Downtown Boulder Gets Ready for a Pearl Street

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Downtown Boulder Gets Ready for a Pearl Street Stampede Featuring Members of the CU Football Team and Golden Buffalo Marching Band


This Friday, the local community, students, alumni and visitors will rally for a Pearl Street Stampede to show support for CU Athletics


Boulder, Colo. (November 10, 2010):The Pearl Street Stampedes have been marching through Downtown Boulder every Friday night  before CU home football games for the past six years. Hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy the sounds of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and to cheer on members of the CU football team.   “The Stampedes have become one of the most popular events that happen downtown,” said Sean Maher, executive director of the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District.  “CU fans, locals and out-of-state visitors really enjoy the opportunity to cheer on the hometown team.  There is a great energy in the air during the Stampedes.  Kids young and old always have a great time.”

In its sixth year, the Pearl Street Stampede continues to grow in popularity as fans of all ages head to downtown for an evening to celebrate community and to show their black and gold pride.  The Stampede is a wonderful collaboration between the University of Colorado, the private sector and Downtown Boulder.  “This spirited event was the brainchild of CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn,” said Maher. “The Stampedes have brought the community together to celebrate CU athletics and will hopefully be a local tradition for years to come.  Downtown Boulder appreciates the efforts of everyone involved who has helped the Pearl Street Stampede become an exceedingly energetic and enjoyable event for CU Buff fans year after year.”

Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band performs for fans starting on the 1300 block of Pearl Street moving west, stopping along the 1200 block and 1100 block to entertain.  Along the Stampede route, fans have the chance to cheer on the CU football team.  The Stampedes start at 7 p.m. in front of the Boulder County Court House on the 1300 block of Pearl Street. The Stampedes’ finales take place in the Camera parking lot (1048 Pearl St.).   The final two Stampedes of the season happen this Friday (November 12) and the following Friday, November 19.


Buffs fans have a lot to be excited for this weekend.   In addition to the football game vs. Iowa State on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., at Folsom Field,  the CU girls basketball team plays at 5 p.m. on Friday (vs.  Regis), followed by the men’s basketball team vs. Idaho State at 8 p.m.  Admission to both games is $1 at Coors Event Center.   On Saturday evening, the CU volleyball team takes on Neberaska at 6:30 p.m. at Coors Event Center.   Admission is free to anyone with a CU vs.  ISU football ticket stub.   Information about CU athletics can be found at


For more information about the Pearl Street Stampedes the public may visit or call 303.449.3774.



About Downtown Boulder, Incorporated

Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBI’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.  (

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Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
Downtown Boulder
1942 Broadway #301
Boulder, CO 80302