Friday, May 22, 2009

Things to Do Downtown on Memorial Day Weekend

Downtown Boulder is always bustling with activity, making the Boulderado's location here ideal for travellers with a wide variety of interests. Memorial Day weekend is no exception.

Saturday morning check out the Farmers Market on 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue to score some of the freshest produce in town. From the Farmer's Market, you can head south to the creek for the Boulder Creek Festival, or north to the Pearl Street Mall to investigate the BolderBOULDER Sports Exhibit.

The 22nd Annual Boulder Creek Festival marks the unofficial entry into summer for many local residents. Beginning Saturday and lasting through Monday, you can stop by and check out the 500 vendor booths, attend a music or dance performance, and even hop on a carnival ride. The Festival culminates with its signature event on Monday -- the Great Rubber Duck Race, taking place at 4pm.

For running enthusiasts, the tempation of the Sports Exhibit may prove too much. On Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, companies will be on hand displaying their latest products and sharing information -- some will even be holding giveaways! This is also the only place where you can register and pick up the information packet for the BolderBOULDER, which takes place on Monday.

The 31st Annual BolderBOULDER is a 10k road race that exemplifies Boulder's commitment to fitness and health. More than 50,000 runners and walkers will be cheered on by 80,000 fans on the sidelines. Beginning at the intersection of 30th and Iris and ending in Folsom Field, the course winds through the streets of Boulder and features different bands at various points -- including right in front of the Hotel Boulderado! Our featured artist is the Holden Young Trio.

So whether you're into running, fresh produce, a free creek festival, or watching hundreds of rubber duckys race down the Boulder Creek, downtown Boulder is the place to be this weekend!