Boulder’s 32nd Annual Fall Festival

Each fall, Boulder’s picturesque downtown and scenic Flatirons are seemingly ablaze with yellows, oranges, and reds from the changing leaves. As summer turns to fall, Boulderites take the opportunity to hang outside, soaking up the last of the sunny afternoons and getting a taste of the crisp evenings to come. Join the community at Boulder’s 32nd annual Fall Festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn. Here’s what you need to know about this highly anticipated event.

What to Expect

This three-day festival features delicious eats, refreshing drinks, and entertainment, including live music and the Firefly Handmade Markets’ show. Local bands like Funkiphino, The Goonies, The Lucas Wolf Trio, and others will play music from a variety of genres such as New Orleans jazz, Bluegrass, Reggae, and more.

Children’s activities are aplenty and offer engaging, fun opportunities for the little ones to create unique arts and crafts. In addition, over 100 artisans will showcase their handmade items at the Firefly Handmade Markets’ show. Spend the afternoon dancing and singing along to lively tunes with family and friends or browsing a variety of local, home-made goods throughout our beautiful downtown.

Food and Beverage

Avery Brewing Co., based in Gunbarrel, will be pouring up some of its best loved brews along with new fall-focused additions. Avery is one of Boulder’s most well-known and celebrated breweries and it always offers something for beer lovers of all palate preferences. Visit the spacious beer garden for a taste of these local craft brews, tart margaritas, or crisp wines.

Boulder Bowls, Fast Eddie’s Hot Dogs, and Falafel King will be serving up their most popular menu items to accompany the thirst-quenching beverages. Munch on a healthy veggie bowl or fuel up with a hearty falafel pita, dipped in lovingly made, authentic hummus. You’ll find these tasty plates and delicious drinks along the 1300 block of Pearl. 

Firefly Handmade Market

This curated, handmade-only, indie market will feature original goods, such as clothing, ceramic pottery, home décor, fine art, artisan crafts, jewelry, pet items, homemade food, personal care products, and more. Find beautiful gifts, original art, or authentic, sustainable clothing and feel good about supporting the local artist community during Boulder’s Fall Festival.

When and Where:

From 9/13 – 9/15, Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall swells with festival attendees from across the Front Range. This much anticipated event begins at 5 pm, Friday night, and concludes Sunday at 5 pm. Musicians take the stage in front of Boulder’s courthouse on the 1300 block of Pearl Street. Enjoy free parking at the City of Boulder Parking Garage all day Saturday and Sunday.

This September, Boulder’s historic Pearl Street comes alive for its 32nd annual Fall Festival. Enjoy music from local musicians, sample tasty eats from downtown eateries, and sip on refreshing fall beers from Avery Brewing at this lively autumn event.

Habitat Apartments puts residents in close proximity to Boulder’s bustling downtown and there’s never a shortage of things to do along historic Pearl Street. Our Boulder apartments for rent also offer direct access to the stunning Flatirons, hundreds of miles of trails, and lush, green open spaces. Contact us to schedule a showing. 

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