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It definitely isn’t summer anymore! Boulder is finally, fully in perfect fall mode! The leaves are dropping in bunches, the weather is a perfect sixty-five, and pumpkin flavoring has been popping up in every coffee shop. Along with these cool, crisp days is also a heavy workload and full on “beginning of the year” stress. This weekend, we’ve got more than enough ideas for all the carefree fun you’re looking for.


  1.  Sixty Minute Men at Oskar Blues Cafe

Nothing says the Colorado like Lyons, just a mere ten miles away from downtown, Boulder. The quaint little town is the quintessential Western town with some sweet and cozy vibes emanating from all of the shop-fronts. They’ve got good eats, and even better times at the Original Oskar Grill & Bar. This Friday, spice up your Friday night and go see ‘Sixty Minute Men’ jam out while you sip on local beers. For a unique, relaxing, and quality time, get down to Oskar Blues around 9, tickets just 5$ for entry.

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  1. The Giant Pumpkin Contest in Longmont

Halloween is closer than you think, so it’s the perfect time to grab the best pumpkin, all  the while you can also go watch the incredible “Giant Pumpkin Contest” at The Flower Bin in Longmont! You can even participate in it, too! First place gets a hefty five-hundred dollars, prize money. If you want to be around for the final weigh in, make sure you get there on Saturday by 12; we hear that the pumpkins are more massive than ever!


  1. 4th Annual Wine and Art Event

Looking to wind down a little this Sunday? Look no further than the 4th Annual Wine and Art event in Lafayette! Head to the Lionsgate Event Center to listen to a riveting speech given by the Boulder High School Class President, followed by a catered dinner, wine and beer tastings (provided by Hazel’s Beverage World) and some great tunes. There will be an auction for those of you who are in the mood to buy, there’s even a 7-day polar bear expedition in Canada up for sale! All proceeds will be given to The Mother House. To find out more on the event click here! And to watch a video on The Mother House project, click here!


Always be sure to check out our daily events calendar for more awesome and easy activities this weekend!

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