Bands on the Bricks starts tonight, accessibility and transportation updates, Boulder Craft Beer festival and other summer festivals...

Downtown Boulder

Jun 1, 2016

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Bands on the Bricks Kicks Off TONIGHT

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 3 | Beer Garden at 5:30PM, Opening Act starts at 6PM, Headlining Act starts at 7PM | 1300 block of Pearl

Bands on the Bricks kicks off TONIGHT with Euforquestra! Boulder County's premiere outdoor concert series is a not-to-be-missed summertime tradition on the bricks (aka Pearl Street Mall). Featuring an outdoor beer, wine, and famous Rio Grande margs garden opening at 5:30PM. Save the dates for this season's concerts:

June 1        Euforquestra
June 8        The Railsplitters
June 15      That Eighties Band
June 22      ZYZZYX
June 29      The Hazel Miller Band
July 6         Quemando
July 13       Wandering Natives
July 20       Judge Roughneck
July 27       PJ Zahn
August 3     The Wendy Woo Band
*August 5    The Samples (Co-sponsored by IRONMAN Boulder)

Want to be a part of the party on Wednesday evenings? Sign up to volunteer!

View the full schedule

Boulder Craft Beer Festival Ticket Sales Start Friday

Ticket Sales start on Friday, June 3 | Event takes place Saturday, August 20

Ticket sales begin this Friday (June 3) for the 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival, which brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer. The festival includes live music, lawn games, food for purchase and more. Are you a hop hound? Get a jump on the action with the VIP ticket option! Don't wait, tickets are expected to sell out prior to the event date!

Buy tickets ($35 / $50 VIP / $10 Designated Driver)

Hop 2 Chautauqua for Summer Concert Series

On concert nights | Beginning two hours before showtime

The Hop 2 Chautauqua provides FREE transit service from downtown Boulder to the Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Series concerts. Buses will operate every 15 to 20 minutes at designated stops beginning approximately two hours before the show.


Walk and Bike Month and Day

Registration is now open for Walk and Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 22. Community Cycles has organized more than 50 local businesses around the city to host breakfast and service stations from 6:30 to 9AM.

Throughout June, the Boulder community is encouraged to walk, bike, and ride transit for daily trips. There will be community events throughout the month to help celebrate walking and biking.


Announcing: B-Cycle Thursday Happy Hour

Do you want to enjoy happy hour without worrying about driving or parking? Jump on Boulder B-cycle with no overtime fees every Thursday night this summer! Thursday Happy Hour with Boulder B-Cycle starts May 23 and runs though September 1. With the warm weather, it's a perfect way to get downtown. Trips must start after 5PM and end before midnight.

B-cycle is Boulder's nonprofit bike-share program.


Hanuman Festival

Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12 | Boulder High School

Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set in Boulder at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. This celebration is in its 6th year, with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community.


Annual Boulder Jewish Festival

Sunday, June 19 | 11AM - 4PM | Boulder County Courthouse Lawn and Pearl Street Mall

Stop by the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy this free one-day celebration of Jewish culture, featuring live entertainment, fine art and Judaica, ethnic food, community organizations and activities for all ages.


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, June 14.

Congratulations Matthew M., winner of the last Found Downtown (The Cup).


new Businesses

World of Beer

921 Pearl St |
(303) 728-9155

At World of Beer, we’ve got 50 craft beers on tap, over 500 in the cooler and a menu of tasty tavern fare that’s crafted to go perfectly with beer. And whether you’re a beer master or just beer curious, our insanely knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through every last pint, pour, and pairing. So c’mon. Let’s go. Because there’s no better place to go around the world, one sip at a time.


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Upcoming Events


Bands on the Bricks
6 pm - 9 pm / 1300 Block of Pearl

Boulder Farmers Market
4 pm - 8 pm / Central Park

Downtown Boulder Employee Appreciation Day
8 am - 5 pm / Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District

Free Kids Rides on the Tebo Train
10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15) / Wells Fargo Bank

Kid's Camp Paint "Waves"
10 am - 1 pm or 10 am - 3 pm / POSHsplat

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Opening: Neighborhood Yoga Series
6:30 pm / Zeal Optics

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

PAUL THOMAS MURPHY -- "Pretty Jane & the Viper of Kidbrook Lane"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Purple Squirrel
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Closing: Six International Artists Present Six Video Works
The Dairy Center For The Arts


Free Kids Rides on the Tebo Train
10 am - 11:15 am (Last departure at 11:15) / Wells Fargo Bank

FUN Power Ups for Parents! sponsored by Hartney Law
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm / prAna

Kid's Camp Paint "Song Birds"
10 am - 1 pm or 10 am - 3 pm / POSHsplat

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

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

ROBERT TEMPLE FROST -- "Nature All Around Us"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Thursday Night Music
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse


Avid4 Adventure: Climbing Wall
2 pm - 3 pm / Boulder Public Library

Bring on the Glam: "Labyrinth" Party and Movie
6 pm / Boulder Public Library

DIY: Spa
4 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Kid's Camp Paint "Wizardry"
10 am - 1 pm or 10 am - 3 pm / POSHsplat

Opening: New Works by Renowned Artist Mark Lague
2 pm - 6 pm / SmithKlein Gallery

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

Purple Squirrel
9 pm - 12 am / License #1


(Chocolate) Cake Finishing & Decorating!
10 am - 1 pm / Piece, Love & Chocolate

Art Stop
9 am - 12 pm / Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Boulder Farmers Market
8 am - 2 pm / Central Park

Five 5ths of Labyrinth: A Fringe Benefit
7 pm - 10 pm / Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery & Theater

ORVIS 101 Free Fly Fishing Class
10 am - 11 am / Front Range Anglers

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

The Ghost BBQ & Spirit's 1st Annual Wing Eating Contest
1 pm - 3 pm / Boulder Theater


Allie Chipkin
10 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Boulder Market
11 am - 5 pm / Central Park

Family Day Paint "BB-8"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Forest Porridge Show
8 pm - 9 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Go Club for Kids & Teens
2 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Mayhem Gultch
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Sewing Rebellion, Bowie Style
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Venus de Miles Women's Bike Club - Weekend Ride
8:30 am - 12 pm / Full Cycle