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Press & Awards


2024 Best of Boulder –
1st: Best Place to Dine Outdoors – Chautauqua Dining Hall
2nd: Music Venue – Chautauqua Auditorium
3rd: Best Hotel – Chautauqua Cottages and Lodges

2022 CBCA Arts and Business Partnership Award

2022 ELGL Knope Award – Best Cultural and Historic Site


2021 Best of the West – Reader’s Choice

2021 Most Wanted Award

2021 Traveler Review Award


2020 Boulder Weekly – Best of Boulder 2020!
Best of Boulder 2020 – Food
Best of Boulder 2020 – Lodging


In The News

Colorado Chautauqua Announces 2024 Summer Concert Series
July 15, 2024

The Hidden Texas Roots of a Historic Colorado Retreat
Texas Monthly
July 1, 2024

See a play, take a hike – It’s all the same with Arts in the Open
Daily Camera
June 21, 2024

“The Magic of Adam Trent” at Colorado Chautauqua
Denver7 video
June 20, 2024

Thank You, Legislators
Colorado’s Arts, Culture and Creative Sector
June 20, 2024

Sounds like the Rocky Mountain West: Chautauqua launches Flatiron Sounds Fest under Boulder’s sandstone slabs
Daily Camera
June 13, 2024

Fun Things To Do in Denver June 11-17
5280 Magazine
June 13, 2024

If you book it, they will come – Use your outdoor voice at Chautauqua’s first-ever Flatiron Sounds Music Festival
Boulder Weekly
June 5, 2024

Flatiron Sounds Music Festival at Colorado Chautauqua
Denver7 Video
June 4, 2024

Flatiron Sounds Music Festival to debut at Chautauqua Park on June 16
May 31, 2024

Colorado Chautauqua announces 2024 Summer Concert Series
May 31, 2024

‘Alice in Wonderland’ coming soon to Chautauqua and more stage productions
Daily Camera
May 31, 2024

Watchhouse (Formerly Mandolin Orange)
Denver Westword
May 28, 2024

Things to do on a Budget this Summer in Denver
Budget Traveler
May 20, 2024

Have no fear, the Front Range summertime concert roundup is here
Daily Camera
May 17, 2024

Grateful Web
May 15, 2024

Grateful Web
May 14, 2024

Denver7 and the Colorado Chautauqua: Bringing the community together
May 11, 2024

Boulder’s Blooming Beauty: Top Spots to See Spring Flowers in Colorado
About Boulder
April 27,2024

Best of Boulder – Retail
Boulder Weekly
April 25, 2024

Best of Boulder – Entertainment and Culture
Boulder Weekly
April 25, 2024

Best of Boulder – Food
Boulder Weekly
April 25, 2024

Uvalde high school mariachi group visits Boulder County
Daily Camera
April 24, 2024

Flatiron Sounds Music Festival
Press Release
March 27, 2024

Boulder Arts week returns in April
Daily Camera
March 26, 2024

The Evolution of Chautauqua Park: From Tent Shows to Outdoor Recreation Haven
About Boulder
March 26, 2024

Enjoy a winter stroll thru Chautauqua Park to see 15 fiberglass painted bears
Lyons Recorder
March 21, 2024

Hundreds of University of Colorado students transform Chautauqua Park into snowy winter playground
CBS News
March 15, 2024

Gettin’ stringy with it: Colorado Music Festival unveils summer lineup, including violinist virtuoso
Daily Camera
February 16, 2024

Fun things to do in Denver, December 5 to December 11
December 5, 2023

Colorado’s Best Winter Festivals for 2023-2024
Denver Post
December 5, 2023

More than a dozen bears with flair are crawling the grounds of Chautauqua, kicking of the holiday season
Daily Camera
November 30, 2023

Colorado Chautauqua WinterFest 2023
November 29, 2023

Discover What Matters at WinterFest
Daily Camera Holiday Gift Guide
November 23, 2023

Award-winning doc ‘Dreama Team’ to screen at Boulder Chautauqua
Longmont Leader
October 16, 2023

An Insider’s Guide to Luxurious Boulder Colorado
Travel Curator
October 6, 2023

The Historical Significance Behind This Popular Colorado Site
Town Square NOBO
September 26, 2023

Chautauqua’s Festival Del Sol celebrates Latino community with free fiesta jam-packed with family fun
Daily Camera
September 14, 2023

