the sand creek summer daze
about the festival
The Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival is your “not so average” three-day festival, encouraging the Newton community to celebrate & discover the numerous fun and enjoyable opportunities that exist on and around Sand Creek. The festival will host events for all ages and accentuate the benefits that Sand Creek, Athletic Park and other surrounding areas bring to this community.
Our gracious sponsors from the local and state community have given us the opportunity to put forth a wonderful few days of celebrating the history and assets that Sand Creek brings to Newton.
Events during the festival will range from entertaining to deliciously delectable to competitive to educational. You should organize and bring a team to compete in volleyball or a life size foosball tournament; enjoy and vote in the art competition of the beauty of Sand Creek by local artists, enjoy great food, beverages of all types and frozen goodness; listen to music along the shores of the creek; or bring the kids into an adventure area with fun and educational activities.
Some events along the creek are free, while others located within the park area, require a $5 festival button to access the fun, entertaining & educational events held within. A select few events will have a ticket fee associated with them above the cost of a button.
Buttons will be made available in pre-sales events and promotions leading up to the festival dates for a lesser price and during the festival as well for regular price. Follow our Facebook page to be informed on these. Concert tickets will also be made available online a few days before the concert and then at the gate. Having purchased a button will give gate ticket purchasers a discount.
We hope you come visit us Friday, August 17 for the Floating Flotilla Parade and the Festival Kickoff Ceremony to initiate the inaugural Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival. Come out also to meet Sand Creek Charlie, the honorary festival leader and protector of Sand Creek.