FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tulip Fairy welcomes spring in Downtown Boulder this Sunday at the Annual Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival
[Boulder, CO] April 21, 2014 – This Sunday, April 27, Downtown Boulder’s one-and-only Tulip Fairy, along with a few hundred pint-sized fairy & elves and others will celebrate the arrival of spring and the beloved tulips in bloom on the Pearl Street Mall during the highly anticipated Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival – rain or shine!
The festival begins at 1 p.m. (ending at 5 p.m.) on the 1300 & 1400 blocks of the mall. Participants will enjoy live entertainment on the main stage in front of the County Courthouse. The live performance schedule is as follows:
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Nokuthula
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. 'Waking the Bear' - Jeff Kagan & Paige Doughty, Boulder Open Space &
Mountain Parks Department
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Boulder School of Rock
At 3:30 p.m., the Tulip Fairy invites all attendees to take part in the annual Tulip Fairy Parade that will start in front of the main stage (1300 block) and wrap around the courthouse lawn.
Featuring more than 15 local community groups, children will enjoy a variety of free activities (e.g. foam sword dueling; collaborative art projects; nature activities and wildlife safety; seed planting; compost worm exploration; cookie decorating). There will also be face painting (minimal charge) and plenty of free photo ops with the Tulip Fairy herself.
The Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival is a free event and costumes are encouraged. The public can learn more at TulipFairyFestival.com. (Every Saturday and Sunday, City of Boulder parking garages are free. BoulderParking.com.)
History of the Pearl Street Mall Tulips:
In the late 70s, Boulder’s then sister city, Meppel, Holland would send 5,000 tulip bulbs annually to be planted along the Pearl Street Mall. A form of this tradition continues to this day when every fall the City of Boulder’s Parks Department plants 15,000 brand new tulip bulbs that are directly imported from Holland. With a little TLC over the winter months, the tulips start to peek out of the ground sometime between late March and April.
This year, the tulips are expected to be at their finest over the next two to three weeks. (Please note that due to irrigation replacement on the 1200 block, the tulips will be found this year only on the 1100, 1300 & 1400 blocks. At this time, it appears that with a little help from Mother Nature the 1300 block will be blooming just a little later!)
The Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival is supported by Broadway Suites, the Daily Camera & City of Boulder Parking Services, Eldorado Natural Spring Water and produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc.
About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization. (Boulderdowntown.com)
Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
Anna Salim, Event Manager
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
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