About Downtown Boulder


Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. Surrounded by the stunning Flatiron Mountains and with the crystal clear Boulder Creek steps away, Downtown Boulder is filled with amazing shopping, dining and entertainment options – there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Eighty-five percent locally owned and operated with over 1000 businesses, Downtown Boulder is well-maintained with a clean, inviting and delightfully charming atmosphere. Just 30 miles from Denver, Downtown Boulder offers fun and excitement for locals and visitors alike!

At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 35th anniversary on August 6, 2012. Colorful, bright flowers fill the mall almost the entire year and street performers, with a multitude of talents, make the Pearl Street Mall one of the best people-watching destinations anywhere. The shopping, dining, and entertainment along the Pearl Street Mall and adjoining corridors (Pearl Street’s East & West Ends, Walnut & Spruce Streets as well as adjacent streets) is truly incredible. Come Downtown and feast at nationally renowned restaurants like The Kitchen, Frasca Food and Wine and Jax Fishouse to name a few. From the historic Hotel Boulderado (celebrating its Centennial in 2009) to the St. Julien Hotel and Spa to the many other quaint lodging accommodations in Downtown Boulder, there is no better place to enjoy a day or two!

Looking for some free entertainment with lots of community spirit and fun for the entire family? Check out the year round events produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. In April, help welcome springtime during Downtown Boulder’s Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade. In the summer months, enjoy outdoor music concerts with Bands on the Bricks, Noon Tunes and our Endless Summer Music Celebration. In July, Downtown Boulder’s ArtFair has been showcasing a wide variety of artists for over two decades to worldwide acclaim. On Halloween, bring your monsters and fairies to Pearl Street for some tricks and lots of treating during Downtown Boulder’s Munchkin Masquerade. During the holiday season, join Downtown Boulder for our The Lights of December Parade and come visit Santa with Downtown Boulder’s St. Nicks on the Bricks.

Whether you’re a frequent visitor or a first time guest, come experience Downtown Boulder and all there is to offer. Find out how easy it is to LOVE THE LOCAL™ today!

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