April 27, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

It is officially the most magical time of year in downtown Boulder...tulip time! Flowers are in bloom up and down the Pearl Street Mall. Hurry downtown over the next few weeks to catch their colorful displays of beauty. (And don't forget that the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival is happening this Sunday, May 1)!

Spring is also the perfect time to enjoy some beverages and appetizers on a rooftop or patio...check out our Happy Hours page for the latest updates on where to drink and dine after finishing the workday. Looking for even more food specials? Be sure to keep up-to-date with our weekly Foodie Friday blog!

Keep reading for updates on the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, First Sip Boulder, gift ideas for Mother's Day and more!

Last newsletter we asked about your favorite rooftop view - the top answer was Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant! This week, we are wondering what you plan on drinking during First Sip...

What is your favorite specialty beverage?

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Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival

May 1, 2022 I 1 - 5 pm

It seemed like Mother Nature wanted to keep us on our toes last weekend with cooler days and chances of rain...so we decided to give the tulips a little more time to bloom. Come celebrate spring this Sunday, May 1 at our Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival!

Follow the colorful Tulip Fairy and pint-sized fairies and elves around the Pearl Street Mall as they "wake up the tulips." This springtime tradition also features a variety of family-friendly fun from other local businesses and organizations including arts and crafts, foam sword dueling, live music performances and more.

Don't forget your wings! Dressing up and embracing your elf side is encouraged. If you don't have a fairy costume laying around your house, this event also welcomes monsters, princesses and any other costume that still fits from Halloween!

See the Fairies!
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Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2022

Mother's Day is right around the corner! It's the perfect time to step back and appreciate the mom role model(s) in your life - whether it's your biological mom that raised you so well or a close friend that always knows how to take care of you when you need it - we all have someone to thank for helping us become the people we are today!

Looking for a way to express your gratitude to the mom figure in your life? Check out our Mother's Day Gift Guide for inspiration. From stylish bags and stunning jewelry to painted pottery and green houseplants, this guide is sure to spark some creative gift ideas for the people you love most. And if you just can't decide, you can always give the gift of a Downtown Boulder Gift Card!

Celebrate Mom!
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First Sip

April 28 - May 1, 2022

Come together April 28 – May 1 to toast Boulder’s exceptional beverage scene! First Sip is excited to celebrate Boulder beverages with drink specials at several local restaurants, unique pairing and tasting opportunities and a variety of intimate events all weekend long.

Try the new Apple Brandy Sidecar at Bohemian Biergarten, sip on strawberry frose from the rooftop of Avanti or enjoy the limited-time-only Desert Flower cocktail at Gemini. Looking for some non-alcoholic options? Treat your tastebuds to tea at Ku Cha House of Tea and Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Grab your friends and toast to a beautiful spring weekend in Boulder!

Find a full list of participants here!

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BMoCA Día del Niño

April 30, 2022 I 11 am - 1 pm

Celebrate all children with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) at their annual Día del Niño (Children's Day) event! Meet at the Boulder Civic Area Bandshell at 13th and Canyon from 11 am - 1 pm on April 30 for free multicultural festivities for the whole family. The joyful program celebrates Latino culture and features traditional dance performances, live music and hands-on artmaking.

Día del Niño presents performances by:

Flamenco Denver at 11:30 am

Grupo Folklórico Sabor Latino at 12:00 pm

Colorado Youth Mariachi Program at 12:30 pm

Enjoy this free celebration for people of all ages!

Let's Celebrate!

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Lots of businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Hotel Boulderado, Clean Your Dirty Face, Two Hands Paperie and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Ready for a summer wardrobe? Take a look at our monthly shopping specials webpage to discover downtown deals at some of your favorite stores - check out May deals starting next week!

Let's Shop!
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Tulips are blossoming all over town! Here is another colorful flowerbed...know where to find it downtown?

Email your answer to info@downtownboulder.org with the subject line "Found Downtown" by May 10 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Drew, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: The flower bed by Hapa Sushi and the Boulder Book Store.