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Calendar of Events

Workout on the Wild Side
04/01/2014 - 11/30/2014

Scott Carpenter Park

Fitness for Living offers a fresh approach to fitness with it’s outdoor boot camps and power yoga. The boot camps are designed for a wide range of ability and fitness levels, and group dynamics and friendships formed are what make the camps so unique. Each day at boot camp is different and progresses in difficulty. Camp directors develop self-motivating tools to keep campers inspired and to monitor progress. Nutritional guidance, heart-rate based training tips and inspirational emails round out the Boot Camp program. Camps start at $89.

Jax Farmers’ Market
05/11/2014 - 09/28/2014


Jax market farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. The orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colo. The quality and diversity of our vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. And shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy.

Tebo Train
05/27/2014 - 08/28/2014

12th and Pearl

“All Aboard”! Calling all kiddos…enjoy a ride on the Pearl Street Mall’s Tebo Train! Children ages 10 and under (and accompanying adults) will chug along the beautiful Pearl Street Mall on the only set of wheels permitted “on the bricks”! The Tebo Train boards in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of 12th and Pearl streets. Admission is FREE! Monday-Thursdays, May 27–August 28, 10–11:15 a.m.

Louisville Farmers’ Market
05/31/2014 - 10/11/2014

Historic Downtown Louisville

Since 2008, the Louisville Farmer’s Market has delighted the community and visitors with locally grown products. Farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. The orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colo. The quality and diversity of the vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. Shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy. Plus, this season brings new hours! The market is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. every Saturday.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
06/07/2014 - 08/10/2014


Experience classic theatre at its best in the shadow of the majestic Flatiron Mountains. Enjoy gorgeous summer evenings with gourmet picnics, the Shakespeare gardens, The plays this summer are “The Tempest,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “I Hate Hamlet,” “Henry IV: Part 1,” and “Henry IV Part 2.” Bring a date or bring the family. (Kids 5 -12 can come for just $10, and youth 13–17 can come for $20. Kids and youth tickets are available in the Orchestra section only.) Admission: $10-$59.

07/31/2014 - 08/03/2014


The race will start at the Boulder Reservoir with a single loop 2.4-mile swim. Once finished in the water, the first transition will start the athletes on a beautiful 112-mile one-loop bike course in the city’s vast open space. The bike will loop around Carter Lake and along the eastern plains of the Front Range before ending downtown at Boulder High School. The two-loop run course is almost entirely on Boulder Creek Trail, winding along the creek and through city parks. Spectators will have multiple opportunities to cheer on the athletes and the last few steps of the day will take athletes up Pearl Street for a triumphant finish.

Boulder County Fair
08/01/2014 - 08/10/2014

Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont

The Boulder County Fair is the oldest fair in the state of Colorado. And it’s still going strong, with lots of family-oriented activities and events, showcasing the outstanding work of participants. The fair remains one of just four non-profit county fairs in the state of Colorado. The Boulder County Fair has a variety of popular events from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. For more information, visit

Book Signing with C.J. Box

Barbed Wire Books, Longmont

New York Times best-selling author C.J. Box is coming to Barbed Wire Books from 3–5:00 p.m. Come by and get a signed copy of the latest book, “Shots Fired,” and meet the author of the fun and exciting mystery novels. This is a free event. For more information, visit


Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont

Get ready to dance at Leftapalooza returns to Longmont. Left Hand Brewing Company has ultimate music and craft beer experience with some of the most talented cover acts that Colorado has to offer. Leftapalooza raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For $10 each, concert goers can come in any time from 12–10 p.m. to kick back and enjoy themselves for a cause.

Meet the Mayor at the Marketplace

Lafayette Marketplace

Ever wanted to meet the Mayor? Well this summer, you can! Ask questions, share ideas,  concerns or just stop by and say “hi” to Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg and other City Council Members every 1st Saturday from 10–11 a.m.

