Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Spring is a magical time in Boulder. Thousands of tulips gingerly open their buds all along historic Pearl Street, wildflowers begin to bloom trailside, restaurant patios fill with sun-seekers and festival season gets underway!
Here are 5 ways to enjoy spring in Boulder:
Starting on April 6, 2019, the beloved farmers' market will fill with local farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, winemakers and flower-growers. Pick up goodies, or simply grab a meal from the food court and enjoy a picnic beside Boulder Creek or on the shady, green Central Park. Every Saturday 8am-2pm (April-November) and Wednesdays 4-8pm (May-October).
Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime. The timing of the buds’ opening is, of course, up to Mother Nature, but it’s usually mid to late April. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining.
Check one out from a B-Cycle station or rent one from a bike shop. You can cruise down the Boulder Creek Path, named No. 2 in USA Today’s “top urban bike paths across the USA,” or just pedal around town. You’ll fit in with the locals here in the town that Bicycling magazine ranked No. 3 in “America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities.”
Either by foot or by bike, Boulder’s hiking and biking trails are lovely and fresh in springtime, and there are close to 150 miles of them in Boulder. Here's a guide to Boulder's wildflowers and which trails to find them on.
Boulder International Film Festival
February 28-March 3, 2019
Films and filmmakers from around the world come to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema.
Winter Craft Beer Festival
March 2, 2019
A huge (and popular) beer-tasting event at CU's Balch Fieldhouse.
Boulder Jewish Film Festival
March 7-17, 2019
This intimate film festival explores the human experience through film and provides audiences with insight into the Jewish experience.
Local Lab New Play Festival
March 15-17, 2019
A three-day theater festival of new works with fully-staged concert readings, workshops and the opportunity for playwrights and attendees to participate in conversations.
Boulder Arts Week
March 26-April 6, 2019
Boulder’s annual citywide celebration of art, jam-packed with performances and events all week long.
Upslope Get Down
May 11, 2019
A free music festival with Upslope beer, food trucks, games, art and more, held at the Upslope Flatiron Park brewery.
Chautauqua Summer Concert Series
Spring brings the kickoff to Chautauqua’s series featuring concerts, films, theater, dance, forums and family events — all beside the stunning Flatirons.
Boulder Creek Festival
May 25-27, 2019
The famous rubber ducky creek race, performances, carnival rides, bazar and much more — all beside the beautiful Boulder Creek.
May 27, 2019
This famous 10K race gets the whole town celebrating on the streets. There’s music, costumes and revelry as top runners and locals take part.
Want more? Check our complete, searchable event calendar for even more ideas.