August 31, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Hopefully everyone is getting outside and enjoying the last few weeks of this Colorado summer! If you're looking for some retail therapy over the long weekend, be sure to check out the Labor Day Sidewalk Sales - over 35 local businesses are participating.

The next few weeks are packed with activities to keep you and your family busy as we head into the fall season. Cheer on the CU Buffs before their first home game tomorrow night at the Pearl Street Stampedes! Then come back downtown to celebrate autumn with us at  Fall Fest, September 16 - 18. For more things to do downtown in the coming month, read our September events blog.

Grab those calendars - there is a lot of news to remember!

Last newsletter we asked about what you're looking forward to most about fall - the top answer was cooler weather! This week, we are thinking about all things sports...

What is your favorite professional Colorado team to cheer on?

News You Can Use

Pearl Street Stampedes

September 1 & 23 I October 14 & 28 I November 4, 2022

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Who is excited for the return of college football?! Cheer on your favorite 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 on September 1 as the Golden Buffalo Marching Band plays. Head west with the Stampede and pump up players and coaches before the first game of the season!

2022 Dates: Thursday, September 1 (TCU), Friday, September 23 (UCLA), Friday, October 14 (California - Family Weekend), Friday, October 28 (Arizona State - Homecoming), Friday, November 4 (Oregon)

Sko Buffs!

Fall Fest

September 16 - 18, 2022

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As hard as it is to believe, autumn is almost here and there is nothing better than fall in Colorado - changing leaves, cooler weather and Fall Fest! Join us downtown September 16 - 18 for a three-day celebration filled with food & drink, crafts, free children's activities, live music and more. Plus, enjoy 100+ artisans in Firefly Handmade Markets fall show on the Pearl Street Mall!

Interested in volunteering? Check out open opportunities here! 

Get Festive

Museum of Boulder Online Auction

Ends September 9, 2022

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The Museum of Boulder's 2022 online auction is now open! Place your bids on a variety of amazing baskets and prizes before the end of the day on September 9. By participating in the auction, you will be helping to raise necessary funding for the “Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History” project. Over three years (and beyond), the Museum is employing a community-centered process to develop an exhibit and educational curricula that addresses the underrepresentation of Black histories in Colorado.

To learn more about this upcoming exhibit, including who is involved and the research process, check out our blog where we interview Museum of Boulder staff. 

Start Bidding

Eat & Be Happy

Ends November 30, 2022

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Crave. Save. Earn prizes. Our friends at Visit Boulder have created an interactive way to dine out in the city while earning rewards and enjoying specials! The Eat & Be Happy Pass downloads directly onto your mobile device (for free), and unlocks deals from restaurants all over Boulder - including many in downtown! Check-in at participating restaurants to enter into a grand prize drawing at the end of November. The lucky winner will get a photo booth experience with the vintage VW bus, Delilah, complete with props, a disco ball and Boulder bites for your crew. Each month between now and December, another lucky participant will receive a $50 Downtown Boulder Gift Card

What are you waiting for? The time to eat out has never been better! Check out all the amazing dining options downtown and make a reservation to enjoy a meal in your favorite spot. 

Dine Out!

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Galvanize, Lush, TGTHR and more! Plus, keep an eye out for information about our Downtown Job Walk on Wednesday, September 28!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Fall is almost upon us - time to restock your wardrobe! Check out our monthly shopping specials page to discover September deals at your favorite downtown stores! And don't forget to head downtown this weekend for Labor Day sales

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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This pensive man can be found on the side of a popular East End business known for their lattes...know where to find it downtown?

Email your answer to with the subject line "Found Downtown" by September 13 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Nolan, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Hotel Boulderado!