Boulder Kids Long 4-Day Weekend Guide: April 13 – 16, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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It’s the last long weekend of the school year for BVSD students! I’ve put together an extended guide with all kinds of fun activities and events happening Friday through Monday, in and around Boulder.

10th Annual Family Fishing Frenzy

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When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Warembourg Fishing Pond, 245 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 9AM or 11AM

Cost: FREE, Register here.

Bring your kids and your fishing gear and head on down to the Warembourg fishing pond for a fishing clinic sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Louisville Parks & Recreation Department. Topics to be covered will include knots, casting, fish habitat, fish handling, laws and more. Once making it through all of the educational stations you will be given your very own children’s fishing pole! Fishing licenses are required for parents and children over the age of 15. Space is limited so please make sure to register here.

Frequent FlyersAerial Day Off Camp

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When: Friday & Monday, April 13 & 16, 2018

Where: Frequent Flyers, 3022 Sterling Cir, Ste 150, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 9AM – 3PM

Cost: $70 per student per day. Register here.

Ages: 8 – 16

If your child has ever dreamed of flying, this is the perfect activity for the BVSD days off! At the Aerial Day Camp, kids will be led by professional teachers of aerial arts, dance and theater. Students are invited to Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance and so much more. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Ages 8-16 and all levels welcome. For more information and to register, click here.

Free Baby Dance Class at InsideOut Creative Movement

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When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Tara Cluck Dance Center, 990 S Public Rd Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 12PM – 1PM

Cost: FREE, Register here.

InsideOut Creative Movement is starting its spring class session and is inviting you to take a free baby class. Class is appropriate for caregivers and babies 3 months to prewalkers. Comfortable clothes and bare feet are best.

Thorne Spring Fest

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When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Thorne Nature Experience, 1466 63rd St, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 10AM – 12PM


Looking for something fun and FREE to do with your children on BVSD’s Spring In-service Day? Hop into Spring with Thorne Nature Experience at the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center. Kids will enjoy nature crafts, a fire-making demo, face-painting, nature hike explorations with Thorne Staff, and dancing and singing in rainbow socks with the best nature performers –  Jeff & Paige at 11AM! Pack a picnic lunch and a picnic blanket to enjoy the mountain views. Thorne will have light refreshments donated by in-kind sponsors. This event will mostly be outdoors, rain or shine. Please plan for the weather and bring sunscreen, layers, and water. Carpooling with friends is recommended. For more info, click here.

Parents Night Out Princess Pizza Party

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When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Dizzy Family Fun Center, 455 Weaver Park Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6PM – 11PM

Cost: $30/child.

Ages: Kids must be potty trained.

Join Dizzy Family Fun Center for a Parents Night Out Princess Pizza Party. Elsa and Rapunzel will  join the kids for a pizza party. While the parents have a night out, the kids will enjoy unlimited laser tag, nerf wars, ninja course, kiddie town, laser maze, a $10 Arcade card and a pizza party with two beautiful princesses (7-8pm).

Out & About’s Kid’s Center Stage Performance

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When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Angevine Middle School, 1150 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Cost: FREE, Donations accepted.

Come support Out & About’s Kids Program‘s performance of Let The Wild Rumpus Begin. This production is an adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are” written by the participants of Center Stage Theatre Company in collaboration with Bridget Heddens. Sponsored by the Lafayette Arts Commission and PEN, the BVSD Parents Engagement Network.

CU Museum of Natural History’s Curious Connections in Nature

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When: Daily

Where: CU Museum of Natural History, CU’s Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309.

Time: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 9AM – 4PM, and Sunday: 10AM – 4PM.

Cost: FREE

In the wild world around us, everything is connected. Curious Connections in Nature is a new exhibition at the CU Museum of Natural History that delves into these connections through hands-on activities, multimedia displays, and specimens from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, our backyards and beyond. While you are at the museum, check out the ongoing fossils exhibit. In the lower level, kids will love the interactive play and learning area. Right outside the play area parents can enjoy a nice, FREE cup of coffee or tea in the museum’s BioLounge with comfortable seats and inviting atmosphere. Family-friendly bathrooms are located upstairs. Admission to the museum is FREE. The museum is open Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 9AM – 4PM, and Sunday: 10AM – 4PM.

Colorado Tartan Day Festival

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When: Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado

Time: Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM, Sunday 9AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Learn about your Scottish-Irish ancestors at the Colorado Tartan Day Festival. It’s a chance to wear those kilts, bodices, Outlander gear and all the tartans. Live music and dancing, as well as a variety of Celtic house goods, jewelry, leather goods, food trucks, re-enactment performances and much more. Well behaved pets welcome! More details at

April Kids Club at Village at the Peaks

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Join Village at the Peaks for its monthly Kids Club! This month, celebrate Spring with FREE activities for the whole family. Activities include: kids craft with Angie Nordstrum Design, Avid 4 Adventure bike course for kids and adults, kids games hosted by Silver Creek High School, Silver Creek Fiddlers, Choir and Cheer Squad, face painting, balloon twisting, petting zoo and FREE Marco’s Pizza (while supplies last).

