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2021 Community Events Produced by Downtown Boulder


Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted in one way or another by COVID-19.  Of utmost importance is the health and safety of you, friends, family, co-workers, and the communities in which we live, work and visit.

As we look to our 2021 events season, we will be strictly following the guidelines of our partners at the City of Boulder and Boulder County Public Health to determine the safest course of action.  While we hope this will include limited in-person events for our community, we are prepared to continue postponing our events should it continue to be deemed unsafe for large groups to gather.  We have made the difficult decision now to simply postpone a few of our events until 2022 (see details below).

We will post updates as we have them here, and provide information on any virtual or in-person events in downtown Boulder on our website and in our bi-weekly newsletter. For information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Taste of Pearl

Taste of Pearl
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022.

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


Tulip Festival

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival
Happening Virtually / Socially-Distant - Details coming soon.

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 "waking up the tulips". This beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and celebrates the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world-renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.


Bands on the Bricks

Bands on the Bricks
TENTATIVE: Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11

5:00 - 9:00 pm  |  Check back for additional details.

From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series. Additional details will be announced!


Pearl Street Arts Fest

Pearl Street Arts Fest
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

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

Boulder Craft Beer Festival
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

The 7th 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

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest
TENTATIVE: September 17 - 19, 2021

For over 30 years, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features live music, great food, local microbrews, wine, and margaritas, with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.  2021 details pending.


Munchkin Masquerade

Munchkin Masquerade
Tentatively planned for Virtually / Socially-Distant in October 2021 - Details coming soon.

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


Light Up the Holidays

Light Up the Holidays
TENTATIVE - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2021.  Check back for details.

Switch on the Holidays
TO BE DETERMINED

St. Nick on the Bricks
TO BE DETERMINED

Lights of December Parade
TO BE DETERMINED

Freezie Fest
TO BE DETERMINED