Boulder Kids Weekend Guide, August 25 – 26, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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Over the weekend, take the kids back in time at the Yesteryear Farm Show, dance and play at NedFest, rock out to some live music, make some art and more! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.


Make Your Own: Suncatcher at McGuckin’s

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When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11AM – 1PM

McGuckin‘s is hosting a family-friendly suncatcher making workshop this weekend! Learn how to make your own alcohol ink…and then make a decorative sun catcher of your very own to take home! You’ll be hooked by how easy and beautiful it turns out. McGuckin’s will provide the materials and show you a few techniques. This free workshop is open to adults and kids. Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served and while supplies last.

McGuckin Hardware is located at 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.

Erie Movie in the Park

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When: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bring your family, friends, blanket or lawn chair and join the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department for movies in the park this summer. On August 25, Cars 3 will be playing! There will be fun themed activities or a craft prior to the start of each movie.  Movies will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) on the Civic Green at the Erie Community Park. Sweet treats will be available for purchase from Kona Ice and Vanilla Bean Pastry Truck.

Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516. Movie starts at dusk (around 8:30PM). Admission is FREE.

Get Active Storytime for Toddlers

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When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:30AM – 11AM

Move, sing, dance and listen to stories at Get Active Storytime the Lafayette Public Library. Toddlers, active walkers through 3rd birthday. Enjoy stretching, dancing, short books, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs. Older & younger siblings welcome.

The Lafayette Public Library is located at 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026.


The Music of Phish at Boulder Theater

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When: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 11:30AM

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents The Music of Phish featuring Phour Point O at the Boulder Theater. Created to provide a shared musical experience for parents and children, the Rock and Roll Playhouse hosts adult-friendly kids’ concerts. Local musicians play music live while kids and parents dance and play in the crowd.

The Music of the Grateful Dead will be hosted at the Boulder Theater this Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:30AM and a second show at 2:30PM. Tickets are $15, available here.



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The Nederland Music and Arts Festival is an annual three-day outdoor music and arts festival in the music world’s renowned Nederland. Now in its 20th year,NedFest is one of the oldest music festivals in Colorado and one of the older ones in the whole country, too. We host a wide range of music, from rock and roll to blues, bluegrass to folk and Americana, with a hint or two of jazz. Onsite camping is available next to the Barker Reservoir and NedFest is very kid friendly, with kids 12 and under free with an adult, a kids’ tent and activities, and a special teen price too. Artists and craft vendors ring the field. Colorado microbrews and mead are on tap and we always have a variety of food vendors.

NedFest is held at 151 East Street, Nederland, CO. Tickets $45+, available here.  Kids 12 and under free with an adult.

Yesteryear Farm Show at the Dougherty Museum

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When: August 24 – 26, 2018 from 9AM – 8:30PM

The Yesteryear Farm Show will be held this weekend at the Dougherty Museum in Longmont! This free outdoor event features working exhibits including antique tractors, farm machinery, steam engines, stationary engines and more! A free ice cream social will be held on Saturday at 7PM. For the full schedule, click here. Entrance to the museum $5/adults, $3/kids.

The Dougherty Museum is located at 8306 N 107th St, Longmont, CO 80504. Outdoor admission is FREE. Admission to the Dougherty Museum is $5/Adults and $3/Children 6 – 12.

Estes Park Handmade in Colorado Expo

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When: August 25 & 26, 2018 10AM – 6PM

The 10th Annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is an annual showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, and Goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. A huge collection of exhibitors will represent a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. Free admission, Live music, and family fun. Experience Great shopping, awesome Live Music, and Live Art at the longest running and best festival exclusive to Colorado artists and crafters!

The Handmade in Colorado Expo is held at Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Admission is FREE.

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