Things to Do Downtown
Ditch the winter blues and warm up in the season of love by celebrating annual downtown traditions, holidays and local Black History Month happenings! What are you waiting for? Let's explore!
Have you noticed the new banners on the Pearl Street Mall? This year's Student Banner Art Project features student art from Columbine Elementary, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School! Download the student banner map and take a stroll down the bricks to explore the artistic interpretation to this year's thematic question: What makes the community's future bright? Save the date...March 19th at 4:30 PM, meet on the 1300 block for a special award's ceremony honoring these talented student artists.
Happy Black History Month! Have you visited the Museum of Boulder's Proclaiming Colorado's Black History exhibit? This immersive experience provides a more inclusive understanding of Colorado's history through highlighting Black stories and voices. Honor these important, untold stories and plan your visit today. Looking for a more personal experience? Check out guided tours with Adrian Miller happening all month long.
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.
Highlights for February 2024
Student Banner Art Project
Now through April 2024 | Boulder Arts Week & Downtown Boulder Partnership
This month marks downtown's 12th annual Student Banner Art Project!
In partnership with Boulder Arts Week, 42 light poles along the Pearl Street Mall will feature original artwork by local student artists from Columbine Elementary, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School!
Download the student banner map and take a stroll down the bricks to explore the artistic interpretation to this year's thematic question: What makes the community's future bright?
Save the date...March 19th at 4:30 PM, meet on the 1300 block for a special award's ceremony honoring these talented student artists.
Honoring Black History Month with Museum of Boulder's Proclaiming Colorado's Black History Exhibit
Now through September 2025 | Museum of Boulder
For the past two years, the Museum of Boulder, NAACP Boulder County, Boulder Public Library, Street Wise Arts and many other collaborating partners have worked on a project that acknowledges and amplifies Black voices and stories.
Proclaiming Colorado's Black History is a commemorative project consisting of an exhibit, oral histories, special events and learning opportunities through an array of arts. This exhibition will be available through September 2025.
This collaborative effort has employed a community-centered process that has led to the development an exhibit and educational curricula to address the underrepresentation of Black histories in Colorado. This project will give Coloradans a more inclusive understanding of the state’s history by illuminating the stories of Black Coloradans, help the local community examine attitudes about and acknowledge the experience of Black people in Colorado, and ultimately serve as a launching pad for community dialogue and a basis for community action.
Looking for a more personal experience? Check out guided tours with Adrian Miller happening all month long.
Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) 20th Anniversary
Thursday, February 29th - Friday, March 3rd | BIFF
The 20th annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off this month on February 29th (yep, it's Leap Day!)
Every year, local, national and international filmmakers unite for a series of celebratory events including happy hours and galas all throughout Boulder.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, February 9th along with the release of the full list of 2024 programs and film. Learn more about this exclusive event here.
Winter Bike to Work Day
Friday, February 9th | Throughout Downtown
Ready? Set? Let's roll! Head downtown on your favorite set of wheels for this year's Winter Bike to Work Day happening on Friday, February 9th!
Don't miss this bi-annual Boulder tradition...make the pledge to ride today!
Photo from @drcog_waytogo
Saturday, February 17th - Monday, February 19th
This Presidents' Day weekend, warm up with the hottest sales at this year's Mid-Winter Sales starting Saturday, February 17th!
Shop small and save big with these winter steals. Take a break to fuel your shopping extravaganza and grab a bite to eat in one of downtown's many restaurants!
Museum of Boulder Exhibits & Special Events
Don't miss out on the museum's newest exhibit, Boulder Dog Tails. This tail-wagging experiences ends on March 17th - plan your visit today!
Love is Sweet: Boulder Wedding Showcase
Sunday, February 4th | 11 AM - 2 PM | Rembrandt Yard & Hotel Boulderado
The 24th Annual Love is Sweet: Boulder Wedding Showcase returns downtown this Sunday, February 4th from 11 AM-2 PM!
Don't miss out on the wedding event of the year...be sure to reserve your tickets!
Photo by Meraki Photo Co.
Virtual Studio Tour: Zoid Hæm at BMOCA
Thursday, February 15th | 12 PM - 12:30 PM
BMOCA presents virtual studio tours that explore and highlight local artist studios. This month, BMOCA will be featuring the work of Black American renaissance artist, Zoid Hæm. Hæm is a current dual Master's student at CU where he also explores the art of poetry, fine art and performance art mediums.
This special tour can be joined via BMOCA's Instagram - learn more using the link below.
Galentine's Get Together at The New Local (18+)
Tuesday, February 13th | 5 PM - 6:30 PM | The New Local Gallery
Happy Galentine's Day! Join the ladies at The New Local for an exclusive, after hours Galentine's Day event! This evening will be filled with jewelry try-ons, botanical testing, mocktails and more!
Be sure to RSVP you and your gal-pals for this amazing event!