Boulder Kids Memorial Day Weekend Guide: May 26 – 28, 2018

by Rachel Daly

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! Boulder is welcoming the summer season with a hot, sunny weekend full of outdoor events and fun activities for the kids. Enjoy!

Boulder Creek Festival

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Creek Events

When: May 26 – 28, 2018

Where: 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.

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 10PM, Monday 11AM – 7PM

Cost: FREE

For over thirty years, the Boulder Creek Festival® has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. The Memorial Day weekend festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. Featuring nine separate event areas with 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology while a spectrum of music and dance is performed on three performance stages. The festival also features carnival rides and food and beverage vendors.

The Great Outdoor Waterpark Grand Opening

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Photo Courtesy The Great Outdoors Waterpark

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Where: The Great Outdoors Waterpark, 500 E South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: Kids 2-17 $7.50, Adults 18-54 $10, Seniors $7.50, Kids under 2 are FREE.

This Saturday is the Grand Opening of The Great Outdoors Waterpark in Lafayette! Plunge down the thrilling 21-foot high double flume slides. Guests 48” tall and brave enough to conquer the twists and turns galore are invited to venture down. Perching high atop the fully accessible, zero-depth entry leisure pool, The Grand Eagle Dump Bucket spills water every few minutes near play structures perfect for smaller children.

Native Bees for Youngsters

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When: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Where: Harlequin’s Gardens, 4795 N. 26th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: $20, one parent and one child. $5 per additional child. Please call to sign up: 303-939-9403.

In this hands-on, super-fun class, Native Bees For Youngsters, children and parents learn together about native bees at Harlequin’s Gardens in Boulder. Jessica Goldstrohm will introduce you to our native bee species and their habitat needs. Your child will build a Leaf Cutter Bee House to take home and sing the new Bumble Bee song. Hungry Honey Bee book & seeds available for purchase.

Longmont Fire Station 5 Open House

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When: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Where: Longmont Fire Station 5, 617 Barberry Dr, Longmont, CO 80503

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Longmont Fire Station 5 will host an Open House this weekend! The event is all about the kids and summer safety with fire equipment and activities. On site will also be child car seat technicians to check your installations.

Mountain Flower Goat Dairy Visiting Hours & Farm Tour

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Photo Courtesy Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018

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

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Mountain Flower Goat Dairy is hosting Free Public Visiting Hours this Saturday! Activities include petting goats, meeting the farmers, a tour of the farm, walking goats on leashes, watching a goat-milking demonstration, tasting milk… and you may even have the chance to bottle feed the babies! All ages welcome. $20/bottle. 

2018 Erie Concerts in the Park – That Eighties Band

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Photo Courtesy That Eighties Band

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Where: Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St, Erie, CO 80516

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Cost: FREE

That Eighties Band will be headlining Erie’s Concerts in the Park this weekend. FREE children’s activities. Beer, wine and concessions will be sold.

Family Fun Fest at Broomfield Plaza

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Photo Courtesy Broomfield Plaza

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Where: Broomfield Plaza, 5015 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Bring the whole family out to the 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest at Broomfield Plaza. FREE activities include: Car Show with Disc Jockey Cruisin’ Dave, Zip Line, Bounce Houses, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Carnival Games, Train Rides, FREE hot dogs and sodas while supplies last.

Rocky Mountain Classic Miniature Horse Show

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Photo Courtesy Indian Peaks Miniatures

When: May 26 – 27, 2018

Where: Broomfield Plaza, 5015 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 9AM

Cost: FREE

Join the Rocky Mountain Miniature Horse Club at the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain Classic Miniature Horse Show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, CO. The show includes a variety of classes for miniature horses, including Hunter, Jumper, Showmanship, Driving, Liberty, Versatility, Halter, and new this year Shankless Showmanship and Shankless Hunter.


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Photo Courtesy of BolderBOULDER Facebook Page

When: Monday, May 28, 2018

Where: Race begins at 30th & Walnut

Time: 6AM – 1PM

Cost: $35 – $80, Register here.

BolderBOULDER is one of the largest and most highly acclaimed 10Ks in the world. Whether you want to run or enjoy watching, BolderBOULDER is a ton of fun! Almost 1.2 million runners, joggers, walkers and spectators of all ages have gathered over the years to create a spectacle that defies description. Olympic medal winners and hopefuls, grandmothers and kids, running enthusiasts and one-race-a-year guests from all over the world come together at the foot of the Rocky Mountains to form one of the sport’s truly unique events. Each year BolderBOULDER hosts 50,000+ participants and 100,000+ spectators throughout the course for what we like to call the biggest and best Memorial Day celebration on earth.

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