Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities
June 11 at the FlatIron Mall in the outdoor food court 5-8 p.m.
July 10 at the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens from 4-8 p.m.
August 14 at the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens from 4-8 p.m.
Summer Saturdays and Summer Sundays are free community festivals held each year in June, July, and August.
These events were started over a decade ago to bring interactive and enriching experiences to the community and provide artists and groups with the opportunity to connect with the public. Typical attendance numbers prior to 2019 ranged from 100-250 per event. Today, the average attendance number is more than 350 depending on the venue.
Due to COVID-19, the Sunday festivals were transformed into the Summer Saturday Drive-thru events in 2020. These events were held in various locations including in front of the Broomfield Library and at the FlatIron Mall. The drive-thru experiences featured art displays, cultural artifact displays, live music, performances, and a classic car show.
In 2021, the series was held in different formats and locations so that the program could explore whether the program required adjustment. In June 2021, the series began with a drive-thru event at FlatIron Mall. In July, the program tested a pop-up Summer Sunday Fest at the City's 4th of July event. On August 15, the series returned to its traditional location with an in-person festival at the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens with carnival games, interactive booths, cultural demonstrations, bouncy house, face painting, and so much more. There was also a concert by the youth band, In Plain Air, and a finale concert by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Beverly Belles!
For 2022, these festivals will be held in-person with one change to the traditional series. Based on the tests conducted in 2021 with exploring venues and new partners, the June event will be held on a Saturday ("Summer Saturday) at the FlatIron Mall.
BCAH's commitment is to enrich the community with creative arts, cultural and science programming that is accessible by all. We will continue to serve local communities in any capacity that we can to ensure creativity connects the community and leads to a more vibrant, inclusive place to work, live, and visit.