. After the Boulder Ironman, relax and get away from all the noise and bustle in our outdoor whirlpool, or simply slip into a plush, oversized robe in your suite and drift into peaceful bliss.

Summer Bucket List

With tons of sunshine, endless outdoor activities and special events, summer is the perfect time to come to Colorado. With so many things to do in Broomfield, there truly is something for everyone. With our boutique-style design, central location and all-suite accommodations, it’s easy to see why the Renaissance Flatiron is a favorite among hotels in Broomfield, CO for fun summer getaways.

Things to do in Broomfield

As local experts, Renaissance Flatiron is your guide to the area’s coolest activities and events. To help plan your summer getaway, we’ve complied our Top 5 Summer Bucket List:

      1. Start your day at our award-winning restaurant, Flatz.
        • With fresh, local produce and breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountains, breakfast has never tasted this good.
        • We offer special discounted breakfast packages with a deluxe suite (if your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night) for up to two adults and two children under 12.
        • Indulge in mouthwatering creations like our Colorado Pork Belly Benedict, Flatz Chillaquiles, Bee Squared Honey Soufflé Pancakes with Sour Cherry syrup and fresh berries; and so much more.
      2. Next, take a private scenic airplane tour
        • Bluebird Aviation lets you fly over the mountains on the Front Range of Colorado in a high-performance Cessna 182.
          • The views will astound you… Tours leave from Broomfield and guests rave that this isn’t just amazingly special, but right up there with life’s best moments.
          • An hour tour for 1-3 guests is surprisingly affordable: $280.
          • Not only do they let you take photos and video, they also have 2 HD cameras mounted on the plane, and cockpit recording, footage you’ll get free with a tour.
      3. Do you like to play golf? Or want to learn?
        • Golf enthusiasts, or those looking to take up the game, will find several impressive golf courses near the hotel.
          • Check out Greenway Park Golf Course, Broadlands Golf Course, Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor or ask the front desk for even more suggestions.
          • Hours are usually 10 am or 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.
          • Professional golf lessons are available locally and can be arranged if you are looking to perfect your swing.
          • Insider Tip: Grab a coffee from our on-site Starbucks® before you head out for your tee time
      4. Sample Some of Colorado’s Famous IPAs and Lagers
        • Among the most popular activities in Broomfield is sampling some of Colorado’s locally brewed beers.
          • Head over to Wonderland Brewing for their “wonder beer” or “complex series of Belgian, American, and English beers.” Wonderland Brewing is located at: 5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO; (303) 953-0400
          • For a more hipster vibe, replete with a pizza kitchen, game room and happy hour, there’s also family-owned Nighthawk Brewery: 2780 Industrial Lane, Broomfield, CO; (720)262-3900
      5. Wednesdays on the Waterfront – Free Concert Series
        • Summer is the time for outdoor music. The series kicks off on June 14th with classic rock band, Milestone.
        • People of all ages come to picnic, dance, sing along, and play Frisbee.
        • There’s a different band every week, held rain or shine.
        • Located at the Broomfield Amphitheatre, 3 Community Park Road
4th of July Events in Boulder

4th of July brings out the inner kid in all of us, from parades and picnics to the “ooh’s” and “ah’s” over sparkling bursts of light racing across the sky.

Not only does Broomfield and Boulder have the best 4th of July events, Travel + Leisure magazine named Boulder as one of the top five “America’s Best Towns for July 4th” for two years in a row.

So, if you thought Colorado was only amazing for winter skiing, think again! 4th of July events in Boulder should be at the top of your summer vacation list. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite festivities below, but there is always more to discover in beautiful Boulder.

Fireworks at Folsom Field

An annual tradition since 1941, Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast takes place at the University of Colorado’s football stadium, Folsom Field. Featuring live music and Ralphie, the real buffalo and CU mascot, this family-friendly event is a must-see. Fireworks top off the festivities just after dark, around 9:30 pm.

Star-Spangled Splash 5k & 10k at Boulder Reservoir

This is an all-day, family-friendly, event held each year at the lovely Boulder Reservoiron July 4th.

  • For the athletic and ambitious, there are 5K/10K races at 8 am, with free beer for participants (21+).
  • There’s live music, DJs, vendors, volleyball, and other fun activities on the beach.
  • Parking is conveniently located adjacent from the event where attendants will be available to help direct guests.

Fireworks and More

If you prefer to stay close to the hotel, you’ll find a variety of fun July 4th activities and festivities right here in Broomfield.

Even More Great Things to Do in Broomfield

    • Enjoy a lovely patio dinnerSummer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor dining. Broomfield has lots of outdoor patio restaurants, but our own onsite restaurant, Flatz, has a deck overlooking the Rockies. It doesn’t get much better than that.
    • Check out 4 Noses Brewing CompanyThis family-operated breweryfeatures hoppy concoctions, spicy stouts, and deliciously dark porters. They’re about 3 miles from us.
    • Cool off at The Broomfield Bay Aquatic ParkThis fun summer attraction
      is a great place for a picnic. The kids can swim and enjoy water slides. They also have snow cones! They’re about 5 miles from us and are open from 10-6.

 

Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron

Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to step back and reconnect with family and friends over a long weekend. Luckily, the Renaissance Boulder-Flatiron is close to the fun-filled activities and special Boulder events hosted throughout Memorial Day weekend, in addition to year-round offerings like the area’s scenic hikes and famous breweries. Whether you prefer the thrill of theme parks, family-friendly festivals, or live sporting events, you’ll find all of that and so much more during Memorial Day weekend in Boulder.

Experience BolderBOULDER

Spend your Memorial Day participating in a 38-year Boulder tradition, the annual BolderBOULDER 10K. Deemed “America’s All-Time Best 10K”, and one of the top events of the year, the BolderBOULDER is largest race of its kind in the nation.

Join over 50,000 participants as you follow a set course through Boulder’s city streets that ends at CU’s Folsom Field. You’ll also discover fun surprises along the way including belly dancing, African drumming, live bands, DJs and more. The race is divided into 100 individual waves, allowing you to start with the group best suited to your style (elite runners, runners, joggers, and walkers).

There are also race-related events throughout the weekend, starting with the SportsEXHIBIT on the Pearl Street Mall on Saturday and Sunday, and ending with a Memorial Day celebration on Monday at Folsom Field, which includes the traditional exhibition sky dive by the Mile-Hi Sky Diving Team.

For more information about race registration, spectator information and volunteer opportunities, please visit the BolderBOULDER FAQ page.

Stay Near Denver Memorial Day Activities & Attractions

Renaissance Boulder Flatiron’s central location also means Denver’s unique attractions and Memorial Day festivities are only minutes away.

  • Check out the Denver Arts Festivalat Stapleton’s Conservatory Green
  • Denver Day of Rock: is a free music event held at 16th Street pedestrian mall. The event is complete with over two dozen free concerts spread out across five stages, plus food and beer gardens.
  • Rockies fans will love the Memorial Day Weekend Series against the Seattle Mariners, which also includes a tribute for those who have served our country.
  • If thrill seeking is more to your liking, spend the holiday weekend at Elitch Gardens. Doors open in May, so Memorial Day Weekend means fun for the whole family.

Check out our locally-inspired room packages for the easiest way to get out and explore.