Creation Festival (officially “Creation Festivals”) consists of two annual, four-day Christian music festivals held in the United States, called Creation Northeast and Creation Northwest. According to its organizers, the festivals have become the “Nation’s Largest Christian Music Festival.” Average attendance is between 50,000 and 100,000 annually.
Both four-day festivals host more than sixty Christian rock, contemporary, and worship bands. Also featured are Christian speakers and authors, a fringe stage (hosting mostly up-and-coming and/or harder Christian rock bands), children’s stage (kids’ entertainers geared towards smaller children), Late Nite Cafe, camping, petting zoo, baptisms, communion, fireworks, extreme sports, volleyball, giveaways, candlelight service, prayer tent, youth pastor VIP tent, and other experience-based activities. The festival is a member of the Christian Festival Association. The Creation Festivals are conducted on the basis of purpose, vision, and belief. The festival’s main purpose is “To present the Gospel through music, teaching and any other creative means so that those attending will be drawn to salvation and discipleship in Christ.” Their vision is for the festival to be a time of prayerful reflection and a time for all attendees, on an individual level, to let Christ into their lives through music, teaching and the spoken word. The overall belief of the Creation Festival is that the lord and savior, Jesus Christ, son of God, died on the cross to take away all of mankind’s sin, but then was raised from the dead and given eternal life. Therefore, from the love and mercy given by God, Christians as a people must share the message of Christ.
The festival’s slogans are “A Tribute to Our Creator”, and “the highlight of your summer… maybe your life”.