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About Taste of Pearl

Downtown Boulder's Taste of Pearl (April 14, 2024, 2 - 6 pm) is back after a four-year hiatus! The event ran for ten years pre-pandemic and showcases the talents of some of Colorado's most renowned restaurants & chefs. Celebrated as one of the state's most prestigious culinary events, the 11th anniversary of Taste of Pearl features 15 Boulder restaurants paired with 15 Colorado wineries/distilleries. The tastings will be hosted in 15 of downtown Boulder's best boutiques and galleries.

An epicurean adventure like no other, attendees will enjoy a leisurely stroll from one location to the next pampering their palates in the heart of America's foodiest town. In 2011, the event received the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence - Best Promotional Event by Downtown Colorado, Inc. and in 2013 the event was honored with a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association.

Because of the nature of the event, a limited number of tickets are sold. It is highly recommended that tickets are purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets may be on sale for $90 the day of the event at event check-in (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall). This year's event is expected to draw guests from across the state to experience one-on-one interactions with culinary and wine talent.

The $85 per person General Admission ticket includes:
(Ticket price increases to $90 the day of the event, if available)

  • Samples of food, wine and spirits from all participating restaurants, wineries and distilleries;
  • Keepsake wine glass;
  • A re-usable wine carry bag;
  • $2 off coupon for a bottle of wine or spirit from one of the participating wineries and distilleries; and
  • Special offers for event attendees at hosting retail locations (including free gifts with purchase, discounts and more).

The $130 per person VIP ticket includes:
(Pre-sale only)

  • All the benefits of the General Admission ticket;
  • An exclusive cooking demonstration hosted by Food Lab;
  • VIP early check in starting at 12:45 pm; and
  • A complimentary dessert and tea stop at Süti & Co. on 16th Street. 

Join us April 14, 2024 for a celebration of Boulder's culinary excellence, Colorado wineries and distilleries and only-in-Boulder vibe during Taste of Pearl.

The Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of downtown as the heart of the greater Boulder community. As the umbrella organization for the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) and Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI), the Partnership works tirelessly to make our downtown a national model of success.

Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI) is a charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining downtown Boulder as the heart and soul of our community. Our staff and volunteers produce over two dozen annual events focused on arts, culture, family entertainment and supporting local business. From fine arts to free concerts on the Pearl Street Mall, DBCI events draw nearly 250,000 people downtown every year. We also support other community events that enhance downtown including the Boulder International Film Festival and the Pearl Street Stampedes.