With Memorial Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan a fun-filled weekend with family and friends in beautiful Boulder. Home to annual festivals, a very famous run, and nearly perfect weather, Boulder is a great choice for families looking to enjoy some quality outdoor time over the long weekend. When finalizing your Memorial Day vacation plans, be sure to reserve your stay at the Renaissance Boulder-Flatiron. We are located just minutes from Boulder’s top Memorial Day activities, as well as year-round offerings like the area’s scenic hikes and craft breweries.
Check out our suggestions below for fun things to do in Boulder during Memorial Day weekend, and then pick out your perfect vacation package
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Place to Go Memorial Day Weekend
Boulder Creek Festival
May 26 -28, 2018
For more than 30 years, locals and visitors know that the Boulder Creek Festival® is the best way to kickoff Memorial Day weekend and celebrate the beginning of summer. This popular annual festival takes place over three days, offering a variety of fun-filled events, family-friendly activities, great food, carnival rides and fantastic entertainment. In fact, over 500 vendors will be offering everything from handcrafted art to technology, while three stages showcase an array of talented musicians and dancers.
The best part? Entrance to the festival is free!
Boulder Farmers Market
May 26, 2018
Time: 8 AM – 2PM
The Boulder Famers Market has been ranked the #1 Farmers’ Market in the country (USA Today), and once you’ve been here, it’s easy to see why. This growers-only market truly has it all, including the area’s best seasonal produce along with cheeses, meats, beautiful flowers, wines, and ready-to-eat goodies from local restaurants. The location is also ideal – it’s right outside the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
(BMoCA), so you can walk through the market, enjoy a great lunch and then head into the museum for some artistic inspiration. PS – the museum entrance fee is only $1!
May 28, 2018
Race Begins at 30th and Walnut St.
The perfect way to start the summer, BolderBoulder is an annual tradition! This famous 10K race is the largest of its kind in the nation and features more than 50,000 participants (along with 100,000 spectators!). The course takes runners through Boulder’s city streets that ends at CU’s Folsom Field. However, this isn’t any ordinary race. As you continue through the course you’ll encounter live entertainment from blues acts and rock bands to Elvis impersonators and belly dancers.
In addition to the actual race, BolderBoulder continues the party with a variety of events, including the SportsEXHIBIT on the Pearl Street Mall on the 26th & 27th, and ending with the annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday at Folsom Field.