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Boulder Creek Festival kicks off summer fun Memorial Day weekend

Boulder Creek Festival
Get ready, summer! The 35th Annual Boulder Creek Festival on May 24-27, 2024 welcomes free concerts with more than 30 bands across multiple stages, more than 20 breweries and beverage makers at Creekside Beer Fest, an artisan marketplace with 200+ vendors, dozens of tasty eats from local restaurants and food trucks, a skate park activation, free family-friendly entertainment, and new this year – a roller skating rink.

Boulder Creek Festival Fun

  • Music headliners and musical acts: Steely Dead kicks off weekend performances with more than 30 artists, including a Boulder Sound Machine showcase of Boulder’s best musicians. Other headliners include The Pamlico Sound on Saturday and Tenth Mountain Division on Sunday. New this year—Boulder Creek Festival has teamed up with Roots Music Project on the Community Stage to present a singer-songwriter showcase on Monday, May 27.
  • Pop-up Roller Rink: New this year and in partnership with Freewheel Limited, enjoy a roller rink pop-up at the Teahouse Plaza from Saturday night after the Farmer’s Market through Monday, May 27. Skating costs $15 per hour for those with skates or $20 for those who need to rent skates. Music, food and a bar will be nearby this nostalgic activation!
  • Creekside for KidsEnjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family with interactive performances from Jeff & Paige, Dino Disco Family Dance Party, Anima Arts Dance and Giant Parachute activations. Plus, explore face painting, rides and much more. Check out the schedule.
  • Street Wise Arts Battle Live Painting: Located at the Boulder Creek Festival Art Zone, this partnership with Street Wise Arts includes 10 artists who have been hand-selected to participate in an epic painting competition. Stop by and vote for your favorite artist on Saturday and Sunday and watch them work on their masterpieces. Art collectors can also bid in a public auction to take home a custom-painted Adirondack chair where proceeds go to Street Wise Arts.
  • Free skate demos: Enjoy free lessons in the Boulder Public Library’s parking lot in partnership with Square State Skate all weekend. Bash at the Banks on May 26 will be bigger and better this year as 303 Board Shop will be bringing out their pros to take over 13th Street.
  • Creekside Beer FestEnjoy delicious brews from more than 20 Colorado breweries on May 25 and 26. The fantastic lineup of breweries include Asher Brewing Co., Busey Brews, FlyteCo Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, and many more. Tickets for the four sessions are on sale now. View the full list of participating breweries.
The Boulder Creek Festival takes place along the Boulder Creek from 9th Street to 14th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 
Photos: Ryan Cox Photography
Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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