June 22, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Happy Bike to Work Day! A big thank you to everyone who took to the streets with two wheels today instead of four. If we all do our part, we can make our community and climate a little healthier one small decision at a time.

With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to enjoy all downtown Boulder has to offer. From outdoor activities and a walking mural tour to tons of family-friendly fun like free rides on the all-electric Tebo Train weekdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am, there are plenty of things to do to fill these warm days! 

And don't forget about the Boulder County Farmers Market, Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm and Wednesdays 4 pm - 8 pm. Fill up on fresh produce and take a stroll along the Boulder Creek for the perfect start to your weekend!

There is a lot happening this time of year - keep reading for all the latest downtown news!

Last newsletter we asked about your favorite place to enjoy a concert - the top answer was outdoors! This week, we are thinking about summer foods....

What's your favorite summer treat?
Ice Cream
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News You Can Use

Bands on the Bricks 2022

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

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The Bands on the Bricks summer concert series continues TONIGHT (June 22)! 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.

Tonight kicks off with opener Finn O'Sullivan, followed by the main performance featuring Saritah. Conscious roots songstress Saritah is on a worldwide musical mission to uplift, inspire and heal. Bursting with an organic sound that is a refreshing and uniquely feminine weave of reggae, soul and acoustic inspired flavors, Saritah has a relentless passion for inspiring people to live their purpose and to follow their dreams.

Don't forget to come back on June 29 to hear Chimbangle! Next week is also Healthcare Worker Night - celebrate and uplift all those who have worked so hard to keep us healthy over the past few years. Please join us in filling out a small tribute card to the health care worker in your family, in your neighborhood and throughout Boulder. These beautiful notes will be hung on a newly planted tree, in honor of Boulder Community Health’s year-long Centennial celebration after the event! That way, BCH health care workers can see your notes throughout the year on this unique tree. Don't miss this special night!

Let's Party
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Tube to Work Day

July 15, 2022

It's baaaack! The best working day of the year is almost here - Tube to Work Day! On Friday, July 15, grab an inner tube and ditch your car as you ride the Boulder Creek to work.

Online registration is now open ($20/individual with $5 of your entry going directly to Boulder Bridge House)! There is also a Corporate Group Rate registration option.

Waivers, helmets, life jackets and closed-toed footwear are mandatory. This is also BYOT: a "bring your own tube" event. Costumes are highly encouraged!

Register Now
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Downtown Walking Mural Tour

If you're looking for an outdoor activity to soak up some sunshine, take our walking mural tour! From the West End to the East End and everywhere in between, explore all the art that makes downtown so special. On the tour, be sure to stop and take a picture with our Happy Place mural (14th and Pearl streets).Tag us on social media (@downtownboulder / #BoulderHappyPlace) and let us know where your happy place is - and find out where our downtown workers find joy!

Speaking of murals, Street Wise Arts is looking for artists to participate in the fourth year of the Boulder Mural Festival taking place September 29 - October 2, 2022. If you're interested, check out their website for more information!

Get Exploring!
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New Stores Downtown!

Photo: Old Barrel Tea Company

Have you been downtown lately? Since March 2022, the area has welcomed many unique businesses, from multiple clothing boutiques to a live music venue.

If you love all things tea and wellness, stop by Old Barrel Tea Company on the East End to peruse their wide selection of teas and accessories (like the cute mugs pictured above)! Looking for a different type of beverage? Sip on a specialty cocktail at the Velvet Elk Lounge while enjoying live local music.

In need of a summer wardrobe update? Check out Mabel & Moss, Kama Collection and Amundsen Sports for new trends and unique finds! 

Other new businesses to check out include Black Sheep Carpets and Ana's Art Gallery. No matter what you're looking for, you can find it downtown!

Shop/Dine Downtown

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Boxcar Coffee Roasters, TGTHR, Centro Mexican Kitchen and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Summer is here - cool off with some retail therapy! Check out our monthly shopping specials page to discover deals at your favorite downtown stores - check back July 1 for updates!

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 pretty pattern is a signature of an East End business...know which downtown store this window belongs to?

Email your answer to info@downtownboulder.org with the subject line "Found Downtown" by July 5 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Jake our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: Patagonia!