The Shortlist: What to Do in Boulder 9/18-9/20

Fall is coming, Boulder! Temperatures are slowly dropping, the fresh Fall smell is in the air, and the city’s colors are finally changing. We know your summers have been filled with hot, sunny hikes, afternoons by the Reservoir, and BBQs; here are some activities to help you transition into a relaxed, fall mentality while keeping you out on the town this weekend!


  1. Get creative at Nomad Bead Merchants!

Inspired by the diversity and creativity that you can see while strolling down Pearl Street?  If you’re feening for a creative outlet this weekend, stop by Nomad Bead Merchants on Saturday for free beading classes! Pop into the shop every Saturday from 10am-1pm (classes are conducted on a drop-in basis), or visit at 2pm for a “make-and-take” session where you can create your own unique pieces of jewelry.

Go check the store out at: 1909 Ninth St. (9th and Walnut) and click here to visit their website or view the class schedule!



  1. Oktoberfest in Boulder’s hidden mountain town, Nederland

It’s about that time of year again! Nederland’s Oktoberfest is going on from the 19th to the 20th! This free event will have an array of live music starting at noon daily; the “line-up” can even be seen on their website. Boulder Sausage promises some tasty eats, and Nederland promises a good time that can’t be beat. If you really want to bring in fall the right way, immerse yourself with Nederland’s alpine vibes at this Bavarian beer-fest. Go check out this one-of-a kind event in Boulder County’s hidden mountain town, it will be a party you do not want to miss.

Click here to visit Nederland’s website for more information.


  1. Educate yourself! Prepare to be amazed by TEDxBoulder Talks:

For those of you who are looking for a more intellectual and informative activity, go get your tickets to TEDxBoulder now! TEDtalks are known around the world for their concise, information packed, and transformational speakers. This weekend, Boulder is honored to hold the “Empathy and Malice” edition of TEDtalks that will explore love, discomfort, and purpose. Speakers include Brenda Alderete, Trace Bundy, Dave Brain, Scott Carney, Brian Coppom, and many more! Tickets are almost sold out, so get them while you can. This afternoon will be full of emotional enlightenment and knowledge that is well worth the ticketed price.

Click here to buy tickets online and read about the featured speakers.


Have a great, inspired weekend, Boulder! Don’t forget to check out our events calendar to find the event or activity that is perfect for you!  Click here to visit our online calendar.

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