A photo of people milling around tents during the 2022 Boulder Creek Festival near the Main Boulder Public Library in the background.
Boulder Creek Festival returns to downtown Boulder May 26-29, 2023
“Boulder Creek Festival is celebrating its 34th year of creating joyful memories for the Boulder community and beyond,” says Boulder Creek Festival Event Director Ryan Slater. “From music and food to art and family-friendly experiences, this inclusive community event is the official start to summer fun.”
Featured activities at the 2023 Boulder Creek Festival are:
- Creekside for Kids: Fun for the whole family— enjoy concerts for kids by Jeff & Paige, interactive performances, games, attractions, and more.
- Live music: More than 30 musical artists, from rock to reggae, will be playing throughout the weekend.
- Street Wise Art Battle: Located at the Boulder Creek Festival Art Zone, this partnership with Street Wise Arts includes 10 artists hand-selected to participate in this painting competition. Their works of art will be displayed in Boulder throughout the year. Stop by and vote for your favorite artist and watch them work on their masterpieces.
- Local eats: From vegan and vegetarian to international cuisine and carnival favorites, more than 15 food trucks and vendors are participating.
- New in 2023 - Free skate demos and lessons in the library’s parking lot in partnership with Square State Skate all weekend. On Sunday, 303 Board Shop takes over 13th Street for a pro-am skate demonstration and jam.
- Creekside Beer Fest: More than 20 breweries such as Avery Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, and FlyteCo Brewing, are participating May 27 and 28. Food for the beer festival will be provided by Boulder’s Bohemian Biergarten.
Many more details are available on the Boulder Creek Festival website.
“This year's Boulder Creek Festival promises to be one of the best yet with an incredible lineup of musical acts, delicious food vendors, and activities for all ages, there's something for everyone to enjoy,” says City of Boulder Events Manager Justin Greenstein.
The Boulder Creek Festival takes place along Boulder Creek from 9th to 14th streets between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation to and from the event, such as biking, walking or public transportation. Boulder Creek Festival strives to produce a responsible, zero-waste event.
Beginning Friday morning, May 26, festival set up will begin and there will be parking closures in the Civic Area, including at the City of Boulder’s Atrium building, Main Boulder Public Library, Penfield Tate II building, and the New Britain and Park Central buildings. Parking is available at the city’s public parking garages downtown. Many more details can be found at the Boulder Creek Festival website: bouldercreekfest.com.