Boulder Creek Hometown Festival and other Boulder-area events Sept. 1, 2018
08/31/2018 10:06:55 PM MDT
Abby Eno perches above Boulder Creek in 2013 to watch yellow ducks speed by in the Duck Race. The Duck Race returns this year and will turn the creek yellow at this weekend's Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. (Paul Aiken / Staff photographer)
Boulder Creek Hometown Festival
This Boulder festival closes out the summer with a Labor Day weekend party that feature arts and crafts vendors, live performances at the Bandshell, a food court, beer garden, the Great Zucchini Race, the LETR StarLite Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, the second tour date of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Beer Festival, and the return of the Great Boulder Duck Race; 10 a.m. today, Sunday and Monday; free; bceproductions.com.
Locale Summer Fest— Boulder two-day music festival features local artists, craft vendors, food trucks, two full bars with hand crafted cocktails by DV8 Distillery, local draft beer, silent disco, raffles, prize giveaways, face painting and magicians. Music from more than 10 bands like local favorite Whitewater Ramble, artist/singer, Jessica Love Jones. DV8 Distillery will be slanging craft cocktails all day plus neighboring businesses Vision Quest Brewing, J. Wells Brewery and Upslope Brewing Company will be there and drinks across the board are all $5; 4 p.m., DV8 Distillery Parking Lot (Olde Town Pearl), 2480 49th St., Boulder; $20-$30;
Twenty Ninth Street concert — Last show of the season for this outdoor concert series will feature rockabilly band Papa Juke; 6:30 p.m., Twenty Ninth Street Mall, 1710 29th St., Boulder; free; twentyninthstreet.com
Car Show + Party — The Shelby American Collection's car show and party featuring famous Shelby American drivers from the 1960s. This year's event will feature dinner, open bar, ice cream, live music, autograph session, car show, special guest speeches; 3 p.m., The Shelby American Collection, 5020 Chaparral Court, Boulder; $75; 303-516-9565, shelbyamericancollection.brownpapertickets.com.
Teade Sysling discusses 'A boy from Amsterdam' — Meet local author Teade Sysling who will be talking about his book "A boy from Amsterdam," followed by Q&A and book signing. Teade has written this autobiographical book about growing up in Amsterdam as a young boy during WWII and how he scrounged for food to help his family, and the eight Jews they were hiding, stay alive; 4 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; meetup.com/North-Boulder-Book-Club-Meetup/events/252365080.
Pints in the Park —Louisville's Original brewfest, Pints in the Park will get beer lovers unlimited sample tastes of the beer and a souvenir glass; noon, Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville; $25-$30; 303-666-5747, pintsintheparkco.com.
Espresso! Gypsy Jazz — Keeping the tradition of American swing music and Gypsy jazz alive; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-875-7514.
Boulder Friends of Jazz — Come to the Boulder Friends of Jazz jam session to listen, dance, play and enjoy; 1 p.m. Sunday, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $2-$10; 303-449-1888.
Doris' Sunday Matinee "North by Northwest" — Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau (1959) follows an advertising executive mistaken for a government agent by a group of spies. He is kidnapped, escapes and then framed for murder. He sets out cross-country north by northwest to find the man he is mistaken for to clear his name; 1 p.m. Sunday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/3590395.
Board Game Night — Join the Tune Up and Full Cycle staff for food, drinks, and games; 4 p.m. Sunday, The Tune Up at Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-440-1002.
Open Mic — Local musician Mark Arroyo hosts open mic night where musicians, comedians, poets and talented people of all levels are welcome to join; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dannik's Gunbarrel Corner Bar, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder; free; facebook.com/events/1860534170915158.
Boulder Comedy Show — See live comedy at Colorado's longest running comedy show with two shows at 7 and 9:15; 7 p.m. Sunday, Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder; $5; 720-767-2863, BoulderComedyShow.com.
Sportsology Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder— Check out the Sportsology Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder before it closes on Monday. This exciting, highly interactive, bilingual exhibit for all ages that explores the science behind sports. Now through Monday; 9 a.m. Monday, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; $4-$5; 303-449-3464, museumofboulder.org
Louisville Labor Day Fall Festival — It's Louisville's 83rd annual Labor Day Parade and will be full of floats and appearances by community groups, youth groups and local businesses. The Children's Pet Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. where trophies will be awarded to the Best in Show of each age group. After the Labor Day Parade, the Fall Festival commences with a homemade pie contest, family concert, magic shows, balloon twisting, vendors, food trucks, and the award ceremony; 9 a.m. Monday, Memory Square Park, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; free; 303-335-4581, louisvilleco.gov/laborday.
Rocky Mountain Beer Festival— Taste beer from local and regional craft breweries, enjoy live music performances and play classic lawn games at the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour; 1 p.m. Monday, Central Park, 13th St. & Canyon Blvd., Boulder; $15-$45; facebook.com/events/1853021308090805.
Jason Brandt Debut: Labor Day Baby— Jason Brandt's work is rooted in traditional American songwriting with a nod to contemporary blues-rock, bluegrass and funk. On his birthday, he returns to the stage to celebrate his freshman solo album, "Labor Day Baby;" 8 p.m. Monday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$20.