Participants chow down on burning barbecue at a wing-eating contest.
—Photo courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits
Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest, June 30
The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch...
June 29 2016, 12:44 PM
Experience the daily life of a child in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic during this immersive guided tour.
—Image courtesy of Compassion International
The Compassion Experience, June 24 to June 27
Embark upon an empathetic journey to Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic during this immersive cross-cultural experience. Visitors take on the role of children in each developing country and experience both sadness and hope as they use audio headsets...
June 23 2016, 9:39 AM
This old-school pinewood derby dishes out healthy competition with a side of beer and barbecue. —Image courtesy of Rich Bowen.
Electric Bike Expo, June 17 to June 19
Whether you're a weekend warrior or a daily commuter, hopping on one of these alternative two-wheelers means you don't need to be a pro to keep up with the peloton. With a selection of more than 100 different electric-assist bicycles by Trek, Focus, Gazelle...
June 16 2016, 12:44 PM
—Photo courtesy of Ace Eat Serve
GoPro Mountain Games, June 9–12
Dive, splash, and ride into summer with this smorgasbord of outdoor events. Enjoy four days of adventure sports competitions in more than 25 disciplines, including everything from the Steep Creek Kayak Championship and Slackline Invitational to the Bouldering...
June 9 2016, 9:50 AM
—Image Courtesy of Celin Serbo
No Man’s Land Film Festival, June 2
It's said that the Front Range was settled by mountain men, but this festival sets out to prove that adage wrong. (The founders could have been mountain women.) Celebrate the spirit of alpine adventure through the female perspective with films such as Off...
June 1 2016, 4:49 PM
Do a blind tasting of beers from local brewmasters and enjoy sweet treats from Little Man Ice Cream at this fund-raiser for Cambodian students. —Image courtesy of Wil Steward.
Founder Fights, May 20
Ever had the urge to punch your boss? You might not be alone—but now you can take a swing for a good cause. As a part of Boulder Startup Week, the first-ever Founder Fights will invite top company founders—entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and creatives, all of whom have...
May 19 2016, 7:52 AM
Diehard art lovers and newbies to the contemporary art scene can both find an exhibit, lecture, or VIP after-party they'll love during a weeklong artistic exploration of corruption hosted by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. —Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Moveable Feast, May 13 to May 15
In order to make some of the best dishes in Colorado, Fruition and Mercantile Dining & Provision owner Alex Seidel uses the highest quality ingredients he can find in the state. Learn about his process and technique in a small group culinary demonstration...
May 11 2016, 12:47 PM
Celebrate May the Fourth with costumes and cocktails at a Star Wars–themed art party. —Image courtesy of Art War & Young Say Day.
Art War, May 4
Pop culture aficionados, art lovers, foodies, and hardcore Star Wars fans will unite at a local art gallery for an intergalactic celebration. At this Comic Con–esque evening, fans new and old can deck themselves in themed costumes, throw back signature cocktails (...
May 4 2016, 2:44 PM