Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: August 4 – 5, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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The Boulder area will be enjoying the weekend with outdoor activities, festivals, dancing and more! Check out all the fun events happening this weekend, in and around Boulder.


Junior Ranger Adventures World Ranger Day

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When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11AM – 1PM

Join the Boulder County Park Rangers to celebrate World Ranger Day! Learn how rangers protect the world’s wildlife to earn a ticket to a concert where you’ll sing, shake and shimmy with Kids House of Joy! There will be lots of fun activities, including a special presentation by U.S. Fish & Wildlife. Don’t miss this special event! This free event is perfect for kids ages 5-12, but the whole family is welcome

World Ranger Day will be held at Heil Valley Ranch, this event is FREE.

Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival

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When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 9AM – 4PM

Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival is Aug. 4, 2018!! After a three-year hiatus, the skies over Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport will again feature aerobatic acts and fly-bys, while the grounds of the airport will be filled with unique and interesting aircraft and automobiles for the public’s viewing pleasure. This is a kid-friendly event. Visit the RMMA website for more information:

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is located at 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO 80021. This event is FREE.


MaxFund’s Lucky Mutt Strut

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When: Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10AM – 1PM

Bring your furry friend to run or walk in the Lucky Mutt Strut for MaxFund, a no kill animal shelter and adoption center. There will be dog yoga, a costume parade, and a doggy beauty walk at the finish line. This event costs $20 and all proceeds go to the MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.

The Lucky Mutt Strut will be held at the Boulder County Fair Picnic Area, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Tickets are $20, available here.


Frequent Flyers’ 20th Aerial Dance Festival

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When: Performances August 3 – 5, 2018

Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Festival is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the joy of dancing in the air, for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. The festival will close with several showcase performances over the weekend at the Gordon Gamm Theater! For all the information, click here.

The Aerial Dance Festival Performance Showcase is held at the Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302. Check the schedule here for prices, dates and times.

Firefly Handmade Summer Market

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When: August 4 9AM – 4PM & August 5 10AM – 4PM, 2018

The Firefly Handmade Summer Market is back in 2018 at a new location! This year, the market will be held in front of the Main Library in Boulder. At the market, view handmade goods from 100+ indie artisans, enjoy live music, art activities, food for purchase at food trucks, and more! Each market is creatively curated to feature returning and new artisans with home goods & décor, jewelry & accessories, adult & children’s fashion, skin care, ceramics, art, artisanal food, paper goods, and more.

The Firefly Handmade Summer Market is held in front of the Main Library in Boulder, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Admission is FREE.

Boulder County Fair and Rodeo

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When: August 3 – 12, 2018

Celebrating its 149th year, the Boulder County Fair, located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, is the longest running county fair in Colorado. The Boulder County Fair offers an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family with fun-filled events and activities like a petting zoo, carnival rides and games, food, music, demo derby and rodeos. For more information and complete schedule, click here.

The Boulder County Fair is held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. The Boulder County Fair is FREE. 

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