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Boulder Kids Weekend Event Guide: April 21 – 22, 2018

April 19, 2018
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We are coming up on a special weekend in the Boulder area, full of fun and engaging Earth Day events, as well as a long-anticipated ballet, Astronomy Day, National Park fee free day and so much more! If you are looking for service-oriented Earth Day events for the family, check out our Earth Day Events post. Have a fantastic weekend!

Centennial State Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

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Photo Courtesy Centennial State Ballet

When: April 21 & 22, 2018

Where: Niwot High School Auditorium, 8989 Niwot Road, Niwot, Colorado 80503

Time: Saturday 2PM, Sunday 1PM, Special Ballet Petit performance on Saturday at 11AM for young audience members (see details below**).

Cost: Adult $22, Student $17, Seniors $17, Tickets available here.

Centennial State Ballet will perform The Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in a prologue and three acts, for their Spring gala production. The well-known fairy tale​is the story of a baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. She is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The two main conflicting forces of good and evil serve as a theme throughout this fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince and magical stage effects. Audiences of all ages will be entranced as the beloved story comes to life onstage through the artistry of the Centennial State Ballet performers. Choreography by Kristin Kingsley, inspired by Marius Petipa. Musical accompaniment features the Centennial State Ballet Chamber Orchestra. **Special Ballet Petit performance is perfect for younger audiences. Enjoy a narrated version of The Sleeping Beauty performance in a theater setting. See Princess Aurora, Prince Desire, and the Lilac Fairy up close when you take your picture with the characters after the show.

The Boulder Family Get Down

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Photo Courtesy The Boulder Family Get Down

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Boulder Dance Coalition, Avalon Ballroom Sodal Hall, 6185 Arapahoe Rd # B, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Cost: Adults: $12, Kids (5-16) $8, Kids under 5 free. Tickets available here.

The Boulder Family Get Down is a fun, family focused, daytime dance party for parents, caregivers and relatives who want to let loose and dance together. This event is BYOB, please only compostable cups. Buy your ticket now! Space is limited.

Free Museum Family Day: Nature’s Aviators

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Photo Courtesy CU Museum of Natural History

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Look up in the sky, what’s soaring by? A bird, a bat, a bee, or a seed? Take an up-close look at wings covered in feathers, scales, and fur—what structures help them fly? Through observations and hands-on experiments, we’ll spend the day with our heads in the clouds, exploring the successes and challenges of nature’s aviators at CU Museum of Natural History‘s Nature’s Aviators. Live Birds! Flying Squid Rocket Launching! And – while on the subject of looking up in the sky – be sure to visit Fiske Planetarium for Astronomy Day from 1PM – 10PM (details below). The museum will provide maps so you can easily move from one venue to the other.

Astronomy Day at Fiske Planetarium

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Photo Courtesy Fiske Planetarium

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Time: 1PM – 10PM

Cost: FREE

Fiske Planetarium & Sommers-Bausch Observatory are hosting the annual Astronomy Day! FREE events will be happening throughout the day, come for an hour or stay all day. Activities include planetarium shows, science on a sphere talks, activities for kids, observing with telescopes, student activity tables, prizes, and more! Click here for all the activities.

Longmont Earth Day Celebration

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Photo Courtesy Sustainable Resilient Longmont

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

The 4th Annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration is a free event featuring an expo of more than 20 hands-on activities, performances and education that will highlight sustainability and environmental issues. This year’s celebration will be a family-friendly event open to kids and adults of all ages. The event will host environmental education booths, speakers and performers (including Jeff and Paige), as well as arts and crafts, and opportunities to find out more about sustainability initiatives. This event is being organized by Sustainable Resilient Longmont.

National Park Fee Free Day

National Parks Free Day

Photo Courtesy National Park Service

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Colorado’s National Parks, Monuments and Public Lands

Time: All Day

Cost: FREE

National Park Week begins this weekend! The National Park Service is granting free admission to ALL National Parks and Lands on Saturday, April 21, 2018. What better way to enjoy our beautiful planet than to visit one of our state’s amazing and diverse national park, monuments and public lands. For all the info, click here.

FREE Mother/Daughter Yoga + Summer Camp Info Session

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Photo Courtesy Orel Yoga and Movement Meditation

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Kaia FIT Lafayette, 102 East Cleveland St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE. Register here.

