Boulder Creek Hometown Festival - FAQs

Where is the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival?

The Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is located in downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek, and is held on the Boulder Municipal Building Lawn, on the Central Park lawn, and on the Civic Plaza. Special Events such as the LETR StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show and Rocky Mountain Beer Festival will be held on 13th Street. The main stage for the event is at the Bandshell, located at the corner of Canyon & Broadway. The food court and beer garden are located just east of the Bandshell, on the corner of 13th Street and Canyon.

What are the hours of the Festival?

Saturday, August 31: 10am – 9pm (Exhibitor booths close at 7pm; Food Court & Bandshell close at 9pm)

Sunday, September 1: 10am – 9pm (Exhibitor booths close at 7pm; Food Court & Bandshell close at 9pm)

Monday, September 2: 10am – 7pm (Exhibitor booths close at 5pm; Food Court & Bandshell close at 7pm)

How do I get to the Festival?

Please click HERE for directions to the event.

What is the Festival address?

Central Park: 1236 Canyon Blvd.

Municipal Building lot: 1777 Broadway

Boulder Public Library lot: 1045 Arapahoe

Where can I park?

Public parking lots & garages can be found at the following locations:

  • 1100 Walnut

  • 1400 Walnut (by the RTD bus station)

  • 1500 Pearl Street

  • 11th Street & Spruce (behind the Boulder Book Store)

There is free street parking in local neighborhoods on weekends, but please take note of street signs for possible exceptions. Because of limited downtown parking, we strongly suggest using alternate modes of transportation to get downtown, such as riding your bike or taking the bus to the Festival.

Is ADA parking available?

ADA parking will be available on the corner of Arapahoe and Broadway in the Park Central Building parking lot and on the north side of the Atrium Building parking lot. An ADA drop-off area will be made available at the Main Library.

What is the cost of admission to the Festival?

There is no charge to get into the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival, and all concerts are FREE!

How can I find out who will be performing each day?

Click HERE for a complete list of 2019 performances. In addition, during the weekend of the Festival there will be Trail Maps available and the Daily Camera will be listing the Bandshell schedule for each day of the Festival.

Can I purchase alcohol at the Festival?

The beer garden is located at the corner of 13th Street and Canyon, on the east side of the Bandshell. Prost beer, wine, and margaritas will be available for purchase. Please note that alcohol will be allowed only within designated areas, and will only be served to adults ages 21 and older.

Are coolers or outside food or drink allowed?

While outside food and drinks are allowed into the Festival, we do reserve the right to search coolers, water bottles, picnic baskets, or bags upon entry into the event areas.

Please also be aware that this is a Zero Waste event and be courteous with your refuse.

Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages or glass bottles are allowed into the Festival.

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

Yes, leashed dogs are allowed at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. For further rules and regulations pertaining to having animals on City of Boulder property, please click HERE.

How can I become a volunteer for the Festival?

Volunteers are at the heart of each of our events, and are always much appreciated! For more information on the many volunteer positions available, please contact the Boulder Creek Events office at 303.449.3137 or via email at

How can I sign-up to get a booth at the Festival? 

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Boulder Creek Hometown Festival was July 12, 2019. (Applications received after 7/12/19 are subject to late fees.) To get on the mailing list for next year’s Festival, please contact Meg at