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Fall Fest 2022 Schedule of Events


From live music, food and drinks and over 80 artisans in the Firefly Handmade Market, there are a lot of things to do at the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest. Take a peek at the full schedule of performances and activities below - and don't miss the many FREE family-friendly activities and entertainment too!


Friday, September 16th 

5 - 9 PM
Beer Garden Open
Join us in the beer garden for Avery Brewing beer, wine, canned cocktails and food from Boulder Bowls, Chiri's Momo Delights, and Kingcomo Quesadilla, Big Wheel Beverages AND live music!
1300 Block of Pearl

5 - 9 PM
Firefly Handmade Preview
The premier, handmade-only indie artisan market on the Front Range, this carefully and creatively curated artisan market’s 80+ makers will feature home goods, visual art and design, ceramics, skincare/wellness goods, children's apparel/toys/decor, adult apparel, accessories, jewelry, pet goods, artisanal food and beverages, and more.
Pearl Street Mall

5 - 6:30 PM
Rolling Harvest
Veterans of beloved Colorado bands (including The Yawpers, Banshee Tree and Gasoline Lollipops) honor the songs of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

7 - 9 PM
Roka Hueka
Roka Hueka is a Denver-based Latin ska band which has been creating danceable beats since forming in 2014. Originally playing ska versions of popular songs, the band also writes their own material, mixing in reggae, Afrobeat, hip hop, and punk to create a unique sound rooted in Latino culture. The result is a fun, lively, and fierce sound that keeps you moving. Though its sound is unique in its own right, Roka Hueka is perhaps best-known for their lyrics which tackle hard issues like racism and politics.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl


Saturday, September 17th

10 am - 4 pm
FREE Inflatables
Head over to the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy the FREE inflatables (thanks to our Children's Activity sponsor Eldora Mountain Resort!) - including an 18 foot single lane slide, a Dragon Bounce House and a 30 foot Obstacle Course.
Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, 1300 Block of Pearl

10 am - 9 pm
Firefly Handmade Market

The premier, handmade-only indie artisan market on the Front Range, this carefully and creatively curated artisan market’s 80+ makers will feature home goods, visual art and design, ceramics, skincare/wellness goods, children's apparel/toys/decor, adult apparel, accessories, jewelry, pet goods, artisanal food and beverages, and more.
Pearl Street Mall and 14th Street between Spruce and Lawry Lane

11 am - 9:30 pm
Beer Garden Open
Join us in the beer garden for Avery Brewing beer, wine, canned cocktails and food from Boulder Bowls, Chiri's Momo Delights, and Kingcomo Quesadilla, Big Wheel Beverages AND live music!
1300 Block of Pearl

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jeff and Paige use songs, storytelling, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. They use costumes and props to create characters and set the scene (usually somewhere outdoors). Their concerts are engaging and educational.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

1 - 2:30 pm
Teresa Storch

Teresa Storch Band grew organically from the meeting of (now husband and wife) Teresa Storch and Peter Lacis. Storch’s soulful voice and lyrics combine with Lacis’ soaring and complex guitar arrangements, creating an original, genre-pushing rock sound with jam and roots origins.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

3 - 4:30 pm
Libelula

In synchronicity across generations and genres, Libelula is swiftly becoming a jewel in the Colorado music scene. Libelula (pronounced lee-bay-lu-la) is Spanish for dragonfly. With powerful, soaring vocals and out of this world jams, this funk and groove super group will excite and inspire you.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

5 - 6:30 pm
Selasee & The Fafa Family
Selasee, originally from Ghana, is a singer/songwriter who explores reggae music influenced by pop and the west African highlife music genres. His Colorado based band, Selasee & the Fafa Family play feel good world music, reggae and highlife with ultra-high energy and plenty of soul.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

7 - 9 pm
Quemando

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, the Quemando Salsa Band has been satisfying the music scene for 12 years now. This high energy 11 piece band performs traditional and contemporary sounds of Latin Music, comprised of Cuban style drum kit, Timbales, Congas, bass, piano, 5 vocalists and a 3 piece horn section. The members of the band are collectively from Colombia, México, Peru, Panama, and the USA.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

Sunday, September 18th

10 am - 4 pm
FREE Inflatables
Head over to the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy the FREE inflatables (thanks to our Children's Activity sponsor Eldora Mountain Resort!) - including an 18 foot single lane slide, a Dragon Bounce House and a 30 foot Obstacle Course.
Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, 1300 Block of Pearl

10 am - 5 pm
Firefly Handmade Market

The premier, handmade-only indie artisan market on the Front Range, this carefully and creatively curated artisan market’s 80+ makers will feature home goods, visual art and design, ceramics, skincare/wellness goods, children's apparel/toys/decor, adult apparel, accessories, jewelry, pet goods, artisanal food and beverages, and more.
Pearl Street Mall and 14th Street between Spruce and Lawry Lane

11 am - 5 pm
Beer Garden Open
Join us in the beer garden for Avery Brewing beer, wine, canned cocktails and food from Boulder Bowls, Chiri's Momo Delights, and Kingcomo Quesadilla, Big Wheel Beverages AND live music!
1300 Block of Pearl

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jenn Cleary
is a folk-rock singer-songwriter from Boulder, Colorado, with many years’ experience performing on international stages. Highlight shows include Colorado Rockies games, Sundance Film, Blues and Folks Festivals and multiple European tours. She has a range of song styles and performs bluesy, acoustic shows to all-ages audiences. Her children’s shows blend full-on fun with environmental and social consciousness.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

1 - 2:30 pm
Paola Ines & Norte-Sur

Paola Ines & Norte Sur bring folk music from the diverse Andean region, which includes several countries running North to South along the continent as well as the diversity in music from the higher lands to the Amazon Basin with clear African influences. Accentuating this ancient richness with a modern touch of Andean Rock in fusion with ancestral instruments.
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl

3 - 5 pm
The Country Music Project

Performing traditional country from artists like Merle Haggard, George Jones, or Tammy Wynette, along with Top 40 country from artists like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood or Dierks Bentley - this band is a must-see for fans of vocal country music! The band takes prides on the purity of its vocals and acoustic instrumentation, and the way the guitars, vocals and rhythm section blend together to make enjoyable, danceable music!
Performance Stage, 1300 Block of Pearl