Boulder Creek Fest on Memorial Day weekend set to unofficially kick off summer season

By Chandler Baker, staff writer

For over 25 years, the annual Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder.

“On the last week of school, all everyone is talking about is Creek Fest,” sophomore Maria Rocken said.

Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to Boulder. 

The festival is free to the public, and there is always something there for everyone whether it’s jumping in the bouncy castle or sitting in the grass eating some dumplings.

Nine seperate event areas with 500 different vendors display everything from community arts and crafts to music and dance.

“The Creek Fest is always the best way to start out the summer. You get to see every one from school without even going,” sophomore  Dani Davis said.

The biggest day of Creek Fest is on Memorial Day where all of the runners from the Bolder Boulder walk down to celebrate their veterans while still enjoying the summer activities.

There are also rubber duck races at the end of the day for the finale of the whole festival.

“I am so excited I can’t even think about it,” Davis added.

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