February 8, 2023


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Hello Newsletter Readers,

Happy February! If you're looking for ways to spend a winter weekend downtown this month, check out our latest blog.

There are plenty of events happening at businesses throughout downtown over the next few weeks, so be sure to explore our event calendar. Here are a few highlights - Enjoy live music at R Gallery + Wine Bar, partake in a special Galentine's Day celebration at Elison Rd. or grab a friend for Valentine's Partner Yoga at Yoga Pearl. 'Tis the season for treating yourself and spreading love!

Calling all film enthusiasts...Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is still seeking volunteers from March 2 - 5! It's a fun way to hang out with old friends and meet new ones. Plus, enjoy great perks including ticket vouchers, a t-shirt and badge...learn more and register!

Now grab your calendar and keep reading for all the latest downtown news!

Last newsletter we asked what you were most looking forward to this summer - the top answer was longer days! This week, love is in the air...

What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day?
Dining out
Shopping for gifts
Eating sweet treats

News You Can Use

Mid Winter Sales

Starts February 18

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Warm up this winter with a little retail therapy! Downtown Boulder's Mid Winter Sales kicks off February 18. Shop cool savings at 35+ retailers and stock up on all of your winter needs before spring arrives.

Did you know that over 80% of stores in downtown Boulder are locally owned/operated? That's a big reason to Love the Local and shop small! From outdoor apparel and shoes to records and yarn, treat yourself to something special this month downtown.

Shop Sales!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide


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Photo: Beatrice the Divine

Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it's time to show that special someone a little extra appreciation. Browse the Downtown Boulder 2023 Valentine's Day Gift Guide for inspiration. From gourmet treats at Boulder Olive Oil Company and charcuterie from Dedalus Wine Shop & Market to plants from Terracotta and jewelry at Gypsy Jewel, there are plenty of unique gifts to choose from.

And don't forget that a Downtown Boulder Gift Card is a one size, loved-by-all gift - with over 100 participating businesses!

Spread the Love

Student Banner Project

Now - Mid-April, 2023

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The 11th annual Student Banner Project is here! Featuring 42 lamp pole banners created by incredible young artists from Columbine Elementary School, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School, these works of art adorn all four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall. This year's banner artists responded to these thematic questions: What do you do in your life to lift your spirits? To keep you connected and happy? What brings you joy?

The Banner Project is presented by Boulder Arts Week, Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, which takes place April 7 - 15, 2023.

See the Banners

Downtown Boulder Partnership Five Year Vision Plan

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The Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) has formally released its Five Year Vision Plan for the downtown district. Created in partnership with the City of Boulder, DBP staff and boards worked collaboratively with the Downtown Boulder Community Advisory Board, city and county partners, business owners and the Boulder community - with a focus on under-represented groups and individuals - to develop a vision for downtown’s future.

Building on the legacy and success of the Pearl Street Mall, this plan serves as a launching pad and inspiration for ongoing conversations to make the district a relevant, meaningful and inviting place for all.

Read the Vision

Job Openings

Interested in working downtown? Many businesses are hiring! Check out open positions at Block by Block, Rosetta Hall, Boxcar Coffee Roasters and more!

Find Jobs
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Shopping Specials

Stock up on all things winter before spring begins to arrive. Explore our monthly shopping specials page to discover deals at your favorite downtown stores - and don't forget to shop Mid Winter Sales from February 18 - 20!

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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Things To Do Downtown

Are you someone that always likes to have your calendar mapped out? Check out the Things To Do Downtown blog, where we give you all the dates and activities to fill your social schedule each month!

Get Busy!
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Newsletter Archive

Did you miss a newsletter and want to catch up on all things Downtown Boulder? Check out our newsletter archive to view past publications!

View Newsletters
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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we have lots of love for downtown. Know where to find these hearts?

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