Taking place annually over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th – 29th, 2023, Boulder Creek Festival is a can’t miss festival brought to Boulder by and for the community. Hosted annually for more than 30 years, the free event is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder, and features three days and four nights of festivities. 30+ bands play across 3 stages throughout the festival, with local performers and children’s concerts also featured. The weekend starts with a Friday night kickoff concert headlined by Dead Phish Orchestra. Be sure to snag your tickets to the Creekside Beer Festival for an all-inclusive tasting of beers from 20+ Colorado breweries. Throughout the festival there are a plethora of food and beverage options, ranging from food trucks to healthy vegetarian eats to traditional carnival fare. Shop around the curated marketplace which showcases 200+ local makers, fine artists and businesses. Bring the whole family to Creekside for Kids – a portion of the festival dedicated to family fun which features concerts for kids, games, face painters and pay to play rides. Returning to the festival this year is the Streetwise Art Battle, where 10 selected artists compete to paint murals that will be displayed in Boulder throughout the year. The public votes for their favorites.