Trick-or-treat downtown at Munchkin Masquerade, CU Homecoming and more!

Downtown Boulder

Oct 7, 2015

News You Can Use

Munchkin Masquerade

Saturday, October 31
| 2 - 4PM
| Pearl Street and Beyond

Each Halloween, downtown is invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street during Munchkin Masquerade. Please note that this year's event takes place from 2 - 4 PM.

Join us for our free, family-friendly celebration!

Pearl Street is One of 15 Great Places in America

The American Planning Association (APA) named the Pearl Street Mall as one of six Great Public Spaces. The Great Places of 2015 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity and use of sustainable and innovative practices. For over 100 years, Pearl Street has served Boulder in a variety of diverse capacities. Since 1977, the Pearl Street Mall has carried on that tradition. Go Pearl Street!

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Munchkin Volunteers needed!

A handful of volunteers are needed to serve as traffic marshals at street crossings along the Pearl Street Mall, and to help with kids craft activities.

Email or click here to sign up.


CU Homecoming Parade and Stampede

October 16 | Pearl Street Mall

The CU Boulder Homecoming Parade takes place on Pearl Street this year! The Pearl Street Stampede and Homecoming Parade (at 7PM) will be followed by a Pep Rally on the Courthouse Lawn (at 8PM). The parade starts in front of the Courthouse. Events for CU alumni take place throughout the weekend.


Holiday Parade Entry Form

Join us for the 28th annual Lights of December Parade with floats created by Boulder community groups, non-profit organizations, and local businesses. Floats of all sorts are accepted - creativity and the use of non-vehicular modes of transport are encouraged.

Would you like to participate? The entry form is now available!


Fashion Downtown: Thank you!

Thank you to EVERYONE who celebrated Fashion's Night Downtown Boulder with us. The event was a huge success thanks to over 20 participating retailers, as well as our sponsors who made this shopping extravaganza possible. Huge thanks to Ryan Van Duzer for emceeing the runway show.


Gift Card Business

One size fits all! The Downtown Boulder Gift Card is great for anyone on your gift list. Accepted at nearly 200 downtown businesses, there's always something good for everyone!

Check out some of the newest retail and restaurant additions to the list: Wild Standard, Topo Designs, Voss Art + Home, Vilona Gallery, Firefly Garden and more!


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to with "Found Downtown" in the subject line. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, October 20.

Congratulations Kelsey W., winner of last Found Downtown (Buddha's and Goudha's).


new Businesses

Six Persimmons Apothecary (New Address)

728 Pearl St | (303) 583-0179

Six Persimmons Apothecary offers natural remedies for every condition, Chinese herbal formulas and a homeopathic pharmacy as well as professional-quality supplements. Six Persimmons is home to Cold Nip, Supreme Immune Tonic, Kid's Immune Tonic and an organic skin care line with the world's finest ingredients. This is where you will find Boulder's best massages as well as fabulous organic facials.


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Upcoming Events


1 Million Cups
9 - 10 am / Galvanize

Ayurveda Happy Hour...the most balanced Happy Hour in town!
4 - 6 pm / vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda

Boulder Farmers Market
4 - 8 pm / Central Park

Civic Area Walking Tour
1 - 2 pm / Boulder Civic Area

Opening: HOP to Shop

Paint "Fleur De Lis"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

PETER NABOKOV -- "The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo" & "How the World Moves"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Purple Squirrel
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

TacoRita Wednesday!
10 pm until we sell out / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Teatime with Susan Wick
3 pm - 5 pm / Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Warren Miller Wednesdays
8 pm / West End Tavern

Wednesday Mexiburger
4 pm - close / Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace


Block of The Month Quilting Series
10 am - 2 pm / Fabricate

Bluegrass, BBQ, & Bourbon Thursdays
8 pm - close / West End Tavern

Boulder City Council Candidate Arts & Culture Forum
5:30 pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Coffee Collider
8:30 am - 9:30 am / Impact Hub Boulder

Halloween Help
12:00 - 2:00 pm / Fabricate

Late Night Happy Hour
9 pm - midnight / West End Tavern

LAUREN MYRACLE -- "Upside Down Magic"
6:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Old Time Bluegrass Jam
7:30 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Open Sew
6 - 8:30 pm / Fabricate

Paint "Moonlit Ocean"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / POSHsplat

Thursday After School Sewing Workshop
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm / Fabricate

Vinyasa Yoga with Liana @ Amana Yoga
6 pm - 7:15 pm / vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda


Friday Lunch and Early Happy Hour
Lunch from 11:30 am - 3 pm, Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm / Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

KRISTIN HERSH -- "Don't Suck, Don't Die"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Late Night Happy Hour
9 pm - midnight / West End Tavern

Paint "The Path Home"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Pig Roast Fridays
5 - 9 pm / Aji

Robert Lang Origami Lecture and Demo
2 pm / SmithKlein Gallery


Afternoon Tea
3 - 5 pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Afternoon Tea
2 pm / St Julien Hotel and Spa

Boulder Farmers Market
8 am - 2 pm / Central Park

Couple's Paint "Wine Love"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

FREE Beginner Fly Tying Classes
11 am -2 pm / Rocky Mountain Anglers

Kids Party Bunting
11 am - 1 pm / Fabricate

Kids Quilting Workshop
11 am - 2 pm / Fabricate

Ladies Night Out
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm / The Specific Chiropractic Center Boulder

Late Night Happy Hour
9 pm - midnight / West End Tavern

Season Opening Concert
7 pm - 9 pm / Pine Street Church

Wilson Harwood Single Release Show
8 pm - midnight / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Zippered Pouch Sewing Workshop
2 pm - 5 pm / Fabricate


'A Small Good Thing’ with Oscar-Winner Pamela Tanner Boll Q&A
4:30 pm - 7 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

All Night Happy Hour
3 pm - close / Aji

Family Day Paint "Snowy Owl"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Food Writing Workshop with John Lehndorff
2 - 4 pm / Boulder Book Store

Intro To Free Motion Quilting
2 - 4:30 pm / Fabricate

Live Music
Sundays from 2 - 5 pm, Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm / Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

Closing: Outside Mullingar by Boulder Ensemble Theater Company
The Dairy Center For The Arts

Sheldon Clark Live at the Laughing Goat
9 - 10 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse