BOULDER Now in its 10th season, the Pearl Street Stampede is back and will again be held the night prior to every University of Colorado home game this season.  Including tonight at 7 p.m. prior to Friday’s Rocky Mountain Showdown with the Colorado State Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (7 p.m.; FS1). 

Come join the CU football team, led by the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, from the Boulder County Courthouse west to a pep rally at the end of the walking mall at 11th and Pearl.  This FREE event is great fun for the whole family and a fantastic opportunity to meet your favorite CU players, listen to the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and wish the team well prior to the game.

Before or afterwards, stay and enjoy dinner or shop at any of the more than 1,000 restaurants and business in the Downtown Boulder area, 85 percent of which are locally owned and operated.  For more information on the area, please visit