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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 Stampede moves west, stopping on each block of the Pearl Street Mall to perform.

2024 Dates: Wednesday, August 28; Friday, September 20; Friday, October 11; Friday, October 25 and Friday, November 15.


Stampede photo gallery

Wednesday, August 28

Cheer on the Buffs for the first home game!

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Friday, September 20

Head downtown for a lively performance from members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band!

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Friday, October 11

Cheer on CU Boulder for their Homecoming Game!

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Friday, October 25

Enjoy your weekend in Boulder and support the Buffs!

Family Weekend

Friday, November 15

Cheer on the CU Buffs one final time this season!

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