National Night Out


The annual National Night Out event is one of America’s ways to fight crime. Residents are encouraged to organize get-togethers, cookouts or parties and leave outdoor lights on to help prevent crime in their area. From 6–8 p.m., The Lafayette Police and Fire Departments visit events to generate support for anticrime. Join the fun and contact Crime Prevention Technician Robert Wilson at 303.665.5571 if you would like police/fire to visit your neighborhood.

STEMgirls Pre Perseid Sky Party

Starkey Building, Lafayette

STEMgirls provides hands-on programming for the underserved population of girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The primary goal is to stoke interest in girls in STEM fields. By providing female-only mentorship, STEMgirls will be inspired to fill critical need of building the female pipeline. 7–9p.m. Tickets are $10 for a family of four. Girls of all ages are welcome.

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl
08/09/2014 - 08/24/2014

Longmont Yarn Shoppe

From 10 a.m.–6 p.m., pile your friends in the car and visit as many participating shops as you can for the annual yarn crawl. At each store you may enter to win great prizes from your favorite yarn companies. From shop to shop, there are new products, demonstrations and more. From Longmont to Fort Collins, this yarn party is for everyone!

Stay Curious Science Fair

Longmont Public Library

The adult learning summer program “Stay Curious” will close their summer programs with a local science fair. At the Longmont Public library, anyone 18 or older can enter and the grand prize is a telescope. From 1–3 p.m., check out some science that will blow your mind.

Square State Skate
08/11/2014 - 08/15/2014

Lafayette Skate Park

Square State Skate is having some end of the summer skate classes that will keep the kids busy! Square state skate offers five-day skate camps for kids ages 5–15 to help them improve their skating skills. All skill levels are welcome as they explore the safety and interesting aspects of skating. All classes are from 8:30–10 a.m. Prices vary but are usually about $300.

Art Night Out

Festival Plaza, Lafayette

Award winning Blues band Papa Juke will be featured at the August Art Night Out. In Old Town Lafayette, there will be various art booths, sculptures, galleries and many activities for children. Odd 13 Brewing will also be serving beer at the August Arts Lafayette Beer Garden. This free lasts from 5–9 p.m.

Pecha Kucha Night

Firehouse Art Center, Longmont

Pecha Kucha is back for the third time! It’s based on presentations of 20 images by 20 seconds each. Each presenter had approximately seven minutes. The presentations are concise, and things move at a rapid pace. Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for young designers to come together and network their work in public. Event begins at 7p.m.

15th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival

Old Town Lafayette

The 15th Annual Peach Festival centers on world famous all natural Colorado Peaches. You’ll find everything from peach pies to peach cobbler to peach smoothies. There are food vendors, crafters as well as some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States. There is live entertainment throughout the day. From 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Come on down.

Citizens’ Police Academy
08/20/2014 - 10/29/2014


Lafayette Police Department and Court Building

Anyone curious about why the police do the things that they do are able to join the Citizens’ Police Academy program expanded over an 11-week mini-academy for citizens over the age of 18. Students get hands on experiences in many classes. Background checks are required and space is limited, so apply early! This free program is held on Wednesdays from 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Rhythm and Hues

Louisville Center for the Arts

Rhythm and Hues is a performance Art Concert and Auction from 3-4 p.m. featuring professional musicians and artists alike. A live audience in a salon style setting, musicians play various genres of music while artists paint their responses to that music. Completed canvasses at the end are then auctioned off, and proceeds from the auction are for the Louisville Arts District Public Art Fund.

2014 Labor Day Weekend Fall Festival
08/29/2014 - 09/01/2014

Memory Square Park, Louisville

As Labor Day weekend comes around, the Louisville Fall Festival commences at 5 p.m. Friday with a senior dinner and then there are plenty of other activities throughout the night. Saturday there is a 10-mile, 5K and kid’s fun run. On Monday there is a festival with the Labor Day Parade, pie contest, car show and a bocce tournament. For more information, visit

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