We will update this page throughout the week with any new important events happening in Lyons
NOTE: We focus on events in Lyons. We add a few special events outside of Lyons, but, in general, do not provide a lot of details or LINKS, as they are usually big enough to be well-publicized all over the web.
August 1st – Lyons Community Foundation grants now open for application. Due September 9th.
August 3, 4-6p.m. – Mental Health Partners celebration; 60 year anniversary.
August 3, 6:30 p.m.- 2nd and final Open House (see our article) to meet LEAF’s new mental wellness therapist and her dog, and give your opinion. and/or you can take their anonymous 10 minute survey on what you think they need to concentrate on: SURVEY.
August 4 – Lyons Library: Deadline to hand in your BINGO card, listing the books that you read this summer for the Summer Reading event open to all ages. You can get a free coffee coupon and be entered in a contest.
August 4 – free day at Rocky Mt National Park. — see their web page for more info. Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act. Reserve Timed Tickets all summer.
August 5 – Boulder County Fair PARADE — at Roosevelt Park — see below for “Fair” information August 11-13. Come watch or sign up today to participate in the parade! – LINK – Presented by Longmont Kiwanis Club and the Boulder County Fair.
August 5, 10 a.m., Sandstone Park – Library’s Summer Reading Party – Celebrate summer and reading with Lyons-own children’s hip-hop performer, Mr. Kneel, at this outdoor concert and party! In addition to music, there will be giant bubbles, games, snow cones, other activities for the whole family! Summer Reading Prize recipients will also be announced!
August 5 & 6, art show, tie-dye, vendors, music at Lyons’ Metamorphosis Tattoo and Piercing Studio.
August 5, 9a.m. – 3 p.m. Lyons (1) Local Art Fair (2) Crapfest. — Todd & Becky Jacobson put this on every year in their backyard. Casual and fun. Surprise finds of “junkyard” stuff, and new artists hoping to be discovered by you== 2136 Apple Valley Rd (turn left off of Hwy 36 at the wood bridge)
August 5, 9 a.m. – 2p.m., Hilltop Guild, Allenspark, Craft Fair, lots of handicrafts. located at 18720 Highway 7 south of Allenspark en route to Lyons. Bright outdoor flags will mark the location.
August 6, 1-4p.m. Oskar Blues in LONGMONT. celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birthday August 6. Shakedown Street vendor market from 1pm-4pm and Crick Wooder will hit the stage at 4pm. Misfits Pizza food truck on site from 1pm-7pm. Free Event.
August 7- Lyons Board of Trustee meeting at 7pm, open to all
August 8, 5-7p.m., Plume & Farrow – Medicinal Garden Walk, Lyons – MORE INFO
August 9 **FINAL** normally scheduled Concert in the Park (in case of bad weather, some concerts may be re-scheduled for late August,,, see below) – thanks to LCF! — Bonnie Sims
August 10 — Boulder County COMMISSIONERS Monthly “town hall” Meeting – at East Boulder Community Center. See ARTICLE for some of the topics.
August 10, 5-10 p.m. Can’d Aid – Oskar Blues DENVER on 1624 Market Street = Can’d Aid is turning 10! Celebrate with us with bluegrass, brews, and giving back. The concert will feature Can’d Aid TUNES Ambassadors Songs From the Road Band and Arthur Hancock ===We’ll also be kicking off the evening by building bikes, skateboards and assembling art kits for underserved Denver-area youth. Secure your volunteer slot. REGISTER & TICKETS = See ARTICLE 8/3/23 for full details, and history of the organization formed in Lyons in 2013.
August 11, 12, 13 – Boulder County Fair, Longmont fairgrounds ==The Boulder County Fair Parade will be held on Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., starting at Roosevelt Park, in Longmont. The Boulder County Fair theme this year is: Sew Em, Grow Em, Show Em! — Floats, Bands, Horses, and People have made this parade a fun and exciting tradition since 1869! === The FAIR will be weekend of August 10-13 at the fairgrounds off of Nelson/Hover Roads. Don’t forget to meet Jewel, the Brown Swiss cow, and her owner Brielle Upchurch, who was selected as the 2023 Royal Critter for the Boulder County Fair.
August 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lyons Library – Cat Russell holding a book signing. Ten percent of book sales support The Lyons Vet Clinic Charity Fund. All her books are on sale, and you can enter a raffle drawing for a complimentary full color hard cover of The Last Storyteller, book four in The Pearls of Wisdom Series that published only a few weeks ago.
