The Felonius Smith duo is performing at the Red, White & Blues Music Festival at the Dairy Arts Center on July 2, 2023. Courtesy of Felonius Smith

It’s the last week of June — make the most of it with these events rounded up by Boulder Reporting Lab below. 

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Sushi rolling and sake tasting with Hapa 

This evening, the expert chefs at Hapa Sushi — whose menu fuses Japanese cooking traditions with an Hawaiian twist — are teaching a class in sushi rolling at the Boulder JCC.  Participants will learn how to roll five different types of sushi during this two-and-a half-hour session, all while sipping sake. The class will teach you skills to be your own personal sushi chef. (You can take the bamboo sushi rolling mat home with you.) Be sure to register online before attending. 

Monday, June 26, 6:30-9 p.m., Boulder JCC, 607 Oreg Avenue, $75

Bike to Work Day

Boulder’s annual Walk and Bike to Work Day, the main event of Walk and Bike Month, is happening this Wednesday, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Hosted by Community Cycles and the City of Boulder, the day is expected to have around 7,000 participants. (Organizers recommend participants pledge to ride in advance.) During the morning, there will be breakfast stations around town serving free food and drinks. Later in the day, there will be a Bike Home Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. at Zeal at Boulder Junction. The entire month of June has been jam-packed with events to promote biking and walking in Boulder. 

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 to 9 a.m., Check out the map of stations here 

Boulder Market

This pre-4th of July weekend you can support local artisans at the 21st annual Boulder Market. The free open air marketplace of art, handmade crafts and music will be held on the Great Lawn of Boulder High School at 13th St. and Arapahoe Ave., next to the Boulder Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coinciding with the last Dead & Company concerts at Folsom Field, the event will feature a “Shakedown Street vendor village.” Acoustic artist Derik Demuth will perform free concerts both days. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Boulder High School, Great Lawn, 13th St.and Arapahoe Ave., free

Longmont Visibility March 

Round out Pride Month with Longmont’s Visibility March at Roosevelt Park. The event will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 30. The free event is hosted by Out Boulder County, which has been hosting Pride festivities all month long. The group is encouraging march participants to wear festive and colorful clothes, and if you’re part of an LGBTQ-affirming organization, to bring a banner of your group to display. 

Friday, June 30, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue Longmont, free 

Red, White & Blues Music Festival 

Celebrate blues music this pre-July 4 weekend with a series of performances at the Dairy Arts Center. Presented by the Dairy and KGNU Radio, the performing bands include: The Felonius Smith Duo, Deborah Stafford and the Night Stalkers, Cary Morin and Ghost Dog and Lionel Young TrioLa Rue Bayou will be at the event with its food truck serving authentic Cajun specialties. 

Sunday, July 2, 2-8 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, $25

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

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