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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.

Artists


July: Pearl Street Arts Fest happens July 19 - 21, 2024. Apply online through Zapplication - November 9, 2023 - February 28, 2024.  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. Please visit Firefly's website for application information in summer 2024.

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.

Bands


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!

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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