Downtown Boulder's 27th Annual Fall Fest Returns to the Pearl Street Mall September 19 - 21, 2014

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The three day extravaganza features live music, food, a beer/wine/margarita garden along with an arts and crafts show, as well as children’s carnival

[Boulder, CO]  September 15, 2014–   One of Downtown Boulder’s most popular events is back and better than ever.  The much anticipated Fall Fest kicks off this Friday, September 19 with free live music and a Pearl Street Stampede.   The Lisa Bell Band will perform on the Eldora Stage (on the 1300 block of the mall) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. immediately followed by a Pearl Street Stampede*.   Funkiphino will round out the evening from 8 -10 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday (September 20 & 21), audiences will enjoy bands whose genres include: reggae, pop/funk, indie rock, country and kids’ music on the Eldora stage starting at noon on Saturday.  In addition, over 30 artists will display their works along the pedestrian mall and a children’s carnival will be set up on 14th street between Spruce and Lawry Lane (just south of Pearl Street).  

New this year, inFUNity Events will provide a variety of attractions for the children’s carnival including an obstacle course, bungee basketball, giant slide, bounce house, jousting & hamster balls.  Tickets for the attractions are $1 each or 22 for $20.00.  Friday night only (5 – 10 p.m.), an unlimited ride wristband can be purchased for just $15. Back by popular demand is WoW Bubbles at the northwest corner of 14th and Pearl Streets.   For $5 a turn, kids of all ages can walk on water without getting wet.  (WoW Bubbles tickets must be purchased separately and are not included in Friday’s unlimited ride wristband.)  

This year the beer/wine/margarita garden on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall will feature brews from Avery Brewing Company ($5/glass) and legendary margaritas from the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant ($8/glass).  Local food options will be available from Boulder Bowls, Fast Eddie's Hot Dogs, McDevitt Taco Supply & Falafel King – not to mention the many restaurants throughout downtown located on the Pearl Street Mall and adjacent streets.

For a complete list of Fall Fest scheduled activities and musical performances, visit

 “The downtown district is the heart and soul of Boulder,” said Anna Salim, Downtown Boulder’s Event Director.  “Fall Fest has always been and will continue to be one of the most popular events we produce.  There is nothing like celebrating fall on the Pearl Street Mall and this event truly offers something for all ages.”

Fall Festival is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI).  Sponsors:
Eldora Mountain Resort - Stage;
Great American Milk Drive – Art Show;
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company – Beer Garden;
Additional Sponsors include:  City of Boulder Parking Services, 5280 Magazine, Daily Camera, 9News, Avery Brewing, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Eco Products, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Securitas & Talool.  Operational support provided by the Bridge House – Ready To Work program.

For more information:
General public: 303-449-3774 | |
Press: Anna Salim (Fall Festival Director) or Terri Takata-Smith (Director of Marketing/Communications)
303-449-3774 (office) & 303-725-1431 (cellular) | or

*Pearl Street Stampedes
The Pearl Street Stampedes have become THE kickoff celebration for CU home football games for the past nine years.  Fridays before each home game, hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall as 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 and Downtown Boulder, Inc.

Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band start performing on the 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the courthouse).  The Stampede moves west, stopping on the 1200 block and 1100 block for the band to perform.   The Stampedes’ finales take place at 11th and Pearl Streets.    

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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