SUNDAYS | May 11th – November 2rd | 9am to 1pm
On a picture perfect Sunday morning in September, 2001, Charlotte Elich and Carrie Vadas of 5 Green Boxes launched the first South Pearl Street Farmers Market. Wanting to create an event that would bring neighbors to the street regularly, the first market was a single day event with just ten vendors.
The day was a rousing success, and today– twelve seasons later–the market has grown to 25 weeks, with more than sixty vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past seven years, the market has seen many vendors. We would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.
SPECIAL EVENTS at the Farmers Markets
May 11th – Opening Day, Mother’s Day
May 18th – GreenFest/ Homesteading in the Hood
July 20th – Healing Fest
August 17th – HarvestFest
September 21st – Pet Adoption Fair
October 19th – Chili Cook Off
October 26th – HalloweenFest
FLEA MARKETS — Last Sunday of every month:
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The Farmers Markets, all Special Events at the Farmers Markets, Music Festivals, and Seasonal Events for South Pearl Street are coordinated by HobNob Events.
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Summer Music Festivals
Second Saturday, June & August
What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals. Inaugurated in 2007, the brainchild of a South Pearl Street merchant, the first Blues & Brews debuted on August 11th on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street.
The street was closed and featured a stage at the northern end of the block and farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local blues bands rocked into the night. Hoping to attract 1,000 people and not to lose too much money, the event was a huge success with more than 5,000 people on the street and–like any great party–a last minute beer run! The first year’s success encouraged the merchants to add a second event, dubbed BrewGrass.
Entering its seventh year, the music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. The question remains–is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music?
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
– Featured Bands –
Packway Handle Band 8:30-10:00 pm
White Water Ramble 6:30-8:00 pm
Miner 5:00-6:15 pm
Milk Drive 3:30-4:45 pm
Finnders & Youngberg 2:15-3:15 pm
Acoustic Mining Company 1:00-2:00 pm
Blues & Brews
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
– Featuring –
Bob Margolin Band 8:45-10pm
Carolyn Wonderland 7:15-8:30pm
Young Ancients 6-7pm
Erica Brown & The Frails 4:45-5:45pm
Lionel Young Band 3:30-4:30pm
Eef & The Blues Express 2:15-3:15pm
The Roustabouts 1-2pm
Paddy’s on Pearl
Saturday, March 15th | Noon to 8pm
Come one, come all, and get your Irish on! Our 3rd annual Paddy’s on Pearl event will be returning for more fun this year with joviality and a block full of green on Saturday, March 15th. Bring the family – fun for all ages!
Festivities for this free event will be held on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street, located between Iowa and Florida Streets.
Starting at 11:30am, bring the family for a farm table setting with Lucky Charms cereal and green milk. The Leprechaun will come out in you just in time for all of the day-long festivities!
Starting at 12 noon, enjoy delicious street foods, vendors, toe-tapping music, and step dancers from the Bennett School of Irish Dance while getting your fill of Kilian’s Irish Red and Guinness Stout!
Band line up
Noon – 1:00pm: Pipe and Drum Band
1:00 – 3:00pm: Mulligan Stew
3:00 – 3:30pm: Irish Step Dancers
3:30 – 5:30pm: Potcheen
5:30 – 6:00pm: Irish Step Dancers
6:00 – 8:00pm: The Hummin’ Birds
April – December | 4pm to 8pm
Join us on the first Friday of each month (April – December) for the South Pearl Street First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy art from local artists and galleries as you stroll the street.
Sidewalk Sale “South Pearl Street”
First full weekend in June
This is your opportunity to get clothing, shoes, bicycles, jewelry, home décor, and other great stuff at great prices. Early shoppers always find the best one-of-a-kind deals. When you need a break, stop for lunch or snacks at one of Pearl Street’s popular restaurants or coffee shops.
September 27th, 2014 | 1pm to 9pm
It’s hard to think of a better way to say goodbye to summer than gathering with great company to celebrate Oktoberfest! The low-key, undeniably fun event is back with only the best beers, brats, and jams. Find us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street starting in the early afternoon until the late evening hours when no one wants to go home. So grab your stein, pull out that German fedora and lenderhosen, and come eat amazing food and drink lots of beer with us!
Admission: FREE to attend (but it does cost to eat and drink the good stuff)
Stein Holding Competition
December 5th and 6th, 2014 | More information to come
Visit us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street for Box Elder Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house, and appearances by Santa! Live music will be filling the street. Enjoy a hot adult beverage as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids. Our open aire market will feature a christmas tree lot, holiday greenery, artisan foods, and winter crops. Come out and feel the holiday cheer with us!