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The Bolder Life: Welcome, Fall…


It’s that time again.

Time for the leaves to shed their vibrant green colors and put on a light outer layer of yellows, reds and oranges.

Time for coffee shops to bulk up on all things pumpkin and cinnamon.

Time to go shopping for a new pair of got-have-‘em boots and light jackets—and time to say goodbye to the hot days of outdoor summer festivals and the beginning of a string of fun fall events!

Friday marks the first day of fall and Downtown Boulder is kicking off the season with a 3-day festival full of fun, local: food, beer and live music and tons of other events including fun stuff for the kids, an art show and entertainment provided by Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Taps are Talking, Inc.

DBI’s Fall Fest kicks off this Friday, and runs through Sunday evening along the ever-popular Pearl St. Mall in Downtown Boulder.

Friday’s Entertainment Features: Girls on Top—a “groovin’ dance band” known for their energetic R&B, soul and funk inspired tunes.

Saturday’s Entertainment Features: A string of bands providing live music throughout the day. Click here for a complete list of featured bands.

Sunday’s Entertainment Features: Artistic talent to end the festival in style.
Dancers from Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Taps are Talking, Inc. will be performing from 11-11:30 am and 11:45-12:15 pm, followed by one of my favorite locally produced bluegrass bands, Spring Creek and Colorado music scene favorite, Fierce Bad Rabbit.

Carefully crafted brews from Avery Brewing Co. will be served at the beer garden all day during the three days of the festival, and food, provided by a variety of restaurants that make up the Pearl St. restaurant scene, will be available throughout the day each day as well.

If you have kids—bring ‘em. Don’t leave your quarter-pints behind this weekend. The Children’s Carnival runs all day on 14th St. between Spruce and Pearl and offers the usual carnival attractions to entertain your little ones along with something called “The Monkey Motion Bungee Trampoline”. Now I’m not entirely sure what this is… but it definitely sounds like something created to tire your little ones out, making bedtime a much easier task.

And if that’s not enough—over 30 Downtown Boulder merchants will be offering specials and discounts throughout the festival. From the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to Full Cycle to Lilli, be sure to mix a little shopping into your fantastic fall-themed festivities.  Check out this full list of participating vendors.

Happy Fall Boulder County!

May the crisp fall air be perfect and the scenery be fall-tastic for your weekend BoCo festivities.

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