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2019 Community Events Produced by Downtown Boulder

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Tulip Festival

Sunday, April 7

1 - 5 pm  |  Pearl Street Mall

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and celebrate the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.

Taste of Pearl

Sunday, April 28

2 - 6 pm  |  Pearl Street & Beyond

An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene and celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines and distilleries while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail boutiques. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older.

Bands on the Bricks

Wednesdays, June 5 - August 7

6 - 9 pm  |  1300 Block of Pearl Street

From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of Downtown Boulder on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts celebrating its 21st anniversary! 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 pm every Wednesday night.  Opening musical acts start at 6 pm, headlining acts play from 7 - 9 pm.

Pearl Street Arts Fest

Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21

Saturday 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm  |  Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Arts Fest is a juried celebration of visual arts celebrating painting, photography, jewelry and more. The event features artists from around the country; children’s art activities; live interactive performances – and much, much more!

Boulder Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, August 24

1 - 5 pm  |  North Boulder Park

The 6th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older.

Fall Fest

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 13 - 15

Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm  |  Pearl Street Mall

Now in its 31st year, 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 Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.

Munchkin Masquerade


Thursday, October 31

3 - 6 pm  |  Pearl Street & Beyond

Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.

Light Up the Holidays

Switch on the Holidays
Sunday, November 24  |  5 pm  | 1300 Block of Pearl Street

Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall. Featuring a holiday concert!

St. Nick on the Bricks
Friday, November 29 and Saturdays November 30 - December 21  |  11 am - 2 pm  |  Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center

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.

The Lights of December Parade
Saturday, December 7  |  6 pm  |  Downtown Boulder

In its 32nd 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!

Freezie Fest
Saturday, December 14  |  11 am - 3 pm  |  Downtown Boulder

Join us for a celebration of winter and all things snowmen! This year's second annual Freezie Fest will include visits with Santa, train rides on the Snowflake Express, and loads of holiday crafts and activities with our Reindeer Game participants along the Pearl Street Mall.