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Artist, Band & Parade Submissions

Thank you for your interest in Downtown Boulder events!  Please see below for information applying for our art shows, Alley Gallery program, concert series and to have a float in our parade.

If you are interested in sponsoring a community event, visit our Sponsorship page.


July: Pearl Street Arts Fest happens July 19 - 21, 2024. The artist application period for 2024 is now closed. Selected artists will be notified in mid-March 2024.

September: Firefly Handmade Market at the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest happens Friday - Sunday, September 13 - 15, 2024. The artist application is open through June 3, 2024: visit Firefly's website to apply.

Parade Float Submissions

The next Lights of December Parade happens Saturday, December 7, 2024, starting at 6 pm.

Parade entry applications will be available here in late August 2024.


Downtown Boulder accepts submissions for our annual event series from late September through late February each year.  The deadline for 2024 Band submissions has passed.  Please check back in late September 2024!  If you would like us to notify you when the 2025 submissions go live, please fill out this form.

Please Note: Downtown Boulder does not accept email or phone solicitations from bands.

Boulder Alley Gallery

The Boulder Alley Gallery is a Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI) program as part of an ongoing commitment to enhance the downtown district landscape for locals and visitors alike. The project repurposes alley and back-of-building doors into an outdoor artist gallery featuring the works of local talent. More than 200 doors within the downtown district could qualify for this project.

Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI) has closed its call for artists for the Boulder Alley Gallery until there is additional need for artwork in the Alley Gallery Catalog of available art. If you would like to be notified about future opportunities for artists, please fill out this form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Alley Gallery Map

Alley Gallery Catalog

If you have any questions about participating in Downtown Boulder events, please contact our events department.

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