June 8, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Time flies - it's already June! Summer is officially here in downtown Boulder, and there are so many ways to celebrate the season from Pride events to Bands on the Bricks. Keep your calendars nearby for all the fun happenings downtown!

The pandemic response has been referred to as "the great experiment." In his latest Daily Camera article, our CEO, Chip talks with walkability expert Jeff Speck about the role of experimentation and the importance of successful businesses in creating pedestrian-friendly environments.

The Boulder County Health (BCH) Movement Challenge is almost over! Enter your movement to this site by June 13 for a chance to win a $500 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Who knew movement could be so rewarding? 

Keep reading for all the latest downtown news!

Last newsletter we asked about your favorite season - the top answer was fall! This week, we are curious about concert venues....

Where is your favorite place to enjoy a concert?

News You Can Use

Bands on the Bricks 2022

June 15 - August 3, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

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The 26th Annual Bands on the Bricks summer concert series kicks off June 15 with Pride Night! Enjoy free live music while sipping beer, wine or margaritas from our Beer Garden (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall). Festivities begin at 5:30 pm every Wednesday through August 3.

Pride Night will feature a special performance at 8 pm from CHEER Colorado, an all-volunteer adult cheerleading troupe working to empower the LGBTQ+ community. Information will also be available all evening from Out Boulder, supporting LGBTQ+ communities in Boulder County and beyond with resources, advocacy, support and education. Enjoy music from opener Julia Kirkwood and Bands on the Bricks veteran Hazel Miller & The Collective. This is a not-to-be-missed night!

Let's Party
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Pride Events

June 2022

Happy Pride Month! Celebrate all month long with various events and fundraisers downtown and throughout the city. Check out Out Boulder for a full list of activities and opportunities from the virtual Name and Gender Change Workshop to the Boulder Pride Festival happening June 12 at the Boulder Bandshell!

Looking for more ways to support Pride? Head to Yoga Pearl on June 25 for a Pride Slow-Flow Yoga Class, or stop by the Museum of Boulder to learn more about Pride every week this month. Plus, check with downtown businesses on many unique fundraisers, like Fiori Flowers which is donating all the proceeds from their Marsha Arrangement to Out Boulder.

Check out our blog for more Pride details! 

Join the Celebrations
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Father's Day Gift Guide

Celebrate the father-figure in your life this Father's Day with a unique gift from a downtown business! From bar soap at Art Mart Gifts and self-care products at Cedar & Hyde to button-down shirts at Canoe Club and frisbee golf discs from Into The Wind, you're sure to find something creative for your special guy.

Can't decide on the perfect option? Give the gift of a Downtown Boulder Gift Card - accepted at over 120 downtown businesses!

Happy Dad's Day!
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Bike to Work Day

June 22, 2022

June is Boulder's Walk and Bike Month! The City of Boulder and local community partners are hosting free walks, bike rides and other events all month long, culminating in Boulder’s Walk and Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 22. By registering to walk or ride on Walk and Bike to Work Day, individuals are eligible to win great prizes and help the city measure the impact of biking and walking.

Register Today!

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Zeal Optics, Grace Commons Church, Block by Block and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Summer has arrived and shopping deals for all the warm-weather essentials are here! Check out our monthly shopping specials page to discover bargains at your favorite downtown stores.

Let's Shop!
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Colorado is known for its sunshine and mountainous landscape...see them both in this downtown window art! Know where to find it downtown?

Email your answer to info@downtownboulder.org with the subject line "Found Downtown" by June 21 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Ashley, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Outside Canova Home.