Events: April 18-25

Where to go and what to do in Boulder County

Dont miss an Earth Day cleanup event presented by Sanitas Brewing on April 20. See listing for details

Vegan Night 
4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder. Free

The Rayback Collective’s usual lineup of food trucks is going green. Enjoy an array of plant-based and dairy-free grub from Tibet’s, ice cream from Best One Yet and international cuisine from Passport World Eats. 

Boulder Dog Tails 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 19, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway. $10

Friday is the last day to check out Marsha Steckling’s collection of dog photography at the Museum of Boulder. The outgoing show from the seasoned animal photographer features 43 pups pictured in 39 different Boulder County locations.

Girls Skate Night 
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, Square State Skate, 5757 Arapahoe Ave. Unit B1, Boulder. $10

Experimenting with a new sport dominated by men can be intimidating. That’s why Square Skate Boulder offers a special night at Boulder County’s only indoor park for women and non-binary people to enjoy a safer space to skate.

Earth Day Seed Swap  
9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Road. Free

Celebrate Earth Day by planting new seeds and adding to your own inventory. Broomfield Library hosts this community swap where you can sign up for its Seed Library program to keep the exchange going all year long. 

Natural Beekeeping  
10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St. $150

This two-day class will teach everything you need to know about beekeeping. Day 1 covers basics like bee behaviors, hive habits and sustainability. Day 2 goes deeper on problem-solving and long-term expectations for your hive.

Earth Day Cleanup  
10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, Tom Watson Park, 6180 N 63rd St., Boulder. Free

Earth Day is a good excuse to clean up our environment, and Sanitas Brewing is making it easy and fun. Attendees will collect trash around town, then head back to Sanitas for some happy hour-priced beers.

Arvada Beer Fest
2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Freedom Street Social, 15177 Candelas Parkway, Arvada. $55

Wear your best oversized flannels, capris and tube tops to taste offerings from over a dozen Colorado breweries, cideries and distilleries during this ’90s-themed beer festival. Tickets include unlimited samplings, and early entry tickets are available for more tasting time.

Bluebird Music Festival 
Various times. Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. $49+

Boulder’s premier indie-folk fest returns with headliners Joy Oladokun, Gregory Alan Isokov and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco among half a dozen supporting artists.

Record Store Day 
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Paradise Found Records & Music, 1646 Pearl St., Boulder. Free

More than 400 exclusive and limited releases will flood independent record stores across the country this Saturday, so head to Paradise Found for the vinyl event of the year featuring free drinks and snacks from Laughing Goat and Moxie Bread Co. plus concert ticket giveaways and more.

Earth Day at The Shack  
1 p.m. Sunday, April 21, Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette. Free

If you don’t slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature, Earth Day might just pass you by. That’s why Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission hosts this Earth Day group nature journaling session suitable for all ages at the Shack at Waneka Lake. 

LunaFest EDM Festival
4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28, DV8 Distillery, 2480 48th St. Suite E, Boulder. Day Pass: $40 | Week Pass: $120

Previously held in Vero Beach, Florida, LunaFest will hold its inaugural festival in Boulder, and it’s bigger than ever before. The nine-day dance party features vendors, food trucks and performers from across the country to celebrate all things EDM in DV8’s inclusive environment. 

The Korean Herbal Apothecary 
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. $5

Grace Yoon, founder of Korean herbal brand Qi Alchemy and author of The Korean Herbal Apothecary brings her knowledge of Korean herbalist practices and traditions to Boulder during this reading and signing event on Pearl Street.


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