Looking for a way to ring in the fall season? Stop by Pearl Street Mall for Boulder’s 32nd annual Fall Fest. For three days, beautiful downtown Boulder will set the backdrop for the festival that’s an autumnal staple in our city. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, the best craft beverages in town, awesome live music, or handmade items, you’ll find it all at the 2019 Fall Fest. Interested in joining the community for an unforgettable weekend? Here’s what you need to know:
When and Where
Fall Fest kicks off on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, September 15. This three-day extravaganza will encompass the iconic Pearl Street Mall, as well as the section of 14th Street between Spruce and Lawry Lane.
What You’ll Experience
Fall Fest is such a beloved gathering because there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our city is famous for its thriving artist population, and you’ll have the opportunity to browse the marketplace each day of the festival. While you’ll find countless creations by local artists, Firefly Handmade Market is among the most popular attractions at the gathering. Firefly Handmade is a prestigious indie artisan market, so you’ll only see high-quality handcrafted goods from this network. If you’d like to browse for one-of-a-kind items and support local art, stop by the marketplace. Firefly is open from 5-10 pm on Friday, 10am-9pm on Saturday, and 10am-5pm on the final day of the festival.
In addition to the expansive marketplace, attendees flock to Fall Fest for the diverse lineup of live music. It’s not a party without great music to set the tone, and the bands performing at the festival will ensure an electric atmosphere. Numerous genres will be showcased at the gathering, including rock ‘n roll, Rocky Mountain honky-tonk, orchestral string ensembles, and more. To learn more about the performers and peruse the schedule, please visit this site.
For those 21+, the wine, beer, and margarita garden on the 1300 block of Pearl Street is a favorite feature of Fall Fest. Craft beers are provided by Boulder’s own Avery Brewing Company, and wine and margaritas are also available for your enjoyment.
Fall Fest isn’t just for the adults–little ones are also welcome to celebrate the departure of summertime. The kids’ activity area includes several can’t-miss hits, including a bounce house, obstacle course, and giant slide. To learn more about family-friendly attractions in downtown Boulder that are available at Fall Fest, head over to this page.
If you love gorgeous views, crisp fall days, and awesome local culture, Boulder is the place for you. There’s always something exciting going on here, and our residents never have a lack of entertainment options. The 32nd annual Fall Fest is sure to be one to remember, so mark your calendars if you’re ready to get outdoors and commemorate the new season.