August 12, 10 a.m. (8 hr) “Bizarre Cat Bazaar” in Nederland – Enjoy performers, dancers, tribal drumming-dancing, a cat costume contest first prize $500; and Los Cheesies headlining
August 14 – Lyons Lions Club 29th annual golf tournament being, at Lake Valley Golf Club. This fundraiser supports our causes for the year. Nationally we support the Lions Club International in projects such as Seeing Eye Dogs, Cornea transplants and the Rocky Mountain Eye Bank, as well as disaster relief. Locally, along with our youth Leo Club, we support community projects, give scholarships, collect eye glasses and hearing aids to name a few. (Sponsors are needed for prizes and more. And players can sign up to play the game.)
August 16 – Concert in Sandstone Park – RESCHEDULE – Jesse Garland
August 16, 7-8:30 p.m. – “I’m Not a Savage” – Lakota Performers in Europe. Nederland Mining Museum — Minimum age 12 with accompanying adult. REGISTER. Boulder County Open Space.
August 18, 9-11 a.m., Senior Walk, Boulder County Open Space = Join us for a moderate-easy hike above Boulder for a general nature hike. We will use our senses to experience our environment. We will also explore how fire changes our landscapes over time. Expect uneven terrain and approximately 200 feet of elevation gain. See BoCo Tours ARTICLE or go to their web site.
August 18 – 19 – 20 = Music and Dinner in the Dark, Boulder’s Dairy Center. The Blind Cafe Orchestra featuring the Richie Flores Project – The Experience is an award-winning positive social change pop-up dinner, social impact discussion & intimate live music performances held in 100% darkness, no blindfolds! Dairy Center LINK
August 19 – Longmont’s “Triatholon” / “TRY A TRI” = two triathlon races! Featuring scenic running and biking courses starting and finishing at the Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd., these races are a perfect introduction to the sport for kids or adults looking to try something new!
The year, we have two events:== 18th Annual Kids Only Triathlon== 11th Annual Try-A-Tri. Take advantage of the EARLY-BIRD PRICING as fees increase $10 starting July 15. Online registration is accepted until noon, August 17.
August 21 – Lyons Board of Trustee meeting at 7pm, open to all
August 22 – Weed Management Tour – Boulder County Parks & Open Space – See our ARTICLE – REGISTER
August 25, 5 p.m. “Murder at the Mansion” — historic Hover House, Longmont
August 25 – Astronomy Talk through Boulder County Parks & Open Spaces – located near Lyons – Explore more about the many faces of the brightest item in our night sky, the moon. Learn why there are phases of the moon, what a Blue Moon is, and more! Join us afterward for stargazing with telescopes provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society. REGISTER.
August 27, 2 – 7 p.m. “Hootenanny” This family-friendly event, a fundraiser for LCF and LEAF, is the perfect way to close out Summer in Lyons! at River Bend –live music, dance performances, kids’ activities, a silent auction, food trucks, and the much-loved rubber ducky race. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
***FLOOD 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY***
We invite everyone to join us on September 9th, 10th and 11th as we commemorate 10 years of Grit, Grace and Gratitude: “A Remembrance of the 2013 Flood.” On Saturday, September 9th there will be an open mic, a (residents) community picnic, golf cart tours, flood exhibits with video, and more. On Sunday, September 10th, there will be an official Town of Lyons ceremony with local officials and speakers. A candlelight vigil on the evening of September 11th, closes the weekend.. There will be something for everyone: newer residents and older residents will all find some way to honor how this event has affected Lyons and each other.
September 4 – LABOR DAY – all government offices closed
September 9, 10 a.m. to 4p.m. – Lyons (re-scheduled) Artisan Market, Bohn Park; 40 vendors; live music.
September 9, Lyons Community Foundation grants due today.
September 9, 10, and 11 — Lyons remembers the Great Flood of 2013 with daily activities, including speeches.
September 15, 10 a.m. to 4p.m. – Pinewood Springs – Anniversary of Great Flood of 2013 activities.
