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Things to Do With Mom: Mother’s Day Weekend in the Boulder Area

May 9, 2018
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Mother’s Day weekend is nearly here! There are many fun events happening around the Boulder area that are kid-friendly, adults only or just for mom. There’s something for every mom! Dancing, running, live music, feeding baby goats, painting, movies and more. If the mom in your life needs some pampering or a Mother’s Day Off, check out this article on self care in Boulder for great gift ideas. Happy Mother’s Day!

RBG: Playing Only in Select Theaters

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When: Throughout the weekend: showtimes here.

Where: Boulder Century Theatre 16, 1700 29th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: Showtimes here.

Cost: Depends on the showtime, check prices here.

Take mom to see the documentary film, RBG, playing only at select theaters/times. At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans a’ until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films. See the trailer here. Showtimes here.

CU Wizards! The Physics of Wonder Woman: Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder

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Photo Courtesy CU Wizards

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Duane Physics Room G1B30, CU Boulder Campus

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

Watch out! There’s a new superhero in town! Join CU Wizards on Mother’s Day weekend for another FREE CU WIZARDS Show for students K-12 and their families. Presented by special guest, Dr. Becky Thompson. In addition, to being a physicist, cyclist, Dr. Thompson leads Educational Outreach for the American Physical Society. She’s responsible for finding interesting and creative ways of teaching Physics to young students nationwide. She writes STEAM concept comic books geared for middle and high school students and develops STEM curriculum adventures and educational tool kits that are available at no cost to science teachers nationwide. Please join us for this very special entertaining educational show! CU Wizards, for over 30 years, has brought FREE interactive STEM show to K-12 students and families who are interested in learning about science!

Wild Asparagus Ball

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Boulder Dance Coalition, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 7:30PM – 11PM

Cost: $30/person through April 30, $35 after May 1, Students $5 off. Tickets available here.

A dancers’ ball…join Wild Goose & Wild Asparagus Balls the elegant Avalon Ballroom in Boulder for a night of beautiful live music and dance the night away at the 67th Annual Wild Asparagus Ball. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play classic waltzes and polkas by Strauss and Shostakovitch as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Attire is formal and semi-formal. Dance cards will be available. Includes performances by CSM Perpetual Motion dancers. For details, click here.

Prom through the Decades

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 7PM – 12AM

Cost: Regular ticket: $25, At the door: $30 Tickets available here.

The Riverside and Boulder Leading Ladies are hosting Prom Through the Decades to benefit YWCA of Boulder Valley and YOU are invited! Go to prom for a night of dancing (brought to you by the one and only 5280 Mobile DJ), drinks, and delicious food. All proceeds go to the YWCA Boulder County and their mission to empower women and eliminate racism. So put on your fancy pants and sparkly shoes reppin’ your favorite decade’s prom style. A ticket includes: access to this elite prom night, one drink, one free photo booth session, food, one ticket entry for a chance to win some awesome door prizes! For all the details, click here.

3rd Annual Not Too Fancy Fest

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Photo Courtesy Mudrock’s Tap and Tavern

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Mudrock’s Tap & Tavern, 585 East South Boulder Road, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 3PM – 7PM

Cost: $32.23/person. Tickets available here.

Mudrock’s Tap and Tavern will be hosting the 3rd Annual Not Too Fancy Fest, featuring a lineup of Colorado Craft Beers and Ciders for guests to sample. Once again, Mudrock’s will be roasting a whole pig for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment includes live music from local favorite, Flash Mountain Flood. All proceeds go to the Boulder Valley Humane Society.

Estes Park Mountain Music Fest

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Time: 12PM – 6PM

Cost: $30/person. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Tickets available here.

The Estes Park Mountain Music Festival is an annual musical extravaganza featuring national and local bands and fun for everyone! Music line-up includes Trout Steak RevivalGasoline LollipopsHeavy BeautyChain StationBanshee TreeMonocle Band and Great Blue. The festival is an all day event with great music, food and beverages, vendors and family-friendly activities.

Celebrate Mom at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy Bottle Feeding/Farm Tour

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Photo Courtesy Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Mountain Flower Goat Dairy, 3240 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: Lunchtime Bottle Feeding: 11:30AM – 12:30AM, Farm Open the the Public 10AM – 1PM

Cost: $20/Bottle. Admission to the farm is FREE.

Does the mom in your life love furry creatures? Take her to the New Lunchtime Bottle Feeding and Farm Tour at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend and nobody knows how to say mom like a baby goat….Maaaaah!! May 12th is also MFGD’s 2nd Free Public Visiting Hours of the season- the farm opens at 10AM. Interacting with newly born kids is an amazing, unique experience. All ages welcome. $20/bottle. For all the details, click here.

Muffins with Mom at Color Me Mine

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine Boulder

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: Color Me Mine Boulder, 1938 Pearl St #100, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM – 8PM

Cost: No studio fees for mom, 1/2 off studio fees for friends and family! Pottery cost is per piece.

Make Mother’s Day colorful by taking mom to Color Me Mine Boulder on Sunday, May 13th. Make memories as well as a creative masterpiece at Boulder’s paint-it-yourself ceramics studio. No studio fees for moms, 1/2 price studio fees for groups of three or more. Complimentary pastries!

Mother’s Day Special at WOW! Children’s Museum

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When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: Moms & Grandmas FREE on Mother’s Day! $5/Adult, $10/Child ($6/Member Child), Infants FREE

Just a short drive out of Boulder, the World of Wonder Children’s Museum in downtown Lafayette is a favorite for young children. Designed for interactive learning and play, WOW! features a light & music room, an art room, a little clinic, a sandbox, a theatre area complete with costumes and stage and so much more! In the ArtSpace from 10:00AM-12:00PM, make mom a special suncatcher heart craft! Craft activity is included with Museum admission.

PoshSplat Mother’s Day Painting Class & Mimosas

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When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM

Cost: $25/painter. Register here.

PoshSplat is celebrating Mother’s Day with the painting class “Poppy Pleasure”. Taking a painting class together is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. No experience, set up, or clean up necessary. Just come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, and create beautiful works of art for your home!

Hazel Miller Intimate Mother’s Day Show

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Photo Courtesy Hazel Miller

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: Aviation Club Colorado, E’s Just Good Eats, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, 11705 Airport Way #200, Broomfield, CO 80021

Time: 2PM – 4:30PM

Cost: $10 Tickets available here.

Take mom to an intimate afternoon show with Hazel Miller and special guest Rex Peoples at Aviation Club Colorado’s E’s Just Good Eats. Doors open at 1pm, show starts at 2pm. Mother’s Day menu served during the show.

T9 Mermaid Run Boulder 5k, 10k at the Boulder Reservoir

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Photo Courtesy of Mermaid Run Facebook Page

When: Sunday, May 13, 2017

Where: Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St., Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10k at 9AM, 5k at 9:15 AM, Dash at 10:30AM

Cost: $15 – $100 (Click here for details)

Does the mom in your life love to run? Title Nine and the Mermaid Series have teamed up to bring you a longstanding Mother’s Day tradition, the 15th Annual T9 Boulder Run. It’s a day to run, walk, skip or jog and celebrate with the entire family with a 5K and 10K option and a “dash” for kids. After the race, stay for the post-race party featuring great music and food. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal, necklace, and post-race food. Details here!

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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