SUNDAYS | May 17th – November 15th | 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– thirteen seasons later–the market has grown to 27 weeks, with more than sixty vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past eight 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
June 21st – Car Show
July 19th – Healing Fest
Download the Healing Fest application.
August 16th – HarvestFest
September 20th – Pet Adoption Fair
Download the Pet Adoption Fair application.
October 11th – Chili Cook Off
FLEA MARKETS — Last Sunday of every month
INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR?
The Farmers Markets, all Special Events at the Farmers Markets, Music Festivals, and Seasonal Events for South Pearl Street are coordinated by HobNob Events.
Click here to go directly to applications for all events.
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 ninth 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?
The Music Festivals are coordinated by HobNob Events.
Click here to go directly to information about applications for specific events.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line
Dead Winter Carpenters
Blackberry Bushes String Band
Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams
Blues & Brews
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Chris Daniels and the Kings featuring Freddi
Rachel & the Ruckus
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 26th, 2015 | 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
Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th, 2015
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, and returning farmers’ market vendors. Come out and feel the holiday cheer with us!