Around 300 community members gathered for CU Night in Downtown Boulder on Aug. 2 at the Boulder Theater, an event celebrating the connections between town and gown and the value of community care and compassion.

The second annual event is intended to strengthen CU Boulder’s engagement with the broader Boulder community and included a number of elected officials and community leaders.

The night featured remarks from Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Dean Robert McDonald, CAAAS Director Reiland Rabaka, Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett and Board of County Commissioners Chair Claire Levy, along with food, drinks, giveaways and exhibits from 17 campus and community groups.

The event concluded with a CU-sponsored Bands on the Bricks on Pearl Street featuring the music of Mighty Mystic. 

Photos by Casey Cass/CU Boulder