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  • Firefly markets are coming up!SUMMER MARKET- July 26-27Firefly Handmade Summer Market returns to our outdoor location at Twenty Ninth Street, Boulder, CO on Saturday, July 26 (10-5) &
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  • July 2014 Hikes and EventsWildflowers of Caribou RanchSaturday, July 5; 9a.m.-noonCaribou Ranch Open Space; two miles north of Nederland on County Road 126Volunteer naturalists will
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  • If you have anything to be added, let us know!Bands on the Bricks, Wednesdays through August 13, from 7 - 9 pmFrom oldies to alternative and
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Visitors Guide

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Welcome Boulder!

With its colorful locals and visitors, dozens of walking and bike paths, and majestic Flatirons clearly visible from anywhere in town, there’s no end to the beauty that is Boulder. On the coldest day of winter or the warmest day of spring, this town offers so much to see and do that boredom is a near impossibility. You’ll find a wealth of activities laid out for you in the pages of Boulder Magazine.

If your idea of fun involves burning a few calories, take a look at our snow sports guides (page 138), covering everything from the big resorts to local trails. Our Sports Facilities section (page 147), can direct you to great dog parks, ice-skating rinks, rec centers, tennis courts and golf courses (disc golf, too!).

A stroll or bike ride on the Boulder Creek Path can suit all tastes. Don’t forget to stop along the way for a cup of tea at the gorgeous, hand-built Boulder Dushanbe Tea house or a visit to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). Farther west along the path you’ll find the Boulder Public Library, which hosts free concerts, films, art exhibits and children’s activities. Other cultural hubs include the galleries and theaters of the Dairy Center for the Arts and the University of Colorado campus. You’ll find it all listed in our Arts Events section (page 116)—dance, film,  music, theater, art galleries, and museums like the Boulder History Museum and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

Especially when the sun is out, you can bet there’s plenty to see on and around the Pearl Street Mall. Saturdays and Sundays bring out street performers who play music, juggle knives while standing on a ladder, magically deduce your ZIP code or fold themselves into 2-foot cubes. It’s a great place to go for shopping or dining, or just to pass the time with some people-watching.

Turn to Local Events for an inspiring array of races, lectures, nature hikes, festivals, tours, farmers’ markets and holiday events. You just may find yourself acquiring a new hobby or interest after browsing the plethora of events going on around you.

Boulder is famed as a “foodie” town with scores of top-notch restaurants, many serving local and organic foods and craft beers. No matter where you are in town or around the county, Boulder Magazine’s dining guide (page 157) can lead you to a restaurant that fits your mood, budget and tastes. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee at one of Boulder’s specialty cafes,  and after a day of being out and about, kick back for happy hour and dinner. Even in the middle of winter, you’ll find people sitting outside on a restaurant patio, soaking up that mile-high sun or enjoying the crisp bite of a cool winter or spring evening.

Whether you like to spend your days active or just want to unwind and relax, Boulder has something for you. With so much art, music, recreation, food, drink and beautiful weather, what’s not to love?

-Lindzy Ruttenberg