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Spring Things to Do in Boulder

Spring is a magical time in Boulder. Thousands of tulips gingerly open their buds all along historic Pearl Street, wildflowers begin to bloom trailside and restaurant patios offer refuge for sun-seekers!

Here are 5 ways to enjoy spring in Boulder:

1. Head to the Boulder Farmers’ Market

Starting on April 2, 2022, 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).

Woman buying produce at the Boulder Farmers Market

2. Stop to smell the tulips

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.

Peach Tulips on Pearl Street

3. Go on an e-bike tour

If you’ve never tried an e-bike, you’re in for a treat. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. This tour takes you through historic downtown, along the Boulder Creek Path and up to the foot of the Flatirons. With nubby, fat tires, you can do these tours in most weather. Read our guide to e-biking in Boulder.

Group stopped to look at the Flatirons during a Electric Cruiser Bike Tour in Boulder

4. Go for a wildflower hike

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.

Family hiking among wildflowers on the McClintock Trail Meadow Music

5. Go on an Art Walk

Some of Boulder’s best public art is included on this easy, downtown walking tour, every step of which is detailed here. And you’ll find plenty of spots to stop for beverages and snacks along the way. Boulder's collection of 90+ murals is worth exploring, too, as are downtown's 19 alley doors that have been beautified with artwork.

Women taking pictures of the Street Wise Murals Behind Boulder Theater