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Boulder and North Central Colorado Performing Arts

Boulder Creek Festival

  • Festivals

Updated 10/01/2013

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The Boulder Creek Festival lasts all Memorial Day weekend: you can feast at the pancake breakfast, browse the bazaar, learn about alternative healing, and see regional artistic talent at the art show and the artists' marketplace. Children have fun with dance, theater, and hands-on activities at the Kids' Place. Live music is all over the map: Irish, Senegalese, John Philip Sousa, and jazz. Don't miss the Great Rubber Duck Race on Memorial Day afternoon. Get a rubber duck and compete against hundreds of others in Boulder Creek. The fest runs along Canyon Boulevard between 9th and 14th streets.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States

Updated 10/01/2013


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By mdenbow

  • Approved

May 16, 2009

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For over twenty years, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kick-off to summer in Boulder each Memorial Day weekend. Widely considered Boulder County's favorite event, the Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. Ten separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to health

alternatives and technology while five performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The Festival is FREE to thepublic and features something for everyone: carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, 3 beer gardens, and the signature event on Monday--the Great Rubber Duck Race! Dates: Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 23- Monday, May 25 (Kick-Off concert on Friday, May 22 from 7-9pm at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall) Times: 10am-10pm (Saturday & Sunday); 11am-7pm (Monday) Location: Boulder Creek Corridor in downtown Boulder (between 9th & 14th Streets- east & west; between Canyon & Arapahoe- north & south) Contact: Boulder Creek Events, 303-449-3137; E-mail: Website:

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