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Things to Do Downtown 

~ Happy July ~

Sweet summertime is here and it's time to gear up for a new season of magical memories downtown! Leave the stress of planning out your summer itinerary to us and check out these weekly recurrences for the month ahead...

Downtown locals are calling and we must's officially Independent Retail Month! Show your love for the local and shop this year's Summer Sidewalk Sale kicking off Friday, July 12th.
The 44th Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest returns Friday, July 19th - Sunday, July 21st! This year's commemorative poster features artwork from local Boulder artist, Kristen Ross! View this year's poster starring her painting, "Flatiron Sunrise".

City of Boulder's Arts in the Park continues throughout the summer. Looking for something to do for the Fourth of July? Get your tickets ($15 for adults / $5 for children under 16) for a special performance from the Boulder Symphony from 7 PM - 9 PM at the Boulder Bandshell. Happy Independence Day!

As we continue to provide free and accessible experiences we humbly request that you join us in our fundraising efforts to support our cherished community events. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated greatly. If you are interested, sign up to volunteer here

Highlights for July 2024

Bands on the Bricks

Wednesdays through July 31st | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Pearl Street Mall

Your favorite summer concert series, Bands on the Bricks, continues every Wednesday through July 31st! Beer garden opens at 5:30 PM, followed by opening acts at 6 PM and headliners at 7 PM. Check out this month's lineup...

Jam Here

Pearl Street Arts Fest

Friday, July 19th 3 PM - 8 PM | Saturday, July 20th 10 AM - 7 PM  | Sunday, July 21st 10 AM - 5 PM

The 44th Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest returns to downtown Friday, July 19th - Sunday, July 21st.
All weekend long the Pearl Street Mall will be lined with artist booth's featuring an array of mediums including sculptures, oil paintings, watercolors, printmaking and more. Explore this year's featured artists.

There is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy...stop by Open Studios Mobile Art Lab for free children's art activities, shop downtown's local galleries and explore downtown's alley gallery and walking mural tour.

View 2024 Artists

Tube to Work Day 

Friday, July 12th | 7:15 AM | Boulder Creek

Boulder locals are known for their non-traditional modes of transportation to get to their jobs...join us Friday, July 12th at the Boulder Creek for the annual Tube to Work Day!

This lively event begins at 7:15 AM. Interested in joining in on the tubing fun? Be sure to grab a ticket ($22) and read the safety gear requirements here. Don't forget, this event is BYOT (bring your own tube)!
For those who prefer to stay dry...feel free to stop by the Central Park and Boulder Creek area to watch all the fun - alternative transportation is encouraged in the spirit of Tube to Work Day!

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Summer Sidewalk Sale 

Starts Friday, July 12th 

Get ready for the hottest sale of the year...downtown's annual Summer Sidewalk Sale kicks off Friday, July 12th! Participating retailers throughout the East End, Pearl Street Mall and West End are offering the hottest deals in town. Don't miss your chance on saving BIG while shopping small.

This Independent Retail Month, meet your local small business owners and place a name to the familiar faces of downtown. Explore downtown's business spotlights page.
Happy Shopping!

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Boulder County Farmers Market

Wednesday Markets: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Saturday Markets: 8 AM - 2 PM

Boulder County Farmers Market's Wednesday markets kicked off last week. From 3:30 - 7:30 PM, take your co-workers, family, friends or just yourself for a hump day happy hour at their beer garden and food court - cheers! Wednesday markets run through October 2nd.

Saturday markets continue through November 23rd from 8 AM - 2 PM. Check out their monthly artisan markets, weekly featured food vendors, live music lineups and more.

*As a friendly reminder, please leave your four-legged friends at home as pets are not allowed at the markets!

Boulder County Farmers Market

Sundays on West Pearl

Sundays through August 25th | 10 AM - noon | West End 

Get ready for something new and exciting happening on Pearl Street's West End! The New Local introduces Sundays on West Pearl happening every Sunday through August 25th from 10 AM - noon.

Enjoy free art activities, live painting, fresh flower ateliers, performances, brunch specials and much, much more thanks to collaborations with many other West End businesses.

*This series would not be possible without grant funding from Visit Boulder and Create Boulder, partnerships and sponsorships with CU Boulder, the Downtown Boulder Partnership and of course the creative efforts from The New Local.

Sundays On West Pearl

Arts in the Park: Boulder Symphony 

Thursday, July 4th | 7 PM - 9 PM | Boulder Bandshell

City of Boulder's Arts in the Park summer series continues through August. Get your tickets for the annual Fourth of July Boulder Symphony concert at the Boulder Bandshell. Enjoy amazing performances from the Boulder Symphony along with food and drinks - Happy Fourth! 

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Public Art Walking Tours

Most Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM and most Saturdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Calling all art enthusiasts! The City of Boulder's Office of Arts and Culture offers free public art walking tours throughout downtown! Guided tours (1.5 hours long) occur on most Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM and most Saturdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM - registration is required for all attendees. Looking for more information? Learn more here.

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Reels for Meals 

Thursday, July 18th | 5 PM | eTown

Calling all foodie and film enthusiasts! Thursday, July 18th, Flatirons Food Film Festival and Meals on Wheels Boulder present their annual fundraiser...Reels for Meals at eTown.

Purchase a ticket ($55) to enjoy a food, drink and live music soiree at 5 PM followed by a showing of the French film, "The Taste of Things" (movie-only tickets can be purchased at $25). The evening will end with a special omelet-making demonstration and a post-film panel featuring local food journalists and chefs. Looking for more information about this foodie fundraiser? Learn more here.

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