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Things To Do Downtown

Happy June! This summer is packed with fun activities to help you get outside and explore downtown. From Arts in the Park to the first-ever series of Boulder Social Streets events, there are plenty of opportunities to tap into your active, artsy or adventurous sides this month. 

June is Walk & Bike to Work Month! Mark your calendar for Bike to Work Day (June 28), which is part of a statewide celebration and includes free breakfast stations hosted by local companies and organizations in Boulder. By signing up to ride on Bike to Work Day, individuals are eligible to win great prizes and help the region measure the impact of biking and walking.

The Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Race Series is back this year and better than ever! Run (jog, skip or walk) a mile then stick around for a movie under the stars. Save the dates for the West End Mile followed byTop Gun Maverick (June 22), the East End Mile followed by short local films (July 13) and the Pearl Street Mile (August 5) followed a few days later by Inside Out on the library lawn in the Civic Area (August 10). 

And don't forget that our annual FREE summer concert series, Bands on the Bricks, kicks off on June 14! Every Wednesday evening through August 2, enjoy live music on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall starting at 5:30 pm. Dance with your friends while sipping on a beverage in our Beer Garden and soak up summer nights on the bricks!

In addition to our highlights below, you can always check out other downtown Boulder events that are going on on our events calendar.

As we continue to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we humbly request that you join us in our efforts to support our cherished community events.

Highlights for June 2023

Tebo Train - FREE Rides

May 30 - September 1, 2023  |  Monday - Fridays from 9:30 - 11 am

All aboard! Children ages 10 and under (along with accompanying adults) can chug along Pearl Street in a one-of-a-kind, FREE experience. The Summer Tebo Train boards in front of Wells Fargo at the corner of 13th and Pearl. The rides start at 9:30 am each day. The last train leaves the station at 11 am.

Want to support these FREE rides? You can make a tax-deductible donation to support the train.


Arts in the Park

June 2 and June 3 | 7 pm - 9 pm | Glen Huntington Bandshell

Enjoy performances from the Boulder Ballet on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. This mixed repertoire program features a collection of short works that showcase the expansive range of ballet and the incredible works that have been performed throughout the season. Join the community at the historic Glen Huntington Bandshell for a family-friendly open air experience. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the PLAY Boulder Foundation. Guests are welcome to bring outside food into the venue, however, outside alcohol may not be brought into the venue.

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Boulder Jewish Festival

Sunday, June 4 | 11 am - 5 pm | Pearl Street Mall

Hosted annually for more than 25 years, The Boulder Jewish Festival features musical performances, a Jewish food fair, a curated marketplace showcasing Judaica-themed art and family-friendly activities provided by community organizations.

The Boulder Jewish Festival is open to everyone and is an opportunity to connect, have fun and learn.

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Boulder Pride Festival

Sunday, June 11 | 11:30 am - 5:00 pm | Boulder Civic Area

Wrapping up a weeklong Boulder County Pride Week, the Boulder Pride Festival is returning to the Boulder Civic Area (at the Bandshell) this year with activities, amazing community partners sharing information, Pride merchandise galore from Out Boulder County and other wonderful vendors. Bring the whole family to experience an amazing and diverse array of performers, giveaways all over the park and multiple activities for all to take part in!

Celebrate Pride

Bands on the Bricks

Wednesdays, June 14 - August 2, 2023

Beer Garden Opens: 5:30 pm  |  Opener: 6 pm  |  Headliner: 7 - 9 pm

From folk to rock and everything in between, summer wouldn't be summer without the Bands on the Bricks concert series. Dance under the stars to FREE live music on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall while sipping on a beverage in the Beer Garden! 

Our concert series wouldn't be possible without an amazing group of volunteers. Join us this season to greet the attendees, check IDs, serve beer, wine or margaritas or sell drink tickets. Volunteer today!

Musical Line-up

West End Mile & Movie

Thursday, June 22 | 5 pm | 10th & Pearl

The West End Mile multi-lapped mile course starts and finishes on Pearl and 10th streets and goes up to 6th Street and back. Race kicks off with the Battle of the West End Restaurants Waiter Relay Race, followed by multiple waves: Kids 12 and under 800m, over 7-minute mile pace, under 7-minute mile pace, Elite Masters, Elite Men and Elite Woman.

Afterwards, enjoy the West End shops and restaurants and then join us for an outdoor movie night featuring Top Gun Maverick!

race and watch


Sunday, June 25 | 1 pm - 5 pm | 13th Street 

Grab your family and friends along with your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, skateboard, or roller skates and come join us on 13th Street for an exhilarating celebration of all things that roll. It's the perfect opportunity to 'hang ten' on wheels! Immerse yourself in a delightful ambiance as you enjoy a nostalgic roller rink experience accompanied by a DJ, or embark on a scenic bike tour up and down vibrant 13th Street.

Get rolling!

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