Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times to enjoy Boulder Colorado.  Here are some of the can’t miss events that bring people to Boulder.

Bolder Boulder

The Bolder Boulder is one of the premier running races in the United States.  Each year it attracts over 50,000 runners and walkers and tens of thousands more spectators to enjoy the 6.2 mile course through the streets of Boulder.  The race finishes in Folsom Stadium, the CU football stadium.  All along the course there is live music to help the current of runners flow past without a thought of the exertion they are putting out.  The event is broken into to races; the citizens race (which is segmented into waves of similar runners) and the professional or elite race.  The professional race takes place after most of the racers have made it into the stadium and follows a different course which allows spectators to more easily view the race filled with international runners.

After the running there is a Memorial Day tribute featuring skydivers, an air force flyby and a patriotic ceremony.  It is a great way to remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Boulder Creek Festival

The Boulder Creek Festival is an art festival in Downtown Boulder.  It features booths filled with art, services and entertainment.  A  great way to spend an afternoon is to wander around and view the various wares  and enjoy some edible treats.  

Division 1 Ultimate Frisbee Championships

Boulder again is lucky to host the Ultimate Frisbee National Championships at the Pleasant View soccer complex on North 47th Street just north of Iris.  Unlike March Madness or the Orange Bowl, you can get up close to the action and enjoy the best ultimate frisbee players from all across the nation.  I love to watch this event because for the most part ultimate frisbee is self refereed and the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork is present in every matchup.  There are twenty teams entered and pool play starts on Friday.  The tournament culminates on Monday with the national championship game slated for Monday at 11 am.  Check it out!

 

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