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.
2023 Dates: Friday, September 8, Friday, September 15, Friday, September 29, Thursday, October 12, Friday, November 3 and Friday, November 10.
Friday, September 8
Cheer on the Buffs for the first home game!
Friday, September 15
Head downtown to celebrate the Buffs!
Friday, September 29
Celebrate the Buffs!
Thursday, October 12
Enjoy your weekend in Boulder and support the Buffs!
Friday, November 3
Cheer on CU Boulder!
Friday, November 10
Cheer on the CU Buffs one final time this season!