3rd Annual Festival Del Sol Presented By Colorado Chautauqua
September 12, 2023

Boulder Ballet Explores Mental Health With Its New Season
Travel Boulder
September 7, 2023

Andrea Gibson Named Colorado’s Ninth Poet Laureate
Denver Post
September 6, 2023

Governor Polis Announces Colorado Author as New Poet Laureate
Govenor’s Office Press Release
September 6, 2023

Third Annual Free Festival Del Sol
Press Release
August 29, 2023

The best bikes, helmets, shoes and more for outdoor adventures 
Good Morning America
August 21, 2023

Musicians from all over come to play the Colorado Music Festival. Now they’re celebrating one special composer
CPR News
July 12, 2023

New Boulder Composer Premieres Flatiron Escapades for Chautauqua’s 125th Anniversary
July 11, 2023

Boulder celebrates Colorado Chautauqua’s 125th birthday
Daily Camera
July 6, 2023

Hearing History: Chautauqua celebrates 125 years of music at Boulder’s iconic hall on the hill
Boulder Weekly
July 6, 2023

Historic landmark Chautauqua celebrates a milestone 125 years in Boulder with a birthday bash
Daily Camera
July 6, 2023

Chautauqua’s 125th Birthday Bash
July 1, 2023

From Marrakesh Express to a Better Life: Graham Nash’s Musical Journey at Chautauqua Auditorium
Grateful Web
June 25, 2023

Colorado Music Festival ’23 harbors an old flame for new works
The Denver Gazette
June 20, 2023

Celebrate Orchestral Music – Colorado Music Festival
June 1, 2023

Summer music guide: Front Range rolls in the music festivals, barroom bangers, street fairs and ‘grass galore
Daily Camera
May 19, 2023

Boulder: A College Town Mesmerized By Jaw-Dropping Scenic Wonders
Forbes Lifestyle
May 17, 2023

In Retrospect: RMCC has recently disbanded but its history lives on
Daily Camera
May 7, 2023

125 Years of Boulder’s Chautauqua
Boulder Lifestyle
May 1, 2023

Bolder In Boulder
Colorado Meetings and Events
April 27, 2023

Chautauqua Wins Boulder Landmarks Board Award for Café Reconstruction
Press Release
April 19, 2023

Scholars talk about challenges to democracies in Boulder panel discussion
Daily Camera
April 12, 2023

Sweet Spot: Finding balance with Lumineers multi-instrumentalist and Fort Collins native Stelth Ulvang
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2023

In Retrospect: Boulder mayor Crockett Ricketts championed Chautauqua
Daily Camera
January 29, 2023

Joshua Bell, symphony about JFK to be featured in Colorado Music Festival’s 2023 season
CBS News
January 25, 2023

Radio Nibbles: Eateries That Have Gone The Distance
January 19, 2023

Chautauqua 125th Anniversary Committee
Press Release
January 11, 2023

Chautauqua celebrates 125 years with Museum of Boulder exhibit
Daily Camera
January 6, 2023

Chautauqua: 125 Years At The Heart Of Boulder
December 19, 2022

Photos: Day 1 of the Chautauqua WinterFest in Boulder
December 9, 2022

Discover What Matters With A Visit to Chautauqua this Season (Holiday Gift Guide)
November 25, 2022

Chautauqua Association receives $280,000 federal grant to bolster ongoing wildfire mitigation
November 16, 2022

Colorado Chautauqua Receives National Park Service Save America’s Treasures Grant 
November 10, 2022

Chautauqua WinterFest – December 9 – 11, 2022
October 31, 2022

Boulder city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in Colorado’s adventure city
October 28, 2022

Things to Do in Boulder, Colorado, if You Can’t Sit Still
October 28, 2022

Musical Destinations – Boulder, United States
September 23, 2022

‘Frankenstein’ hits the trail in outdoor production at Chautauqua Park
September 19, 2022

Boulder Ballet channels Twyla Tharp’s wit in 40th season opener, introduces season-spanning dance mystery
September 14, 2022

Explore the cosmos with space experts and other Boulder events for today
September 11, 2022

Discover The Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder
September 9, 2022

Birds of Play soar to Chautauqua for sold-out show with Rising Appalachia
September 1, 2022

