Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018  | 1 - 5 pm | Pearl Street Mall 

RAIN DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2018*

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, gather on the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys to 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!   

Volunteer: Help all of the Tulip Fairies and Elves cross the streets safely. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older. Receive a $10 Downtown Boulder Gift Card for each shift you volunteer. Visit our Volunteer Local Page for more information. 

New This Year: Join us between musical stage performances for the Tulip Gathering with the Queen of the Fairies. Our Fairy Queen will gather all of the children to wake the tulips and welcome spring at 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm.

Performance Line-up

1:00 - 1:45 Taylor Shae

2:00 - 2:45: Teresa Storch and the Sharp Eleven

3:00 - 3:45: Chloe of Intuit - Conscious Music for Kids

4:00 - 5:00: Jeff & Paige - Waking the Bear

Taylor Shae

Taylor Shae is a 17 year old award-winning singer-songwriter, born and raised in a town overlooking the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Taylor performs bluesy americana/roots-rock music that leaves listeners energized with crackerjack lyrics and soul-crying vocals. Taylor released her 2nd studio album, “Twenty Paces”, on March 23, 2018. Check out Taylor Shae’s live performance as she creates a fun acoustic groove, grabbing the attention of any passerby willing to give in to the urge to tap their feet.

Teresa Storch and the Sharp Eleven

Teresa Storch and The Sharp Eleven, all the way from Longmont. Funky, soulful Americana to move your heart and your feet!

Chloe of Intuit - Conscious Music for Kids 

Chloe Watkins of Intuit band shares a playful collection of songs that honor the earth and all of her creatures. Joyful for kids young and old.

Jeff & Paige - Waking the Bear

Colorado's science-based kid's musical duo use original songs, storytelling and costumes to engage kids with nature, music and movement. Their exciting, live concerts are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, quick costume changes and loads of audience participation. Join Jeff, Paige and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Education Staff for their annual, bear-themed concert on Pearl Street Mall to welcome the bears out of hibernation. Concert geared towards kids ages 3-8 and anyone who loves the great outdoors.

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

* Rain Date: In case of inclement weather the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 15th from 1 - 5 pm.  Should the festival be rescheduled we will make an announcement by 9 am on April 8th. 

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