Boulder is a city built with the outdoors in mind, and the options available to families looking to get out into the fresh Colorado air are countless. When the snow melts and the sun comes out for longer, warmer days, Boulder’s summertime event schedule heats up as well.

From the pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall to the adventurous Valmont Bike Park to the unofficial start to summer with the Boulder Creek Festival, there is no shortage of warm weather fun in the Boulder area.

For those who love a little culture sprinkled in with their outdoor excursions, few things in Boulder can match Boulder Ballet’s annual Ballet in the Park. Originally called Sundays in the Park (before the company started offering an additional Saturday show), this year marked 15 years since the Boulder Ballet’s first outdoor performance.

Featuring contemporary and classical styles as well as some tango, there was a little something for everyone. The park performance featured individual selections from throughout the Boulder Ballet’s 2018/2019 season.

Regular followers of the ballet company have long known the troupe’s penchant for diverse and inventive interpretations of dance, and this summertime performance included a few surprises over the course of the show.

More than just an opportunity to escape the theatre and dance outdoors, the open-air event has long served to bring the public closer to the dancers and their art, appealing both to longtime supporters and casual newcomers who may be less familiar with the Boulder Ballet’s long history.

This free event carries with it a strong appeal to younger fans, too. Ballet in the Park saw performers bring the children in attendance up on stage to dance along–a highlight for everyone involved.

This year combined a laid-back production with the stunning outdoor beauty of Boulder–which also served as a natural complement to the Boulder Ballet’s artful interpretation of dance–making it a truly can’t-miss event on Boulder’s ever-growing arts calendar.

This year’s event included two shows. The first performance took place Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 PM in Downtown Boulder at the Central Park Bandshell. The next performance happened Sunday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at the Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch.

With an emphasis on family, both performances ran for approximately one hour and delighted attendees of all ages. Many attendees brought picnic dinners to enjoy prior to each performance.

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