2018 Boulder Creek Festival® Map



Event Areas

The Boulder Creek Festival® is divided up into different event areas, each complete with their own themes, exhibitor booths, event managers, and often with their own stages. Click on the area title for the corresponding map for the 2018 BCF:

The Art Show

Held under the “Big Tent” at the Festival, the Art Show displays the fine art of regional and national artists selected for the Show by the Festival jury.

Artists’ Marketplace

Located just outside the Art Show tents, this event area has a wide selection of arts and crafts exhibited by artists of all media. 

Festival Square

Merchants display and sell a collage of crafts, imports, products, and services. Festival Square also features a food court, a beer garden, and The Festival Stage, a venue for a diverse group of Boulder singers & songwriters, musicians, dancers, and performers.

Central Park Commons

A varied assortment of artists, merchants, and organizations situated between the Bandshell and the creek in Boulder’s favorite park. This section of the Festival offers something for everyone, including lots of free samples!

Kids’ Place

In this event area dedicated to children, exhibitors are encouraged to host hands-on activities and games in addition to displaying their products and services at their booths. This area also features attractions for small children and an interactive LEGO exhibit.

Spirit of Boulder

Boulder is traditionally known for its progressive viewpoints and alternative lifestyles. This event area celebrates the nontraditional approach to healthy living and environmental preservation by providing educational information and resources in the different booths. Also featuring the popular Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue exhibits!

Broadway Plaza

Located on the southwest corner of Broadway & Canyon, this event area features a variety of festival booths, attractions, and the BCF Bike Corral on the Sister City Plaza.

Teen Creek Fest (Sunday only)

The area of the Festival where our community’s teens have the opportunity to organize their own activities and events! Adjacent to the Dushanbe Tea House, Teen Creek Fest features music, dance, arts, and theater, including a Battle of the Bands and Singers & Songwriters competition on Sunday. With the help of several local businesses, this area is organized by a Teen Advisory Board made up of local volunteers from area schools.  Visit www.teencreekfest.com for more information!

Thirteenth Street South (Sunday & Monday only)

On Saturday, May 26th, this area will feature the Boulder County Farmers’ Market until 2pm.  After the Farmer’s Market closes on Saturday, Thirteenth Street South will feature festival booths and attractions. 

Directions & Transportation

The Boulder Creek Festival® is located in downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor. The Festival stretches from 9th Street to 14th Street (east to west) between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. (north and south).

BCE is responsive to minimizing the Festival’s carbon footprint—and working to make sure your journey to the BCF is as safe and hassle-free as possible!—by encouraging Festival-goers to consider alternate modes of transportation to the event: bikes, carpooling, or taking the bus.

On-site bicycle parking is provided throughout the festival grounds. The Bike Corral will be located on the southwest corner of Broadway & Canyon on the Sister City Plaza, just east of the Boulder Municipal Building (1777 Broadway).                                                     

Local bus schedules, routes, and rates can be found on the RTD website.

From Denver and US Highway 36

Take I-25 North to US 36; stay on 36 into Boulder. Take the Baseline exit and turn left (west) onto Baseline at the light. Go approximately one half mile to Broadway and turn right (north). Take Broadway to downtown Boulder.

From Golden and US Highway 93

Take Highway 93 North to Boulder. When you get into Boulder, Highway 93 becomes Broadway. Take Broadway approximately 3 miles into downtown Boulder.

From Fort Collins

Take I-25 South to Highway 66, then turn right (west) on Highway 66. Stay on Highway 66 for several miles into Longmont. Turn left (south) on Hover Road; stay on Hover until you get to Highway 119. Turn right (south); stay on Highway 119 (the Boulder Diagonal) into Boulder. Stay to the right (don’t get on the Foothills Parkway). The Diagonal then becomes Iris Ave. heading west. Continue on Iris until you come to Broadway and turn left (south). Continue on Broadway into downtown Boulder.

From Lyons and US Highway 36 South

Take Highway 66 to Highway 36. Take US 36 South, into Boulder. In Boulder, Highway 36 becomes 28th Street. Stay on 28th until you get to Canyon. Turn right (west) on Canyon, until you get to Broadway. Turn left (south)
on Broadway into downtown Boulder.