Boulder Kids LABOR DAY Weekend Guide, September 1 – 3, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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Labor Day weekend is here! The Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is back, as well as Louisville’s Parade and Fall Festival. Block 1750 is wrapping up its International Week with a Block Party, and there are a handful of arts, crafts and film events to explore. All happening this weekend in the Boulder area.


Create a Fairy Space at Fairy Garden Workshop

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Photo Courtesy Shelly’s Garden Country

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018 1PM – 2PM

Create your very own magical fairy garden at Shelly’s Garden Country in Broomfield. Do one for yourself or bring along a friend or child and spend time together creating memories. Fairy gardens are so much fun and something the entire family will enjoy.

Shelly’s Garden Country is located at 4181 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado 80020. $30 per kit*, tickets available here. $30 fee includes 1 plant, 1 figurine and soil. 

A Wrinkle in Time at Longmont’s Thompson Park

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Photo Courtesy Historic Westside Neighborhood

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018 7PM – 10PM

See A Wrinkle in Time at Outdoor Cinemas in Thompson Park in Longmont this Saturday! The story follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her missing father. Pre-movie fun starts about 7:00 pm & the movies start at dusk. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and snacks. Snacks and refreshments will also be available. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry!

The movie will be held at Thompson Park, 420 Bross St, Longmont, CO 80501. This event is FREE.


Double Feature at Fiske Planetarium

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Photo Courtesy Fiske Planetarium

Fiske Planetarium is hosting a kid-friendly Double Feature, pairing a family-friendly fulldome shows with its most popular laser shows. In the “Life of Trees” a cheeky ladybug named Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Taking the perspective of insects, the fulldome film reveals the magic of the microcosm. On their excursion these two creepy-crawlies zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the sun? How do they grow? How does water get from the roots to the top of the crown? And how does all this make life on our earth possible? Perseus and Andromeda, one of the most famous tales in Greek mythology. The story is told using our state of the art laser system with characters dazzling the dome.

Fiske Planetarium is located at 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309. This double feature is held on Saturday, July 21 from 1PM – 2PM. Tickets are  $7 for kids, seniors & veterans/ $10 for adults, available for purchase here.


Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Creek Events

When: September 1 – 3, 2018 – Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 9PM, Monday 10AM – 5PM

Just as the Boulder Creek Festival® kicks off the summer in Boulder County, the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is the perfect bookend to close out the summer event season. This event features arts & crafts exhibitors in Central Park, the annual duck race, live performances at the Bandshell, the Hometown Fest 5K, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, the Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival, a food court & beer garden, and much more! Don’t miss out on the festivities of this community event on Labor Day weekend.

The Boulder Creek Festival is held at Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor, extending from Broadway to 14th Street (west to east), between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. (north and south) Click here for a detailed map. This event is FREE. 

Block Party 2018

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Photo Courtesy Block 1750

When: August 27 – September 2, 2018

Block 1750 is hosting its Block Party this week, an all ages community event offering a FREE kids breakdancing workshop at 9am and a FREE community workshops at noon on Saturday! Block 1750 is a community dance organization that offers affordable dance instruction to all ages and all levels. For more info, click here.

Block Party is held at Block 1750, 1750 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301. For the full schedule, click here.

Louisville Labor Day Parade & Fall Festival

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Photo Courtesy City of Louisville

When: September 1 – 3, 2018, Full schedule here.

Labor Day in Louisville is the biggest community celebration of the year, the Labor Day Parade and Fall Festival. Don’t miss the chance to come together with friends and neighbors to experience a weekend celebrating the community spirit of Louisville. The highlight of the weekend for many is the Labor Day Parade which takes over the streets of Downtown Louisville on Labor Day morning. Be sure to try out some of the other fun activities including the Bocce Ball Tournament, Children’s Pet Parade, Homemade Pie Contest and more! For more info including parade registration forms available at: For the full schedule of events, click here.

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