April 26, 2023


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Happy Wednesday! Colorful tulips are blossoming along the Pearl Street Mall, making now the perfect time to visit downtown and admire these beautiful spring flowers. (Fun fact: over 15,000 tulip bulbs imported from Holland are planted along the mall each year.) All of Mother Nature's April rain showers will only continue to help this season bloom!

There are plenty of community events happening over the next few weeks, whether you are looking to flex your creative muscles at Colorado Glass Work's beginners stained glass class or relax with Sunday morning yoga at the Museum of Boulder. Check out our event calendar to explore all the daily activities to enjoy downtown.

Keep reading for all the latest information in the downtown district!

Last newsletter we asked about your favorite type of flower - the top answer was sunflowers! This week, we are curious about your go-to beverage...

What will you be drinking during First Sip?

News You Can Use

First Sip

April 26 - 30, 2023

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Raise a glass to Boulder's exceptional beverage scene during First Sip, beginning today through April 30. Celebrate with drink specials and local events at many of downtown's restaurants, from the Pearl Street Pear-a-dise rum cocktail at Gemini to a “Sip of Sicily” Wine Flight at Pizzeria Alberico.

Not a booze drinker? Several partners are featuring exciting non-alcoholic mocktails, and you may find your favorite coffee or tea at participating shops like Süti & Co. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind Boulder beverage weekend!


Spring Window Painting Program

Now - May 14, 2023

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Downtown Boulder hosted our first-ever Spring Window Painting Program on Saturday, April 15. Modeled after a popular window painting event that happens every fall in downtown Lafayette, K-12 students were invited to paint participating business window fronts with spring-themed paintings.

If you have not yet seen these adorable creations, check out a map of window art locations before strolling down Pearl Street. Window paintings will stay up on participating business windows through Mother's Day.

See the Windows

Boulder County Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 am - 2 pm & Wednesdays, 4 pm - 8 pm (beginning May 3)

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Mark your calendars...Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM) Wednesdays return one week from today (May 3)! Enjoy fresh produce, live music and local vendors Wednesday evenings from 4 - 8 pm on 13th Street near the Civic Area. Then pack your tote bags again for the Saturday market, where you can restock on goodies and enjoy a delicious meal from local merchants.

Nourishing your body and your community has never been so easy!

Eat Local

Off the Bricks Businesses

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Photo: Ana's Art Gallery

Did you know that there are nearly 90 businesses downtown that can be found off of the Pearl Street Mall? From local boutiques and world-class restaurants to art galleries and live music venues, every foodie, shopper and experience-seeker can find something to love Off the Bricks between the East and West Ends.

On Broadway Street, shop gourmet goods at Boulder Olive Oil Company and Savory Spice Shop. Foodies flock to Walnut Street to enjoy five-star dishes and five-star views at Corrida and Rosetta Hall. Venture to Spruce Street for holistic remedies at Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary & Supply before relaxing at Symmetry360 Massage. No visit to downtown Boulder would be complete without taking a trip down all of the Pearl Street Mall's adjacent streets!

Explore Off the Bricks

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Postino WineCafe, The Kitchen, Peppercorn and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Warmer weather means its time to refresh your summer 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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This colorful tree is nestled in an alley on the 1400 block next to a shop known for their comfortable shoes...know where to find it downtown?

Email your answer to info@downtownboulder.org with the subject line "Found Downtown" by May 9 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Caryn, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Outside Liberty Puzzles!