Autumn is here! Leaves are changing, the nights are cooler and although the air is sometimes smoky, it is good to be outside. I was walking down Pearl Street yesterday, enjoying the crisp autumn weather, and saw that the city is opening up again! Boulder restaurants have expanded their outdoor seating and shops are also opening their doors. I even saw hand sanitizer stations along the walking street. Well done!

While some things are getting back to normal, communities are still working hard to keep everyone safe. Because of the pandemic, Boulder has canceled its Fall Fest. They are also restricting the gatherings of college-aged students due to the huge rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. However, the city of Boulder is putting on a fun event on October 30th–a Halloween Drive-In! For more information keep reading my October Community Insider Boulder area.

Munchkin Masquerade

As most of you know during Halloween the streets of downtown Boulder are filled with tiny ghosts, dinosaurs, pirates, and many others trick or treating along Pearl Street. This year, they are still able to get together for the kids but it’s going to look a little different. This year they are introducing physically distanced games and activities that can be enjoyed downtown for two weeks leading up to Halloween (October 14-November 1). You will also find information on some trick or treat alternatives and other Halloween activities that can be done from home. They are encouraging children of all ages to join in by dressing up in your Halloween costume with your face coverings on to help be able to safely celebrate together. For more information click here or for more information for the activities they are hosting.

Another fun Halloween activity, Boulder Parks and Recreation’s Halloween drive-in movie event, is located at the Flatirons Golf Course On Friday, October 30th. They will be offering two movie screenings: an early screening at 6 pm and a later screening at 8 pm. Decorate your vehicle for a chance to win an exciting prize. Also, don’t forget to dress in your Halloween costumes! Admission is $ 10 dollars per vehicle and includes a pre-made treat bag! To get registered click here!

Virtual Halloween

As many of you know Superior’s Annual Chili Fest, as well as the Octoberfest, have been canceled this year due to the global pandemic. Our ever-innovative Chamber is hosting a fun virtual contest to dress up your pets! How fun is that! To get your super spooky four-legged friend entered into the contest click here!

Another great Halloween contest to get you and your family signed up for this month is a pumpkin decoration contest. The Lion’s Club in Lafayette is hosting this contest to find the best-carved pumpkin out there! Get you and your family registered to receive your free pumpkin to get carving! There will be prices for 1st through 3rd place winners! To get started and see the list of rules for this event click here!

Flatirons Food Film Festival

On Saturday, October 10th the Flatirons Food Film Festival will hold a two-part film preview and fundraiser. This event centers around Gather, a documentary about a growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities. This year it’s going to be a virtual event so you can enjoy this from the safety of your home. To pre-order the movie click here! There will be a question and answer series for you after the show. For more information on the Film Fest and other dates click here.

Handmade In Colorado Expo

If you haven’t been able to make it to the last two months’ showings of the Handmade Expo located in Central Park, you still have a chance. October 24th & 25th will be the last chance to join in on this local event. This is the 12th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo this is an event showcasing some of Colorado’s best fine art and contemporary craft. It will include metals, paper, glass, fibers ,good, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All the work you see has been made by local artists. Admission to this event is free and will also feature live music. Come and support your local artists and craftspeople and this great local event. For more information click here.

How Can I Help?

I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some autumn fun or any of the events mentioned in my October Community Insider Boulder Area. While we are all wanting things to go back to “normal” I want my clients to know I am here for them. I am still keeping social distancing guidelines in check when it comes to showings for my listed properties as well as taking the utmost care when showing my buyers homes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out and contact me! I will continue to provide my clients with interesting and up-to-date information so they can make informed decisions. If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the near future and you think that my expertise and positive attitude might be of service to you don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me!

Or would you like more information on the Boulder area or the real estate market specifically? If so click here to download my current market report on the area or visit this link – http://elisabethnelsonrealestate.com/market-report-newsletter/

Elisabeth Nelson
Broker-Associate
Luxury Home Specialist & New Home Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(303) 916 5859
elisabeth.nelson@coloradohomes.com