September 15 – Longmont Museum groundbreaking of new extension
September 16, 9a.m. – 11a.m. – Interactive Open House to discuss Wildfire Protection Plan in Boulder County = multiple meetings, but the one in Lyons is on this date – location to be determined. ==includes Allenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Pinewood Springs and Lyons (North Mountain Zone)
========MUSIC & FUN========= Contact these restaurant/bars in Lyons for more information about music, and fun activities like… karaoke, jam sessions, art fair, farm-to-table meals, bluegrass jams, games, pool, open mic…and, of course, LIVE MUSIC! and more, being offered — Mojo Taqueria, Pizza Bar 66, A-Lodge “Rock Garden” (closed for the winter), Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers (Events), and Main Stage Brewing. Diner Bar, Marigold Restaurant, Moxie’s Bread Mercantile
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK
CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS in ARTICLE. (no alcohol in Town Parks; bring a chair; food available for donation) === Lineup is:
Aug. 2nd- Charlie Rose Bluegrass band
Aug. 9th – Bonnie & Taylor Sims band
***In Case of BAD WEATHER, some of these concerts may be re-scheduled for late August***
*** go to our MONTH Calendar to find all the non-music events === and go to the business’s web page or Facebook page to keep up on the bands playing around town.***
~~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL TOWN STORES~~
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
LYONS Quarterly ART SHOW – 3rd Quarter 2023 (July 12 – October 6) – Town Hall & Library: Art Show sponsored by LAHC — The Library art show features a solo artist. — The Town Hall features local residents’ art.
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum Open on weekends in May for “May Historical Preservation” Month. Open June 1 to October 1 every day = 303-823-5271. In the winter, call to make an appointment for research that can’t wait till summer.
RMNP *FREE* 2023 dates are: January 16, April 22, August 4, September 23, November 11. Entrance fee is waived but some dates still request a timed entry reservation permit online beforehand, May to October. Each is a public “holiday” related to the parks. — Colorado state parks and forests also occasionally offer “free days.”
BINGO – (1.) Longmont Bingo Hall, Longmont, every Sunday – funds go to the Middle/High School equipment (located behind Wendy’s on Main Street) (2.) Estes Park American Legion Hall, every Sunday 6 p.m. (located on Hwy 36); call before you go. You can also order a meal, and drinks.(3.) Lyons MainStage Brewery, first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – see our Calendar for more info
VETERANS: Information and support services are available to Veterans every Wednesday at the Estes Park American Legion Hall, from 9-11 a.m. New Opportunities coming soon. Esteslegion.org – Menu available. // Boulder American Legion has: meals, trap range, and Texas Hold Em card games. American Legion Post #10, 4760 28th St., Boulder (More links listed in the Senior News article – Oct 2022)
****LYONS LIBRARY**** 303-823-5165 lyonslibrary.com or Facebook page == Offering EVERY MONTH: Kids-only book club — Busy Readers (adult) bi-monthly Book Club — Art Trading Cards — Word Wednesday (for writers) — Storytime Wednesday. — Tech Help — Crafts for kids and adults (now in person) — and more. If you haven’t attended for a while, be sure to check with the library before showing up, as some programs are occasionally cancelled (mainly due to low registration)
5/23 = SENIOR Resource Specialist for LYONS = Walt Self Senior Center — Call for an appointment: Amy Shoffner, email@example.com === Phone: 720-766-8844 === A note… that it’s easier to reach Amy on her cell phone, which is 720-766-8844 —- See SENIOR NEWS for information on the new staff person and what she can help you with.
Boulder County Aging serves lunch at the Lyons Walt Self Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 60 and up), located in the apartment complex Community Center next to the Post Office. You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to place an order (303) 441-1415. The menu is stated on the phone message. Donation of $3 suggested, or what you can afford. (Guests or those under 60 years of age pay flat rate of $12) ==Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 12 noon – Walt Self/Senior Center (closed on holidays)
LYONS SENIOR EXERCISE – Tues & Thurs., Senior Center /or/ local Lyons park, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., free. For Lyons seniors 55+ ===Register with Lisa and find out where they are taking place this month. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com You can register here https://www.townoflyons.com/…/Register-for-Recreation…
Wednesdays – 3:30 – 6 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Contact LEAF for more information. (Drop off new, unexpired food 9:30 to 2:30pm on Wednesdays) — Located in the lower level (hall) of the Lyons Community Church. Sponsored by LEAF.
+++++++++ IN CRISIS? +++++++++ NEED HELP?
In an emergency call 9-1-1. === If the incident involves a possible mental problem, ask them to send the Lyons co-responder with the police. == Lyons has a 24/7 deputy coverage. Call the NON-Emergency number if you need to speak to a deputy (303) 441-4444
Mental Health Partners, Colorado — Crisis Center for walk-ins 24/7 – 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder (normal resource center: 2935 Baseline) If you think you need mental health or addiction recovery services, call the main line at 303-443-8500
Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund has free mental counseling available. Sometimes it is paid for by your insurance company, sometimes Medicaid, or use sliding-scale, or free. contact: mentalwellness@leafLYONS.org
The country-wide CRISIS hotline/emergencies is now in effect: 988 = for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. (bypass calling 911 or the police)
LYONS RECORDER CRISIS RESOURCE PAGE — lists various organizations, links, phone numbers, and more.