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Creekside Events


Creekside Concerts & Movie in the Park  | The Green at Boulder's Civic Area

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Creekside Events 2019! Information on 2020 events will be posted here when it is available.





What time do gates open? What time does the show start?
Gates open at 5 p.m. Live music will begin at 5 p.m., headliner will start at 7 p.m..

How much does it cost to enter?
Entry to all Creekside events is FREE.

Where is parking? How much does it cost?
Parking is available at the Boulder Public Library, on City streets, and within City of Boulder’s parking garages.

What are other preferable transportation options?
We strongly encourage you to bus, bike, or walk to the show. Bus stations are located on Broadway. Bicycle racks and B-Cycle stations are located at the Municipal Building and Boulder Public Library.

Will there be an ATM available?

No. Bar and food vendors should both accept cash and credit card payment.

Where can I sit?
Seating is first come, first served, on the grass in the Civic Area. You are welcome to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the concert. Chairs should be no taller than 32-inches from the ground to facilitate viewing by all guests.

Will there be food available?
Yes, we will offer food from multiple food trucks at each event.

Can I bring in alcohol?
No, you cannot bring in alcohol to the venue. However, beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the PLAY Boulder Foundation, which supports excellence in parks and recreation by mobilizing community support through education, philanthropy and advocacy.

Is there a lost and found?
During the event, you can visit the Information Tent. To inquire about lost and found items after the event, please call Boulder Parks and Recreation at 303-413-7200.

What happens if it rains?
All concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, events may be delayed or canceled.

Are pets allowed?
We strongly encourage you to leave pets at home. Hot pavement, crowds and other dogs can impact pet safety and well-being at public events. Certified service animals can accompany owners.

Can I smoke inside the venue?
Smoking is prohibited within 25-feet of public areas including the Civic Area, Boulder Public Library, and the Boulder Creek Path (BRC 6-4-3.5).

What services are there for patrons with disabilities?
Accessible parking is available in the 1056 Canyon Parking Lot. There is an accessible seating area available on the north-east side of the venue.

Is this a zero-waste event and what does that mean?
Boulder is working to become a zero-waste community. This means reducing the waste we create and then reusing, recycling and composting most of what we throw away. Our goal is to generate new materials from 85 percent of our waste by 2025 rather than send that waste to the landfill. Boulder is a sustainability leader in many ways and we were one of the first cities to introduce curbside recycling, yet we still send over 60% of our waste to the landfill. Other cities are doing much better. And we can, too. As of Jan. 1, 2016, all city-permitted events must provide recyclables and compostable collection in compliance with the city’s special events permit requirements. 

Will there be filming at the event?
Yes. There is a professional film company taking footage of the event. When you enter a Civic Area event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media. 

Can I take my own photos/video?
Yes. Personal cameras and cell phone video are welcome. We kindly ask that you do not bring large equipment or tripods. If you are interested in professional or media coverage, please contact the Events Manager to request access.

What can I bring into the event?

  • Food (picnic baskets and coolers)
  • Raincoats, ponchos or umbrellas. Please be courteous in using umbrellas and respect the attendees sitting behind you.
  • Blankets or tarps
  • Strollers (there will be designated stroller parking near the Information Tent).
  • Purses and backpacks

What can’t I bring into the event?

  • Bullhorns or noisemakers
  • Bicycles or skateboards (bicycle racks available near each entrance)
  • Weapons
  • Grills or open flames of any kind
  • Fireworks or open flames

Thanks to our sponsors!

Blue Federal Credit Union - Event Sponsor   Boulder Weekly - Print Media Sponsor for Creekside Concerts   Boulder Beer Logo - event sponsor   PLAY Boulder FoundationKGNU