Have a unique bike? Enter it in the Boulder Bike Show for an opportunity to win prizes. Courtesy of the Boulder Bike Show

This week’s roundup has the final event of NAACP Boulder County’s Juneteenth celebration, a contest for bike enthusiasts, a nearby arts festival and more.

If you have an event you’d like us to include in this roundup, please let us know. Email tips@boulderreportinglab.org with all the details.

Visit BRL’s events calendar for more things to do. 

Juneteenth reading by Alice Faye Duncan

Courtesy of Alice Faye Duncan

Alice Faye Duncan is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and historian who has made a career of educating students about the civil rights movement and leading writing workshops. In honor of Juneteenth, Duncan will be reading from her book , “Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free.” The reading is the final event of the NAACP Boulder County’s 2023 Juneteenth celebration. The event will include acapella singing and a dramatization of poetry. 

Monday, June 19, 1-3 p.m., CU Boulder, University Memorial Center, Glenn Miller Ballroom, 1669 Euclid Avenue, free

Boulder Bike Show 

Calling all bike enthusiasts: The Boulder Bike Show is back. Whether you have an unusual bike you want to enter for prizes, or simply enjoy checking out others’ unique bikes, this show is for you. The bike categories include “best in show,” “most classic,” “best decorated” and “best adaptive bike.” Those who attend will get $2 off Upslope beer & door prizes. At 4 p.m., REI will lead a 1.5-hour “no drop gravel ride” from the store to the show, and it’s hosting a bike wash. June is Walk and Bike Month in Boulder. The bike show is part of more than 50 free community events coordinated by Community Cycles and the City of Boulder.

Wednesday, June 21, 5-7:30 p.m., Upslope Brewing in Flatiron Park, 1898 S. Flatiron Ct., free

Artsweek Golden Festival

Not too far from Boulder, check out Artsweek Golden, a week-long celebration of the arts, starting today, organized by the Foothills Art Center. It includes the Artsweek Golden Festival, which takes place on June 24-25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features 70 local and national artists exhibiting their works in downtown Golden at 12th and Arapahoe Streets. The event is free and includes music, kids’ art activities, and more.

Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., downtown Golden at 12th and Arapahoe Streets, free

Queer Circus

Queer Circus, part of Pride Month, is a cabaret-style show produced by Out Boulder County. The line-up features LGBTQIA+ comedians, dancers, poets, musicians, entertainers and performing artists. This is an 18+ event. Drinks will be available for purchase. A list of performers is available on the virtual playbill

Friday, June 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Avenue, Suite A, $15 in advance/$20 at the door


Get to know fellow skaters this Sunday at Rollerpalooza. Participants will bike, trike, rollerskate, scooter and skateboard down 13th Street. DJ Elijah Moore will be playing disco and funk songs. You must bring your own wheels to participate. Rollerpalooza is part of the Boulder Social Streets initiative, hosted by the Downtown Boulder Partnership. The free events will take place throughout the day along 13th Street between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd, and will include roller skating workshops, bike lock drawings throughout the afternoon and a skateboard tuneup station.

Sunday, June 25, 1-5 p.m., 13th Street, free

Hope Munoz is a summer 2023 Community Reporting Fellow for Boulder Reporting Lab. She is a senior at CU Boulder. Munoz can be reached at hope@boulderreportinglab.org.

Leave a comment

Boulder Reporting Lab comments policy
All comments require an editor's review. BRL reserves the right to delete or turn off comments at any time. Please read our comments policy before commenting.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *