If you have any additional questions about Taste of Pearl that are not addressed below, please contact our Event Department.
Taste of Pearl will not be canceled in the event of inclement weather. We recommend dressing for the weather and bringing an umbrella in case of rain. All host locations are indoors, so you need only go outside to travel between them.
Downtown Boulder is home to 6 parking structures and 5 parking lots, along with on-street metered spaces -- over 4,000 parking spaces! Parking in City of Boulder Garages is FREE on Saturday and Sundays, and metered parking is FREE on Sunday. Please see Downtown Boulder's Parking page for additional information and maps.
VIP ticket holders should bring your ticket to Event Check In at the 1300 Block of Pearl Street on Sunday, April 29th beginning at 12:45 pm. The VIP portion of the event will begin at 1 pm. Please bring valid photo ID for every person in your party.
General Admission ticket holders should bring your ticket to Event Check In at the 1300 Block of Pearl Street on Sunday, April 29th beginning at 1:45 pm. The event begins at 2:00 pm. Please bring valid photo ID for every person in your party.
You will receive an email confirmation with your ticket and may bring either a print out or electronic ticket to registration, but all ticket holders must check in at the Event Check In located at the 1300 Block of Pearl Street on the day of the event. VIP ticket holders may check in beginning at 12:45 pm. and General Admission ticket holders may check in beginning at 1:45 pm. Please bring valid photo ID for every person in your party.
We accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card). Click the BUY TICKETS icon on the menu above to purchase tickets.
The VIP ticket includes all the benefits of the General Admission ticket plus an exclusive VIP Kick Off Party from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 26th at SmithKlein Gallery; early VIP check in from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm and a special to-go dessert from T & Cakes.
VIP to-go desserts will be available for pick up at the Land Rover Flatirons table on the 1300 Block of Pearl Street near event check in.
If tickets are still available you may purchase them at the Visitor Information Center located at 1303 Pearl Street. VIP tickets will NOT be available for purchase the day of the event.
Restaurant and winery/distillery pairings are carefully selected by the chefs and vintners to create a delicious combination. Details on the pairings are not provided in advance, but will be revealed in the program available at registration. Each venue will also have detailed information on why the selected pairings were chosen.
You will be strolling around downtown, so comfortable shoes are a must. If rain is forecast, an umbrella. Please make sure every member of your party brings their ticket and photo ID to register and to provide proof that you are over 21.
Yes, all of the participating wineries and distilleries will be selling wine/spirits by the bottle*. Each ticket holder will receive a $5 Off Coupon good for the bottle of wine or spirit of your choosing.
All of the wineries and distilleries have been provided with check-tags for each bottle of wine/spirit you buy. Take your tag and leave your bottle(s) with the winery/distillery at the venue. Our runners will collect wine throughout the afternoon and take it to the Wine/Spirit Check - located at the Visitor Information Center kiosk on the NE corner of 13th & Pearl. You may pick up all of your wine/spirits at once there when you are ready to leave the event.
Absolutely! In fact, most of the hosting retail locations have special offers for Taste of Pearl attendees, including exclusive drawings and gifts with purchase. Check out the Special Offers page or see each host retail location for details. Don't want to carry your goodies with you at the event? No problem, you can use the Wine/Spirit Check for these purchases as well. Our runners will collect items throughout the afternoon and take it to the Wine/Spirit Check - located at the Visitor Information Center kiosk on the NE corner of 13th & Pearl.
We strongly recommend that children not attend Taste of Pearl as it is an adult-oriented event. Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Furry family members should be left at home. Please contact our Event Department for further information.
Food portion sizes are left up to the chefs from each restaurant to determine. A wine sample is a one ounce pour, though many participating wineries will sample more than one type of wine. A spirit sample is a quarter ounce pour. We encourage our participants to provide a small bite that can be sampled with a one ounce pour of wine.
Specific menu choices are left up to the chefs from each restaurant to determine. While some may offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, if you have food restrictions, you may not be able to try everything at every venue.
Absolutely. We encourage you to visit Event Check In at the 1300 Block of Pearl Street no later than 2:30 pm, but you should have ample time to visit all of the participating retail host locations.
The event has starting points at four different retail host locations to ensure that attendees are spread out throughout the event.
Our confirmation email containing the ticket may have been caught by your spam filter. Please contact our Events Department and we will re-send it.
Tickets are non-refundable, but you may transfer your tickets to someone else before 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27th by contacting the Events Department.
After Wednesday, April 27th, tickets will be listed under the purchaser's name however you may still give them to anyone who is 21 years of age or older and has a valid photo ID.
I'm sorry, we are unable to sell additional tickets to the event. Because of the nature of the event, we sell a limited number of tickets to Taste of Pearl to ensure a quality experience for our attendees. We hope you'll try and join us next year.
*Due to the nature of their license, Suerte Tequila is unable to sell by the bottle at the event. Our partners at Liquor Mart will happily honor your $5 off coupon through Sunday, May 6, 2018 should you choose to purchase the tequila there.
Still have questions about Taste of Pearl? Contact our Events Department