Chautauqua Colorado’s historic porch cafe in Boulder reopens after more than a century
August 31, 2022

Guest opinion: Charlotte M. Canning: Chautauquas have history of promoting free speech
August 28, 2022

Shelly Benford: Salman Rushdie: Civil discourse must be restored
August 26, 2022

Boulder Hotels & Resorts: The Best Places to Stay
August 20, 2022

Renowned illusionist Adam Trent returns to Boulder for Chautauqua show
August 18, 2022

A Road Trip to Sample America’s Many, Many Music Festivals
August 5, 2022

Boulder Events to Finish Out Summer
July 28, 2022

Is Burying Power Lines Fire-Prevention Magic, or Magical Thinking?
July 11, 2022

The silent film series in Boulder is a glorious visual experience — and a treat for your ears
July 8, 2022

In Retrospect: Chautauqua’s opening day sparked new era of patriotism
July 3, 2022

Chautauqua revamps gathering space with café, a spot to enjoy ice cream and lattes (Print version)
July 1, 2022

Chautauqua revamps gathering space with café, a spot to enjoy ice cream and lattes
June 29, 2022

Reconstructed Chautauqua Cafe Opening July 3 in Boulder
June 29, 2022

CPR Classical Summerfest Postcard: Chautauqua and Colorado Music Festival
June 16, 2022

Regional historic sites receive History Colorado funding
June 12, 2022

Colorado Chautauqua receives History Colorado grant funding for wildfire mitigation work
June 9, 2022

Fourteen Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week
April 26, 2022

In Boulder, Colorado, a New Climate Reality Arrives: Year-Round Fire Season
Local communities like Chautauqua are banding together in response
April 19, 2022

Colorado Chautauqua Park wins Leslie Knope award
April 13, 2022

Boulder’s Chautauqua wins 2022 best place in local government award
April 12, 2022

CU Boulder to host ‘One Year Later: Reflections and Resiliency after the Boulder Shooting’ panel
March 24, 2022

Chautauqua’s Art in the Park to benefit Marshall Fire victims and more
March 22, 2022

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honors those who use art as a tool for resilience
March 15, 2022

13 Cozy Cabin Getaways to Book in Colorado
January 28, 2022

Restaurants Revive program feeds community members impacted by Marshall Fire, first responders
January 6, 2022

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Boulder, Colorado
January 4, 2022

Photography Exhibit Documents Boulder Strong Movement and Life After A Mass Shooting
December 14, 2021

The Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center Presents Photography: A Lens Towards Healing
November 29, 2021

The Coziest Cabins and Chalets for Your Winter Escape in Colorado
November 29, 2021

Merry + Magical: Bring your friends and family and kick off the holidays with a horse drawn carriage ride,
breakfast with Santa, historic cottage tour and more at Chautauqua’s WinterFest 
November 28, 2021

Where to Stay in Boulder, Colorado
November 26, 2021

Celebración de la Comunidad on Saturday showcases Latinx artists from Longmont and Boulder
October 16, 2021

Trees Burned in Calwood Fire transformed Into Benches for Anniversary Fundraiser  
October 16, 2021

Charred trees from Cal-Wood wildfire have been carved into Bench masterpieces at Chautauqua 
September 28, 2021

Chautauqua’s Silent Film Series Brings Back Retro Charm to Historic Auditorium
June 30, 2021

Colorado Music Festival Announces 2021 Season
March 29, 2021

In Retrospect: Carol Taylor: Early years of Chautauqua Reflect First Wave Feminism
March 27, 2021

Colorado Chautauqua Association Using Historic Photographs to Reconstruct Outdoor Pavilion Space
March 21, 2021

Chautauqua Honors Prominent Black Entrepreneur O.T. Jackson with Permanent Display
February 25, 2021

Chautauqua Honors Oliver “O.T.” Jackson – First Dining Hall Manager
February 24, 2021

Art In The Park Bear Walk
February, 2021

Chautauqua Extends Holiday Cheer With Winterfest and Year-Round General Store
December 10, 2020

WinterFest Press Release
November 17, 2020

Virtual and In-Person Haunts: Front Range Guide to 2020 Halloween Events
October 16, 2020

Los Seis de Boulder Memorial
May 28, 2020

COVID Relief Virtual Art Auction: The Creative Community Project
May 21, 2020

Colorado Chautauqua Association Secures Pivotal Membership Vote  
February 28, 2020

