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Mountainfilm on Tour – September 7

Mountainfilm on Tour, a collection of some of the best films screened at the renowned Telluride Mountainfilm festival, is coming to the Chautauqua Auditorium!

Join us for an evening of culturally rich, adventure-packed, inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the 2018 Mountainfilm festival. For a sneak peek, view the trailer here and preview the full film lineup here.

Come early and visit the exhibitor area on the Auditorium terrace, featuring the latest outdoor gear and giveaways. Exhibitors include: dZi FoundationEdward JonesFjällrävenFlatirons BankNeptune MountaineeringOdell Brewing Co.Topo Designs and Travel Boulder. Exhibitor row opens at 5:30 PM. Friday, September 7. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this showBuy tickets online.

Symbols of Resistance – September 13

Symbols of Resistance illuminates the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement as it emerges in the 1970s. This film engages the importance of student activism; the effect of police repression and how issues of identity, land and community still resonate in the Chican@ struggles of today. View the film trailer here.

Jasón Romero Jr. will give an introduction as well as participate in a panel discussion after the screening. View the list of panel members here. Thursday, September 13. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Andrea Gibson – September 8

Andrea Gibson’s poetry has captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, politics, social reform and family, Andrea Gibson is not gentle with the truth. It is this raw fearlessness that has put Andrea at the forefront of the spoken word movement. Watch Andrea Gibson here. Sam Rae will open the show. Watch cellist and folk singer Sam Rae hereSaturday, September 8. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this showBuy tickets online.


Your Life, Your Legacy – September 10

Most people make financial plans for the future-planning college funds, vacation, retirement—but very few like to think about death, let alone plan for it. By pre-planning your funeral and final legacy wishes, you enable your family to make important financial decisions and fulfill your requests because you made them known. Join Matt Fox, general manager of Crist Mortuary & Mountain View Memorial Park, for an afternoon conversation on the value of pre-arranging your final wishes as a gift to surviving family members. Monday, September 10. 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House, Meadows Room. FREE event. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Please RSVP here.


Invaders from Planet 9 – September 15 – August 28

Can a group of college students work together to save the planet from an alien invasion? Or will our planet be lost to these ruthless invaders? Paying homage to classic science fiction stories from the 1950’s, this tale is sure to make you scream and laugh in equal measure. Brace for adventure and fantastic terrors like you’ve never seen before. The Invaders from Planet 9!

Arts in the Open hikes at Chautauqua are a fun and easy way to get the family moving. Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for ages six (6) and older. Weekends, September 15 – October 28. Chautauqua Picnic Shelter. Buy tickets online.


Plan your Labor Day getaway

Labor Day is just around the corner! Why drive long distances when the historic Colorado Chautauqua is right in your backyard? Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails at its door step and cultural programming and dining onsite. The historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are nearby—within a leisurely stroll or short drive. For reservations, call 303.952.1611, or click here to reserve online.


Grab a Bite before the Show!

Looking for something casual before heading to the Chautauqua Auditorium? Meet friends prior to the show at the Picnic Shelter for sandwiches and a selection of beer, wine and cold beverages, or stop by the General Store, located next to the Dining Hall, for homemade ice cream, a cup of coffee or a quick snack.

For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or to reserve via email, click here.


Raise the Roof of the Chautauqua Auditorium

We are excited to share an update for our first-ever raffle fundraiser! We have successfully raised more than $14,000 from your generous donations – that’s 28% of the goal! Thank you for your help to preserve the beloved Chautauqua Auditorium for future generations!

There is still time to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a brand new Pedego Electric Bike: City Commuter, Black Edition. All proceeds benefit the Colorado Chautauqua Association. Every ticket counts! Presence not required to win.

Raffle tickets start at only $20! Click here to learn more.


Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to concerts this summer

Join us in being part of the solution to reduce congestion and “be green” by riding the HOP 2 Chautauqua, a free transit service to the Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Series events. All HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttles are ADA compliant “kneeling” buses and begin running approximately 90 minutes before show time and run for 45 minutes after the show.

For more information about routes, schedules and other tips, click here.

Ride the Park to Park free shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays through September 3

Enjoy a convenient, stress-free way to access Chautauqua. The City of Boulder’s Park to Park program aims to create a better visitor experience while reducing vehicular and parking impacts on neighbors and the area’s natural and cultural resources. The Park to Park free shuttle service runs Saturday and Sunday, plus holidays, from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM from convenient and free satellite parking lots throughout Boulder.

For more information about the free shuttle routes, visit

Paid Parking – Saturdays and Sundays through September 3

Prefer not to use the free satellite parking or ride the shuttle? Paid parking ($2.50/hour) is available in designated areas in and around Chautauqua, and on a first come, first-serve basis. Pay at one of the five pay stations along Baseline or save time by downloading the ParkMobile app!

For more information about paid parking, visit

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