May 11, 2022


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

What is your happy place? Is it a local brew after a day outside with friends? Backbending on a yoga mat? Sipping a cappuccino by a burbling creek? Wherever your happy place is, it's ours, too. Because you can find it here, in downtown Boulder. 

We asked some of our downtown friends what their happy place is...from coffee houses to the Boulder Creek and everything in between, our community finds joy all throughout the downtown district. Read about where your neighbors frequent to get their daily dose of happiness! 

Want to share your own happy place with us? Head downtown to the southwest corner of 14th and Pearl Street to snap a picture with our newly painted happy place mural and use #BoulderHappyPlace to let us know where you find joy - and keep reading for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card!

With summer inching ever closer, downtown is bustling with activities and events. In this newsletter, learn more about Memorial Weekend festivities, discover the 2022 Bands on the Bricks lineup and lace up your walking shoes to take our downtown mural tour.  

Last newsletter we asked about your favorite speciality beverage - the top answer was cocktails! This week, we have music on the mind....

What is your favorite genre of music?
Hip Hop/Rap

News You Can Use

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Bands on the Bricks

June 15 - August 3, 2022 I 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Boulder's premier outdoor summer concert series is back! Enjoy FREE concerts on the Pearl Street Mall every Wednesday evening from June 15 - August 3. Sip on an Avery Brewing Co beverage in the Beer Garden, mingle with friends and family and enjoy live local music. 

The band lineup for 2022 was just released - check out who is playing! From Hazel Miller & The Collective to The Long Run (Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles), music lovers will be met with rock and reggae and everything in between. 

Interested in helping out? There are lots of volunteer opportunities available to check IDs, help serve drinks and more. Sign up here!

Let's Party
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Boulder Creek Festival

May 28 - 30, 2022

The City of Boulder and Team Player Productions (TPP) have announced Boulder Creek Festival is returning to downtown Boulder over Memorial Day weekend. For the first time, the weekend will kick off with a free show at the Glen Huntington Bandshell on Friday night, May 27, followed by three days of music from 30+ artists, Creekside Beer Fest, Makers Market filled with dozens of artisans, family-friendly activities like obstacle course and trampolines and more to celebrate the Boulder community.

The Creekside Beer Festival is one of the best ways to kickoff the summer. Enjoy beer tastings from top breweries around the country while listening to music by the Boulder Creek. Get your ticket here!

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May 30, 2022

The BOLDERBoulder 10K returns this Memorial Day! Honored by Runner's World Magazine as "America's All-Time Best 10K," the race travels through Boulder’s neighborhoods, downtown and then finishes at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. 

Join the 50,000 participants or 100,000 spectators to partake in the spectacle. Enjoy endless entertainment, marvel at skydivers and enjoy food / drinks. Head down to the SportsEXPO on May 28 & 29 where vendors will be set up along the Pearl Street Mall! 

Ready to Run
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BCH Movement Challenge

May 15 - June 13, 2022

Downtown Boulder is partnering with Boulder Community Health (BCH) for their first-ever Movement Challenge. We are challenging you to move every day from May 15 - June 13!  There is an opportunity to win amazing prizes each day - including a grand prize of a $500 Downtown Boulder Gift Card!

There are two ways to get involved:

  1. Totally online! At the end of each day, go online to enter how you moved. It could be gardening, walking your dog, biking or any movement that is meaningful to you! Feel free to include the amount of time moved if you want, but there is no requirement.
  2. Grab a scorecard for yourself, your team or your entire organization! You can get a scorecard to help log each day of your movement at the Visitor Information Center. 
Get Moving
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Downtown Mural Tour

Boulder is full of hidden treasures. Whether you are a local who grew up in the area or a visitor passing through, we promise there are unique spaces and places you have yet to discover!

This walking tour takes participants all over the downtown district in search of street art and murals, from the East End to the West End. The interactive Google Map includes three different walking tours for you to follow at your convenience, or be creative and forge your own path. Wherever you go, beauty is sure to be waiting!

Happy Adventuring!

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Arcadea Architecture, Lush Cosmetics, TGTHR and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Treat yourself...we all deserve it! Take a look at our monthly shopping specials webpage to discover downtown deals at some of your favorite stores!

Let's Shop!
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Happiness can be found all over downtown! But this mural has a specific location....know where to find it? (Hint: Read the intro to this newsletter)!

Email your answer to [email protected] with the subject line "Found Downtown" by May 24 for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Congrats to Jake, our last Found Downtown winner! The correct answer was: The flower bed by Wells Fargo.