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The Pearl Street Stampedes have become THE kickoff celebration for CU home football games for over a decade. 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. Members of the CU football team and coaching staff 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.

2022 Dates: Thursday, September 1 (TCU), Friday, September 23 (UCLA), Friday, October 14 (California - Family Weekend), Friday, October 28 (Arizona State - Homecoming), Friday, November 4 (Oregon)


Stampede photo gallery

Thursday, September 1

Cheer on the Buffs for the first home game as they take on TCU. Remember to wear black if you head to Folsom Field!

CU Football schedule

Friday, September 23

Head downtown to celebrate the Buffs before they take on UCLA. If you plan on cheering at Folsom Field, be sure to wear your gold!

golden buffalo marching band

Friday, October 14

Celebrate the Buffs before they take on California. Plus, enjoy Family Weekend by exploring downtown Boulder!

family weekend

Friday, October 28

Happy Homecoming! Enjoy your weekend in Boulder and support the Buffs before they take on Arizona State.

homecoming details

Friday, November 4

Cheer on CU Boulder for one final home game as they take on Oregon. Sko Buffs!

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