the sand creek summer daze festival

about the festival

The Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival is an “end of summer” dynamic festival, encouraging the Newton and surrounding communities to celebrate and discover the numerous fun and enjoyable opportunities that exist around Sand Creek. The festival hosts concerts, performance and events for all ages while accentuating the beauty of Sand Creek, Athletic Park and other surrounding areas in and around Newton. Our gracious sponsors from our local government and business community have given us the opportunity to put forth a fun few days of celebrating the history and assets that Sand Creek brings to Harvey County and our community.

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 cardboard regatta, sand volleyball tournament or a life size human foosball tournament. Enjoy casually strolling through the festival grounds to watch artists create murals featuring the beauty of the Sand Creek and Newton area. Treat your taste buds with great food and beverages of all types or simply take a rest and watch an ice cream eating contest with free ice cream afterward, watch a hypnotist hypnotize your friends or a witness a magician dazzle you with his craft. You can also tap your toes while listening to music from live bands during the days and evenings of the festival. Finally bring the kids into an adventure area with fun and educational activities. While you are here, stop and say hi to Sand Creek Charlie, the real-life ambassador of the festival who resided in Newton long ago.

Purchase of a festival button gives you access to the fun, entertaining & educational events. Only a few events or activities will have an age restriction or require an extra fee. We encourage you say thank you and support all the local businesses and government agencies who support the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival! Buttons will be made available for a discounted price in pre-sales events throughout the spring and summer, along with the chance to win Sand Creek Charlie’s Golden Ticket (an all inclusive festival pass), leading up to the festival. Buttons at the gate will be $5. Follow our Facebook Page to be informed of pre-sales events.