the sand creek summer daze
about the festival
The Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival is your “not so average” festival, encouraging the Newton community to celebrate & discover the numerous fun and enjoyable opportunities that exist on and around Sand Creek. The festival hosts events for all ages and accentuates the benefits that Sand Creek, Athletic Park and other surrounding areas bring to the 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 & competitive to educational. You might organize and bring a team to compete in the card regatta, volleyball or a life size human foosball tournament; enjoy watching artists create artwork of the beauty of Sand Creek; taste great food, beverages of all types, and sample free ice cream; listen to music along the shores of the creek; or bring the kids into an adventure area with fun and educational activities.
Purchase of a festival button gives you access to the fun, entertaining & educational events held within. Only The Hard Redz Home Brewing Competition will have an age restriction and an additional cost above the price of a festival button. This year all concert events have no additional ticketing fee.
Buttons will be made available in pre-sales events along with the chance to win Sand Creek Charlie's Golden Ticket, leading up to the festival dates for a $4 fee. Buttons at the gate will be $5. Follow our Facebook page to be informed of pre-sales events. 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.