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2022 Community Events & Programs produced by Downtown Boulder
As the heart of Boulder, downtown is the place where community comes together and right now human connections are more important than ever.
Throughout 2022 the Downtown Boulder team will continue to think carefully and thoughtfully about how we bring our community together. As rules and regulations may continue to change, you can find updates on our website's Visit Safe page. We kindly ask that everyone respect each other and our potential individual varying levels of comfort.
If you are an artist or performer looking for opportunities, please visit our Submissions page.
Keep informed about monthly events and happenings throughout downtown with our Things To Do Downtown blog. You can subscribe to our monthly events newsletter by filling out the form here and checking the box for "Special Events - Monthly Updates."
Community Events and Programs are produced by Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please consider supporting our organization with a tax-deductible donation.
The Boulder Alley Gallery is part of an ongoing commitment to enhance the downtown district landscape for locals and visitors alike. The project re-purposes alley and back-of-building doors into an outdoor artist gallery featuring the works of local talent. Property owners and businesses can sponsor a door in their alley. Learn more here.
The 10th Annual Student Banner Project kicks off in mid-January 2022, with 42 new lamp pole banners created by incredible young artists from Columbine Elementary School, Casey Middle School, and Boulder High School around this year's theme of Social Justice. The display, presented by Boulder Arts Week (Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and thriving creativity), runs through April.
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.
From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series. Visit BandsontheBricks.com in early May to see this year's concert line-up.
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! 2022 Details will be updated in late May.
For over 35 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 micro brews, wine, and margaritas, with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets. 2022 details will be updated in early August.
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.