Get ready for Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, Taste of Pearl preview and giveaway, volunteers needed for upcoming events and more.

Downtown Boulder

Mar 23, 2016

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Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

Sunday, April 3 (rain date: Sunday, April 10| 1 - 5PM | Pearl Street Mall

This family friendly event features over 15,000 tulips along the Pearl Street Mall that are awakened by pint-sized fairies and elves. Don't miss special live stage performances throughout the afternoon, children's activities including face painting and cookie decorating, and the Tulip Fairy parade at 3:30.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm "Waking the Bear"
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Wandering Natives
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tulip Fairy Parade
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Boulder School of Rock

*Rain Date: In the case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 10th. The announcement will be made by 10 am on April 3rd.

Taste of Pearl Preview

Sunday, April 17 | 2 - 6PM | Pearl Street Mall

15 wineries, 15 restaurants, and 15 boutiques and galleries, all with one goal: indulge your palate. Each Boulder restaurant will create a decadent sample-sized offering and will be paired with a Colorado winery hosted in one of downtown's vibrant galleries or retail stores. Participants will receive a map at check-in. (Pairings will be revealed the day of the event at check in.) Don't wait, tickets are likely to sell out prior to the event!

Buy tickets ($65 / $75 VIP)

Taste of Pearl Preview

MINI of Loveland: Taste of Pearl Getaway

Visit MINI of Loveland on Facebook and enter to win a Taste of Pearl Getaway. The getaway includes two VIP tickets to Taste of Pearl, a MINI to test drive for the weekend, a stay at the St Julien Hotel and a $150 Downtown Boulder Gift Card.


Event Volunteers Needed

Downtown Boulder depends on the help of wonderful volunteers to make each of our events run smoothly. Volunteering is a great way to meet people in the community, have some fun, and more!

Volunteer for:
Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival (Sunday, April 3)
Taste of Pearl
(Sunday, April 17)
Boulder Art Cinema
(Every Thurs., Fri., Sat. evening)


Boulder Art: Cinema Now Showing

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays | Box Office Opens at 6PM |
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

The Boulder Art Cinema shows first-run, independent films on Thursday through Saturday evenings.

This week: Remember

March 31 - April 2: City of Gold

April 7 - 9: Krisha

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the theater. Enjoy beer from Avery, Bookcliff Vineyards' wines, and snacks from Seeds Library Cafe for purchase during the film.


Boulder Arts Week

March 25 - April 2 | Throughout Boulder

Boulder Arts Week is a citywide celebration highlighting Boulder's distinguished arts and culture scene. It consists of a variety of different events that take place at locations all over Boulder.

During Boulder Arts Week, vote for your favorite student artwork on the lightpole banners on Pearl Street.


Boulder Farmers Market Season Opens

Saturdays, starting April 2 | 8AM-2PM | 13th Street

What better way to celebrate spring than with the first farmers market of the year?

Visit the first Boulder Farmers Market of the season on Saturday, April 2. The Saturday market season runs every Saturday through November 19 and Wednesday night markets begin May 4.


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to with "Found Downtown" in the subject line for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, April 5.

Congratulations Priscilla A., winner of the last Found Downtown (Fabricate).



new Businesses

Via Perla

901 Pearl St | (720) 669-0100

From the tabletops of Italy, tucked away in small trattorias, food is not only prepared with great passion, it is served with genuine gratitude. The menu choices are modest, yet tailored to honor the past and blend with the present. Truly the signature of Italy.

Via Perla brings Italian tradition to Boulder Colorado, with fresh, locally farmed ingredients, and only the finest imports. From our famiglia to yours.


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Upcoming Events


Animal Communication 101
7:30 pm - 9 pm / Boulder Psychic Institute

Glitteratti (featuring Dave & Tim from Trampled By Turtles) with Paul Kimbiris
7:30 pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

JEROME OSENTOWSKI -- "The Forest Garden Greenhouse"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Kid's Camp Paint "Bunny Rabbit"
10 am - 1 pm / POSHsplat

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Nature Has Sprung
9 am - 11 am / Boulder Public Library

Nice Work Jazz Combo with Heidi Schmidt
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / St Julien Hotel and Spa

Paint "Riverbend"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


CoCreate Boulder
6 pm - 9:30 pm / eTown

Film Showing
7 pm showing / Boulder Art Cinema

GWEN FLORIO --- "Disgraced"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Nature Has Sprung
9 am - 11 am / Boulder Public Library

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

Paint "Winter Mountains"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Purple Squirrel
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / St Julien Hotel and Spa


David Coile - live
8 pm - 9 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Film Showing
6:30 pm; 8:30 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIRD: Monty Python's Life of Brian
8:45 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Kid's Camp Paint "Sunset Sail"
10 am - 1 pm / POSHsplat

Paint "Flatirons in Spring"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Rogue Co. Presents: PHASE
7:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts


17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
1:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Afternoon Tea
3 - 5 pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Film Showing
6:30 pm; 8:30 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIRD: Monty Python's Life of Brian
11 am / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Signature Saturday Series Fly Tying
10 am - 12 pm / Front Range Anglers

Paint "Red Rocks Amphitheater"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Rogue Co. Presents: PHASE
7:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts


Easter Festivities
Brunch 10 am - 3 pm, Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm / SALT the Bistro

Easter Sunday Brunch
9:30 am - 2:30 pm / Hotel Boulderado

Hello Dollface- Live
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Smith House/Jessie Frye - live
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Spectacular Easter Brunch
10 am - 3 pm / Wild Standard

The Well is hosting Easter
10 am - 12 pm / Boulder Theater