North Boulder Celebrates | Gather with us for a fun festival
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Celebrate the diversity of North Boulder!

North Boulder has been growing fast and what was once largely a light industrial area is now a vibrant mix of homes and apartments, restaurants, cafes, businesses, schools and parks.  We’re a launching point for biking and hiking, rich in artists, craftspeople and musicians, a home for entrepreneurs – new and ‘been around’- and even a source of local produce.  And we’re a neighborhood with a desire to grow community, sustainably.


Thank you, North Boulder.  We had a great time Saturday, September 10th. It was a day of great food and music, fun for the kids — and adults, too!

We’ll see if we can do this again next year.


Discover our wonderful neighborhood and the full range of its attractions.

Art palette with paint


NoBo Art District is partnering with North Boulder Celebrates to bring many local artists and craftspeople to sell their work, to demonstrate their skills and to do participatory activities in our Big Art Tent.


Boulder fave Marisol Imports will be on hand to show and sell its handmade home goods.


We will have two “little libraries” that we will donate to local HOAs. Come help paint them! And help NoBo artists paint a 4′ x 8′ work of art that will appear at many local events.


Free samples to try and fine fare and local produce to buy. Farm-fresh eggs, artisan bread and just-picked veggies from The Diaz Farm. Pulled pork BBQ (and more!) from Lucky’s. Field to Fork CSA, Redlands Fruit, rFarm2 and others are bringing seasonal fruit, corn, melons, carrots, fresh-pressed juice, baked goods, honey, chutneys, and salsas — all curated and organized by UpDIG — farming on their own farm (39 varieties of tomatoes!), and providing support to small-scale, organic and bio-dynamic farming practices in the U.S. and around the world.


New North Boulder entrant Mandala Infusion will be steaming Tibetan momos. The North End at 4580 will be giving out promotional coupons.  Dragonfly Coffee Roasters will have freshly-roasted beans for sale.  Zin Zin’s Burmese Village will be bringing Burmese spring rolls and traditional village clothing.

Growers! Harlequin’s Gardens will have a nice sampling of their organic, pesticide- and herbicide-free plants.   Pollination Planet will be running a habitat activity for kids (Save the bees!).  CSU’s Boulder County Extension will have multiple master gardeners on site to discuss fall planting, winterizing your garden and how to get the best performance from your flowers and vegetables.

School Crossing Sign for North Boulder Celebrates party


Shining Mountain Waldorf School Pre-K through high school, Shining Mountain develops creative, capable, resilient young people who are prepared for life in the 21st century.  Learn about the school and its history and approach to education.  Buy books from the bookstore, art work and hand work by students, Have loads of fun with students in the circus arts and music programs!


Tara Performing Arts High School.

A high school like no other, Tara offers a truly experiential education, with engaging academics, world travel and compelling theatre. The spirit of ensemble – commitment to each other, the school, the community and the world – permeates every aspect of our program.


Comical Combat! Boisterous battles! Silly skirmishes! Learn convincing (yet entirely safe) slaps, falls and swordplay at mini-workshops with fight choreographer Scott K. Leslie – stop by Tara’s booth or RSVP to to sign up!


12:00 noon:
Fight choreographer Scott K. Leslie and Tara alumni engage in fabulous fisticuffs.


2:00 pm:
Fight choreographer Scott K. Leslie and Tara alumni demonstrate scintillating swordplay.


No event is complete without great music. We have three local bands lined up to play!


The Foggy Tops @ 10:30 AM
Banshee Tree @ 12:30 PM
Dechen Hawk & Jus Sayin  @ 2:30 PM

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The Foggy Tops
A Bluegrass Band

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The Foggy Tops is a group of friends that love to play music at every opportunity. We are spontaneous and informal, with bits of humor thrown in, playing jam style, living up to our motto: “Keepin’ It Fun.”

