Pearl Street Stampedes


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It is possible that due to the impacts on our community of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the situation over the next several months that this event may be canceled.  We will make a final decision in early August - please check back for updates.

We ask that you take care of yourself and each other first and foremost.  We look forward to a time in the not-so-distant future that we can bring together the community once again in the heart of our amazing city.   Thank you for your understanding.  Stay well and take care.

The Pearl Street Stampedes have become THE kickoff celebration for CU home football games for over a decade. The night before each home game, hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall as members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band plays to the crowds’ delight.  Members of the CU football team and coaching staff are greeted with cheers and high fives from fans of all ages.   The Stampedes are a joint collaboration between the University of Colorado, local businesses, the City of Boulder and Downtown Boulder.

Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band start performing at 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse).  The Stampedes moves west, stopping on each block of the Pearl Street Mall To perform.  

Stampede Photo Gallery


 2020 Pearl Street Stampede Dates:

Please check back soon for information regarding the 2020 Pearl Street Stampedes.