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Things To Do Downtown


Happy February! Hopefully everyone is staying warm this winter. If you're looking to cozy up indoors, be sure to hit our coffee trail and check out all the places downtown to fuel up with caffeine. And if you're feeling adventurous, bundle up and explore our scavenger hunt!

There are plenty of other ways to spend winter days downtown. Check out current art exhibits at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) like Jerrie Hurd's Beyond the Male Gaze. Visit the Museum of Boulder to catch the final few weeks of their Voces Vivas exhibit (pro tip: you can buy the artwork!) Go see this powerful project before its final day on February 26.

And if you're looking to bring the whole family downtown, find activities sure to please children and adults alike. From making art at Color Me Mine to discovering shops like Rocket Fizz and Into The Wind, fun-filled days downtown await. 

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 February 2023

Student Banner Project


Visit downtown and enjoy 42 student-produced lamp pole banners adorning the Pearl Street Mall. The annual Student Banner Project features artwork across Columbine Elementary School, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School. This year, students were tasked with centering their pieces around mental health, specifically looking at how they find joy and connectivity in their own lives.  Presented by Boulder Arts Week, banners will be displayed now through April 2023. 

See the banners

Mid Winter Sales


Warm up from the cold with a little retail therapy! From February 18 - 20, shop Mid Winter Sales downtown from over 25 of your favorite retailers. Stock up on Colorado gear at Charlie's T-Shirts, treat yourself to a new pair of kicks at Two Sole Sisters or unlock your crafty side at Two Hands Paperie. With over 80% of shops being locally owned, there is no bigger reason to shop small!

shop sales

Velvet Elk Lounge


Have you visited Boulder's newest live music venue? The Velvet Elk Lounge keeps the good vibes rolling downtown. Enjoy a proper cocktail while listening to great, local music (and be sure to order some bites to keep you full). With something happening nearly every night of the week, there is always a reason to visit!

explore shows

Food Lab


What better way to warm up from the cold than with a glass of wine and a freshly made bowl of pasta? Enhance your culinary talents when taking a class from Food Lab, a locally owned cooking school on the East End. Bring your friends and family and spend an evening learning new skills and making priceless memories!

take a class

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