Quaker Oats Lafayette Colorado Quicker Quaker

quaker-logoEvery year Lafayette has the Oatmeal Festival, and with it comes the Quicker Quaker 5k.

It’s an event that’s been going on now for 20 years, and the feature piece, depending on how you see it, is the 5k running race through the streets of Lafayette.

Some would say that the best feature is the massive oatmeal breakfast!

The race and event isn’t until January 14th, 2017, so for now you may have time to register.

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Jaipur Literature Festival Boulder Colorado

JLF logo mastheadThe Jaipur Literature Festival was established in India ten years ago, and now an offshoot of the largest free literature festival in the world returns to Boulder.

It’s a 3-day event of readers and writers celebrating literature across the globe as well as local and regional writers.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend talks, readings, music performances and writing workshops as part of the free festival, this month: September 23-25, 2016.

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Buffalo Bicycle Classic

buffalobicycleThe Buffalo Bicycle Classic, sponsored by Elevations Credit Union, is an event that’s been around over a dozen years supporting fund raising for student scholarships. One of the routes utilizes the Boulder Creek Path.

More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded to promising students in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences since 2003 when the Buffalo Classic began.

Several miles of Boulder Canyon west of town will be closed on September 11th for the event.

All students in the scholarship program finish high school with a 4.0 GPA or better, and each has strong financial need, which makes this scholarship program especially important. The $10,000 scholarships to these outstanding students is what actually makes higher education possible for them at CU.

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Downtown Boulder Fall Festival

BoulderFallFest-logoThe Downtown Boulder Fall Festival is coming upon us very soon! With easy downtown parking, featuring local food, microbrews, kid’s activities, and handmade markets all along the Pearl Street mall downtown Boulder will be bustling with activity and excitement. Explore downtown neighborhoods when you want a break from the crowd and see many historic and classic homes near and in downtown.

It’s  an early autumn – mid September event everyone in Boulder county and beyond looks forward to each year.

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Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

boulder creek hometown festivalWith everything from arts and crafts vendors in Central Park, to live performances at the Central Park Bandshell and easy downtown parking, Boulder’s Hometown festival has all you need.

The 18th annual Boulder Creek Hometown festival is the ‘end of summer’ bookend to wrap up the summer event season.

There’s also a kid’s interactive sports and recreation area, and a 5k running race. Remember there’s all sorts of public parking in Boulder so it should be easy to get down to the festival. Just keep in mind, it’s happening this weekend!

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