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The Pearl Street Stampedes have become THE kickoff celebration prior to CU home football games for nearly two decades. The night before each home game, hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall as members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band play to the crowds’ delight and CU's Colorado Spirit squad performs. Members of CU athletic teams and coaching staffs are greeted with cheers and high fives from fans of all ages. The Stampedes are a joint collaboration between the University of Colorado, local businesses, the City of Boulder and Downtown Boulder.

Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band start performing at 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Pearl Street (in front of the County Courthouse). The Stampedes move west, stopping on each block of the Pearl Street Mall to perform.

2023 Dates: Friday, September 8, Friday, September 15, Friday, September 29, Thursday, October 12, Friday, November 3 and Friday, November 10.


Stampede photo gallery

Friday, September 8

Cheer on the Buffs for the first home game!

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Friday, September 15

Head downtown to celebrate the Buffs Women's Basketball Team

golden buffalo marching band

Friday, September 29

Celebrate the Buffs Ski Team!

colorado spirit team

Thursday, October 12

Enjoy your weekend in Boulder and support the Buffs!

Family weekend

Friday, November 3

Cheer on CU Boulder!

homecoming details

Friday, November 10

Cheer on the CU Buffs one final time this season!

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