Banshee Tree
Gypsy Jazz & Folk Pop

Gypsy Tree Band

“As Banshee Tree, Kalyn Pembridge and Thomas LaFond make a surprisingly original and enticing mix of gypsy jazz, folk pop and swing.” – Westword Magazine

Jus Sayin
A Neo-Soul & Funk Trio

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The newly formed neo-soul project, Jus Sayin, mixes elements of neo-soul, funk and jazz. The combination of local musicians Dechen Hawk, Colin Robison and Eric Imbrosciano, makes Jus Sayin a force to be reckoned with!!

Vision and mission are the goals


North Boulder is a center for businesses and social benefit organizations. We celebrate them along with the people who work , live and create in the neighborhood.

Namaste Solar

Marisol Imports

Mandala Infusion

Harlequin’s Gardens

Lucky’s Market

Maruca Design

Boulder Housing Partners

When & Where


September 10th

(a Saturday)

From 10am – 4pm


Dakota Ridge
North HOA Park

@ Wingate & Dakota Blvd

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There will be dedicated parking.
Please follow directional signs on Lee Hill Road the day of the event


The Skip bus drops 2 blocks from the event!
Get off at Lee Hill & Broadway. Walk west on Lee Hill; turn right on Dakota Blvd.


Save gas. Ride your bike!


North Boulder Celebrates is a real opportunity to meet and talk with folks from City departments and agencies that provide valuable services to North Boulder, including:


Parks & Recreation:

The North Boulder Recreation Center is a great presence on the edge of North Boulder. Come to learn about its many programs and activities


GO Boulder:

GO Boulder manages the entire transportation system of the City: walkways, bike paths, bus routes and the transportation master plan.  Meet leaders and staff and learn more about the full range of options and current and future plans.

Open Space & Mountain Parks:

Learn more about the North Trail Area Study Plan and the new Joder Ranch Interim Trail and future plans, and what’s happening with our beloved Anne U. White Trail.


Resilient Boulder:

The Resilience Mobile Lab will be on site, with fun activities about sustainability and preparedness for the whole family.


Boulder Fire & Police Departments:

Fire Truck! Home safety, community concerns. Now is the time to touch base with both departments in a casual, neighborhood-based environment.


NoBo Corner Library:

Only two years old but one of the busiest branches in the system!  Meet and greet; sign up for a library card if you don’t have one.



This event wouldn’t exist without the support and participation of these awesome orgs & businesses

North Boulder Celebrates was conceived by the Dakota Ridge North HOA, but would not be happening save for the creative foresight of the City of Boulder, which created a “Neighborhood Enhancement Grant” program in 2015. We are the grateful recipients of one of their grants.


Neighborhood Enhancement Grants are designed to enhance a neighborhood’s ability to create and enlarge community, to promote the sustainability priorities of the City and to give an opportunity to improve livability through enhanced communication. We hope this event can contribute, even just a little bit, to those goals.

A very special thank you to our partner NoBo Art District and Lisa Nesmith and Marco Montanari without whom the fabulous art tents would not have happened.

Additional thanks to Jon Rodrigues and Andy Vermouth of UpDIG, an organization bringing the organic grocery experience closer to the farm.  UpDIG has been indispensable in curating the fresh produce component of the event.

Thank you, City of Boulder, the Dakota Ridge communities, the individuals, organizations and enterprises listed below for your support and engagement all along the way, from letters of encouragement in the early planning to actual participation.

  • NoBo Art District
  • Lucky’s Market
  • The Diaz Farm
  • UpDIG
  • Boulder Housing Partners
  • Tara Performing Arts HS
  • North Briar HOA
  • Mandala Infusion
  • The North End at 4580
  • Harlequin’s Gardens
  • rFarm2
  • Pollination Nation
  • Dakota Ridge North HOA
  • Shining Mountain Waldorf School
  • Namaste Solar
  • Marisol Imports
  • NoBo Corner Library
  • Dragonfly Coffee Roasters
  • Zin Zin’s Burmese Village

-Our Sponsors-

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Have questions?
Want to feature your farm, art or business? Or just want to say hi?

We’d love to hear from you!