The Colorado Chautauqua Association Board of Directors Approves Modernized Bylaws
December 17, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents WinterFest 2019
November 5, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents Mountainfilm on Tour
August 16, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents University for a Day
August 15, 2019

Chautauqua Announces 2019 Summer Concert Series
April 15, 2019

Chautauqua Announces 2018-19 Explorer Series
October 4, 2018

Chautauqua Announces 2018-19 Documentary Film Series
October 4, 2018

Chautauqua Announces 2018-19 Author Series
September 17, 2018

Chautauqua Announced 2018-19 Community House Concert Series
September 10, 2018

Mountainfilm on Tour Comes to Chautauqua
August 17, 2018

Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement
August 3, 2018

Raise the Roof Campaign for Chautauqua Auditorium
July 27, 2018

Celebrating 120 Years of the Colorado Chautauqua
June 26, 2018

Chautauqua Announces 2018 Summer Concert Series
April 16, 2018

Chautauqua Announces 33rd Annual Silent Film Series
April 4, 2018

Travel Boulder Premier Print Edition Features “The Ultimate Guide to the Colorado Chautauqua”
February 6, 2018

Colorado Chautauqua Announces Inaugural Summer Camp
February 1, 2018

Shelly Benford takes the CCA Helm
November 17, 2017

Chautauqua 2017-18 Community House Concert Series
August 22, 2017

Chautauqua Announces 2017-18 Explorer Series
August 16, 2017

Chautauqua Announces 2017-18 Documentary Film Series
July 31, 2017

Chautauqua Announces 2017-18 Author Series
July 25, 2017

Dance Performances Add Beauty in Motion to Chautauqua’s 120th season
May 16, 2017

Chautauqua Announces 32nd Annual Silent Film Series
May 3, 2017

Blind Pilot added to Chautauqua Summer Concert Lineup
April 24, 2017

Chautauqua Announces 2017 Space Series
April 11, 2017

Additions to 2017 Chautauqua Summer Concert Series
April 10, 2017

Select Chautauqua Summer Concerts
March 7, 2017

New Chautauqua History Series
December 6, 2016

Colorado Chautauqua Association Board of Directors Begin New Term
September 1, 2016

Chautauqua Community House Concert Series
August 31, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2016-17 Author Series
August 24, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2016-17 Documentary Film Series
August 17, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2016 Explorer Series
July 26, 2016

Jazz Icon Pat Metheny Added to 2016 Chautauqua Summer Concert Season
April 15, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2016 Summer Concert Season
April 11, 2016

Colorado Chautauqua Association partners with Whole Foods Market as Official Grocer and Contributing Sponsor
March 29, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2016 Silent Film Series
March 21, 2016

Andrea McGimsey joins Colorado Chautauqua Association as Executive Director
January 19, 2016

Chautauqua Announces 2015 Community House Concert Series
October 7, 2015

Chautauqua Announces 2015 Documentary Film Series
September 10, 2015

Susan Connelly to step down as Colorado Chautauqua Association Executive Director
August 27, 2015

Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and “Tuesday” to speak and bark July 28
July 15, 2015

Additions to Chautauqua Summer Concert Line Up
May 12, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association announces 2015 Summer Concert series
April 9, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association Announces 2015 Silent Film series
March 27, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association Opens Digital Archives to the Public
March 23, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association & Three Leaf Concepts Receive Historic Preservation Award for Chautauqua Dining Hall project
May 20, 2014

Colorado Chautauqua Announces 2014 Summer Concert Season
April 24, 2014

Chautauqua Announces 2013 Fall & Winter Chautauqua Community House Concert Series 
October 3, 2013

Chautauqua Announces 2013 Space Series
October 1, 2013

Chautauqua announces its 115th Summer Concert Season
April 25, 2013

Colorado Chautauqua to host The Lomax Project – An Exploration of the Field Recordings of Alan Lomax
April 25, 2013

New Operator for Chautauqua Dining Hall Selected
September 11, 2012

Colorado Chautauqua Association awarded Green Hospitality Award
November 29, 2011

Colorado Chautauqua Association to be Recognized for its Environmental Sustainability within Historic Preservation
May 11, 2011

Colorado Chautauqua Greening Laboratory recognized by City of Boulder
May 10, 2010


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