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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.


Submissions for our 2023 Season are now open!

Apply Now!

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


July: Pearl Street Arts Fest happens July 14 - 16, 2023

The application is through Zapplication and opens November 9, 2023.  The application deadline is February 24, 2023. 

September: Firefly Handmade Market at the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest happens Friday - Sunday, September 22 - 24, 2023. The application will be available in early summer 2023.  Please visit Firefly's website for information and additional opportunities.

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

Parade Float Submissions

The next Lights of December Parade happens Saturday, December 2, 2023, starting at 6 pm.

Check back in late August 2023 for the sign-up information and other details.

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

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