What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend? If you’ll be on the Front Range, why not head into Boulder and check out the annual Boulder Creek Festival, a mainstay for over twenty-five years and Boulder’s unofficial ‘welcome to summer’ event.
As an amazing array of free fun for attendees of any age, the Boulder Creek Festival lines the creek from 9th Street to 13th Street just south of downtown, making it centrally located and easy to enjoy on foot. With over 500 vendors, four performance stages, and the best well-known 10k race in the U.S.—the BolderBoulder—the Boulder Creek Festival is recognized as the county’s favorite and most popular event.
The festival kicks off Friday night with a free concert at the Bandshell Amphitheater, followed by a fishing derby on Saturday, and the festival’s signature event, the Duck Race, on Monday. For three days, enjoy over 500 vendors, including specific areas like Outdoor Adventures, where the top outdoor recreation vendors exhibit, the Boulder Creek Bazaar, where you’ll find craft vendors and a beer garden, and Kids’ Place, where the festival’s youngest visitors are welcomed to jump, climb, and play.
Musical acts are also lined up all day, every day. Take in some funk, soul, jazz, and rock. If dance is more your thing, the Community Dance Stage offers a wide range of dance performances throughout the weekend.
If this sounds like a great way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend, check out these tips:
- For more info visit: Boulder Creek Events
- There is free parking available in the parking garages off Walnut Street
- Pack lots of water, especially if it’s going to be a hot day
- Bring cash because some vendors charge more for credit card purchases
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Lindsay Diamond is a novelist and freelance writer living in the mountains of central Colorado. Visit writerlindsaydiamond.wordpress.com to learn more.