October 26, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

It's spooky season! May your week be filled with warm apple cider, creative costumes and carved pumpkins. The weather is certainly beginning to feel a lot more like autumn, so get outside and enjoy these fall days while they last! 

Downtown Boulder has a lot happening in the district from now through the end of the holiday season. From the final few Pearl Street Stampedes to all the Light Up the Holidays events, there are plenty of festivities to keep you busy this time of year. Plus, don't forget about self-guided activities from our alley gallery to a mural tour. Grab a warm beverage and hit the bricks!

Keep reading for all the latest downtown news!

Last newsletter we asked what you were looking forward to over the weekend - the top answer was getting morning coffee! This week, we have Halloween on the mind...

What is your favorite aspect of Halloween?
Pumpkin Carving

News You Can Use

Munchkin Masquerade

October 31, 2022 I 3 - 6 pm

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Goblins, ghosts and ghouls of all kinds are welcome at the Munchkin Masquerade! Bring your kids downtown this Monday, October 31 from 3 - 6 pm to enjoy this annual tradition. With over 50 businesses passing out candy from the East End to the West End, this is trick-or-treating like you've never experienced before. Don't forget your costumes! Recommended for children 12 and under. A huge thank you to our over 50 participating businesses for spending hundreds of dollars on sweet treats - be sure to share your gratitude! 

Be sure to check out our event calendar to view all kinds of Halloween happenings in the district, and please remember to celebrate responsibly. 

Trick or Treat

Pearl Street Stampedes

October 28 & November 4, 2022

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Happy Homecoming, Buffs! Cheer on your hometown football team the night before each home game at the Pearl Street Stampedes. Join hundreds of Buffs fans on the 1300 block of Pearl Street at 7 pm this Friday, October 28 as members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band play. Head west with the Stampede (and cheer squad) and pump up players and coaches before they take on Arizona State!

2022 Dates: Friday, October 28 (Arizona State - Homecoming), Friday, November 4 (Oregon)

Sko Buffs!

Light Up the Holidays

November 2022 - January 2023

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The holiday season is right around the corner! Whether your happy place is enjoying cozy cocktails with friends or discovering the perfect gift for family, the shops and restaurants that light you up this season can be found downtown. 

Be sure to mark your calendar for all our Light Up the Holidays events, from the annual Switch on the Holidays celebration (November 20) to a brand new Snow Much Fun Virtual (AR) reality tour available through the end of January. Check out the November Things To Do Downtown blog for more ideas about how to spend this magical time of year! 

Holiday Happenings

BMoCA Natura Exhibit

November 2 - December 31, 2022

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Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) this winter and contribute to their new exhibit, Natura. Designed by artist Eileen Roscina, this installation explores the intersection between industry and nature through a mural composed of organic and natural materials that form the industrial landscape of Commerce City. Community members will be asked to contribute to the mural through pressing flowers and contemplating the seeds society must plant for the future. 

As a reminder, admission to BMoCA is $2 Tuesday - Sunday, with the exception of being free every Saturday. 

Explore the Art!

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Museum of Boulder, Lush Cosmetics, Art Mart Gifts and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Autumn fashion is in full swing! Explore our monthly shopping specials page to discover deals at your favorite downtown stores. Check back soon for November savings!

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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This new piece of art adorns the side of a business known for their wine...know where to find it downtown?

Email your answer to info@downtownboulder.org with the subject line "Found Downtown" by November 8 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Peggy, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Museum of Boulder!