One of the most highly anticipated events in Boulder is the annual Fall Fest on the Pearl Street Mall. With its mild temperatures and colorful fall foliage Downtown Boulder provides a perfect fall escape. Friday - Sunday, September 14, 15 and 16, 2018, Downtown Boulder, Inc. will host an ideal family adventure.
For three days, the Pearl Street (from 10th to 15th streets) as well as 14th street between Spruce and Pearl will be filled with arts, crafts and other makers, a beer/wine/margarita garden, live music, children's activities and excitement during the Annual Downtown Boulder Fall Fest.
Throughout each day of the Festival, visitors will be entertained with a wide range of musical performances by local bands including Grant Farm, Chain Station, Last Men on Earth and more. Musicians will take the stage in front of the courthouse on the 1300 block of Pearl Street.
The festival features a large beer garden with brews from local Avery Brewing Company, legendary margaritas from the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and wine on the 1300 block of Pearl Street. Local food to compliment your beverages will be available from Boulder Bowls, Falafel King and Fast Eddie's Hot Dogs.
14th Street north of Pearl will host Children's Activities beginning Friday night and running throughout the weekend.
Fall Fest also features Firefly Handmade Market, the premier, handmade-only indie artisan market on the Front Range. Beginning with a preview on the 1400 block of Pearl Street on Friday night (5 - 9 pm), the carefully and creatively curated artisan market’s 100+ makers will feature home goods, fine craft, art, ceramics, skin care, children's and adult fashion, leather goods, jewelry, pet goods, and artisanal food and beverages. The full Market will run from 10th to 16th streets on Pearl and operates Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm.
A great event for families, or anyone who enjoys spending time outside in the gorgeous fall weather, join us for the 2018 Fall Festival as we celebrate fall in picturesque Downtown Boulder. And don't forget: Free parking Saturday and Sunday in the City of Boulder Parking Garages!
Admission to Fall Fest is free and includes all concert performances. Tickets for the Children's Activities are separate (see Children's Activities page for details). Beer and Wine are $5, Rio Grande Margaritas are $8. Food prices vary - see vendors for details and menus.
Please Remember: pets are not allowed on the Pearl Street Mall per City of Boulder ordinance.
The Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP), formerly Downtown Boulder, Inc., is a 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of downtown as the heart of the greater Boulder community. As the umbrella organization for the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) and the Downtown Boulder Foundation (DBF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization responsible for the Community Events like Fall Fest, the Partnership works tirelessly to make our downtown a national model of success.