Boulder Creek Festival

LOCATION: The BCF is held in downtown Boulder along Boulder Creek. The Festival extends from 9th to 14th Street (west to east), between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. (north and south).ADMISSION: There is no charge to get into the BCF, and all concerts are free! Please note that prices for attractions and carnival rides vary per vendor.

CONCERTS: Featuring performances by Dead Phish Orchestra, Hazel Miller, Face, Grant Farm, and many more! 

HISTORY: Over 30 years ago, the BCF started out as “I Love Boulder Week”, a small community celebration culminating in a creek cleanup. By 1998, the Festival was in danger of passing into Boulder history, due to a combination of lack of funds and interest. At this point, Chris Dailey--who had become familiar with the BCF by volunteering as the logistics manager--stepped forward and assumed the responsibility of the event, and Boulder Creek Events was formed. For 20 years now, BCE has proudly been producing the award-winning BCF.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 LAYOUT: Due to last year’s City of Boulder Civic Redevelopment project, we “expanded into a smaller footprint” in 2017; this year, festival-goers can expect a return to themore traditional footprint. 

CRAFT BEER SHOWCASE: In the two beer gardens, festival-goers ages 21+ can choose from several different brews including a variety of selections from Oskar Blues, Upslope, Wild Cider, and more! 

DUCK RACE: Traditionally, the Great Rubber Duck Race has been the BCF’s signature event. Due to several factors, including recommendations from the Boulder Fire Dept. regarding creek safety, the ducks are migrating to Labor Day weekend and the “Great Boulder Duck Race” will now be taking place at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival on Monday, Sept. 3.

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