Published: May 9, 2024

Summer in Colorado offers many opportunities to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and make new memories. Whether your student is in Boulder for the summer or you plan to visit, here鈥檚 our list of fun activities to do.听

Boulder events and activities

Buff Pool and Patio: All summer
As long as outdoor temperatures are 75+ degrees, your student can hang out and take a plunge in the Buff Pool at the Rec Center.

: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Your student can head to 13th St on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings for fresh food and other items from local vendors.

: May 24-27
Happening over Memorial Day weekend, your student can join this longstanding festival tradition with live music, food trucks, vendors and more.

: May 27聽
This 10K is for everyone! Your student can participate by walking, jogging or running, or lining up along the route to cheer on others.

: Wednesdays, June 12-July 31聽
From rock to reggae and everything in between, your student can visit Pearl Street on Wednesdays for free concerts.

: June 30聽
Boulder鈥檚 Pride Festival will be jam-packed with activities, information from community partners and items from local vendors.

students hiking ChautauquaOutdoor activities聽

Boulder offers plenty of options for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and camping. If your student needs to rent equipment for camping, backpacking or other activities, encourage them to connect with Outdoor Pursuits.听

If your student plans on hiking, they can get important trail information and regulations for the Boulder area by downloading the They can also visit the city's and Boulder County鈥檚 .听

Share these hiking tips with your student, and encourage them to follow all rules and regulations which are critical in protecting visitors, wildlife and our beautiful parks and trails.听聽

Denver events and activities聽

Your student can use their Buff OneCard to take public transit and visit Denver. Encourage them to check out CU Night at the Rockies on Aug. 16, where they can cheer on the Rockies with fellow Buffs at this annual summer tradition!听听

Many attractions in Denver have days throughout the summer with , including the , the and .听