2013 Events Produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc.


Taste of Pearl
Sunday, April 21 | 2 – 6 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond
SOLD OUT - An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail stores.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa).

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival
Saturday, April 27 | 3:00 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’.  This much beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.

West End 3K
Wednesday, June 5 | 6 p.m. | West Pearl Street 
The West End 3K kicks off the Downtown Boulder Race Series, taking runners through the vibrant West End district of Pearl Street. The race will include a 1.5K distance for the kids.

Bands on the Bricks
Wednesdays, June 12 – August 14 | 7 – 9 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street

From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall.  A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.  Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Noon Tunes
Fridays, June 14 – August 16 | noon – 1:30 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Engaging lunchtime summer concert series on the Pearl Street Mall.   Local artists perform mainly all original songs in the genres of folk, rock, Americana and more.   The July concerts are dedicated to children's entertainment  - perfect for kids of all ages.     

Pearl Street Mile
Wednesday, July 10 | 5:30 p.m. | Pearl Street
The Pearl Street Mile is the "signature event" of the Downtown Boulder Race Series. A kids’ ½ mile race will also take place. After crossing the finish line head over to Bands on the Bricks to relax, enjoy some music, and bask in your accomplishment. Fun for the whole family!

Open Arts Fest
Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Pearl Street
Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other.  Artists from around the country, demonstrations, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more!

East End 2K
Saturday, August 10 | 8:00 a.m. | East Pearl Street
The summer race series concludes with the East End 2K, a Saturday morning race encompassing the east end of Pearl Street. Bring the family for one final pursuit of speed before school begins. A 1K kids’ race will also take place.

Fashion's Night Downtown Boulder
Thursday, August 29 | 6:00 p.m. | Pearl Street
Join us for the third year, as fashionistas from all walks of life head to downtown Boulder to celebrate fashion.   More than 25 retailers will present a wide variety of fall styles on the Pearl Street Mall catwalk during the kickoff fashion show extravaganza.  From there, downtown's retail scene is in the spotlight as individual boutiques host in-store special events.  From live music, food & drinks to mini makeovers and shopping, the night celebrates all of the best in clothing, shoes, accessories and more that downtown has to offer.

Fall Fest
Sept. 13 (5 - 10 p.m.), Sept 14 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.), Sept. 15
 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) | Pearl Street
Now in its 26th year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of a Children’s Carnival and more than 30 artisan booths.

Munchkin Masquerade
Thursday, October 31 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond

Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.

Switch on the Holidays
Sunday, November 24 | 5 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street

Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall.

St. Nick on the Bricks
Free Visits with Santa | Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center

Friday, November 29 and Saturdays November 30 - December 21 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE.  Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

Lights of December Parade
Saturday, December 7 | 6:00 p.m. | Downtown Boulder

In its 26th year, spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!


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