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Downtown Boulder

Jun 29, 2016

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Pearl Street Arts Fest

July 16 - 17 | Saturday: 10AM - 7PM and Sunday: 10AM - 5PM | Pearl Street

Check out the list of artists who will be present at this year's Pearl Street Arts Fest! Attendees will be able to peruse sculptures in metal & upcycled materials; handcrafted furniture; paintings in acrylic, oil & watercolors; ceramics; jewelry; photography; glass and more in a variety of styles.

In addition to artisan booths, Open Studios Mobile Art Lab will bring on site art instruction and inspiration to students of all ages at the art activity tent Saturday (7/16) and Sunday (7/17) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn.

Pearl Street Arts Fest was recently named one of eight summer festivals in great places by the American Planning Assocation.


Celebrate Independents Week

Downtown Boulder is excited to celebrate the American Independent Business Alliance's (AMIBA) Independents Week (July 1-7). Year round, downtown Boulder salutes local businesses and the community values that they embody. As we celebrate the "Love the Local" movement during this week, be sure to shop small.

Get to know the owner or operator of your favorite downtown business through our Love the Local Business Spotlights.

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate Independence Day in and around Downtown Boulder. There are all sorts of events and fun happenings to celebrate the Fourth of July. Anna's 4th of July Itinerary is filled with fun ideas. Check out Downtown Boulder's event calendar for ideas.

On July 4, enjoy free parking downtown at City of Boulder garages and ride the HOP for free to Ralphie's Independence Day Blast at Folsom Field. Catch the fireworks and the fun!


Figment Fest

July 9 - 10 | Saturday: 10AM - 6PM and Sunday: 12PM - 6PM | Boulder Public Library

FIGMENT is a free, inclusive, participatory, family-friendly arts event held in multiple cities around the world, drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. This year it's coming to Boulder. For two days, Boulder Public Library will transform into a large-scale collaborative artwork. What will you bring? Get involved at: boulder.figmentproject.org.


Register for Downtown Race Series

West End 4K - Thursday, July 28

Pearl Street Mile - Wednesday, August 10

The Downtown Boulder Race Series, produced by Flatirons Running, takes place on and around Pearl Street this summer. Registration is now open for the two races so don't hesitate, sign up now! See website for registration costs and details.


Catch The Hazel Miller Band at Bands on the Bricks

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

TONIGHT: One of Bands on the Bricks favorites, The Hazel Miller Band, takes over the bricks for a night of eclectic Jazz, R&B, Blues and originals. Don't miss out the party! West Flanders will be pouring beer in the beer garden or enjoy a famous Rio margarita. Check out the lineup for the rest of the summer at BandsontheBricks.com.


Beer, Food, Live Music, Lawn Games

The 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting event in the heart of Boulder. While craft beer is the main attraction, there are plenty of other added bonuses for you to enjoy- food, live music, lawn games and more. Gather your pretzel necklaces and sunscreen and buy your tickets now, event is expected to sell out.


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, July 5.

Congratulations Elizabeth M., winner of the last Found Downtown (Sushi Zanmai).


new Businesses


1909 9th St Suite 110 |
(303) 440-3786

Adorned features beautiful and unique jewelry and gifts from local artists. Their merchandise includes an eclectic sampling of work from artists using many mediums. From pearls to peyote stitch, they are excited for this opportunity to feature our local creative community.



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Upcoming Events


Anos - 10 Year Anniversary Party
4 pm - 11 pm / Tahona Tequila Bistro

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

Boulder Farmers Market
4 pm - 8 pm / Central Park

CO Getaways Neighboorhood Happy Hour
5 pm - 7 pm / prAna

FamilySong Music with Kristin McLean
11 am - 12 pm / Boulder Public Library

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

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

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Neighborhood Yoga Series
6:30 pm / Zeal Optics

Paint "Country Rooster"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Stories To Tell--Barn Quilts of Boulder County at Boulder Farmer's Market
3 pm - 8 pm / Central Park

Summer Nature Play
9 am - 11 am / Boulder Public Library

The Khabu Doug Young Trio
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

WENONAH HAUTER -- "Frackopoly"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store


Amour Vert Trunk Show
4 pm - 7 pm / Island Farm

BARI TESSLER -- "The Art of Money"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

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

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

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

Paint "Bricks and Vines"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

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


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

Opening: New Works by Renowned Abstract Artist Peter Burega
2 pm - 6 pm / SmithKlein Gallery

Paint "Lab on the Beach"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Star Spangled Celebration!
10 am - 8 pm / Color Me Mine


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

Boulder Art & JazzFest
Sat. 8 am - 8 pm, Sun. 11 am - 8pm, Mon 11 am - 5 pm / Central Park Bandshell

Boulder Farmers Market
8 am - 2 pm / Central Park

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

Paint "Funky Flatirons"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Star Spangled Celebration!
10 am - 8 pm / Color Me Mine


Boulder Art & JazzFest
Sat. 8 am-8 pm, Sun. 11 am- 8 pm, Mon 11 am-5 pm / Central Park Bandshell

Family Day Paint "Mosaic Tree"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

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

Star Spangled Celebration!
10 am - 8 pm / Color Me Mine

Venus de Miles Women's Bike Club - Weekend Ride
7:30 am - 12 pm / Full Cycle