Ages: 5 – 8

Join Game On! Sports 4 Girls at the brand new Kaia FIT Lafayette studio for a FREE Mother/Daughter Yoga Class led by guest instructor, respected local yogi, and fellow mama, Orel Zwiebel from Orel – Yoga and Movement Meditation. Together you will stretch, bend, breathe, and connect with your daughters in a warm and welcoming community. Giggles are always encouraged. If you’d like, stay for a 30-minute summer camp info session following class. Open to girls 5-8 and their mothers (or fathers/guardians!). Please make sure to reserve your tickets here.

McGuckin Hardware Earth Day Birthday Party

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Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Celebrate Earth Day with McGuckin Hardware at the Earth Day Birthday Party. Check out earth-friendly product vendors, product demos, information sharing, giveaways, food and beverage samples and kids’ activities! Activities include DIY handmade paper, wildflower activity from BBB Seed, touch table with nature artifacts from Thorne Nature Experience for kids to learn about Colorado wildlife, enter a raffle to win a STIHL HSA 56 battery-operated hedge trimmer and battery ($309.85 value), tree giveaway hosted by City of Boulder and the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by TruGreen. First 260 customers in our south parking lot get a free native sapling to plant in their yard! One tree per Boulder household. Details here

Lafayette in Action 2018

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Photo Courtesy The Empowerment Center of East County

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School, 101 E Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE. Register here.

Planned in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, The Empowerment Center of East County presents Lafayette in Action 2018. The event seeks to build community through service and celebration and acknowledge the continued contributions of Lafayette’s young people. Activities include breakfast, zumba, service projects around Lafayette, student presentations, live entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and a silent auction. Free and open to the public. For all the details, click here.

SuperKids 2018

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Photo Courtesy Yellow Scene Magazine

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St #850, Broomfield, CO 80023

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

For 10 years, SuperKids has been an exciting, fun event for Colorado families. Best part of all? It’s 100% Free! This year, the event will take place at The Orchard Town Center, presented by Yellow Scene Magazine. Activities include: battle of SuperHeros, pony rides, bouncy castle, rock climbing wall, skateboarding demos, kids performances, and so much more!

Breyer Horse Painting Fun Day

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Photo Courtesy JAX Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch and Home

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home, 5005 West 120th Avenue, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE

Parent, bring your kids to JAX Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch and Home for a FREE Breyer Model Horses FUN DAY! Paint your own miniature Breyer horse to take home. Where will your imagination take you?

Choir Concert at the University of Colorado Boulder

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Photo Courtesy Green Mountain High School Choir Boosters

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Grusin Music Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost: FREE

The University of Colorado‘s Performing Arts department presents University Choir and University Singers with Guest Choir Green Mountain High School‘s Shadows of the Mountain in concert. This is a free concert. Grusin Music Hall Facilities open one hour before performances. Performance doors open 30 minutes before start time.

PAWS to Read

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Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 5 – 10

Check out the super fun PAWS to Read program this weekend at the Lafayette Public Library! Kids ages 5-10: Spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog. They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories.

Jeff and Paige Earth Day Concert at Alaya

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Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Alaya Preschool, 3340 19th St, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Cost: $8/person, Crawlers are FREE. Tickets here.

Come celebrate Earth Day with Jeff and Paige at an outdoor concert at North Boulder preschool, Alaya. Expect songs and skits honoring and appreciating our wildlife, plant life and commitment to conservation. Front Range Cargo Bikes will be offering free test drives of their smooth-sailing e-bikes. Bring a blanket and weather appropriate clothing.

Free Hot Dogs at JAX Mercantile

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Photo Courtesy Boy Scout Troop 17

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where: Jax Broomfield Outdoor Gear, Ranch & Home, 5005 West 120th Avenue, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE, Donations accepted.

Boy Scout Troop 17 will be serving FREE hot dogs compliments of JAX Mercantile! Donations and tips are welcome. This boy scouts troop is earning funds to make a trip to Fire Mountain Scout Camp in Mt. Vernon, WA.

About Rachel Daly

I am Rachel, Boulder writer, mother and animal lover. It is my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I've learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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