Every year, over 500,000 people congregate in Boulder for the much anticipated unofficial start of the summer, the Boulder Creek Festival. The festival, which runs for three days and includes nine separate event areas with over 500 vendors, is often considered one of Boulder County’s favorite and most anticipated events. The Festival showcases a wide range of art and entertainment as well as innovations in lifestyle and technology. On top of it all, the festival includes carnival rides, food vendors and drink vendors. Admission to the festival is free, and what struggling college kid doesn’t like the word “free”? The festival is the perfect for CU kids sticking out their Maymester classes, or the students who chose to call Boulder their home year-round. For many CU students, it’s important to get away from the stress of school, internships, and the pressures of life to just enjoy yourself a little bit. Make time to act like a kid again! The festival is held in downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor, extending from Broadway to 14th street, between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday the 29th.

Image Source: Teen Creek Fest

Hanae is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying strategic communications and business administration. She is passionate about creativity in conjunction with business, which is what led her to her field of study. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she gained a love for the West Coast and the water. In 2014, she traded in the ocean for the mountains when she moved out to Boulder to pursue her degree. Hanae’s biggest passion is travel, and she recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy, where she spent fifteen weeks traveling to dozens of cities across Western Europe, immersing herself in exciting new cultures and atmospheres. You can find Hanae riding around town on her yellow vespa, sitting at rooftop bars with friends, or cheering on the Buffs at Folsom.