Eldora Mountain Resort Pond Skim & Luau

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Eldora Mountain Resort, 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, # 140, Nederland, Colorado 80466

Time: 9AM – 4:30PM

Cost: Event is free. For lift ticket prices, click here.

It’s the bash of the season and a celebration of another fantastic winter! Eldora Mountain Resort‘s Spring Beach Party and Pond Skim is a day of fun, splashing, and sending a season off with some fun. Grab your best beach outfit and test your skimming ability to rock out the last day of the season. Dress up in your best beach attire! The Pond Skim is open to all ages and on the day of the event we will have a registration/waiver desk setup for the adventurous ones who want to give it a go. Soak up fantastic spring conditions, uncrowded slopes, live music, discounted beers from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, and, of course, the 10 Barrel Snow Beach, with on-snow beach games like giant jenga, giant croquet, giant cornhole, and more.

Boulder Running Company Grand Re-Opening Party

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Boulder Running Company, 2775 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Join Boulder Running Company for a Grand Re-Opening Party to celebrate the newly renovated store. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a series of surprises throughout the day. Boa will be mixing tunes with a DJ all afternoon, Hoka One One is sponsoring a running challenge and On Running is putting on a fitness fashion show. Try out the treadmill challenge for the chance to win a $250 gift card, plus one lucky winner could win free shoes for a year. Coffee and soda will be provided by Oskar Blues and there will be yard games for the kids (and the adults).

Spring Break Roller Derby Double Header

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado

Time: 5PM – 10PM

Cost: $15, tickets available here.

Head on out to the Boulder County Fairgrounds this Saturday to watch the Boulder County Bombers in a double header! At 6PM, BCB All Stars vs Crossroads City Derby and at 8PM BCB Bombshells vs 10th Mountain Roller Dolls. This is a family friendly event. Adults will enjoy craft beer and cocktails, as well as a concession stand. The Juniors Program, Boulder County Bottle Rockets, will also be showing off their skills in between the two bouts, at about 7:30.

Colorado Jewish Food Fest

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When: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where: Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 9AM – 3:30PM

Cost: General Admission Advance Purchase $5/person (3 & Under FREE) Register here. GA at the door, $10. Workshops are an extra cost, tickets available here.

Colorado is at the forefront of the Jewish Food Movement, which connects food and sustainability with Jewish tradition. Hazon, which promotes Jewish food and environmental movements, and Milk & Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC are proud to present a day of eating, hands-on activities, workshops, music, art, and farm tours at the Colorado Jewish Food Fest. This multi-sensory day is a way to connect with your roots and experience how Jews do food in the 21st century. Jeff and Paige will be at the festival with a sustainability themed concert!

Meet Children’s Author Kimberly J. Allen

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When: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where: The Wild Game Longmont, 2251 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Unit A, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 2PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Seven Trees Publishing presents the long-awaited children’s book, My Puppy Thinks She’s a Brown Cow. Join local Author/Publisher, Kimberley Allen for her debut book launch and signing.

Kidding Around at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

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When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Mountain Flower Urban Goat Dairy, 3240 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Time: 9AM – 11:15AM

Cost: $36 for one adult & one child, Tickets available here.

Ages: 5 – 12 and their adult guardian.

The newborn goat babies at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy are ready to teach you how to kid around on the farm! Check out this event for a fun morning filled with farm activities and baby goat snuggles! Meet goats and a llama, learn basic goat care, walk a goat on a leash, participate in a milk demo, and tour our farm and barn. Located on Long’s Gardens, a historical property right in the heart of Boulder!

School Day Off Camp at RoboThink Boulder

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When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Yes Class RoboThink Boulder, 1075 E South Boulder Rd #215, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 9AM – 3:30PM

Cost: $80, Register here.

Ages: 6 – 11

Creative Thinkers & Tinkers are invited to discover RoboThink Boulder‘s exciting robotics and coding camp! On the BVSD day off, kids can build, code and play with robots.

Tinker Art Studio School Day off Workshop

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When: Monday, April 16, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 5926, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: $32 + $6 Materials Fee, Register here.

Ages: 5 – 12

Join Tinker Art Studio for an afternoon of painting with the fun Hello, Rabbit! We’ll paint a 12×16″ canvas and enjoy an afternoon of art and creativity together. Interested in a half-day camp? Check out Tinker’s 9am-12pm School Day Off Camps for another fun no-school day option. Now located in south Boulder, Tinker Art Studio provides authentic art opportunities for children, teens, and adults to grow as both skilled artists and creative individuals. At Tinker, you will find a lively studio balanced by a calm and aesthetically pleasing environment.

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