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Things To Do Downtown


As Colorado locals know, it could still snow.  But we're calling it - this is summer now.

If you haven't been downtown recently, now is the time to get down here and enjoy a couple more weeks of tulips in full bloom and find your Happy Place with our amazing new mural (see it on the southwest corner of 14th and Pearl - and tag @downtownboulder on social so we can see your smiling faces).  The tulips will still be here for Mother's Day - check out our Mother's Day Gift Guide for some great ideas to spoil your mom this year.

Don't miss the Boulder County Farmers Market - with the Wednesday afternoon market starting this month - plus Boulder Creek Festival, BOLDERBoulder - and so much more to signal the kick-off to the summer events season! In addition to our highlights below, you can always check out other downtown Boulder events that are going on in-person and online on our events calendar.

For updates on what our business community is doing to keep us all safe, please check out our Visit Safe page. As a reminder, facial coverings are not required in Boulder County, however; individual businesses and/or event organizers may implement their own policy requiring masks for individuals in their space/at their events.

As we come together to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we humbly request that you join us in our efforts to bring back cherished events, and help us unite the community back in our beloved downtown.

Highlights for May 2022

Bands on the Bricks is coming in June!


Line-Up Announcement: Wednesday, May 4, 2022  |  Series: Wednesdays, June 15 - August 3, 2022

Kicking off on Wednesday, June 15th, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall.

A not-to-be-missed summer tradition, our 2022 season includes eight weeks of free concerts with all of your favorite tunes from rock to reggae and everything in between. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.

See the Line-up

Creekside Beer Festival at the Boulder Creek Fest


Saturday & Sunday, May 28 - 29, 2022

There is no better way to kickoff summer than by heading to the Boulder Creek Festival - except maybe add to that beer tasting and live music by the creek!

Top breweries from across the state are coming together in Boulder to pour out the best brews they have to offer. From stouts and lagers to pale ales and ciders, there are hundreds of beer samples being served during the festival. Your all-inclusive Creekside Beer Festival ticket covers the cost of all beer pours during your two-hour session, and it comes with a commemorative Creekside Beer Festival mug to fill up and take home. Tickets start at just $25.  Plus - a portion of the proceeds support our very own Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives.

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BOLDERBoulder is BACK!


The Tradition Returns Memorial Day weekend starting with the Sports Exhibit on Pearl Street Mall, Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th from 10 am to 6 pm.  Register for the Memorial Day 10k, pick up your race packet and browse the exhibitor booths on Pearl Street.

More Info and Race Registration

SPARK! at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 10 - 11:30 AM

SPARK! is a series of programs specifically designed to make BMoCA’s art exhibitions accessible for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.

Join a Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art educator for a FREE gallery tour and engaging discussions about the current exhibition. An art activity inspired by the artwork will follow. All art materials will be provided.

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Arts in the Park


Head to the Glen Huntington Bandshell this summer for Boulder’s Arts in the Park series featuring a variety of local performances and arts programs hosted in Boulder’s Civic Area. The City of Boulder is proud to present the Boulder Ballet (June 10–11), Boulder Symphony (July 4), Boulder Opera (July 29-30), and Boulder Philharmonic (August 26-27) at the Glen Huntington Bandshell. Enjoy these performances and many other exciting programs during the season. Full lineup, information and tickets will be available this spring!

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