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 and on the Central Park lawn (along the Boulder Creek corridor, between 13th Street and 10th Streets, in downtown Boulder). Special Events such as the LETR StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show 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, September 1: 10am – 10pm (Exhibitor booths close at 7pm; Music and food close at 9pm)

Sunday, September 2: 10am – 10pm (Exhibitor booths close at 7pm; Music and food close at 9pm)

Monday, September 3: 10am – 7pm 

How do I get to the Festival?

Please click HERE for directions to the event.

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.

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 2018 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. 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 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 You may also sign up online HERE.

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

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is June 29, 2018. (Applications received after 6/29/18 will be subject to late fees.) To download an application, please click HERE. To get on the mailing list for next year’s Festival, contact the Boulder Creek Events office.