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The Shortlist: What To Do In Boulder: September 9-11

Happy Wednesday, Boulderites! This weekend is the kickoff of the Colorado Buffaloes official 2016 football season, and additionally Boulder’s Gay Pride Weekend. Boulder is filled with pride this weekend – pride in our nation, our football, and the LGBTQ community.

1. Ralphie’s Stampede on Pearl Street

Before the big game on Saturday, Friday night will be the first Pearl Street Stampede of the 2016 football season. The Stampede is a tradition that draws Buff fans of all ages to Pearl Street to meet members of the team, and listen to the Golden Buffalo Marching Band play some of their most popular game songs, including the CU Fight Song. The University of Colorado Boulder pairs with local shops and businesses on Pearl Street to make the Stampede exciting and memorable.

2. Colorado Buffaloes vs. Idaho State Bengals @ Folsom Field

With a triumphant win against the CSU Rams at last weekends annual Rocky Mountain Showdown, the Colorado Buffaloes are ready to take the Idaho State Bengals by storm. With a score of 44-7 under their belt, the Buffs are fired up for their first home game of the year at Folsom Field. Head down Saturday afternoon for some good fall football. Kick off is at 3:30. Sko Buffs!

3. The Boulder Pridefest & Big Gay 5k 2016

This Sunday is the Boulder Pridefest at Central Park. There will be tons of music, food trucks, and a beer garden, featuring Avery Brewing Co.. The Pridefest will kick off with the Big Gay 5k at 10:30 am. The 5k is open to runners, walkers, and spectators of all ages. The 5k will be followed by an award ceremony and 10 different musical acts at the Boulder Bandshell. This is the largest LGBTQ event in Boulder County, so come on down and share your pride.

While this weekend is filled with spectacular and exciting events, it is important that we remember the lives lost on September 11th, 2001. Fifteen years will have passed, and our country still stands strong with love in our hearts. The victims of the 9-11 attacks are gone but never forgotten. Boulder Magazine remembers.


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