Summer Fun

A guide to summer events in the community

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

As much as every student wants to pretend that their summer is “epic” and full of non-stop adventure, the truth is that every single kid has at least one, or many more, moment where there is absolutely nothing to do. No one wants to admit it, but it is the truth? But don’t worry! Louisville, Superior, Boulder, and Lafayette have a plethora of summer activities to give you something to do during those slow moments and if you need any more ideas you can always go check out the city calendar online.

Louisville

Louisville’s popular street fair takes place every Friday night starting June 12th. The street fair has food vendors, artists who sell their wares, and live bands. In case your Friday nights are jam-packed, there are also concerts in community park on Thursdays starting at 7pm from June 18th continuing throughout the summer. This year artists such as FACE as well as Blues Brothers Review will be performing. In the case that you haven’t stayed out late and are up early on a Saturday, or even if you sleep in until 10 am, you can go to the Louisville farmer’s market that takes place Saturday mornings until about 1 pm. The market has fresh vegetables, bread, and other goods, both material and food. For a little bit more down time the Louisville public library offers a summer reading program where teens can win free books and other prizes for just reading the books that you would regularly read. You can register for the program in the teen section at the library. Another event that may be unfortunate to miss is the Taste of Louisville which is a half marathon or 5k and then festival on June 1st. The Taste of Louisville features food, and lots of it, from local restaurants as well as booths of local businesses.

Superior

Want to go to a movie but not pay the expensive theater price? Well, Superior presents free movies at Scanlan Field, the field behind the Safeway on Colton, on Fridays starting on June 12th at 7pm. The 4th of July is a happening day in Superior as well. Celebrations are kicked off with the Downhill Mile at 7 am, so if you have ever wondered how fast you can run a mile this one might be a good one to try. After the race there is a parade and then the  Pancake Festival at Superior’s community park. The Pancake Festival provides not only (lots of) pancakes but also vendors, prizes, and games.

Other Events Around Boulder County

Colorado is known for growing delicious peaches and Lafayette celebrates with their peach festival on August 15th from 9am to 4pm. At this festival there is all things peaches: peach cobbler, peach pie, and peaches galore.

Boulder, being larger than the cities that surround it, has numerous activities daily that take place that can appeal to you no matter your interests; you can find out more about these events on Boulder’s city website. One particularly notable event is the Boulder Farmer’s Market which regularly offers fresh produce and other local food stuffs.

An annual event that takes place in Boulder County is the county fair from July 31st to August 9th. Naturally, the fair takes place at the Boulder County fairgrounds in Longmont. The fair includes livestock, art and other various craft work, and a wide variety of events for all age groups.