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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 15 - 17, 2022

The application deadline was February 24, 2022.  Please check back in October 2022 for details on the 2023 artist applications.

September: Firefly Handmade Market at the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest happens Friday - Sunday, September 16 - 18, 2022. The application deadline has now passed.  Please visit Firefly's website for information on other 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


Submissions for our 2022 season are now closed.  Please check back in late September 2022 for a submission form for the 2023 season.

If you would like to be notified when the Bands Submission page goes live - please provide your name and email address on this form.  Someone on our events team will notify you when our form for 2023 goes live and provide you information on the deadline to submit your band(s) for consideration.

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

Parade Float Submissions

The Lights of December Parade happens Saturday, December 3, 2022. Please check back in September 2022 for the sign-up form and additional information.

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

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