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Things To Do Downtown

With the arrival of June and the promise of warmer and sunnier weather, we at Downtown Boulder are grateful and energized to get out and explore Boulder. The seemingly ever-changing sights, sounds and flavors that complement the nostalgic Pearl Street staples excite us to make constant discoveries and rediscoveries. We invite you all to come rediscover just what it is that makes this place home. Read on for some of the happenings in and about town we are most looking forward to this June.

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.

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Highlights for June 2021


Free Rides Aboard the Tebo Train!

Calling all kiddos! We are happy to announce the return of the free, 100% electric Tebo Train to the Pearl Street Mall. Beginning Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, September 3, children ages 10 and under - along with accompanying adults - are invited to chug along Pearl Street in this one-of-a-kind experience. The train will run on weekday mornings (Monday - Friday) with the safety of our riders as our top priority. Please see the details of our safety plan here. 

The Tebo Train boards in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of 13th and Pearl beginning at 9:30 am. The last train leaves the station at 11 am SHARP.

Ride the Train!


Announcing the 25th Season of Bands on the Bricks

For the past quarter-century, the Boulder community has spent their Wednesday evenings throughout the summer dancing together on the bricks of the Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition, our 2021 season includes 4 Wednesdays of free concerts. Check out this summer's lineup and further event details at our website linked below. We truly cannot wait to see you there!  

Show Me the Music!


The Stubborn Influence of Painting & Painting with Plants Workshop

Bringing together a diverse group of nine artists from across the U.S. and London, this exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) examines how the history of painting acts as a silent collaborator in the work of artists who create in other mediums. The influence of painting connects these artists directly and indirectly, establishing common ground in unexpected ways.

The works on view include photography, textiles, ceramics, video, and mixed-media constructions. Exhibiting Artists include: Philip V. Augustin, peter campus, Naomi Cohn, Steven Frost, Alexandra Hedison, Nikolai Ishchuk, Garry Noland, Gelah Penn, and Altoon Sultan.

Additionally, join the BMoCA for a floral painting workshop inspired by this Summer Exhibition. All materials will be provided. 

See the Exhibition


Samba on the Roof with Samba Colorado and the Museum of Boulder

Join the Museum of Boulder on their gorgeous rooftop for a summer class series to learn how to Samba- you can attend one or all classes! No dance experience is needed. In this series, you will learn an introduction to the basic Samba steps and movement. The series is led by Kebrina Josefina De Jesús.

Since its founding in 2013, Samba Colorado is devoted to bringing together people from all walks of life in an artistic, educational, and positive community by sharing the joy and beauty of Brazilian culture and dance. They offer classes, workshops, dance residencies as well as energetic and exciting performances for both community and private events. Samba Colorado is an equal opportunity organization welcoming all ages, orientations, races, body types, and ethnicities. 

Samba in the Sun!


Japanese Cultural Day

Join the Museum of Boulder and the Sakura Foundation for Japanese Cultural Day on Sunday, June 13th from Noon to 5:00 pm.

This fun day at the Museum will feature live rooftop performances by Taiko (Japanese Drummers) with Toni and Japanese-inspired artwork from Akemi Tsutsui-Kunitake. Performances scheduled on the hour every hour on the rooftop patio and much more!  Admission to the event is included with regular museum admission.

Celebrate Japanese Culture

Tickets for the Creekside Beer Fest in July

Celebrate Boulder area breweries at this brand new addition to this summer's Boulder Creek Fest. Get a flight of local brews to enjoy in the grass and soak up some sun creek side. Boulder area favorites are bring their summer seasonals for an afternoon beer festival you won't want to miss!

All inclusive tickets start at $25. Two tasting options daily (Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18: 12:00 - 1:30 pm and 2:00 - 3:30 pm).  A portion of proceeds goes to support Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI)!

Beer Fest Tickets

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