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The Bolder Life: Going, Going, Gone…


With summer’s end rapidly approaching, it’s time for everyone to start the annual scramble to cram in all of the fun, outdoor activities that they’ve actively been putting off since last year. Last minute camping and hiking trips are being arranged, picnics and barbeques are being planned, gardens are being tended to and outdoor patios are getting full use in these last few, sun-filled weeks of August. The forecast for this weekend calls for temperatures in the perfect 80’s and mostly sunny skies—so enjoy summer before it’s gone, and be sure to save room in your busy schedule to add in these upcoming, local events.

Thursday, Aug. 11 – City of Boulder Tulip Bulb Giveaway
Got Tulips? The city of Boulder does, and they’ll be handing them out to the public at 11am on Thursday morning on the 1300 block of Pearl St. Each year, the city of Boulder plants 15,000 new tulips (imported from Holland in a tradition that dates back to the 1970’s), on the Pearl Street Mal—redesigning the picturesque, postcard-worthy landscape that has become the emblem of Boulder’s unique outdoor mall. As with other events that usually require attendees to wait in line—tulip bulbs will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis—so be sure to get there early.

Thursday, Aug. 11- Lafayette Farmers’ Market
Chances are, you’ve probably already been to the Boulder Farmers’ Market, and probably the Longmont Farmers’ Market too—which means it’s probably time to venture outside of your neighborhood  and check out everything that the Thursday night version of the Lafayette Farmers’ Market has to offer. Stop by and pick up all of the fixings that you’ll need to throw the perfect weekend barbeque.

Friday, Aug. 12 – Louisville Street Faire
The weekly summer Street Faire series in Louisville promises: excellent food, magical music, cold drinks (with or without booze), activities for the kids and quality arts crafts and sundries… and I believe them. Friday’s band features the musical talents of crowd favorite, Marcia Ball and her Smokin’ band. This event runs from 5–10pm. Music starts at 6:30pm.

Saturday, Aug. 12 – Volunteer Day at the Lyons Farmette
Looking for new ideas and fresh tips to improve your garden? What better way to grow your garden knowledge than to learn from the experts at the Lyons Farmette. Get your hands dirty, get hands on and see what farm life is really all about while you volunteer you services as an extra farm hand for the day. The Farmette will provide lunch, music and lots of fresh tips for making your garden the envy of all of your friends. Click here for more details.

Saturday, Aug. 13–Sept. 2 – Annual Left Handers Day Celebration
Less than 10 percent of the population is left handed, and the town of Niwot is gracious enough to celebrate those few people for an entire day this upcoming Saturday. Shops throughout Niwot will be offering special discounts, there’s a Lobster Bash complete with live music and last but not least—there’s a can’t-be-missed collaboration beer dinner going on with a menu by Niwot Tavern paired with award winning brews from Lefthand Brewery. The eccentric face of Lefthand Brewery, Bubba Love, will be on hand to walk guests through one of the most energetic and delicious beer dinners ever to hit the streets of Niwot. For a list of Lefthanders Day Activities, click here.

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