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Easter Weekend and Passover in Boulder

Looking for a cheery spring getaway over Easter weekend or Passover? In Boulder, spring flowers will likely be lifting their heads for their first drink of fresh spring air all along hiking trails and Pearl Street flower beds. The Flatirons will start to show the first hints of spring green. See below for a few highlights.

Flatirons in spring

Easter Brunches

Jill's Restaurant

Jill's, the restaurant of St Julien Hotel & Spa, will offer an Easter brunch from 10:30am-1:00pm. Reservations recommended: 720-406-7399.

Greenbriar Inn

Enjoy a special brunch at the Greenbriar Inn, an elegant traditional restaurant and tavern nestled in the foothills north of Boulder. 

Hotel Boulderado

Enjoy a seasonally prepared menu in this fabulous historic hotel. Reserve your table for a festive Easter buffet for up to 9 people on Hotel Boulderado’s mezzanine or dine downstairs for Easter brunch or dinner at Spruce Farm & Fish or The Corner Bar. More details can be found here

West End Tavern

Enjoy Easter brunch specials at West End Tavern from 10:30am-2pm.

Passover Events

Passover Seder Celebration

All are welcome at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder to celebrate Passover with a festive and informal potluck dinner from 6-8pm.

Passover on the Farm

A special exploration of Passover and spring with the Boulder JCC. Make the Seder plate come alive through a multi-sensory adventure. Come prepared to plant, taste fresh ingredients, greet farm animals and so much more. Sunday, April 9, 10-11:30am. Learn more and register.


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More Things to Do

Tulip Time on Pearl Street

Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime. The timing of the buds’ opening is, of course, up to Mother Nature, but you will often see the tulips begin to pop up in early April, with peak time often happening mid to late April. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining.

Kids with tulips on Pearl Street
Egg Hunts

Gather up your little ones and some baskets and head out for a lively egg hunt over Easter weekend. At 10am on Saturday, April 8, Calvary Bible Church will host an egg hunt that includes snacks, games and prizes. The Well Church is also hosting an egg hunt downtown on the lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse at 10am on Saturday, April 8. On Easter Sunday, April 9, Unity of Boulder will also be hosting a children's egg hunt starting at 10:30am.

Boulder Farmers Market

Starting on April 1, 2023, the beloved farmers market will fill with local farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, winemakers, and flower-growers. Pick up goodies, or simply grab a meal from the food court and enjoy a picnic beside Boulder Creek or on the shady, green Central Park. Every Saturday 8am-2pm (April-November) and Wednesdays 4-8pm (May-October).

Boulder Farmers Market Man with flowersE-bike Tours

If you’ve never tried an e-bike, you’re in for a treat. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. With nubby, fat tires, you can do these tours in most weather. Find more bike tours here.

Group stopped to look at the Flatirons during a Electric Cruiser Bike Tour in Boulder
Wildflower Hikes

It could just as easily dump snow in spring as it could be a warm, sunshine-filled day. If the trails are clear, you might spot some early wildflowers like pasque flowers and spring beauties. Here's a guide to Boulder's wildflowers and which trails to find them on.

Family hiking among wildflowers on the McClintock Trail Meadow Music

Art Walks

Some of Boulder’s best public art is included on this easy, downtown walking tour, every step of which is detailed here. And you’ll find plenty of spots to stop for beverages and snacks along the way. Boulder's collection of 135+ murals is worth exploring, too. There are also 25 alley doors painted by artists throughout downtown Boulder. 

Women taking pictures of the Street Wise Murals Behind Boulder Theater