March 22, 2023


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Today marks the Second Annual Boulder Strong Day of Remembrance. Two years ago, our community tragically lost 10 beloved individuals in a mass shooting. As we move forward from this tragedy, Downtown Boulder Partnership stands with the City of Boulder in a commitment to remembering those who are no longer with us, offering support to one another and coming together as a community.

The Day of Remembrance event will take place this evening (March 22) from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at eTown Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required and in-person attendance is limited. The event will be livestreamed, and a recording will be made available on the City of Boulder website.

“The Day of Remembrance is a way for us to honor the victims, acknowledge the collective trauma our community has experienced and bring community members together with art and music,” said City of Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett.

Community members who are experiencing trauma related to the tragic events of March 22, 2021 are encouraged to visit the Boulder Strong Resource Center at 2935 Baseline Road in Boulder. We dedicate this newsletter in loving memory of Eric, Rikki, Denny, Teri, Neven, Lonna, Suzanne, Kevin, Lynn and Jody.

Last newsletter we asked what you love most about après-ski - the top answer was all of the above (food, views and drinks)! This week, we are thinking about spring...

When do you think the tulips will bloom downtown?
March 22 - 31
April 1 - 15
April 16 - 30

News You Can Use

Boulder Arts Week

April 7 - 15, 2023

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Photo: 2023 Student Banner Project Award Winners

Save the date! Boulder Arts Week returns April 7 - 15, and this year is packed with engaging programming and unforgettable experiences. From murals and installations to music and dance, Boulder Arts Week celebrates the best and brightest talent in our local community. This event is not only a showcase of artistic expression, but also a platform for education and collaboration. Attend workshops, masterclasses and discussions to deepen your understanding of the arts and gain valuable insights from local artists.

This year, enjoy a special Walking Mural & Street Art Tour of Downtown with Street Wise Arts on Saturday, April 8. Meet behind Pedestrian Shops for the tour and enjoy a live DJ set and other surprises along the tour route. End with the group at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery and sip on a free pint of Mountain Sun beer. Get your ticket today!

While downtown for Boulder Arts Week, admire the 42 student-produced banners that adorn the Pearl Street Mall. This year's banner artists created their work to answer these thematic questions: What do you do in your life to lift your spirits? To keep you connected and happy? What brings you joy? The banners will be on display through mid-April 2023.

Get Artsy

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival

April 23, 2023 l 1 pm - 5 pm

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Spring has officially arrived, and it's time to celebrate! From this season's opening of the Boulder County Farmers Market on Saturday, April 1 to the return of patio weather, there are plenty of ways to soak up warmer, longer days downtown. Check out our blog for four can't-miss spring activities happening in the district.

And don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, retuning April 23 from 1 - 5 pm (rain date: April 30). This beloved springtime tradition features free live performances, special activities for children and more than 15,000 colorful tulips that decorate the world renowned Pearl Street Mall.

If your family is looking to become more involved in this season's festivities, check out opportunities for student involvement in Downtown Boulder's first-ever spring window painting program. On Saturday, April 15, K-12 students are invited to paint participating business window fronts with spring-themed pictures. Sign up today to secure your spot!

Welcome Spring!

Beer HERE: Museum of Boulder

Now - September 3, 2023

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Something is brewing at the Museum of Boulder...check out their brand new exhibit, Beer HERE! Brewing the New West, open now through September 3, 2023. The exhibit spans five time periods - from 1859 to present - and explores stories of the Colorado beer and brewing industry's past, present and future. Discover over 160 authentic artifacts, including a booth and memorabilia from Tom's Tavern.

Plus, enjoy special happy hours on select Friday evenings at the Museum, where you can sip on beverages from local breweries like Bootstrap Brewing and Uhl's Brewing Company. And don't forget to check out all the different happy hours offered throughout the downtown district!


Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Cedar & Hyde Mercantile, Miriams, Mabel & Moss and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Spring is officially here, and now is the perfect time to update your wardrobe! Explore monthly shopping specials to discover deals at your favorite downtown stores.

Let's Shop!
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Foodie Friday

If you love local coffee shops, rooftop bars, good eats or food specials, then check out Foodie Friday! Updated weekly, this food blog gives you all the latest news about where and what to eat downtown. Dig in!

Time to Eat!
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Things To Do Downtown

Are you someone that always likes to have your calendar mapped out? Check out the Things To Do Downtown blog, where we give you all the dates and activities to fill your social schedule each month!

Get Busy!
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Newsletter Archive

Did you miss a newsletter and want to catch up on all things Downtown Boulder? Check out our newsletter archive to view past publications!

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The tulips have not yet bloomed, but they are beginning to poke through the spring soil. These green sprouts can be found outside a Spanish tapas-style restaurant...know where to find them downtown?

Email your answer to with the subject line "Found Downtown" by April 4 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Beth, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Lolita's Market & Deli!