Pearl Street Pulse: The Attractions You Simply Can't Miss

Pearl Street, along with the Flatirons, is part of the very heart and essence of Boulder. To visit Boulder without enjoying the sites, tastes, and sounds of Pearl would be like visiting New York without taking a stroll through central park. That being said, Pearl Street can seem a bit overwhelming without some sort of attractions compass pointing you in the right direction. But, never fear, for we've crafted a list of the most exciting, inexpensive, local, and down-right cool activities to do on this famous street. Our list includes theaters, museums, restaurants, breweries, bars, a farmer's market, local concerts, and even a bus tour, so no matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it on our list and on Pearl.

Topping our list is a seasonal favorite, Bands on the Bricks; an event put on my the City of Boulder that brings local musicians to downtown Pearl for an all-out jam-session with Boulder citizenry and visitors alike. A beer garden, put on by rotation local breweries, is there each week to help you knock off that edge so you can get your groove on. Food vendors line the streets and everywhere there is dancing.


Some other unique attractions to be found on our list is the Boulder County Farmer's Market where you can get fresh produce and local wares, along with Mountain Sun Brewery where you can drink your fill of Boulder beer.


Stick to our list and you'll understand what all the Pearl hoop-la is about.

This festival features a local orchestra, chorus, soloists, and nationally recognized guest artists. Naturally, the music featured is that of the revered and prolific composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Special events include Bach Uncaged, where the...  Read More

On the Banjoy Billy Bus tour you'll hear all of the local legends and lore as you drive around in this "shack on wheels." 10 ghost stories and 5 crime tales detail Boulder's "history" as you cruise the streets. You'll also take a trip to Pearl...  Read More

This lovely restaurant was a gift from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which donated the building to the city in the late 1980's. The ornately decorated structure was imported and then rebuilt by workers from Tajikistan. Appetizers...  Read More

West End's motto of "Definitely Not Your Daddy's Tavern" rings true. Take in a beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset or enjoy an evening under the stars on the cozy rooftop patio at this popular and local spot. The interior is comfortably designed...  Read More

The Grateful Dead are alive and well, at least as a decorative motif, at this tie-dye styled brewpub that features some of the best beer in the region. For a kick, try the coffee-inspired Java Porter. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will...  Read More

This beautiful Art Deco theater was built in 1906 as an opera house and was later converted to a movie theater. Today, it's one of the city's finest venues for live music, independent films, and community events. Concerts draw everything from...  Read More

Airport - Wbu

Park your car and enjoy a peaceful, scenic stroll or bike ride through the heart of Boulder. The path stretches for seven miles and provides access to numerous parks, ponds, historical markers, gardens, rock-climbing opportunities, botanical...  Read More

This non-profit contemporary arts center exhibits a wide array of current works by local, national, and international artists. Artwork runs the gamut from landscape painting to conceptual installations and everything in between. The...  Read More

Boulder County Farmers' Market

Independent farmers and growers offer their wares at this lively community farmers' market. You'll find fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, along with plants, trees, shrubs, coffee beans, baked goods, and crafts. The...  Read More

Bands on the Bricks is a free, weekly concert put on by the City of Boulder on downtown Pearl Street at absolutely no cost. A beer garden featuring local brews from Avery, West Flanders, and Upslope Brewing Company can be enjoyed, as well has...  Read More


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