Boulder's Best Mixologist
Sunday, March 11 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Join us at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art as local mixologists compete to win your votes for the best cocktail. Winners gain bragging rights and a custom-made Kid Robot Award to display in their restaurant for the year.
Taste of Pearl
Sunday, April 22 | 2 – 6 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond
An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail stores. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa).
Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade
Saturday, April 28 | 3:00 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl St.
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This much beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.
Bands on the Bricks
Wednesday’s, June 13 – August 15 | 7 – 9 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl St.
From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.
Friday’s, June 15 – August 17 | noon – 1:30 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl St.
This engaging summer concert series offers free music that appeals to families, residents who work on the mall and visitors. Attendees can grab lunch from one of the many Downtown Boulder gourmet eateries while enjoying the music and surroundings of our vibrant downtown.
Open Arts Fest
Preview Thursday, July 19th | Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Pearl Street
Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. Artists from around the country, demonstrations, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more!
Fashion's Night Out
Thursday, September 6
From Manhattan to Milan, fashionistas from all walks of life come together to celebrate fashion. For the second year, Downtown Boulder proudly joins over 250 cities around the globe with a kick-off event not to be missed followed by special events in retail stores throughout the district.
Sept. 21 (5 - 10 p.m.), Sept 22 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.), Sept. 23 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) | Pearl Street
For 25 years, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of a Children’s Carnival and more than 30 artisan booths.
Wednesday, October 31 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond
Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.
Switch on the Holidays
Sunday, November 18 | 5 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse, the Pearl Street Mall and the star on Flagstaff Mountain.
St. Nick on the Bricks
Free Visits with Santa | Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center
Friday, November 23 and Saturdays November 24 - December 22 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.
Lights of December Parade
Saturday, December 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Downtown Boulder
In its 25th year, spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!