Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017  | 1 - 5 pm | Pearl Street Mall 

RAIN DATE: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and celebrate the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season. The event includes live stage performances, face painting, free activities for children and more!  

Activities including:

-Foam sword dueling
-Dino Dig       
-Art projects      
-Face Painting            
-Nature activities and wildlife safety      
-Cookie decorating       
-And More!

The Tulip Fairy Parade - 3:30 pm 

Don't miss the Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade!  Leaving from the performance stage in front of the Courthouse, all fairies and elves are invited to join the Tulip Fairy as she lead a parade around the Mall to celebrate the tulips and spring.

Performance Schedule

The performance stage will be on the 1300 block of Pearl Street

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.    'Waking the Bear' - Jeff Kagan & Paige Doughty, Open Space & Mountain Parks
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.    'A Tale of Cinderella' - Boulder Performing Arts Company Star Performers
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.     Ballet Class - Boulder Ballet 
3:30 p.m.    Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade!
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.    Teresa Storch and the Sharp Eleven 

Don't forget: On Saturdays and Sundays year round, parking is FREE in all City of Boulder garages!  Click here for info. 

Click here to view the 2017 photo gallery!

Click here to view photo's of the 2017 Tulips! 

Other Downtown Happenings

You can also check out the Fairy Bubbles Party at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place on Sunday, April 2nd.

Spruce Farm & Fish as well as the Corner Bar are offering two free kids meals with purchase of adult entrée all day, Sunday April 2nd. 


* Rain Date: In case of inclement weather the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 9th from 1 - 5 pm.  Should the festival be rescheduled we will make an announcement by 9 am on April 2nd. 



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Volunteers Needed! 

We're looking for volunteer crossing guards to help all the fairies and elves cross the street safely.  Volunteers receive a $10 Downtown Boulder Gift Card for each shift you volunteer.  Visit our volunteer local page or click on the icon below for more information and to sign-up! 

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