Photo by Ashton Ray Hansen/Boulder County Farmers Markets

The Best Things to do in Boulder for April 2024

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April is a lot like a “choose your own adventure” book. Want to go skiing? You can do that in the mountains. Want to sip a craft beer on a sunny Front Range patio? You can do that too. Want to spend all weekend gardening? Another great option.

 

This month, there are plenty of ways to get out of the house, meet new people and explore all that the Front Range has to offer. As you start sketching out your April calendar, consider these top things to do in Boulder, Denver and beyond.
 

Boulder Arts Week

 

Boulder Arts Week is back April 5-13—and there’s a full calendar of events to enjoy. Check out magic shows, art studio tours, open studios, ballet classes, exhibit openings, musical performances and so much more during this celebration of the arts.

 

READ MORE: Taste of Vail Combines Spring Skiing with Gourmet Food and Drink
 

Boulder Roubaix

 

 

Even if you’re not much of a cyclist yourself, you’ll appreciate watching the Boulder Roubaix, an 18.7-mile race that pays homage to the French race that goes from Paris to Roubaix. The course winds through North Boulder County on April 6, meandering over hills and both paved and unpaved roads. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m, with rolling start times all the way through a little after 11 a.m.
 

Boulder County Farmers Markets

 

After the long winter hiatus, the Boulder County Farmers Markets in Boulder and Longmont return on April 6. It’s time to get back in the routine of shopping for ultra-fresh, locally grown produce every Saturday at 13th Street and Canyon Boulevard or the Boulder County Fairgrounds.
 

PEEK: Carnival of Dreams

 

The theme of last year’s PEEK fundraiser was “A Space Odyssey.” Photo courtesy of the Dairy Arts Center

 

Want to ensure the Dairy Arts Center is around (and thriving) for years to come? Attend PEEK: Carnival of Dreams, the Dairy’s annual fundraiser gala on April 11.  The event includes a performance by Denver’s Circus Foundry, a magic show by Professor Phelyx, a collaboration between 3rd Law Dance/Theater and The Catamounts called “Teacups and Tiny Dictators: A Cabaret at the End of the World,” and live music from DeVotchKa’s Tom Hagerman & Friends. Cap it all off with a dance party.

 

Oral Cancer Screenings at Denver Beer Co.

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and, to help promote the early detection of this deadly disease, Denver Beer Co. is hosting free oral cancer screenings on April 13.

 

During the “Check Your Mouth” screenings, Dr. Christopher Griffith of Concierge Medical Care will take a quick look at your mouth, tongue and gums, then inspect your neck and shoulders for any lumps or abnormalities. The screenings will take place at Denver Beer Co.’s Littleton location from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Platte Street location from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and at the Lowry location from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Marty Jones

 

All day on April 13, Denver Beer Co. will donate 10 percent of sales of its popular Yum Yum series of beers to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Marty Jones—an oral cancer survivor, musician and Colorado-based publicist, will also donate 100 percent of sales of his “Brewed Gold” compilation for the entire month of April.
 

Taste of Pearl

 

On April 14, spend an afternoon sipping wine and spirits while wandering through downtown Boulder’s shops and art galleries. You can also enjoy samples at 15 Boulder restaurants, including River and Woods, Japango and Pizzeria Alberico. Grab your friends and get tickets now. Splurge on VIP tickets, which include an exclusive Food Lab cooking demonstration and a free dessert and tea stop at Süti & Co.
 

East Boulder County Artists Spring Studio Tour

 

Support local artists by visiting a wide variety of artist studios in Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette and Niwot during the East Boulder County Artists Spring Studio Tour on April 27-28. You can visit 56 artists at 27 locations throughout east Boulder County. Admire their ability to work in different mediums, like sculpture, wood, mixed media, jewelry, glass, painting, ceramics and metal.
 

Mile High Asian Food Week

 

Celebrate Colorado’s growing Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culinary scene during Mile High Asian Food Week, which takes place April 28 through May 4. Try secret items, enjoy specialty menus and get discounts at AANHPI-owned food and beverage businesses across the Front Range. One of this year’s participants, for instance, is The Enchanted Oven, a Japanese-style bakery in Broomfield where you can munch on light, fluffy cakes and pastries.

 

 

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