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Celebrate Autumn in Downtown Boulder at Fall Fest September 16 - 18

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Celebrate Autumn in Downtown Boulder at Fall Fest September 16 - 18

Listen to live music, eat and sip on local food & drink, enjoy free children’s activities and shop the Firefly Handmade’s Fall Market along the Pearl Street Mall.

Boulder, CO [September 6, 2022] –  The annual three-day Fall Fest returns to Downtown Boulder September 16 - 18, 2022. Celebrate the changing of seasons with local food, a beer/wine/cocktail garden, live music and free children’s activities in the heart of Boulder. 

For the fifth year, Firefly Handmadewill host their Fall Market during the event. This creatively curated artisan market's 100+ makers includes home goods, visual art, ceramics, children's and adult apparel and accessories, jewelry, home goods, skin care, artisanal food/beverages and more. The market runs Friday, September 16 from 5 - 9 pm, Saturday, September 17 from 10 am - 9 pm and Sunday, September 18 from 10 am - 5 pm.   

Enjoy live music performances on the 1300 block of the Mall beginning Friday, September 16 at 5 pm and running through Sunday, September 18 at 5 pm. From family-friendly acts to Folk Rock, Americana and more, music fans are sure to find a lot to enjoy and can sip on a beverage from the Beer Garden while listening to the bands. Avery Brewing is back with their local favorites and a few specials for Fall Fest weekend ($8), and indulge in a Colorado crafted canned cocktail ($10) or wine ($8).

“We’re excited to be bringing a wide variety of local musical talent to this year’s event,” said Anna Salim, Downtown Boulder’s Vice President of Operations & Programming.  “We’ll have everything from wonderful free children’s entertainment to afro-beats, salsa and country.”

Sponsored by Eldora Mountain Resort, free children’s activities are available Saturday and Sunday on the Boulder County Courthouse lawn, including an 18 foot inflatable slide, a dragon bounce house and a 30 foot inflatable obstacle course. Activities also feature free performances from duo Jeff & Paige, as well as Boulder-based folk-rock singer songwriter, Jenn Cleary

Fall Fest is produced by Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI). It is co-presented by Corwin Toyota Boulder and Premier Members Credit Union. The event is sponsored by Eldora Mountain Resort, Avery Brewing Company, City of Boulder, Daily Camera, Eco Products and Eldorado Natural Spring Water.      


For more information:

General public: 303-449-3774 |

Press: Emi Smith, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

303-449-3774 (office)|

About Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives

Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI) (formerly known as the Downtown Boulder Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 2017. The organization's mission is to engage visitors and locals alike through arts, culture, innovation and inclusive, community-driven experiences in downtown Boulder. ( DBCI, along with the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District, falls under the umbrella of the parent organization, the Downtown Boulder Partnership