Summer is coming, which means less snow, and more sunshine! With the extra sunshine and warm weather come many events outside, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Flatirons, live music, and more! Here are profiles of a few upcoming events in and around downtown Boulder.
What events in Downtown Boulder do you look forward to every summer?
Taste of Pearl: On Sunday, April 25, local merchants, restaurants, and wineries pair up to showcase their products. From 2pm to 6pm, you can walk the beautiful Pearl Street Mall, and enjoy tasting food and wine in participating galleries and shops. Tickets are $52.80 per person, which includes entry to all participating locations for samples of food and wine, along with a keepsake bag and wine glass (proceeds benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association). For more information, and a list of participating businesses, go to http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/taste-of-pearl.Boulder County Farmers' Market: In the autumn of 1986, local farmers organized a farmers' market in downtown Boulder, since then it has grown in many ways, including longer hours, breakfast, lunch, children's events, and more! The Farmers' Market has become a community icon for Boulder, and is a must for shopping, eating, drinking, or just enjoying the outdoors. Join vendors Saturdays from 8am to 2pm, next to the beautiful Central Park, on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon. Starting May 5, the Market will be open on Wednesdays as well. For more information you can visit the Market's website at http://www.boulderfarmers.org/.
Boulder Creek Festival: If you're going to attend one event this summer, it should be the Boulder Creek Festival. This festival is free to the public and features over 500 vendors! There is live music, great food, and shopping! If that's not enough, there are also carnival rides and five performance stages. Celebrating it's 23rd year, the Festival will run May 29 through May 31. Take a stroll down the Boulder Creek Path for this festival full of food, fun, and entertainment! More information on events, vendors, and performers can be found at http://www.bceproductions.com/boulder-creek-festival.
Colorado Children's Day: The day starts off with the Tulip Fairy and Elf Parade at 11:45am, (11:15am if you plan on participating in the parade). Following the parade, Children's Day begins at noon, running until 4pm. Children's Day is a free event, celebrating children and providing them with events and entertainment throughout the day. For more information visit www.boulderdowntown.com/events/tulip-parade.
A big thanks to our spring intern, Teale, for this post!