Volunteer for Pearl Street Arts Fest, Sidewalk Sale and Shop & Stroll, IRONMAN - save date, Craft Beer Fest tickets and more!

Downtown Boulder

Jul 13, 2016

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Pearl Street Arts Fest
Volunteer for Pearl Street Arts Fest

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

Did you know that Pearl Street Arts Fest relies on the help and support of over 50 volunteers to make this popular juried art show a success? For each 3 hour shift worked, you'll receive a $15 Downtown Boulder Gift Card and all volunteers also receive a Downtown Boulder t-shirt! Check out the website for information about shifts and specific duties.


For the Pearl Street Arts Fest, artists travel from all over Colorado and 20 other U.S. states to exhibit and sell original pieces to collectors, enthusiasts and newcomers. Get downtown to peruse art in a variety of mediums. The event also features other fun activities such as the Open Studios Mobile Art Lab and a climbing wall (free).

Pearl Street Arts Fest Program

Sidewalk Sale
Summer Sidewalk Sale

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24 | Throughout downtown

This not-to-be missed annual shopping event offers great deals from Downtown Boulder's favorite merchants both on and off the Bricks. Support downtown businesses and get in on some of the hottest summer sizzlin' deals around. From beautiful artwork and jewelry, to clothing, skin & hair care and everything in between, there are plenty of opportunities to shop small during the Summer Sidewalk Sale.

Participating businesses

Shop & Stroll Third Thursday

Shop and Stroll with Downtown Retailers

It's summertime! The days are longer, and now, so are your shopping hours! A collective of downtown retailers will stay open until 8PM (and some even later!) on Thursday, July 21st as part of July's "Third Thursday Shop & Stroll". Check the website for additional information, special events and promotions from participating retailers.


IRONMAN Welcome Concert

Save the Date: IRONMAN Welcome Concert

Friday, August 5 | Beer Garden at 5:30PM, Headlining Act at 7PM| 1300 Block of Pearl

Downtown Boulder has teamed up with IRONMAN to bring The Samples to Pearl Street for a very special Ironman Welcome Concert. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 5th! The IRONMAN Boulder triathlon takes place on Sunday, August 7. Visit the finish line at 13th and Canyon to cheer on the athletes and congratulate them.


Craft Beer Fest Hats

Boulder Craft Beer Fest Hats

Saturday, August 20 | 1PM-5PM | West Central Park

Don't miss the 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival! New this year: commemorative hats featuring the Boulder Craft Beer Festival logo (free with purchase of VIP ticket)! Purchase the hats online in advance for $10 along with a $35 general admission ticket (a limited number may be available for purhase onsite at the event for $15). This event is expected to sell out so buy your ticket (and hat) today!


Pokemon Go on Pearl

Pokémon on Pearl Street

Pokémon Go is a new smartphone app that has taken the nation by storm. Come down to Pearl Street where there are plenty of opportunities to catch Pokémon, visit Pokéstops to win Poké Balls and battle it out in gyms. Now get out there and catch 'em all!


Hop 2 Chautauqua

Hop 2 Chautauqua for Summer Concert Series

Don't forget that you can park downtown and catch the Hop 2 Chautauqua for Colorado Music Festival and Chautuaqua Summer Series events through September. Check out the calendar for dates and details. Grab dinner downtown before the show and enjoy the convenience of this free transportation service. Buses begin approximately two hours before show time and arrive approximately every 15 - 20 minutes.


Found Downtown

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 26.

Congratulations Kyra M., winner of the last Found Downtown (Ramble on Pearl).


new Businesses

Community Banks

Community Banks of Colorado

2045 Broadway Suite 100 | (720) 872-4986

At Community Banks of Colorado, we bank with common sense and we invite you to do the same. That means straight talk, personal attention, and sensible, clear decisions from real people. No jibber jabber, no smoke and mirrors and no passing the buck. And no making you talk to a machine when what you need is a person. If that makes sense to you, then you might be right for us.

Convenient banking center locations, ATMs, and lobby hours that cater to your schedule.



The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot

2019 19th St |
(339) 222-7463

Offering facials, full body waxing, and a list of add-on services. The Honey Pot focuses on using all organic products and understands that beauty comes from total body peace, rather than just a clean face. Come settle in and care for yourself properly by relaxing, breathing, and being present.

Open as of June 2016, The Honey Pot is Downtown Boulder's newest premiere skincare studio! Owners Amanda Jane and Olivia Burk opened the quaint little shop with a vision of bringing healing to the community through skincare education, reminding guests that beauty truly does start within.



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Upcoming Events


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

Boulder Farmers Market
4 pm - 8 pm / Central Park

Brad Watson -- "Miss Jane"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Paint "Framed Beauty"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


ANYEN RINPOCHE & ALLISON CHOYING ZANGMO -- "Living and Dying with Confidence"
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

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

Kid's Camp Paint "Tie Dye Zebra"
10 am - 1 pm or 10 am - 3 pm / POSHsplat

Niya & Kris
9 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

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

Pastry Chef Junior Camp
8 am - 12:30 pm / Piece, Love & Chocolate


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

Paint "Monet Bridge"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Pastry Chef Junior Camp
8 am - 12:30 pm / Piece, Love & Chocolate

RNDZVS: Surf Rock
7 pm – 11 pm / Boulder Public Library

Tube to Work Day
8 am


Grand Opening Redux
4 pm - 7 pm / Adorned

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

Boulder Farmers Market
8 am - 2 pm / Central Park

Fundraiser "Grand Canyon"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

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

Pearl Street Arts Fest
10 am - 7 pm


10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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

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

Harvesting and Composting in Your Garden
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Marshmallow War
1 pm - 3 pm / Boulder Public Library

Pearl Street Arts Fest
10 am - 5 pm

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