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Things To Do Downtown

We at Downtown Boulder are so excited about the arrival of spring and the fresh and vibrant energy the season brings to our city center. Outside of the usual fun of cruising along the Pearl Street Mall, shopping at the many locally-owned retail stores, and enjoying the delicious food and drinks available at our many bars and restaurants, Things To Do Downtown highlights some of our top picks for in-person events and activities that are happening downtown now.

There are so many fun things to do and we hope you'll join us. Check out our Visit Safe page to learn more about how you can help us keep downtown safe for everyone who visits. For a look at downtown Boulder events that are going on in-person and online, take a look at our events calendar.

Highlights for April 2021

Tulip Fairy and Elf Celebration

Dust off those fairy wings and elf hats (or whatever other costumes that have been tucked away since Halloween) and come celebrate the arrival of Springtime in Downtown Boulder. 

Spring is here - and we're excited to bring an entire month of Tulip Fairy & Elf Celebrations to our community. Head downtown anytime April 1 - 30, 2021 to help wake up and welcome the Pearl Street Mall's beautiful tulips, enjoy family-friendly activities, and earn prizes! Remember your mask as you enjoy our physically distanced activities downtown. Finally, tune in virtually on Sunday, April 18th at 4 pm for the annual Jeff & Paige Wake Up the Bear show - you won't want to miss it.

See Fairy Activities

Boulder County Farmers Market

Our favorite time of the year has returned - Farmer's Market season! 

Come get some fresh air and fresh veggies down at their 13th Street location, adjacent to BMoCA and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. The market and its over 150 local vendors will be around every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning throughout the summer. Reservations are available on their website but walk-up guests are also welcome to visit. Come on down, you're sure to find something to liven up your pantry!

Farmers Market

Live Music RETURNS to the Boulder Theater

We are overjoyed to get dancing to some of our favorite local and national artists at the Boulder Theater. 

In order to ensure a fun and safe experience for all guests, the Theater has put in place specific public health protocols for all guests. Additionally, all tickets are sold in tables of 4 or 8 and include 2 Drinks (beer, wine, or well), 2 McDevitt Taco Supply Tacos (Chicken, Pork, or Veggie), and chips & salsa PER PERSON. Additional beverages, food, and upgrades are available for purchase at your table. Gratuity is not included in this package. Please be considerate of your server.

Buy Tickets!

Knit Night at Fabricate

Calling all crafters! Fabricate (located at 2017 17th Street)will be hosting free community knit nights on their front porch, on Thursday evenings throughout April.  

Weather permitting we’ll be on the porch for our knitting-focused event that includes lively discussions, stitch demonstrations, troubleshooting, Q & A’s, and an invaluable opportunity to connect. Please note that face masks are still required! Click the button below to RSVP. For those looking to get savvier with their knitting needles, or others just starting out, check out their calendar for upcoming in-person and virtual classes.

Let's knit!

Heard about something we're missing?  We'd love to help share news of safe downtown activities - please email us!

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