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Downtown Boulder

Jan 13, 2015

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Downtown Boulder, Inc.'s Annual Awards Luncheon

Friday, February 5 | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM | St Julien Hotel & Spa

Join Downtown Boulder, Inc (DBI) to celebrate and recognize the downtown businesses and business owners who contribute to the economic vitality of the district.

This year's format includes three lightning talks around a central theme, CONNECT, featuring: Dave Query (Big Red F), Matt Chasansky (City of Boulder) and Corey Kohn (DOJO4)

Click here to RSVP by Wednesday, January 27.

Save the Date: 2016 Downtown Boulder Events

There's always something going on in Downtown Boulder! Mark your calendar for these 2016 featured events:

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival: Sunday, April 3
Taste of Pearl: Sunday, April 17
Bands on the Bricks: Wednesdays, June 1 - August 3
Pearl Street Arts Fest: Sat - Sun, July 16 - 17
Boulder Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, August 20
Fall Fest: Fri - Sun, September 16 - 18

View the entire year of events.

Student Banners on Pearl Street

Take a stroll down the Pearl Street Mall and enjoy 51 new lamp pole banners created by the talents and imagination of budding artists from Columbine Elementary School, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School. This year’s  theme is “Farming” sponsored by the Boulder County Farmers Market. The banners will be on display from now until mid April.

In late March, check back for information about voting for your favorite banner during Boulder Arts Week.


2016 Downtown Boulder Guidebook

Downtown Boulder is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 guidebook! Learn about downtown dining, shopping, events and not-to-be missed activities.

Find print versions at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center. Click here to view the interactive online version.


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to info@dbi.org with "Found Downtown" in the subject line for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, January 26.

Congratulations Meredith C., winner of the last Found Downtown (Boulder Baked).


new Businesses


1430 Pearl St |
(303) 442-1940

Since 1947, Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana. Kilwins uniquely combines high quality products with a warm friendly customer experience that is supported through a successful community of caring owners. They offer the finest quality, traditional down-home confections and ice cream that are kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.



Colorado Limited

1428 Pearl St |
(720) 287-4669

Colorado Limited is a lifestyle brand and is the premiere resource for Colorado Flag clothing and apparel. Colorado Limited aims to keep it fresh with new variations of the flag, allowing individuals to represent the Colorado lifestyle through Colorado gear, for years to come.



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Upcoming Events


Boulder Conversations: Bob Greenlee
5 pm - 7 pm / Museum of Boulder

JULIA HERZ -- "Beer Pairing"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Paint "African Savannah"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


LAYTH MATTHEWS -- "The Four Noble Truths of Wealth"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

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

Paint "Mason Jar Flowers"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Sunset Series w/ DJ Royal Swan and Friends- Free in the Restaurant!
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place


Keeping The Dream Alive
6:45PM-11PM / Boulder Theater

Paint "Eastern chickadee"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

PRIYA HUFFMAN -- "of Bone and Breath"
7:30 pm / madelife


Afternoon Tea
3 - 5 pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Fly Tying w/ Wallace Westfeldt
10 am - 12 pm / Front Range Anglers

Paint "Bonsai Beach"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

TERRI FARLEY -- "Wild at Heart"
4 pm / Boulder Book Store


A Night of Music With Chris Ralph
8 pm - 9 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Communikey presents Rise and Shine Sunday Brunch – Free in the Restaurant!
10: 30 am - 3:30 pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Family Day Paint "Bicycle"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Lauren Alexander
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Magical Living & Fen Shui Workshop Series with Tess Whitehurst
2 pm - 3:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Patrick Latella Acoustic Fusion- Live Performance
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Sacred House Sunday Gathers
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place


Bluegrass Jam
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Kid's Camp Paint "Inside Out"
10 am - 1 pm / POSHsplat

Kid's Night Paint "Dreamcatcher"
5:30 pm - 8 pm / POSHsplat

Monday Night Wine Dinner with Andy Peay
5:30 pm / Frasca Food & Wine

Open Mic Night with Voices for MLK
7:30 pm - 9 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Race and Justice presentation by Peers Building Justice
4 pm - 6 pm / Alfalfa's

Racism: From Jim Crow to Colorblindness, What does solidarity with black liberation look like today?
2 pm - 4 pm / St. John's Episcopal Church

Workshop: Historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery
5 pm - 7 pm / YWCA of Boulder County